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St. Edmund Campion Secondary School
"Named, Called and Chosen"
905.846.7124
  • St. Edmund Campion Secondary School
  • 275 Brisdale Drive
  • Brampton ON, L7A 3C7
  • Phone: 905.846.7124
  • Fax: 905.846.1527
  • Principal: Peter Cusumano
  • Vice Principal(s): Sharon Allegretto
  • Vincenzo Angaran
  • Adriano Bomben
  • Joanne Le Prevost-Groves
  • Superintendent: Les Storey
  • Trustee:
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 2)
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 5)
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 6)
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St. Edmund Campion Important Updates

  UPCOMING EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES
 

Jun 1

CAMPION'S ANNUAL CONNECTION NIGHT

You are invited to Campion's Annual Connection Night on Thursday, June 1st, 2017. Both parents and students are invited to join us for a light dinner and information-filled night designed to help ease your child's transition into Grade 9. The dinner will take place between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Click here to RSVP and to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing you.

Click here for more details and for a copy of the flyer.


Aug 24
to
Aug 30

GET READY PROGRAM

The Get Ready program will run from August 24th to August 30th from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The program is for incoming Grade 9 students and will include preparation in literacy, numeracy and learning strategies, as well as an orientation on timetables, student services, school facilities, school policies, and more.

For students who have already registered, a confirmation of your acceptance into the program will be sent out by the end of June.

Unfortunately, we are not accepting any more registrations at this time since spots were limited and the program has reached its capacity.


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CAMPION SEARCH

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CAMPION XCOUNTRY

Official St. Edmund Campion Cross Country twitter feed @campionxcountry.


EC STUDENT COUNCIL

Follow St. Edmund Campion Secondary School's Student Council for news, announcements, events, and more @EC_Council.


EC TRACK & FIELD

Updates and alerts from the fastest rising track & field team in Ontario @campiontrack.

  BULLETIN BOARD
 

A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR REGARDING 13 REASONS WHY

Dear Secondary Parents and Guardians:

A Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, based on a novel by Jay Asher, has recently been in the news as it has raised concern regarding the portrayal of suicide. This series is about a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette messages that share the events that she believes have led to her death. The series is graphic and sensationalizes the act of suicide. This may lead to some vulnerable students misinterpreting its message.

Given today’s access to technology, it is unrealistic to assume that we will be able to shield our students from media that addresses subject matter that is of concern to us. As such, it is most important that we prepare ourselves to give our students the tools they need to become informed consumers of media.

As a Catholic school board, we are entrusted with the education and care of your child. Our staff is trained to support the many needs of our learners, especially those who may be considering suicide. 13 Reasons Why offers a fictional portrayal of teen suicide; it does not offer support options for students considering this devastating action. It is our goal to provide necessary information that will allow family, staff, chaplaincy leaders and students to work together and ensure that the well-being of all our learners is safeguarded.

Depression and thoughts leading to suicide are very complex issues. Our schools have trained staff who are able to support students by connecting them with the appropriate professionals whose expertise is to support mental health and well-being. It is important to send messages to all students that there are concerned adults who are available to help find solutions and offer comfort and care. As students raise questions about mental health and well-being, staff will address the conversation in ways that are sensitive and appropriate, especially with our most vulnerable students.

You may wish to ask your child if they have heard of, or seen, this series. The book 13 Reasons Why has been available to students for the past 10 years. Our librarians are provided with considerations to share with students should they chose to borrow this book. However, access to this series is readily available within the public domain.

Click here to read more including some tools or suggestions that may assist you to engage in conversation with your child:

As always, if you have individual concerns about your child related to mental health, please contact your child’s school. Your time in reading this letter and in working along-side our school team is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

M. Mazzorato, Ed. D. Director of Education


2017 GRADUATION INFORMATION AND IMPORTANT DATES

Important dates for graduation activities, including the valedictorian selection process, prom and collection of fees can be found here.

Please be sure to listen for announcements for any additional details.


JAPAN TRIP: March 8 - 16, 2018

Educational School Trip connects the curriculum to the real world, and allows students to explore the culture, language, art, religion, science, history, nature and people through an authentic learning experience.

For more information and to register online click here.


SCHOOL CASH ONLINE

School Cash Online is an easy to use and safe way to pay for your children’s school fees. Now, with a few clicks, you can pay for your child’s yearbook, class trips and so much more from your own home. All you have to do is register an account, attach your children and in no time you will be able to make payments online. We accept many different payment forms so come in and check us out by visiting the following website: www.dpcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/

Click here for instructions on how to register an account.


