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Here you will find a variety of school based information to keep you informed. Check regularly as the site will be updated on a weekly basis. Thanks for visiting.
Pizza Days remaining - April 17, May 2, 16, 30 and June 13.
Bus Information 2014
At the May 6, 2014 Regular Board Meeting, Halton Catholic District School Board Trustees approved the following two changes to Operating Policy II-24 Home-to-School Student Transportation. Both changes will take effect on September 2, 2014.
1. A decrease from 4.0 km to 3.2 km in the home to school transportation eligibility distance requirement for secondary students.
2. A decrease from 1.6 km to 800 metres in the distance-to-bus-stop requirement for eligible elementary French Immersion students.
What does this mean for students in our school?
This means that:
1. students in our school who reside farther than 3.2 km from their designated Catholic secondary school, based on their primary address, will now be eligible for transportation to Notre Dame. (Distance is calculated by Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS), through Geographic Information System (GIS) software. For more information on transportation eligibility and how distance is determined please refer to HSTS Operating Procedure HS-1-002 – Transportation Eligibility.)
2. additional bus stops may be established in order to accommodate eligible elementary French Immersion students.
Please note that student transportation eligibility information will be available as of Monday, June 2, 2014. Simply visit: Haltonbus.ca and click on ‘Am I Eligible for Transportation?’ to find out if your child will be eligible for transportation to their designated secondary school
Student transportation schedules and bus stop information for the 2014-2015 school year will be available as of August 18, 2014 at Haltonbus.ca. Parents are reminded that they will need their child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to access the secure parent portal.
School Hours starting September 2013
Please note that beginning September 2013, our school hours are changing. Our day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and classes will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.
2013-2014 School Year Calendar
Trustees of the Halton Catholic District School Board recently approved a School Year Calendar for 2013-2014.The school year calendar will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval, which is anticipated in late spring, 2013.
Please visit our Board’s website for important dates to remember, and detailed information regarding the2013-2014 School Year Calendar at: http://www.hcdsb.org/Calendar/Pages/2013-2014-School-Year-Calendar.aspx.
The Board’s website will be updated as soon as final approval has been received from the Ministry of Education, and another notification will be sent to parents at that time.
Peanuts and other life threatening allergies
We have students who suffer from life-threatening food allergies to nuts, peanuts and/or anything made from peanut products. Should these students come into contact with these – even to touch a bit that a child leaves on a desk, sink, fountain or hand – they will go into anaphylactic shock, possibly causing death.
For these reasons, we cannot permit baked goods (homemade or otherwise) or store bought treats to be distributed to classes for special occasions, birthday celebrations, etc.
Please encourage your children to eat only the food and snacks that they bring from home. Also, please remind your children that they should not be sharing snacks with other children because those children may have an allergy or other medical condition that restricts their diet.
Look-a-like products to peanut butter
Products such as WOWBUTTER, Sunbutter, Golden Pea Butter are almost identical in colour, consistency, smell and taste to peanut butter. It is impossible to monitor for student safety when it is so hard to differentiate between these products and peanut butter. Therefore, the Board expectation is that parents do not send their children to school with look-a-like products to peanut butter. We thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Head Lice Report
Over the last few weeks there has been a significant increase in the outbreak of Pediculosis (Head Lice) within our Board and the Halton District School Board in the Halton Region. To deal with this increase , our service provider, We Care, has added additional staffing for each area of the region i.e. Burlington, Milton/Halton Hills, and Oakville. Click here for more information on how to check and, if necessary, treat your child.
Canadian Martyrs Library Blog
Welcome students, parents, and staff of Canadian Martyrs! This a blog for all of you wanting to know a little more about what's going in our school library. Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions.
HCDSB Student Achievement
To view the Halton Catholic District School Board's Improvement Plan for Student Achievement 2010 -2013 go to www.hcdsb.org/Board/bip/
We always need volunteers for activities and events during the school year. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2013-2014 school year, you will need to obtain a Police Records Check including the vulnerable screening sector clearance.