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Letter From the Minister of Education March 31
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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Minister of Education Announces Schools Will Remain Closed to Students Until May 4
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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Learn at Home
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
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Talking to Children and Youth About COVID-19
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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Breakfast Program Now Available
Families who benefit from the Breakfast Program offered in schools, are advised there will now be two hubs set up in North Bay to pick up breakfast items. The Gathering Place at 1181 Cassells St. from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays Home Style Cafe at 741 Wallace Rd. from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Interested families are required to register with their name, address, postal code, telephone number, number of children and school they attend. Requests can be sent to or by telephone at 705-476-3288, ext. 1611.
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Postponed! Eat. Sleep. Move. Think: The Ripple Effect
As a result of the emergence of COVID-19 in Canada and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone our PIC Speaker Event with Dr. Greg Wells previously scheduled for April 14, 2020. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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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.


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 St. Joseph-Scollard Hall now offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Learn more about the benefits of AP including the opportunity to earn a University credit. Contact for more information.

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