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Students graduating in June 2020, are not required to complete 40 hours of community service. Community service hours that have been completed will be recorded on the report cards of graduating students.


All high school students from grades 9-11 (including students who are completing grade 8 in June 2020) are encouraged to continue to accumulate community involvement hours this summer, provided they meet safety recommendations set out by local health authorities (EOHU and Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit).


We understand that some volunteer opportunities may not be available this summer, so we encourage you to think about creative ways to support the community that do not put you or others at risk. This may include volunteer activities that can be completed at home or online. Some examples of possible activities include:


  • A letter-writing campaign to seniors living in a nursing or retirement home
  • Delivering groceries to elderly/immunocompromised neighbours or family members who do not want to go to busy grocery stores
  • Sewing masks to donate to social agencies
  • Virtual tutoring to help students, (including ESL students) practice reading, communication and/or other skills


Students may also visit or contact a charitable organization in their community to explore current volunteer opportunities.


During this time, it may be difficult for students to obtain a signature from their community involvement activity supervisor, so the exception has been made from June to August 2020 to allow a parent or guardian to sign for hours. Students should still include the name and phone number or email address of someone other than a parent who can verify the activity and hours completed. Students are asked to have their Community Involvement Record of activities that are completed over the summer submitted to their school by September 15, 2020. The form can be found at:


If you have any questions about Community Involvement Hours including whether or not an activity is acceptable, please contact the Guidance Counsellor at the school where you will be starting grade 9, before June 25th. Continue reading →

“Reach Ahead” program: A wonderful opportunity for your grade 8 child, where he/she can earn high school credits over the summer, in very interesting courses!

Virtual Summer Learning Program: July 6-24

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Virtual Holy Trinity Visit June 11

Future Falcons please click to view the many things Holy Trinity has to offer!

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School – Video

Welcome to Kindergarten Virtual Session

The St. Finnan’s Catholic School family is excited to welcome you to our Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten Session, which will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:00am.

Catholic Education Week Mass – Online

The CDSBEO Board-wide mass, in collaboration with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, and presided by Archbishop Prendergast, will be broadcast on Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us by clicking on the link below:


Catholic Education Week 2020 – Province-wide Mass


Catholic Education Week 2020

Province-wide Mass

At this time of distance learning, we are pleased to announce that His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins will be celebrating the province-wide Catholic Education Week Mass scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

All students, families, board staff, trustees, and the broader Catholic community are invited to participate “virtually” in this celebration of the Eucharist by clicking on the button below at the scheduled time:



COVID-19 School Closures


The Ontario Government has ordered all publicly-funded schools in the province to remain closed in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This means all Ontario schools will remain closed from March 14, 2020 through until May 31, 2020.

Please click here to visit a list of frequently asked questions around school closures. Please continue to visit this website for further updates, which will be posted as details become available.

Updates from the Ministry of Education and the CDSBEO:


Catholic Education Week May 3-8

His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins will celebrate the 2020 Catholic Education Week Mass on Wednesday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. We invite all students, families, staff and community members to participate virtually. Visit on May 6th! #CDSBEOFaith Catholic Education in Ontario

Registration for 2020-2021

Don’t forget! Student registration is still ongoing during the COVID19 closures. Please visit our website for details on how to register!

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