To All Parents/Guardians/Students of CtK
All grade 9’s enrolled in math this semester will write EQAO on Tuesday, June 13 during periods 1 & 2
As the first year of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s new multi-year strategic plan comes to an end, we are gathering feedback from the HCDSB community to monitor our efforts this past year.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts here. This survey will remain open until June 30, 2017.
All of the feedback gathered will be shared with our Board of Trustees.
Please note that all information collected will remain anonymous; no school or respondent names will be shared.
If you have any questions about this data collection process, please contact Dr. Lisa Collimore, Chief Research Officer, at: email@example.com
To all parents/guardians of Grade 12 Students:
Graduation gowns have now been ordered. Please be advised that after May 31st we will no longer be able to make changes or cancellations to our order. If your son/daughter will no longer be graduating or attending the ceremony, we must be informed by this date. Otherwise, we will NOT be able to issue refunds for Grad Fees. We will also not be able to add to our existing order after this date. Students who are unsure whether they have ordered a gown are encouraged to check the list posted outside of Workroom 33.
If you have any questions about this process, you may contact the Graduation Chair, Erin McKee, at mckeeE@hcdsb.org .
On March 31, 2017 Pfizer Canada Inc., the Canadian distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector, announced a voluntary recall, in consultation with Health Canada, of one lot of EpiPen 0.3 mg (epinephrine) and one lot of EpiPen Jr 0.15 mg (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors distributed in Canada. The recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of Canada of failure to activate the device due to a potential defect in a supplier component. The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency (failure to activate or increased force needed to activate) and have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Patients should keep their existing product until their replacement product can be secured.
Please see the Christ the King February News Letter Here
Course Selection Due March 3
Students are in the process of selecting their courses for next year. They are selecting their courses using the site www.myBlueprint.ca/hcdsb. If students have forgotten their login information, they may choose Christ the King Catholic Secondary School from the drop down menu and then click “create account”. From here they will be prompted to enter their OEN number (found on their Timetable) as well as their Date of Birth. This process will allow them to enter their MyBlueprint accounts.
Students must submit the Course Selection 3 page print-out with all the signatures and the voluntary $65 activity fee by Friday March 3rd.
Grade 9 Course Selections will be submitted to their period 1 teacher.
Grade 10 Course Selections will be submitted to their period 2 teacher.
Grade 11 Course Selections will be submitted to their period 4 teacher.
Raising awareness of the Special Education process at HCDSB
Special Education Board Resources
As parents, we always worry about how our children with special needs will be supported when we are not with them, and school is no different.
When our exceptional children enter the school system, we want to ensure that they have the best resources and tools available to help them maximize their learning opportunities and educational experience. The HCDSB places great emphasis on supporting all students, and this includes a dedicated focus on students with special needs. Students benefit from a team of educators focused on special education, including Special Education Resource Teachers, Special Education Consultants, Itinerant teachers, psychologists and social workers, speech pathologists, audiologists, educational assistants and many more professionals in addition to their classroom teacher. For those students who require it, specialized equipment and technology is made available. Examples may include FM Systems, computer hardware and software, seating systems, and writing aids. In cases where required, specialized transportation is also provided.
In the same way that some children require special resources and support, some children benefit from specialized learning environments, and as such there are different placements that are available for educators and families to consider, that best meet the needs of the student. There are options that range from placements where students remain in a regular classroom with supports or withdrawal assistance to Special Education classrooms with full time or part time integration.
In order to determine what support resources or classroom placements would best benefit their child, meetings are scheduled with the school team and the student’s parents or guardians to discuss and evaluate the needs of the student. Parental input in this process is vital and the more information that can be shared with the school team, the better, so that they may be able to properly assess which resources would best meet the needs of the student. Once it has been decided what that student will require, a referral is sent in to request the applicable resources. In some cases, the local CCAC (Community Care Access Centres) will also be included in the discussion because they coordinate in school support for special education students in the areas of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and in some cases additional Speech and Language Therapy.
What is the Grade 10 Parent Information Night?
The night will be about providing guidance to grade 10 families for their critical choices for grade 11 and 12 courses and programs.