All Ontario Schools Remain Closed Until Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Earliest
The Government of Ontario has extended the school closure period to Friday, May 1, 2020 for staff; and for students until Monday, May 4, 2020 at the earliest. As these dates draw nearer, this decision will be re-evaluated and the closure period may be further extended based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Throughout this period, the St. Clair Catholic District School Board will follow the advice of the Government of Ontario and Public Health professionals. These extraordinary measures are being undertaken to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We can all help to protect ourselves and each other by following the advice and direction of our government leaders and public health professionals.
Visit these public health websites for more information about COVID-19.
Lambton Public Health
Chatham-Kent Public Health
What's New - The Latest Information
Live Audio Streaming of Public Board Meetings
During the COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders and members of the general public will have access to all public Board and committee meetings via live audio streaming. Closed captioning is also available.
The next Regular Board Meeting is Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Please click here for instructions to join the meeting.
Learning At Home
Information regarding the impact on schools and school programs will change and evolve in the days and weeks ahead. The St. Clair Catholic District School Board will keep families and staff up-to-date with the latest information regarding programs and activities – including both school programs and programs led by community and parish partners.
NEW - The St. Clair Catholic District School Board has closed all school playgrounds and access to playground equipment in a further effort to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Click here for more information regarding closures and cancellations
Good Mental Health and Wellbeing
The COVID-19 pandemic and the extraordinary measures in place to help limit its spread can cause anxiety and worry. For coping strategies and information to help you support your child, click here.
Links to Important Information
By order of the Government of Ontario, all publicly funded schools in the province are closed from March 14, 2020 through April 5, 2020. Read the Order at:
Statement from Premier Ford, Minister Elliott, and Minister Lecce on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
On March 17, 2020 the Government of Ontario enacted the Emergency Measures and Civil Protection Act. Read the statement from the Office of the Premier at:
Important Information from the Diocese of London
Video Message from Bishop Fabbro – March 30, 2020
Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Fabbro - March 30, 2020
COVID-19 Update From Bishop Fabbro - March 27, 2020
For more information on COVID-19 visit these Ontario Public Health and Government of Canada websites:
Board Communications – Letters to Parents/Guardians from Director of Education Deb Crawford:
St. Clair Catholic District School Board Pandemic Plan
Public Health Communications regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The St. Clair Catholic District School Board is not responsible for the contents of external source websites.