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Parent FAQ

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  1. ​​​How do I obtain a transcript?

  2. How do I enrol my child at a Catholic School?

  3. What do I do if I want to home school my child?

  4. What are the steps I can take to resolve an issue?

  5. When are the school PD Days/Holidays?

  6. Where do I find information on what bus my child takes, or who do I contact about transportation?

  7. Who is my Trustee and how do I contact them?

  8. I am looking for a venue for an event.  Is it possible to use a school?

  9. I would like to show support for the Catholic Education System.  How do I go about redirecting my taxes to the Catholic System?

  10. ​​I ​have concerns about the Ministry's updated Health and Physical Education Curriculum.  How will it be implemented in our Catholic Schools?


 

How do I obtain a transcript?

Please contact the school you last attended to obtain copies of your transcripts.  Click here to see the list of schools in our board. 

 

How do I enrol my child at a Catholic school? 

Click here to see the list of schools so you may contact your local school to make arrangements.  This link will also have information on registration and enrolment.

 

What do I do if I want to homeschool my child? 

If you are considering home schooling your child, please see your school principal to discuss any concerns you may have.  Information on home schooling can be found at the following link: A-2008-01-3 Home Schooling Administrative Procedures.pdf or contact the Office of the Director at  613-354-6257 x445 

 

What are the steps I can take to resolve an issue?  

At the ALCDSB, your child is our top priority.  We understand that we have been entrusted to provide high quality education in a safe and caring environment.  If at any time you have a concern about something within your school, please refer to the Board's Communications, Concerns and Complaint Resolutions Policy and Procedures.  As per the Board's Procedures, the following is a step by step guide for parents/guardians: 

Step 1: The issue or concern is to be discussed with the classroom teacher. 

Step 2: If the parent/guardian and the teacher are not able to resolve the issue, it will be discussed with the school Principal. The Principal will gather facts to clarify the problem and work to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. 

Step 3: If the parent/guardian and the school Principal are not able to resolve the issue, contact is made with the school Superintendent. The Superintendent will review the matter as it relates to established policies and procedures and respond to the parent/guardian and Principal about the concern. 

Step 4: If the parent/guardian and the Superintendent are not able to resolve the issue, the parent/guardian may request the matter be reviewed by the Director of Education. The Director of Education (or designate) will review the matter and communicate directly with the complainant or through the Superintendent.

Contact Us​ 

When are the school PD Days/Holidays?

2016/2017 School Year Calendar​

 

Where do I find information on what bus my child takes or who do I contact about transportation?

Please visit the Triboard website for information regarding transportation


 Who is my Trustee and how do I contact them?

Please click here to see a list of our current Trustees.


I am looking for a venue for an event.   Is it possible to use a school?

School Rentals

Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board supports the Ministry of Education’s Community Use of Schools initiative to ensure affordable access to school space, outside of school hours, by not-for-profit community groups.

 Outside of school during winter

Process

An individual or group may request the use of a school or facility by contacting the school Principal directly. All conditions and fees must be agreed to prior to the application being submitted for approval. Once the Principal has conditionally approved the application, the custodial and rental fees will be confirmed, and any other relevant conditions for the event will be communicated. All invoices must be agreed to, and paid for, prior to the event. The initial application to the Principal must be completed in full, including insurance questions and email address, a minimum of 14 days before the first requested date.

Steps in requesting the use of school space

  1. Read and agree to the Regulations Regarding the Community Use of School Facilities and Properties

  2. Identify your group on the Group Types list

  3. Complete the Community Use of Schools: Permit Application form in full

Contact the school principal from the List of Schools

Insurance

Permit approval is subject to user groups having appropriate insurance coverage.

Method 1: Insurance Certificate

All groups and individuals must have liability insurance. A community user group must carry comprehensive general liability insurance for an amount not less than $2,000,000. The insurance policy must cover the activities of the Authorized User and the activities of any other person for whom the party is responsible. The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board must be named as an additional insured on the policy. You may obtain an Insurance Certificate by contacting your insurance agent.

Note: All commercial activity requires an insurance certificate.

Method 2: Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange (OSBIE)

Note: This method is only available for not-for-profit organizations and non-commercial activity.

School Boards are committed to community use of schools. Obtaining individual coverage in the insurance marketplace can be cost prohibitive. In our efforts to minimize costs associated with this use, OSBIE has implemented an insurance program which allows facility users, who do not have access to an insurance program, to obtain coverage in an affordable, simple format.

 I would like to show support for the Catholic Education System.  How do I go about redirecting my taxes to the Catholic System?

Catholic Ratepayers have the unique opportunity to choose to declare their support designation for Catholic Education. When you designate your tax support for Catholic Schools, you are sending the government a powerful message. You are making your voice heard in support of Catholic Education—a right of Catholics in Ontario for over 150 years

How do I redirect my taxes to support Catholic Schools?

If you are:

  • A sole owner or tenant and you are a Roman Catholic

  • One of 2 joint owners or tenants of your home and both of you are Roman Catholic

You need to complete the directionSchoolSupportForm.pdf

If you are:

  • One of 2 joint owners or tenants of your home, but only one of you is a Roman Catholic

You need to complete the following forms

 Completed forms should be forwarded to: MPAC, P.O. Box 9808, Toronto, ON  M1S 5T9

If you have any questions about re-directing your taxes or need assistance in regards to the completion of the tax support forms, please contact the ALCDSB, Assessment Department, Toll Free Tel: 1-800-581-1116, or (613) 354-6257 Ext.#455 or by email: assessment@alcdsb.on.ca


I have concerns about the Ministry's updated Health and Physical Education Curriculum.  How will it be implemented in our Catholic Schools?

For over 35 years, Catholic schools in Ontario have been teaching a family life program which covers human development and sexual health.  Under the guidance of the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, the Fully Alive program was written to provide a distinct Catholic framework for family life education.  Our Family Life program is closely tied with our Religious Education program, is embedded across curriculum areas, and is designed to encourage children to become the people God wants them to be – to be fully alive.

As a publicly funded Catholic school system in Ontario, we teach all curriculum through the lens of our faith.  Human development and sexual health are no exception.  As Catholic educators, we understand that parents and guardians are the primary educators of their children and their role in the teaching of family life issues is pivotal and vital.  In our Catholic school system, parents, the Church and the school cooperate in supporting our vision of life through our Fully Alive Program.

As a Catholic school community, we will continue to offer a holistic curriculum that is shaped by a Catholic work view, and is faithful to the tradition and teachings of the Church.

​You can find more information on the Fully Alive Program by visiting the Ontario Bishops' website at: http://www.acbo.on.ca/englishweb/fullyalive.htm

  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.