Parents

Parking safety around schools

Dear parent or guardian:

Dropping off and picking up students in school areas can cause a lot of extra traffic congestion. Illegally stopped or parked cars are a safety risk as they make it hard for other drivers to see pedestrians, particularly children, crossing the street.

We need your help to ensure the children of our community can get to and from school safely. The Town of Oakville has partnered with Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) to help educate drivers about school zone safety and parking. Your child’s school has been identified as an area of concern. This month, officers will be visiting the school to remind drivers:

  • Not to stop in No Stopping areas
  • Not to park in No Parking area
  • Not to obstruct sidewalks, crosswalks, driveways or fire routes

Following the awareness campaign, officers who patrol school areas will enforce parking regulations, ticketing illegally stopped or parked vehicles. Parking tickets may be issued at the time of the violation or may be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Please click here to obtain more information.

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CONCUSSION PROTOCOL

Recent research shows that a concussion can have very serious implications on a child`s cognitive and physical abilities. Parents and guardians are reminded that a comprehensive protocol, based on current research and best practices, has been developed to help parents, students, and staff prevent, recognize, and respond to a concussion. More information, including a Parent Fact Sheet and a Student Fact Sheet can be found on the Board`s website at: http://bit.ly/HCDSBConcussion.

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STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE

The Halton Catholic District School Board does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during school activities. Since accidents can happen, and some injuries result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans, as a parent, you may wish to consider purchasing student accident insurance.

Student accident insurance can provide you with financial piece of mind against the possible expenses that can be incurred if a child is injured at school.

The Board makes available an Accident and Life Insurance Program for students exclusively through Reliable Life Insurance Company. Participation is voluntary and the costs for the program are paid by the parent or guardian. The program offers a variety of plans and benefits, which can be tailored to suit your needs.

The insurance agreement is between the parent or guardian and Reliable Life Insurance Company. If you wish to subscribe or for more information, please visit: www.insuremykids.com or call 1-800-463-KIDS (5437).

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Revisions to the Health & Physical Education Curriculum

Please find attached a letter from the Director and Chair of the Board regarding revisions to the Health & Physical Education Curriculum. Click here for the letter.

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STA Uniform

This is just a friendly reminder that students must be in full uniform in order to attend classes and must remain in full uniform throughout the day”

Remember: Out of uniform, out of class!
(All black shoes, no non-uniform sweatshirts or hats, black tights with kilt, etc …)

For more information on our uniform, click here.

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Child and Family Services Act

Please click here to read important information regarding the Child and Family Services act and our obligation to report concerns about children who may be “in need of protection”.

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Immunization Requirements for Students Attending Schools in Ontario

Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, there will be new immunization requirements for students attending schools in Ontario.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has prepared resources to provide parents with information about these new requirements. Please find attached a handout for parents, which includes a School Immunization Checklist and other important facts.

For more information, you may also visit our Board’s website at: http://www.hcdsb.org/Parents/safeandhealthy/Pages/Immunization.aspx