Update: COVID-19

NPSC Virtual Learning Resources
09/16/2020
NPSC extends a warm welcome all of our students and families who have selected to complete their Catholic Education virtually as we begin the 2020-2021 school year. As students and their families connect with staff this week, we wanted to share a website that provides general information about virtual learning as well as introductory activities in the core areas of Literacy, Numeracy and French as a Second Language. Please click 'read more' for details.
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Ontario's Covid-19 School Screening Tool
09/16/2020
Ontario has launched a new voluntary screening tool to help students, parents and staff assess COVID-19 symptoms and risks. Click the link below to learn more.
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NBPSDHU Daily Checklist for Parents
09/04/2020
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has created a checklist to help parents identify symptoms of Covid-19. Click 'read more' to view.
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A Welcome Message from NPSC's Board Chair
09/02/2020
On behalf of the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome our students back to the classroom for the 2020/2021 school year. I also want to reassure parents that the school reopening plan includes steps that should provide you with confidence that all reasonable precautions have been and will be taken to ensure a safe return to school. Please click "read more" to read the message in it's entirety.
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NPSC School Reopening Plan
08/28/2020
The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is pleased to share the NPSC School Re-Opening Plan 2020-2021: A Guide for the Safe Return to our Catholic Schools During COVID-19. Please click "read more" to read the document in full.
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NPSC Staggered Start Information
08/28/2020
The Ministry of Education is permitting school boards to stagger students’ entry as they transition back to school this year. A staggered start allows for a gradual return of students, and provides time for learning and adapting to new routines and safety practices. The additional time also allows for the adjusting of timetables as students are moved in or out of regular school and distance learning. Please click 'read more' to learn when NPSC students will be starting school this year.
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Ontario COVID-19 Management Plan for Schools
08/26/2020
On August 26, the province released the 'Operational Guidance: COVID-19 Management in Schools' to plan for students and staff across Ontario to safely return to school in September. Click 'read more' to read the plan in detail.
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NBPSHU Releases Information For Families
08/25/2020
On August 25, the North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit released important public health information for regarding school reopening. We encourage all families to review this information carefully. Click 'read more' for a link to these resources.
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September Transportation Plan from NPSSTS
08/25/2020
Please click 'read more' to read a letter for parents and caregivers from the Nipissing Parry Sound Student Transportation Services.
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Ministry of Education Guide for Remote Learning
08/19/2020
On August 13, the Ministry of Education released the Requirements for Remote Learning, which provides direction to school boards on remote learning requirements, including implementation and reporting. This memorandum also identifies effective practices that school boards should develop to support students during remote learning. Please click "read more" to read the plan in full.
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Ministry of Education Announces Plans for Reopening of Schools
07/30/2020
On July 30, the The Ministry of Education announced the reopening plan for schools this September. Please click 'read more' for important details regarding this announcement and a letter from the Minister of Education. NPSC will update our community with detailed information about what this means for our schools in the coming days.
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Letter to Our NPSC Community July 29
07/29/2020
Dear Parents and Guardians, ​ As you may already be aware, on June 19, 2020 the Minister of Education announced Ontario’s approach for the reopening of publicly funded schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Please "read more" to learn more about what parents can expect in the coming weeks.
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End of Year Message to Parents
06/26/2020
On June 19, 2020, the Minister of Education announced Ontario’s approach for the reopening of publicly funded schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Please "read more" to learn more about what this decision means for the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board.
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NPSC School Reopening and COVID-19 Updates
06/19/2020
On June 19, 2020 the Ontario government released its approach outlining how students can safely return to school for the 2020-2021 school year. Read more here...
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Letter from the Minister of Education May 19, 2020
05/20/2020
On May 19, 2020 The Minister of Education announced that Ontario’s publicly-funded schools will remain closed until the end of the school year. Please click 'read more' for a link to a letter from the Minister of Education regarding this announcement.
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Letter from the Minister of Education April 28
04/26/2020
Dear Parents— I sincerely hope that you, your children, and your families are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.
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Talking to Children and Youth About COVID-19
04/03/2020
As caring adults in students’ lives, we can help young people by being a steady calming influence, providing developmentally-appropriate and factual information about our local situation, and helping students to feel some level of control. Fostering supportive relationships with caring adults and encouraging children to talk about their feelings can greatly benefit a child who may be feeling distress.
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NPSC Playgrounds and Amenities Closed Until Further Notice
03/30/2020
Please be advised that in light of the recommendations made by the provincial government as well as the Chief Medical Officer of Health, effective immediately and until further notice all access to Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board outdoor recreational amenities, including sports fields and outdoor play structures, is strictly prohibited. These measures have been put into effect to protect the health and safety of our community by reducing potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
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Learn at Home
03/23/2020
On Friday, March 20, 2020 the Ministry of Education launched the first phase of a new online portal called Learn at Home that will provide resources for families so students can continue their education while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. For more information visit the Learn at Home page at www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home
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Letter from the Minister of Education
03/22/2020
Dear Ontario parents, I am writing to you in unprecedented times. The foremost priority of the government is to keep all Ontarians safe, including our students and educators. Working with our partners and all levels of government, we will do whatever it takes to deliver on this imperative.
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EQAO Assessment Update
03/21/2020
Please be advised the Ontario Ministry of Education has announced that all EQAO assessments will be canceled for the remainder of this school year. We appreciate the work done to prepare for these assessments by EQAO and school board staff. The literacy graduation requirement (OSSLT) for students who are graduating in the 2019-20 school year has been waived.
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Board Office Closed March 19-April 5, 2020
03/18/2020
Following the actions taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 set forth by the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Ontario, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board central office will be closing, effective 4:30pm on March 18, 2020. Staff will continue to be available during the closure, working remotely to continue services and support our board community during these challenging times.
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Letter to Parents Regarding School Closures March 14-April 5, 2020
03/13/2020
As you are aware, the Premier’s Office has announced that in response to the emergence of COVID-19 in Ontario, all publicly funded schools in Ontario will be closed for two weeks following March Break. As a result, all schools in the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020...
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Public Health Information and Resources: COVID-19
03/09/2020
The health and well-being of all students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (NPSC). NPSC works in collaboration with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit on issues related to public health, including COVID-19.
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Minister of Education Announces Schools Will Remain Closed to Students Until May 4
03/01/2020
Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce have announced that all schools in Ontario will be closed until at least May 4, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will communicate more information, as it becomes available.
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Letter From the Minister of Education March 31
03/01/2020
Dear Parents, I am writing to you today exactly two weeks since our government declared a State of Emergency in the province. I know this period has not been easy for you or your children, especially as the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak begin to have increasing effects on your day-to-day lives and livelihoods.
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