DUTY TO REPORT / CHILD IN NEED OF PROTECTION

Dear Parents/Guardians:

In Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, we foster the continuous development of all through a safe, caring and inclusive environment. As part of the Strategic System Plan 2014-2019, the board collaborates with the Peel Children's Aid Society in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, and the Dufferin Child and Family Services in Orangeville when the safety of a child or youth may be at risk. These organizations are mandated to help, support and strengthen families, so children and youth are safe and well.

It is everyone's responsibility to ensure the safety and dignity of children. At times, school staff may become aware of students who might be experiencing difficulties.

Under the Child and Family Services Act (2000), every person within our school board who has reason to believe that a child is or may be abused or neglected must report his/her suspicions directly to the appropriate Children's Aid Society. It is not the school's responsibility to investigate, evaluate or assign blame. Concerns must be shared, so that a support plan that ensures safety is developed with families, as appropriate. When a report to Children's Aid is made, school as well as community-based resources may be offered to help resolve concerns or issues.

Within Catholic Community Culture and Caring, it is the board's sacred trust to ensure your child/children's safety and well-being.

Sincerely,

S. Kendrick
Superintendent, Special Education and Support Services

Dr. L. Romano-Dwyer, PhD, MSW, RSW
Chief Social Worker


2016-2017 MODIFIED SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

The 2016-17 Modified School Year Calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Click here for a copy of the calendar.


IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

If you’ve received a letter about your immunization records, update your record online at www.immunizepeel.ca or by calling Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.


ST. EDMUND CAMPION RECOGNIZED PROVINCE-WIDE FOR ITS SUCCESS IN MATH

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) recognizes and profiles schools across the province that are using provincial assessment results to support their improvement planning. St. Edmund Campion Secondary School has been recognized for its success in this regard and is one of the select schools from across the province featured on the EQAO website.

Please click here for Campion’s School Story: On the Journey of Learning.


PEDs ON BOARD PREMISES AND/OR BOARD SANCTIONED EVENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board acknowledges the value of the use of technology for learning. Students are permitted to register and use personal electronic devices (PEDs) on board premises and/or board sanctioned events for educational purposes, under the direction of staff and only with parent/guardian permission. Students may register their PED for the purpose of connecting to the board wireless network. Students are required to adhere to the student Personal Electronic Device Used with WI-FI Network Student Agreement (GF 337) and the “Network User Application and Agreement.” (GF066) Please be advised that the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will not be responsible for any cost incurred through the use of personal data plans.

PEDs are to be used responsibly and should not interfere with learning; their use must comply with the Catholic Code of Conduct, board policies and procedures. Any personal communications (i.e., phone calls, text messages, etc.) will continue to be directed through the main office. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in a loss of PED privileges and/or any other consequences deemed necessary by school administration.

The school principal may authorize limited acceptable uses of personal electronic devices during school-sanctioned activities for a specific designated purpose outside of instructional spaces and/or in common areas.

Students are responsible for the safety and security of PEDs at all times and the Board assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen devices.

For more information about the policy and guidelines around the use of Personal Electronic Devices, click here.


REVISED HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

On February 23rd, the Ministry of Education released its updated Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

Click here to read the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s letter to the community regarding the revised curriculum.


SAFE @ ST. EDMUND CAMPION ONLINE REPORTING TOOL

The following reporting tool is intended for students who become aware of bullying incidents and negative behaviours impacting the school community. It is designed to provide information that will help promote a positive school climate.

We ask all students to please report any negative incidents that affect your well-being and/or the well-being of your school community by clicking on the link above. The incident may be one that either you have witnessed or experienced yourself.

When you fill out this form, you are NOT REQUIRED to provide your name or any other identifiable information anywhere. If the information provided is anonymous, it may be dealt with in a general way as there is no means to respond specifically when there is limited information provided. DEPENDING ON THE KIND OF INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, you may be identifiable.

In some cases, if you are identifiable based on the information provided, the school principal/vice-principal may approach you to provide a little more information on a confidential basis. If you choose to identify yourself as part of the reporting process, the principal/vice-principal may follow up with you directly.

If you have any questions about this tool, please contact the Principal and/or Vice-Principal.


2013-2014 PREMIER'S AWARD FOR ACCEPTING SCHOOLS

On Wednesday November 19, 2014, Minister of Education Liz Sandals announced that St. Edmund Campion is one of 11 recipients of the 2013-2014 Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools across Ontario.

