The Ministry of Education has closed schools in Ontario to interrupt the spread of COVID-19. YCDSB students will access remote learning through their virtual classrooms.
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Our primary concern when creating class lists is to leverage our professional judgment to address individual and collective needs, as well as the spiritual, educational, and social needs of SJRH’s students. We take this task seriously and confer with each other regarding observations and experiences over the year with each child.
We have found ourselves in extraordinary circumstances since March 2020, and our ... Continue reading "SJRH Class Placements and Organization for Sept 2021"
The York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities, supported by the Government of Canada, is hosting Sankofa Virtual Saturday Mornings Storytelling and Poetry Program. The program is rooted in African and Caribbean art and is free for Black students in Grades 5 to 7. It will take place every Saturday, until June 19, 2021. For more information about the program and/or to ... Continue reading "Sankofa- Virtual Saturday Mornings"
Children’s Mental Health Week is May 3-9 and this year’s theme is #GetReal. This Mental Health week, #GetReal about how you feel… Name it, Don’t numb it!
The first week of May, Catholic schools and communities celebrate Catholic Education Week. The 2021 theme for Catholic Education Week is Nurturing Hope. The challenges to personal spiritual well-being posed by the uncertainty and physical isolation of the current global pandemic make this year’s theme quite fitting as we build on last year’s theme, Igniting Hope.
Each day during Catholic Education week celebrates ... Continue reading "Catholic Education Week"
As shared earlier this week, the Premier of Ontario has announced that elementary and secondary school students, province-wide, will participate in remote learning following the April Break. For SJRH, this means that students will participate in remote learning effective Monday, April 19, until further notice.
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If your child is in need of a Chromebook to participate in remote ... Continue reading "School Closures-Tech Distribution"
- Connect with nature to nurture your inner happiness
- Go for a family walk
- Remain positive, you are resilient
Visit the School Mental Health Ontario site for self-care tips.
Healthy eating looks different for everyone. During this season of Lent, let us remember to share what we have with others and do acts of charity.
Last year, with the proclamation of Bill 178, the Black Mental Health Day Act (2020) helped set the stage for all to learn and understand more about the impact of systemic racism. We need to work together to enact meaningful systemic change that will better support Black children and youth and address the historical impact of bias, discrimination and trauma on their mental health and ... Continue reading "March 1st is Black Mental Health Day"