Dear CDSBEO families and future families,
Please be advised that due to the unusual circumstances surrounding COVID-19, new student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year will close on August 14, 2020. This cut-off date is to ensure that appropriate planning can be done for the September startup. Given that we are unsure at this time of what the return to school will look like, we must plan for all scenarios, and therefore ask that you register your child as soon as possible. Any registrations received after August 14 will be reviewed, placed on a wait list, and parents will be contacted in September. We look forward to working with our existing and new families, and will do our best to accommodate new student registrations as we move forward during this unique time in education.
If you need to register your child for September, please visit www.cdsbeo.on.ca and complete the online registration as soon as possible (and before August 14). For new secondary student registrations, please contact the school directly to register.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.
McCarthy has sent out information for all parents and students for the upcoming school year. Please take a moment to read:
Next Year’s High School Timetables:
Schedules for High School students for the 2020/2021 school year will be distributed on the first day of classes. Requests for changes to selected courses will not be processed over the summer holidays. However, you may email either Erin.McElhone@cdsbeo.on.ca or Lisa.Verge@cdsbeo.on.ca to request changes during July and August. The requests will be dealt with in the order they were received once the guidance department staff returns to work in late August.
We wish you a safe and healthy summer break!
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Camp runs Aug 6 from 9 am – 4 pm. Only 40 spots available. To register for this camp please click here
Open to Grades K – 8 – This program will run July 6 – July 24 for 2 hours a day online focusing on Literacy and Numeracy. Deadline to register is June 5th at noon. More information is found on this attached flier and where to register. Or to register now please click here
To our Notre Dame Families,
The Notre Dame staff wish you and your family a blessed Easter during these difficult times.
Below are some resources you are welcome to use this weekend
- a reflection from our chaplaincy leader
- information from local parishes, including services online
- a prayer for Good Friday
- a prayer for Easter Sunday
- a photo collage from our staff
You are in our prayers this weekend and in the weeks ahead.
This Sunday, we celebrate the greatest miracle in human history – Jesus, the Son of God, rising from the dead. It is a time of great joy, but it is can also be confusing as we try to understand the significance of this moment, especially right now.
After Jesus died, his disciples were confused. Their Saviour was gone and they feared a similar fate, so they were stuck indoors, much like we are today, only going outdoors if necessary. Within a few days, however, their sadness was turned into joy with the resurrection of Jesus. This joy, however, did not change their practical circumstances too much – they were still being persecuted by the authorities. The difference was that they were experiencing their challenges knowing that God was with them.
God does not promise that our lives will be easy, although He certainly invites us to bring our concerns to Him and to ask for help. His promise is that He will always be with us, no matter what happens. As we face the uncertainty of the weeks ahead, may be do so knowing that the God who conquered death is with us.
You are encouraged to take time this weekend to reflect on the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus. St. Mary’s is livestreaming services (see below) and below are prayers for Good Friday and Easter Sunday you are invited to pray with your family.
May you discover the joy of the risen Lord in your life!
“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)
A prayer during this pandemic that could be prayed every day: “Keep us, good God, under the shadow of Your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low, that we may rejoice in Your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from Your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
St. Mary’s in Carleton Place is providing updates on their website (http://stmarysparishcp.com/wordpress – click the What’s New tab) and is livestreaming their services on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stmaryscp)
- Holy Thursday, April 9 – 7:00 p.m.
- Good Friday, April 10 – 3:00 p.m.
- Holy Saturday, April 11 – 8:00 p.m. (Easter Vigil)
- Easter Sunday, April 12 – 10:00 a.m.
St. Mary’s has also created a support page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St-Marys-CP-Helping-Hands-113403166966722
Holy Name of Mary in Almonte is not livestreaming their services but is providing updates on their website (https://hnomalmonte.ca – see What’s New on the right)
Prayer for Good Friday
O God, who willed Your Son to submit for our sake to the yoke of the Cross so that You might drive from us the power of the enemy, grant us, Your servants, to attain the grace of the Resurrection. May abundant blessing descend upon Your people: may pardon come, comfort be given, holy faith increase, and everlasting redemption be made secure, through Christ our Lord.
Prayer for Easter Sunday
Draw us forth, God of all creation.
Draw us forward and away from limited certainty into the immense world of your love.
Give us the capacity to even for a moment taste the richness of the feast you give us.
Give us the peace to live with uncertainty, with questions, with doubts.
Help us to experience the resurrection anew with open wonder and an increasing ability to see you in the people of Easter.
Staff photo collage
To see photo messages to students from our staff, click on this link (it is a Facebook post, but you don’t need an account to see it)
Student choices for next year’s timetable must be entered into MyBlueprint. Students access their accounts via www.mycdsbeo.com, enter their school login and password, then click on the MyBlueprint app. Students who would like to review course lists and descriptions, should click on the following link.