July 30, 2020: Click here to read the announcement from the Ministry of Education regarding return to school :
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe ReOpening of Schools in September
July 15, 2020
I hope you are enjoying your well-deserved summer break.
The ALCDSB continues to work hard over the summer months in preparation for the Fall of the 2020-2021 school year.
We continue to work in collaboration with our local public health units and the Ministry of Education. If you recall, earlier this spring, the Ministry of Education announced three possible scenarios for the return to school. Our board is creating plans for each scenario.
As cited by the Minister of Education, it is anticipated that by the first week of August a more definitive directive will come from the Ministry of Education for a specific scenario. Once confirmed, our board will share our full plan for return to school with parents/guardians shortly thereafter. We appreciate your patience as we await confirmation from the Ministry of Education.
Final details of the plan and all vital information for a return to school this Fall will be shared with families via School Messenger, social media, board and school websites.
Regardless of what the start of the school year may look like, we remain committed to the health and safety of all students, staff and families. With this in mind, our Mental Health & Wellness Team has put together information for students to access mental health and well-being supports. Please click here for information about mental health and wellness supports for students during summer months.
As a reminder, please note that August 31, September 1, and September 2 are Professional Activity Days for staff in our board. Students attend their first day of school on Thursday, September 3rd. Click here for the link to our website for more information regarding the school year calendar.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding. We know these are difficult times for all families and we will continue to do our best to provide updates as they become available.
Director of Education
Other Communication from the Director of Education:
We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.
We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.
We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.