The Ministry of Education's focus on Safe and Accepting Schools: Promoting a Positive School Climate requires that all elementary and secondary schools across Ontario implement a student and parent school climate survey every two years. As a Catholic school board, our fundamental understanding of the inherent human dignity of all people, helps us frame this requirement.
All parents and guardians of elementary and secondary students across Dufferin-Peel are invited to complete an anonymous and voluntary Catholic Community, Culture, and Caring School Climate Survey. This online survey has been developed to provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to express feedback regarding their perceptions of safety, inclusion, and communication with their child's school. Information collected from this survey will help inform schools about what is needed to make school a better place for all students and parents in Dufferin-Peel. The survey will be open from February 6, 2017 to March 6, 2017.
If you are ready to start the survey, please click Parent Survey
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR
Grade 8 students who do not attend one of our Catholic feeder schools and live within our boundary are asked to complete a pre-registration package and submit it, along with all necessary documents to the Guidance Office during office hours. Grade 9-11 students who live in our boundary and wish to attend St. Roch in September are asked to complete apre-registration package and submit it along with all necessary documents to the Guidance Office. Requests for Religious Accommodations Please click here for information regarding Religious Accommodations.
NEW OSAP REMOVING FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY
If your child is currently in Grade 12, you should know that applications are now open for college and university programs. The last date for university applications is January 11th. College applications for the fall term should be submitted before February 1st.
Your child may benefit from financial assistance for postsecondary education from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). As part of the most significant reform of student assistance in North America, the government of Ontario is removing the financial barriers to attending college or university.
If your family income is under $50,000, your child’s tuition is covered. Even if you earn more, the new OSAP is still there to help with generous grants that will make sending your child to college or university more affordable.
The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has launched a new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province. We encourage you to find out more at ontario.ca/osap.