Our school uniform provider McCarthy Uniforms is pleased to offer social distancing shopping options, value promotions and flexible payment plans for school uniforms.
Due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19, please register as a student at www.mccarthyuniforms.ca to access information about your school uniform program, promotions & shopping plans for 2020.
For more information please see the links below.
Dear CDSBEO families,
The well-being of all members of our school communities, including students, families and staff, is a top priority for the CDSBEO. We are writing to let you know that the province released its testing plan on Friday May 29, 2020, Protecting Ontarians Through Enhanced Testing. Ontario now has the most open testing criteria in the country.
Ontario’s testing guidance now indicates that you should visit an assessment centre if you:
have at least one of the symptoms of COVID-19
do not have symptoms but are concerned you might have been exposed
do not have symptoms but think you are at risk through your employment (for example, if you are an essential or health care worker)
would like to be tested
To support Ontarians who have identified the need to get tested, as of May 24, 2020, people will no longer need a referral to go to any of the more than 130 assessment centres across Ontario for testing. No Ontarian will be declined a test.
Given this expanded guidance, if you do choose to get tested, here are a few important notes:
Testing is voluntary.
You do not need an OHIP card to be tested. It is a free service.
Some assessment centres may require you to book an appointment first or have certain restrictions (for example, some are unable to test young children). Find out more about an assessment centre near you.
You can also take an online self-assessment to help determine if you should get tested.
If you are free of symptoms and have not had contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 when presenting for testing, you will not be required to self-isolate. However, you should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days regardless of your test result. If you begin to develop symptoms, self-isolate and contact your local public health unit for further advice.
Stay informed and visit Ontario’s website at www.ontario.ca, to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19. Local information is also available from the local public health unit.
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
Students interested in a job for the summer please see the poster and details listed below!
ECHO -Ontario Child and Youth Mental Health has partnered with PLEO to offer a new session greared towards parents and caregivers in Ontario!
|*Please feel free to forward to any interested parents and caregivers in Ontario for whom you have permission to contact|
ECHO Ontario Child and Youth Mental Health has partnered with PLEO to offer a new session geared towards parents and caregivers in Ontario
Will remain open for any child or youth that may need help. Operating hours will be.
|Mondays||1PM – 7:30 PM||Smiths Falls|
|Tuesdays||1PM – 7:30 PM||Perth|
|Wednesdays||1PM – 7:30 PM||Carleton Place|
For more information please visit their website at: https://www.opendoors.on.ca/
We have volunteers ready to take your call, shop, anddeliver your groceries to you for free. We have partnered with the four Independent Grocers in Lanark
County. For information and to submit an order please call the community closest to you.
Almonte: Weekdays—9-12, 613-256-2080
Carleton Place: Weekdays—9-12, 613-253-6206 x121
Smiths Falls: 1-4 on Tues and Thurs, 613-706-5500
Perth: Weekdays—9-12, 613-267-6763
For more information please see the link below.
St. Lawerence College has been created to help students learn more about the programs at SLC. It does not replace face to face activities, however it does give students an opportunity to participate in some career exploration.
Students are asked to complete a questionnaire based on their interests in college. All completed quizzes will be eligible for a $10.00 gift card from Tim Horton’s or Starbucks!
For more information please see the link below!
Students graduating in June 2020, are not required to complete 40 hours of community service. Community service hours that have been completed will be recorded on the report cards of graduating students.
All high school students from grades 9-11 (including students who are completing grade 8 in June 2020) are encouraged to continue to accumulate community involvement hours this summer, provided they meet safety recommendations set out by local health authorities (EOHU and Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit).
We understand that some volunteer opportunities may not be available this summer, so we encourage you to think about creative ways to support the community that do not put you or others at risk. This may include volunteer activities that can be completed at home or online. Some examples of possible activities include:
• A letter-writing campaign to seniors living in a nursing or retirement home
• Delivering groceries to elderly/immunocompromised neighbours or family members who do not want to go to busy grocery stores
• Sewing masks to donate to social agencies
• Virtual tutoring to help students, (including ESL students) practice reading, communication and/or other skills
Students may also visit https://www.sparkontario.ca/ or contact a charitable organization in their community to explore current volunteer opportunities.
During this time, it may be difficult for students to obtain a signature from their community involvement activity supervisor, so the exception has been made from June to August 2020 to allow a parent or guardian to sign for hours. Students should still include the name and phone number or email address of someone other than a parent who can verify the activity and hours completed. Students are asked to have their Community Involvement Record of activities that are completed over the summer submitted to their school by September 15, 2020. The form can be found at: https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/students-parents/community-involvement/
If you have any questions about Community Involvement Hours including whether or not an activity is acceptable, please contact your Guidance Counsellor before June 25th.
Hello, St. John CHS families. We look forward to seeing everyone this week for locker cleanout. We encountered an issue with the booking system that, for a few families, showed a discrepancy between the time chosen by the family and the actual appointment time scheduled at the school. You should have received a confirmation email shortly after booking your appointment, and you will also receive a reminder email one day before your appointment. The time indicated on these emails is the time we will be expecting you at the school. If, for some reason, you are unable to make the appointment indicated on your email, please “reply to email” to let us know and we will be in touch with you to work out a suitable time. Please disregard any texts you receive regarding appointment times. Thank you to the families who have reached out to us to confirm appointments – we see you at the time discussed.
To those families who have yet booked appointments, please click on the link below as you only have this coming week to gather your child’s belongings.