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Return to School Planning - 2020 Family Survey
As you may already be aware, on Thursday, July 30, the Minister of Education announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will be reopening in September for students to attend school five days a week, with enhanced health and safety protocols in place. In order to plan for a safe and healthy return to school, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board will need to learn about your plans for your child’s education this fall. We kindly request that you complete a survey to confirm whether your child will be attending school this fall, or will be learning from home. Please click 'read more' to complete the survey.
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Ministry of Education Announces Plans for Reopening of Schools
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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2020-2021 School Year Calendar
The 2020-2021 school year will begin on Tuesday September 8, 2020 and will end on Friday June 29, 2021. This recommendation has been approved by the Ministry of Education.
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Mental Health and Well-Being Services
School closures as well as the uncertainties about returning to school in September may impact the emotional well-being of some students. Mental health professionals from the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board will continue to provide support to students throughout the summer months. For example, if you were receiving support from a school social worker during the school year, this service can be provided over the phone or online throughout the summer months. To learn more about these supports and how to access them please contact
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Summer Registration Information
Elementary schools are now closed for the summer months. If you require assistance regarding your child's transportation information or registration, please contact the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board's summer registration office at 705-494-3888. All transportation and registration questions for St. Joseph-Scollard Hall can be directed to student services at 705-494-8600 ext 40234. We wish you and your family a safe and happy summer.
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Catholic education has been an integral part of Ontario’s history for more than 160 years. As a vital component of the province’s publicly funded education system, Catholic schools educate nearly 600,000 students each year. Learn more about supporting Catholic Education here.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustee Association (OCSTA) has launched a campaign to strengthen the support for Catholic Education in Ontario, called Together in Faith. NPSC invites you to learn more about this campaign at and consider signing your name to show your support.