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Letter to Families - December 14, 2021

December 14, 2021

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​Dear ALCDSB Families

 As we approach the Christmas break, I wish to acknowledge how proud I am of all our students during these very challenging times of the pandemic. I would like to thank you for your partnership, and support of our Catholic school system.

 There are a few important items of information to share with you.

 In consultation with both the KFL&A and HPE Public Health units, and due to the rising COVID-19 numbers and new variant cases in our region, please note that the ALCDSB will remain in the “quadmester" format for secondary schools for the rest of the school year. This decision was difficult to make as our team considered many variables.  

 Once again, this is to confirm that secondary students will remain in a quadmester format for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.

 To be overly cautious, students should bring their personal belongings home with them for the Christmas break in the event the Ministry of Education and/or Public Health officials recommend that schools switch to remote learning in the new year. This preparation facilitates a smoother transition for both our students and staff in the event of such a move.

 Communication updates to families will be sent via School Messenger and posted on all Board and school websites, and on all school board social media platforms.

 May God bless you and your families during this Christmas Season.  It is my hope that our families relax, rest, and rejuvenate during this winter break. I realize that not all parents/guardians have the grace of a Christmas break but pray that as our partners in Catholic education, you find time for some well-deserved respite. Please stay safe and follow all Public Health directives.


“For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him." Matthew 2:2


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 David DeSantis,

Director of Education

  • Discipleship

    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.

  • Scholarship

    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.

  • Stewardship

    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.