News & Announcements
Wellington Catholic’s Student Mental Health Services to Host First Surviving Parenting in a Pandemic Webinar March 4
Wellington Catholic District School Board’s Student Mental Health Services will be hosting a Surviving Parenting in a Pandemic webinar on March 4 at 4:30 p.m. that will discuss how we can strengthen the bond we have with our children during these periods of ongoing stress and uncertainty.
Effective January 25th, the Ministry of Education is requiring that all elementary and secondary staff submit confirmation of COVID-19 self-screening. Please use the St. James COVID-19 form which can be accessed by using the QR code to the left or by clicking the hyperlinked headline title.
Today, February 3, the Ministry of Education indicated that all elementary and secondary schools within Wellington Catholic will be welcomed back to in-person learning on Monday, February 8, 2021.
Earlier this week, Wellington-Guelph-Dufferin Public Health extended virtual learning for all elementary and secondary school students from January 25 to 29, inclusive. We anticipate further clarity from the Ministry of Education on an exact timeline for return.
Over the course of January, the club released a video that included messages of hope, ideas for different activities that students could do at home to boost their mental health and supports that they could access.
Wellington Catholic has collaborated with UGDSB and CMHA Waterloo-Wellington to put together Wellness Works!, a monthly youth conferences for Grade 9-12+ students. Each month will focus on a theme related to mental health and wellness. High school students who participate can earn community service hours for attending and they have an opportunity to win prizes.
Fundraising efforts by WCDSB students will provide new warm socks to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Guelph
By creating cards sending love, support, and encouragement to those in hospitals, senior homes and the community, the local campaign helped empower the school community to look beyond their struggles and reach out to others who need comfort.
Please see the following information concerning the Ministry's announcement regarding the extension of remote learning for all students until January 24, 2021