Teacher Blair Fitzsimons awarded the 2020 Prime Minister’s Award for teaching excellence in STEM

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is pleased to announce that Blair Fitzsimons, a teacher at St. Mary-St. Cecilia Catholic School (Morrisburg), has been awarded a Regional Certificate of Achievement for the 2020 Prime Minister’s Award (PMA) for Teaching Excellence in STEM. Having a teacher win a PMA is a tremendous honour and a proud […]

School buses are returning soon

Drivers reminded to exercise caution The Grenville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reminds motorists that school buses are returning to area roads very soon. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution due to the expected increase in pedestrians, cyclists and school buses, and to give themselves extra commuting time. Students will no doubt be excited […]

LGL Community Partners successful Health Canada grant recipients

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, along with its community partners, are successful recipients of a 3 year Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program grant. This grant provides communities across Canada the opportunity to apply for funding in the following areas; Harm Reduction, Community-Led and Front-line Initiatives Increasing Access to Pharmaceutical – […]

CDSBEO School Re-entry Plan for September 2020

The CDSBEO School Re-entry plan contains details to help parents with their decision on whether to choose remote distance learning or in-person instruction at school. It describes what we know to date about how both remote distance learning and in-person instruction will be done, and answers many of the questions parents have been asking. Learn […]

UCDSB favours students in school full time in 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan

Senior staff and Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met virtually on Wednesday, July 22 to discuss the UCDSB Draft School Reopening Plan that will be submitted to the Ministry of Education on July 27. This meeting was broadcasted live for the public, and the recording can be found here.  The UCDSB Draft Reopening Plan outlines three different scenarios for delivering […]

UCDSB Student Survey provides insightful feedback for Fall planning

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) surveyed Grade 7-12 students to get feedback on their experiences with distance learning and how the current model could be improved in the future. Results showed that students appreciate the flexibility of distance learning, allowing them to work at their own pace (72%), with the majority of students […]

CDSBEO Board Chair, Todd Lalonde, Appointed to the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is pleased to share that Board Chair, Todd Lalonde, has been appointed as a member of the Council of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). The 37-member Council governs the College and develops and approves policies that regulate the teaching profession in Ontario. The Council is made […]

Ontario starts to re-open for business

On May 14, The Ontario Government announced some re-opening strategies for businesses and a plan to start Stage 1 on Tuesday May 18. The list of businesses opening this weekend can be found on the Ontario website. The Health Unit has recently published a fact sheet with some guidelines that will help to get your business thinking about […]

We are “Community Strong”

I believe as we go through this pandemic, self-care is very important. One thing I do is go for a walk. Even before the pandemic, walking every day has been as important to me as oxygen.  When we began this pandemic, restrictions and directives were put in place to keep us safe. If we follow […]

Uniting virtually to support Canadians affected by MS

MS Awareness Month brings MS community together to take collective action toward a world free of multiple sclerosis This May, the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada brings the MS community together for MS Awareness Month with the launch of #WeChallengeMS, a nationwide virtual movement urging people to turn everyday acts into extraordinary actions. Throughout the month, MS […]