The role of the Information Services department is to support the development of 21st Century lifelong learning through the provision of supports and resources throughout the Board from servers and networks to hardware and software. The Information Services Department ensures the availability and function of technology to enhance the Catholic learning environment of its digital learners and staff.
We aim to empower individuals to utilize the latest technology fostering creativity, collaboration, critical thinking both in the classroom and in conducting the Board's business. Encouraging individuals to enhance their skills fosters higher academic standards and connects the person with a greater awareness of the world and its need for justice and peace.
Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (CASL) prohibits us from sending you electronic messages of a commercial nature without your express consent, where implied consent has not be obtained. These messages could include important information to parents and guardians about a broad range of activities, including but not limited to yearbook sales, field trips, milk and pizza sales, student photos, prom or dance tickets, athletic events and fundraisers.
By completing the Consent Form you are giving your consent to receive electronic messages from the school, the Parent School Council and/or the St. Clair Catholic District School Board (SCCDSB) that may include information of a commercial nature. If you do not give your consent, you will still continue to receive school related non-commercial emails. Please note that the SCCDSB will not share your email address with any other organization. CLICK HERE for the Consent Form.
21st Century Academic Information Technology Project (2012 - 2017)
Board stakeholders were gathered on January 23, 2012 to establish and prioritize goals for information technology in the schools. Based upon that input, a change management team has been charged with developing and overseeing an overall 3-5 year strategic plan and related action plan. Click on the following link for further information on the Forum and activities that have occurred since then. CLICK HERE
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
The Board's BYOD program allows staff and students to bring their personally-owned equipment (such as iPods©,iPads©,tablets, Chromebooks, netbooks, laptops, smartphones etc.) into their classrooms. This practice anticipates that greater familiarity and availability of technology should increase student motivation and enhance student learning and allow staff to expand and further personalize their teaching toolkit.
Our Board policy, Responsible Use of Technology, revised April 2013, encompasses personal devices. Participation in this program is optional and there will be no negative impact to your child should you decide that he/she will not participate. Students who do not currently have their own devices will have continued access to the Board's excellent quality school-provided equipment.
The Board is committed to moving staff and students forward in a 21st Century learning environment and recognizes the important role of technology in helping students and staff to research, collaborate, learn and communicate.
CLICK HERE for BYOD Connection Guides and Parent Consent Form
21st Century Learning Resources:
SNOW is a project of the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University, funded by Provincial Schools Branch, Ontario Ministry of Education. The Provincial Schools are proud to partner with the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre to bring you the SNOW website. (Special Needs Ontario Window). The SNOW site is an award winning online community with ideas, forums, workshops, videos, articles, research and best practices related to special education in Ontario. The Provincial Schools Branch of the Ministry of Education has been contributing to the growth and development of SNOW for ten years. http://www.snow.idrc.ocad.ca/
- Helpdesk Phone: 1-866-336-6139 ext. 10411 (Monitored weekdays 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.)
Mail to: St. Clair Catholic District School Board c/o Information Services Department
420 Creek St. Wallaceburg On N8A 4C4