Over 80 nominations were submitted from across the province for the 2013-2014 school year. This award recognizes schools that have demonstrated initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate. St. Edmund Campion has been granted this prestigious award to recognize the exceptional and innovative work being done in the school to create a safe and accepting school environment. A safe, inclusive and accepting environment makes a school a great place to learn!

St. Edmund Campion has been provincially recognized as a school that has demonstrated initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate. Congratulations to the staff, students and parent community for their continued efforts and great success!

To read more, please click on link below:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/award.html


STRIVING FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY:
A Message To Parents and Guardians On Our Continued EQAO Success

The recent release of EQAO results for Grades 3 and 6 reading, writing and mathematics, Grade 9 mathematics, and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), show that Dufferin‐Peel has, once again, matched or exceeded the provincial averages in each assessment area. This marks the sixth consecutive year in which the percentage of our elementary students achieving or exceeding the provincial standard has equalled or exceeded the provincial averages. The Grade 9 test results and the OSSLT results represent the fifth straight year in which our secondary students exceeded the provincial performance. In fact, the Dufferin‐Peel secondary results were between 4% and 13% higher than the provincial averages.

These results speak highly of our students and of you, their parents and guardians, who support their education. They are also a clear reflection of the high degree of professionalism and dedication of our teaching and support staff, the commitment of our administrators and of the board of trustees towards supporting all students and ensuring their well‐being and continuous achievement. In addition, they speak to the high level of collaboration, which to us, is reflective of a caring and committed Catholic school system.

EQAO assessments and the OSSLT are just two forms of measurement. In the context of the goals of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations, no single assessment provides a complete picture of student well‐being and/or achievement. However, as EQAO is used throughout the province to indicate student success, we take great satisfaction in our collective efforts to honour results that demonstrate that extraordinary lives are indeed growing with a great Catholic Education here in Dufferin‐Peel.

And, while we reflect with pride on our success, we continue to be collectively committed to our moral purpose of supporting each and every student, from early years to vocation, through the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan, System Strategic Direction, Catholic Board Learning Plan and Catholic Board Corporate Plan.

Congratulations to all on these very positive results and to the ongoing well‐being and success of our students.

Thank you to all parents and guardians for choosing a Dufferin‐Peel Catholic education and for your contribution and support as we work towards the continued success and well‐being of all students.

Mario Pascucci, Chair of the Board
John B. Kostoff, Director of Education


BUS CANCELLATIONS/SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO BAD WEATHER

During the winter months inclement weather may cause disruption of bus transportation and regular school operations. A decision to cancel school transportation and/or to close schools is usually made by 6:00 a.m. and will be announced on the following radio and television stations:

VIRGIN RADIO FM 99.9 CHUM AM 1050 CFTR AM 680
CFNY FM 102.1/AM 640 CJCL AM 590 CHFI FM98.1
CFRB AM 1010 EZ ROCK FM 97.3 CJBC (FR) AM 860
FM Z103.5 FM 93.1 FM Q107
CHIN FM 100.7 CBC 99.1 AM 1540
CITY PULSE GLOBAL NEWS CTV

We will be communicating one of four standard messages to the radio stations. The four announcements and their effect on the transportation system are as follows: (Please note that the highlighted text only will be communicated by the radio stations).

  1. "Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board buses serving St. Andrew, St. Benedict and St. Peter elementary schools and R.F. Hall Secondary School are cancelled for today."

  2. "The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board buses and the Peel District School Board buses in the Town of Caledon and the County of Dufferin are cancelled."

    This means that all runs listed under announcement #l PLUS the following are cancelled:

    * All schools in the Town of Caledon and all school runs that begin in the Town of Caledon.
    * Individual schools will be notified if this cancellation affects their school.

  3. "The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board buses are cancelled."

    This means that ALL transportation services provided by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and The Peel District School Board, including buses, vans and taxis have been cancelled for the entire day.

  4. "The schools and offices of both the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board are closed."

    This means that ALL Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board ad Peel District School Board schools and offices are closed to all students and staff.

NOTE: For Secondary School students riding Public Transit, cancellation of service will be communicated by the respective transit property over the radio. Please be advised that Public Transit rarely cancels and that the level of service on days with inclement weather is unpredictable.


FORMING OUR CATHOLIC VISION FOR LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Our vision of education in Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools is rooted in the gospel values of faith, hope and love. Guided by this vision, which is deliberately infused into all aspects of our strategic planning and operations, Dufferin-Peel schools strive to embrace the new realities of our rapidly changing world, while upholding our Catholic faith traditions.

