In response to the CONVID-19 virus, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health advised all 72 Ontario School Boards to close their schools from March 14 – April 5, 2020 to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff. While our schools are closed, we are committed to keep you informed.
Learn at Home Portal
The Ministry of Education has launched a new online platform to
help students continue learning while schools are closed. While these materials
do not replace what students have been learning at school, during this unusual
time, these at-home activities offer quick and easy access to resources for students
from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
resources are designed to help young students learn at home with interactive
activities that encourage participation through entertaining and stimulating
digital content. High school content was designed with a focus on STEM courses
and ensure core competencies and skills are reinforced.
Learn at Home Portal
Supporting Student Mental Health
We know this is an uncertain time for our province and our country. Students may experience a range of emotions during the COVID-19 situation. Please see the following resource from School Mental Health Ontario designed to provide mental health support and tools for students:
School Mental Health Ontario
Ministry of Education Letter to Parents
Sudbury Public Health
Government of Canada
On behalf of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, we thank you for your partnership and cooperation as we do our part to practice social distancing and flatten the curve. We will continue to keep you updated on our website and on our social media pages.
The leadership class organized a wonderful day to honor their fellow student Sebastien Parent. He is the Easter Seals Ambassador this year and they wanted to organize something special!
Michael Cullen (Sudbury 5), Joanne Bowers (Easter Seals), Mr. Mousseau (basketball coach) and Valentina Del Re ( Leadership teacher) worked together to make this fun day happen. “It’s great for school spirit, and teaches the students the value of giving back to the community”, said Mousseau. The boys and girls basketball teams played against the staff in front of a full gym of screaming gators.
Special shout-out to the cheerleading group who were awesome, Trenton our DJ, and Jackie the Sudbury 5 DJ who truly stole the show! Great times were had by all and the school raised $1025 for Easter Seals.
On Wednesday, February 26th, Student Senate members from all four Sudbury Catholic secondary schools helped wait tables at Tony V’s restaurant to raise funds in support of Australian bushfire relief. In addition to cash donations, a percentage of proceeds from meal purchases will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Bushfire Appeal to provide food, clothing, and essentials, and recovery support to individuals and families in need. The students raised a total of $1220 ($500 from the restaurant and $720 in cash donations). Thank you to Tony V’s for supporting this fundraiser event!
Hammirah (Princess) and Sultan (King) are new students to
Bishop Carter and are also new to Canada from Lagos Nigeria. The population in
Lagos is 15 000 000 people compared to the population in Sudbury of 165 000.
The siblings are sure enjoying their new experiences at
Bishop! They have experienced winter first hand while participating in snow
shoeing with the outdoor education class. “It was definitely a new experience,
it was hard to get comfortable with but it was fun and new” said Princess.
Princess has also enjoyed her classes and in particular the
use of the Chrome Books. The Google Classroom is something she enjoys and finds
it makes her learning experience more engaging and easier for her. She also loves
her math classroom where she is able to work in the “vertical learning”
environment and share ideas with her classmates. She hopes to play basketball
and flag football for Bishop next year.
Sultan is no stranger to the school gym. He enjoys playing
basketball with his peers at lunch and has made many new friendships. He
particularly likes his Communication Technology class with Mr. Facchini. “He
creates a chill environment for us that is fun and educational. I really like
the 3-D modelling unit we are in now because I can be creative.” Sultan is
looking forward to playing soccer for Bishop Carter this year!