Kindergarten Journey into Learning
Our St. Edmund Catholic Community looks forward to welcoming our newest wildcats this fall.
We invite our students and their families to take some time to view this informational slideshow our school has put together for you.
Please be advised that, if schools re-open in September 2020 following the COVID-19 Pandemic, the upcoming slides represent the Kindergarten Program that will be offered at our schools in a classroom setting.
Our video slideshow may be accessed in mp4 format St Edmund Journey into Learning Info Slides June 2020.mp4.
Our slideshow may also be viewed in pdf St Edmund JintoL Info Slides June 2020.pdf
Please return to this website and follow St. Edmund on Twitter @edmund_st and @DPCDSBSchools for the most up to date information concerning school start up in September.
We wish you a restful summer and can't wait to see you and meet you soon!
Parents/Guardians can register students online at DPCDSB Catholic schools
The DPCDSB offers the full-day Kindergarten program in all 125 Catholic elementary schools in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Bolton and Orangeville.
Parents/guardians have the option to register online at www.dpcdsb.org.
The following documents are required for registration:
- Online Application Form or Registration Form (copies available at the school)
- Proof of age of the child (birth certificate or passport)
- Original Roman Catholic baptismal certificate (for child and/or parent/guardian) or original baptismal certificate from a church in full communion with the Holy See of Rome. If the child has not been baptized, and the parent/guardian is a baptized Roman Catholic or has been baptized in a church in full communion with the Holy See of Rome, the parent/guardian must bring their own original baptismal certificate.
- Updated immunization records (Immunization Card, Peel Health Form or Letter of Exemption)
- Proof of Canadian citizenship (Birth Certificate/Passport) or permanent resident status
- Proof of home address (two of the following: property tax bill, current utility bill, real estate document or Government of Canada issued forms)
- Emergency rural address numbers for property identification, if applicable (residents of Caledon and Dufferin County)
- Proof of English Separate School Support (may be completed at the time of registration by filling out an Application for the Direction of School Support and/or a Separate School Lease Agreement available at the school)
Inquiries about home school locations/boundary areas should be directed to the DPCDSB Planning Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24440.
Registration is open to Catholic children and children of Catholic parents. Kindergarten students must be at least four (4) years of age by December 31, 2020.
For more information, parents/guardians should contact their local Catholic school, visit the DPCDSB website or call DPCDSB's Admissions Department at 905-890-1221.
Contacting your School
During the school closure, if you need to get in touch with your school regarding a general inquiry, you now have two options:
- Phone the school and leave a voicemail message (the voicemail box is monitored on a regular basis) – 905.277.8962.
- Email the school's general inbox - firstname.lastname@example.org
When leaving a voicemail message or sending an email to your school, please include the following information:
- Student Name
- Teacher Name
- Parent Name
- Contact Information (email and phone #)
- Description of Inquiry
If you have been provided with an alternative contact method for your child's teacher (i.e. Google Classroom), please send curriculum related inquiries directly to the teacher.
Community Information Bulletin
Coronavirus (COVID-19) School Closures Update
The Ministerial directive to close schools, is in alignment with the recommendations of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, who stated that it is incumbent upon all of us to help "flatten the curve" of this major public health threat and that social distancing is one of the ways that is effective in reducing the risk of transmission. Note that, while schools, offices and facilities are closed, business functions will continue. In addition, we will continue to facilitate communications through the DPCDSB website (dpcdsb.org), through our social media channels, Twitter and Facebook (@DPCDSBSchools) and Instagram (@dpcdsb.schools).
We will continue to post and relay information we receive from our public health authorities, as well as from the Province, to our DPCDSB community to ensure that you are kept apprised of any developments that impact our schools and operations. We encourage you to review our Community Information Bulletins and Frequently Asked Questions
to help you with some of the questions you may have.
If there is an urgent need to connect with DPCDSB administrative offices, this may be done by email through our email@example.com email account.
For school inquiries, please contact your school directly by phone or email - How to Contact Your School with General Inquiries
- All schools
- In-School Child Care Centres
- Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centres
- Adult and Continuing Education Offices and Learning Centres
- Administrative Offices and Facilities
- All Board events
- All school meetings and events
- IPRC Meetings (Cancelled to April 6)
- All Permits in DPCDSB schools and facilities
- In-School Before & After School Programs
- eLearning Courses*
- OSSLT Assessment
- Co-op Placements
- Dual Credit Programs
- Athletic/Academic/Artistic Events
- Adult and Continuing Education Classes*
- International Languages Programs*
- Out of Province/Out of Country Excursions
* Please contact your teacher regarding Continuity of Learning.
Online Learning Resources from the Ontario Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education: Learn at Home Portal (Online Learning Resources) - click HERE.
Online Learning Resources from DPCDSB
Aligned to the Ministry of Education's Learn at Home initiative, where online learning resources have been provided for student learning, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board has prepared supplementary online learning resources for students. These resources have been provided based on student age/division. Access these resources HERE.
Follow @DPCDSBSchools for the most up to date information.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board 2020-2021 Extended French Program
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information meetings in Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton and Orangeville for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in the board’s Extended French Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The information sessions are intended to provide parents and guardians with an overview of our Extended French Program.
The Extended French Program starts in Grade 5. In the program, 50% of the total instruction is in French.
The program includes studies in French Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and one of either: Visual Arts, Music, Drama or Physical Education. The program leads into Extended French at the secondary school level, where French Language Arts, Geography, History and World Religions are offered.
Students in the Extended French Program will receive a minimum of 2,670 hours of French instruction during his/her school career. The student should also be able to participate adequately in conversation, demonstrate knowledge of the culture, society, and customs.
In cases where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available at a school, a random selection process will be held at a predetermined and advertised date, if required. In all other cases, students
will be placed in the program, provided all required documentation is in order. An application package will be available to all parents of Grade 4 students at all Extended French locations.
Parents looking for additional information can contact one of the schools offering the program, and are strongly encouraged to attend the information session at the school offering the program in their area.
Application packages will be distributed at all parent sessions. Please see the schedule of Information Sessions for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, and Orangeville on the reverse side. This information is also available on the Dufferin-Peel website at www.dpcdsb.org.
2020 EF News Release Nancy Marshall.pdf
2020 EF LETTER and Site List PARENTSGUARDIANS nov2019.pdf
2020 EF STUDENT Information Sheet PARENTS nov2019.pdf
ATTENTION SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS!
Annual Criminal Declaration / Criminal Reference Check
A valid Criminal Background Check must be provided by all new volunteers. Once a CBC is provided to the school, an Annual Offence Declaration can be completed in subsequent years. The volunteer CBC/AODs must be housed in a secure location in the school. Forms are avaliable from the main office.
Hot Weather Plan
St. Edmund will follow the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Peel Health guidelines during the hot weather. Some of the measures we will take are:
- Monitor heat advisories and adjust activities as necessary and possible;
- Remind everyone to wear light clothing; a broad brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen;
- Remind everyone to drink plenty of water (several of our fountains have bottle filling stations);
- Keep physical activity down during the hot periods of the day;
- Encourage students to seek shade during recess periods;
- When possible ensure indoor temperatures are comfortable by keeping blinds/curtains drawn, keep all windows open, and use authorized circulating fans; as well as,
- Rotate classes through our air conditioned library.
Staff will be made aware of the signs and symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps and directed to follow first aid procedures promptly.
Please assist us by having your child wear a hat, loose fitting clothing, sunglasses, and by putting sunscreen on them in the morning.
Hot Weather Guidelines Schools.pdf