Within these complex new 21st century realities, with variables such as globalization, the economy, environmental challenges, technological advances and increasing cultural diversity, we face the challenge of preparing our students to live, to lead, to prosper, and to fulfill their potential as Catholic school graduates, who are responsible and thriving global and digital citizens. These are exciting times in which to both teach and to learn!

We recognize and understand that students have different skills, knowledge and experiences and quite simply, they learn in different ways. Over the past year, senior Dufferin-Peel staff had the opportunity to explore, more deeply, the concept of learning in the 21st century. This included a detailed discussion on the ‘Why’, the ‘What’, and the ‘How’ of learning in the 21st century in the context of our Catholic faith. Based on these discussions a number of common concepts were identified as key learning skills, competencies and dispositions: that will be part of our Catholic context and connection to the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.

From our analysis and discussion we must now strive to ensure that our Dufferin-Peel Catholic education system focuses on student achievement and well being for all through what we believe in and how we demonstrate our beliefs.

Please click here for more information.


STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Effective September 2012 the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board requires that parents, guardians and adult students provide written acknowledgment that they have received information regarding Student Accident Insurance especially for those students participating in out-of-school excursions and/or extra-curricular sports activities.

As required under the Education Act, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board arranges for the distribution of student accident insurance brochures (i.e., ‘insuremykids’). However, please be advised that the Board assumes no responsibility for the cost of the plan, applications, premium payments or claims; nor does the Board receive any remuneration from the Reliable Life Insurance Company. Furthermore, the Board does not and cannot insure students.

Click here for a copy of the Reliable Life Insurance brochure. You may purchase coverage for your child at www.insuremykids.com or by calling toll free at 1-800-463-KIDS (5437).

For more information about the insurance plans that are available through the Reliable Life Insurance Company, please click here.


CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES ACT

In April 2000, the Child and Family Services Act was amended and a new law came into effect concerning our obligation to report concerns about children who may be "in need of protection". As is the Board's practice, we will continue our duty to ensure your child's safety this year.

Click here for more information.


HOMEWORK HELP PILOT PROJECT

The ILC operates Homework Help – a website that provides students with access to a variety of math resources, and access to free online tutoring from Ontario Teachers, Sunday to Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Click here for more details about how to utilize this resource.


STOPR: STUDENT TRANSPORTATION OF PEEL REGION

For information regarding student transportation services, bus stop locations and time details please visit www.businfo.stopr.ca.

The instructions for logging on to the site are as follows:

  1. Click Student Login
  2. Enter information (Note: Your OEN is your Ontario Educational Number – this can be found on any of your report cards)


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09/05/2017

Jaden Banson, a Grade 11 student at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, was invited to attend this year's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) being held June 5-9 in San Jose, California. Read More

Blessing of St. Alphonsa Catholic Elementary School

03/05/2017

On Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m., St. Alphonsa Catholic Elementary School in Brampton will celebrate its solemn school blessing. The blessing will be presided by Rev. Jan Kolodynski. Read More

2017 Equity Conference

03/05/2017

On May 6, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board educators and support staff will gather at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in Mississauga for the board's annual Equity Conference. Read More

Staff Appreciation Day

01/05/2017

May 1 is recognized and celebrated annually as Staff Appreciation Day in Dufferin-Peel schools and facilities.​ Read More

Institute for Catholic Education Survey

28/04/2017

ICE wants to hear from you about Catholic education in Ontario! Read More

St. Michael Chaplaincy Leader receives prestigious award

26/04/2017

Urszula Cybulko, a Chaplaincy Leader at St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Bolton is the 2017 recipient of the Brian J. Halferty Award. Read More

Dufferin-Peel Catholic Board appoints David Amaral Associate Director

26/04/2017

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of David Amaral to the position of Associate Director, Learning Services. Read More

Dufferin-Peel schools and parishes celebrate Catholic Education Week

24/04/2017

Schools and parishes across the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will host many special events and activities during the week of April 30 – May 5, as students, staff, and the community celebrate Catholic Education Week. Read More

#MyCatholicEducation Social Media Campaign

18/04/2017

On April 24, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will kick off a two-week social media campaign called #MyCatholicEducation to commemorate Catholic Education Week – April 30 – May 5. Read More

2017-18 Public Budget Consultation

11/04/2017

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is, once again, providing multiple options this year for parents/guardians and other community stakeholders to provide input regarding the board's 2017-18 operating budget. Read More

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