Monthly Archives: February 2021


On Wednesday, February 17th the Minister of Education, informed all school boards that there was an enhancement that would be adopted in terms of both screening and isolation guidance.  Please see the summary below.

Screening: Staff and students must Self Screen before arriving at school (or immediately upon arrival). Confirmation of screening continues to be required for all staff and our secondary students. The change is that the new provincial direction requires that staff, students and children with any new or worsening symptom of COVID-19, as indicated in the school and child care screening tool, even those with only one symptom, must stay home until:

  • They receive a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional, or
  • It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.


Isolation requirements:

If the symptomatic individual tests positive, or is not tested and does not receive an alternative diagnosis from a health care professional, the symptomatic individual must isolate (including from household members) for 10 days from symptom onset, and all household contacts must isolate until 14 days from their last contact with the symptomatic individual.

If your child becomes ill at school, parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up their child along with all siblings.  Please be sure to have plans in place for student pick up during school hours.  Ill students will not be allowed to take the bus home.

Together we will keep each other safe and healthy.

St. Isidore Term 1 Report Card Pick up Infomation

St. Isidore Student Term 1 report Cards can be picked up at the school on Thursday Feb. 25th  and Friday Feb. 26th.
To maintain safety guidelines we are restricting access to the building and limiting the pick-up time for between 10 am and 2 pm.  Please come to the front door of the school to notify us you are here to pick-up your report card, someone will greet you ate the door.
On Monday March 1st, the reports will be mailed out to homes, and will no longer be available for pick-up at the school.
Vic Longo –  Principal

WCDSB 2021-2020 Budget Survey

The WCDSB is invites input re: Budget Survey 2021-2022. Please visit the links below to provide your responses:

1. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Please identify what you feel is the MOST important area for investment within the budget in order to achieve our priorities?

2. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Where do you think the Board could obtain savings or efficiencies?

Weather Impacted :>Learning Day – School Closed



Due to the current weather conditions ALL SCHOOL BUSES, TAXIS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ROUTES operated by the Board are cancelled. All schools are CLOSED and it will be a Remote Learning Day. Students should visit their virtual classrooms for resources.


The Umbrella Project Parent Night with Dr. Jen Forristal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

St. Bernadette School has implemented a skills and character building program called The Umbrella Project.   The program focuses on building emotional well being skills such as grit, empathy, integrity, mindfulness and self-compassion.  Hopefully you have heard your child talk about them.

These skills are important for children and adults to have so they can cope and adjust with difficult times and events that happen in life.  We are experiencing one of those times now with the pandemic.

On Tuesday, February 23rd, St. Bernadette school along with 4 other schools from WCDSB are hosting a zoom presentation by the Umbrella Skills Project creator, Dr. Jen Forristal.

Please use the link below to access the zoom link and event reminder

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Lenten Season

The Lenten Season begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17th and ends on Holy Thursday, April 1st.    Through forty days of closer attention to God’s Word and of more fervent prayer, we are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.Lent is a time for prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  This season provides an opportunity to renew and deepen our relationship with Jesus, and to renew the choices we make, so that we might live as he taught.

St. Bernadette School will begin our Lenten journey with an Ash Wednesday Liturgy lead by Father Brian and Mary Forcier .

Report Cards and IEP’s go home Feb. 19th

Term One report cards will be sent home Friday, February 19th.    If your child has an Individual Education Plan, the IEP will be sent home along with the term 1 report card on Friday, February 19th.

Transfer to Virtual School- St. Isidore- NOW OPEN

The window to transfer from in face to face learning to virtual learning is now open.  Parents can request to transfer their child from St. Bernadette to the virtual school(St. Isidore) starting today Feb. 16th and ending Feb. 18th.  This is the final opportunity to transfer between learning modes.   You will not be able to return to St. Bernadette this school year if you choose the virtual school option.   The start date for the switch is March 8th.

Please go to the WCDSB website to register you child or use the link below.




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