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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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Letter from the Minister of Education
Dear Ontario parents, I am writing to you in unprecedented times. The foremost priority of the government is to keep all Ontarians safe, including our students and educators. Working with our partners and all levels of government, we will do whatever it takes to deliver on this imperative.
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EQAO Assessment Update
Please be advised the Ontario Ministry of Education has announced that all EQAO assessments will be canceled for the remainder of this school year. We appreciate the work done to prepare for these assessments by EQAO and school board staff. The literacy graduation requirement (OSSLT) for students who are graduating in the 2019-20 school year has been waived.
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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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