The safety of your children is of utmost importance to us. It is imperative that the staff know the identity of all visitors to the school and the purpose of their visits. All parents, visitors and/or volunteers must sign in at the office and pick up a visitor’s tag.
Winter weather conditions require students to be prepared for the outdoors. As articulated in Board Policy 221, normal outdoor routine will continue until the temperature of wind chill reaches that which was determined by the parent council. At St. Joseph the Worker, the extreme cold set temperature with wind chill was set at a range from -15 degrees Celsius to -20 degrees Celsius. When the ... Continue reading "WINTER IS UPON US…"
Occasionally, because of inclement weather or other emergency situations, buses may have to be cancelled. Information regarding bus cancellation and other emergency announcements can be obtained by listening to your local radio and television stations, by checking the Board website at www.ycdsb.ca or by visiting schoolbuscity.com. Listen attentively to ensure the radio announcement is for the York Catholic District ... Continue reading "SCHOOL BUS CANCELLATION"
Unfortunately accidents happen at school from time to time. If your child hits his or her head while at school, the office will notify you and we will also provide a standard “Concussion Protocol” package for you to review. It is strongly encouraged that you bring your child to the doctor and have the doctor fill out the package provided by the school and return ... Continue reading "CONCUSSION PROTOCOL"
We thank you for your continuing efforts to make St. Joseph the Worker a nut safe school. Your vigilance is greatly appreciated and expected as some of our students have life-threatening allergies to nut products. Please carefully read the labels of prepackaged items to ensure they do not contain nut products, oils or a warning that the item “May contain nuts.” Please see the attached ... Continue reading "NUT SAFE SCHOOL"
St. Joseph the Worker’s Inclement Weather Policy for outside lunch providers is as follows:
When YCDSB buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, all outside lunch programs will be cancelled on that day. This includes Pizza, Subway and Mr. Greek.
All students attending school on a day that buses are cancelled must bring their own lunch from home. ... Continue reading "Hot Lunch Inclement Weather Policy"
- Put a Google Alert on your name so you can track what is being said about you/your child online. Just go to google.com/alerts and type in your name in quotation marks. You will receive Google alerts via email when your name appears online. This not a 100% guarantee, but a great start to tracking your ... Continue reading "Tips for Wise Smartphone Use from Telus"
Healthy eating and nutrition are connected with mental health and well-being and promote academic success. The York Catholic District School Board supports the Ministry of Education’s Food and Beverage Policy and promotes healthy school nutrition environments.
Stewardship provides positive effects on Mental Health and Well-being. When we give of our time and talents to help others in need, we are doing God’s work. This act of generosity produces oxytocin in our brain causing feel-good endorphins.
Discover the physical, mental, and academic benefits when you choose to walk to school. Visit Ontario Active School Travel for more information on the benefits of active school travel and iWalk Month.