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Picture Day – Tuesday, October 26th

We are pleased to inform you that Tuesday, October 26th will be Picture Day at St. Mary.  Safety protocols will be followed and only individual photos will be taken.  As per the YCDSB Re-Entry Plan, students will be physically distanced and masked while they wait for their photo to be taken.  The photographer will refrain from coming close to the students to ... Continue reading "Picture Day – Tuesday, October 26th"

Safety Awareness Week

The week of October 17th to October 23rd has been designated as “Safety Awareness Week”.  During this week, we will be rehearsing a variety of emergency school procedures to acquaint students and staff with the precautionary steps to take in the event of such things as a warning of severe weather, an intruder or a fire evacuation.  Teachers will review these procedures ... Continue reading "Safety Awareness Week"

Orange Shirt Day – September 30

The Orange Shirt Day movement started in 2013 to highlight the pain and suffering of thousands of Indigenous children who were sent to residential school throughout the last century. The colour of the shirt is connected to the experience of Phyllis Webstad who was sent to Cariboo Residential School near Williams Lake, BC, in 1973.

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Terry Fox Run

This year marks the 41st anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope!      St. Mary is pleased to be participating in the Terry Fox Walk on Friday, September 24th, 2021. Students are encouraged to wear red and white. More information to follow. Please consider donating on behalf of our school, directly to the Terry Fox Foundation at

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Today is World Teachers’ Day!

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5th to celebrate all teachers around the world. Our York Catholic schools, as well as those right across the globe have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The support of teachers is essential to the worldwide recovery and that is why the theme for this year’s World Teachers Day is, “Teachers at the heart of ... Continue reading "Today is World Teachers’ Day!"

2021-2022 School Re-entry Plan for Families

The York Catholic District School Board worked closely with its partners at the Ministry of Education, York Region Public Health, and with Board staff to prepare for the return to school in September. By aligning our practices with their guidance, we are confident our schools will continue to be safe, inclusive places to learn and work throughout the 2021-2022 school year.

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Youth who are new to Canada are invited to attend school orientation programs

Virtual programs help newcomers adapt and learn about York Catholic schools

The York Catholic District School Board, in partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is proud to offer two school orientation programs for newcomers to Canada. Newcomer students and their parents who moved to Canada in 2021 or 2020, as well as ESL/ELL  students are strongly encouraged ... Continue reading "Youth who are new to Canada are invited to attend school orientation programs"

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