As we continue to navigate COVID-19 together, I am pleased to share an update on enhanced options for buying your school uniform in 2020.
Our school uniform provider, McCarthy Uniforms, has three enhanced options for shopping: Updated school e-stores, private appointments (prior to August 15th) and a web-supported call-center.
We encourage families to shop early and utilize these alternative channels to avoid late-August line ups. Long wait times will be the reality this year given that McCarthy’s must adhere to strict social distancing measures and simply can’t accept normal in-store volumes. The six feet social distance requirements translate into only 15% of McCarthy’s normal in-store capacity at peak time.
McCarthy’s has informed us that to support families during this time they have implemented an installment payment program (online only), introduced volume discount buying options and invested in a variety of web support tools to make online shopping easy & fast! All school uniform products can be exchanged for up to a year and returned until September 15.
The Pocock Administration
Private Appointments Available Until August 15
McCarthy’s is booking private appointments until August 15th, as well as accepting limited walk-in customers. You can use McCarthy’s handy appointment booking tool to reserve your spot and avoid being disappointed by capacity limits. Beginning August 16, McCarthy’s expects longer-than-average wait times for walk-in traffic (due to government mandated 'six feet’ social distance measures). To guarantee your fitting and avoid long lines, book an appointment for prior to August 15.
Go to the McCarthy Uniform store by clicking here:
Summer Construction Work Letter.pdf
STOPR Information for September 2020
Opt-Out Form - Memo to all DPCDSB schools (003).pdf
Pocock Support Services
Disturbing images of Anti-Black racism are dominating social media. We know this has had a profound impact on students who are experiencing a range of feelings, including hurt, confusion, and anger.
Students have reached out to ask for an opportunity to connect, talk and be heard about the profound impact of Anti-Black Racism on their lives. To support students at Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School, Support Services will be hosting a forum on Friday June 19, 2020 @ 2:00pm.
The forum will be facilitated by Child and Youth Workers and Social Workers who are passionate, trained and eager to listen and respond to youth who have been impacted by Anti-Black Racism. The forum will not be recorded. School staff will not be present in an effort to maintain the utmost confidentiality. Students wishing to attend must register and provide contact information as a safety precaution.
***Please view the following documents to help cope and reflect on the unprecedented times we currently face***
Helping Teens Handling the Loss of Prom and Graduation.pdf
Self Care Checklist.pdf
Talking to Teens About Mental Health.pdf ;
You may also find the following link helpful in supporting student mental health: https://smho-smso.ca/covid-19/parents-and-families/
All Information Related to Covid-19
***Please note that you can now contact the school through the following email address: PhilipPocockinfo@dpcdsb.org
Frequently Asked Questions.pdf
Letter regarding Prom and Graduation.pdf
DPCDSB - Parent Document.pdf
Community Information Bulletin_Parent Guardian Survey Distance Learning.pdf
Community Information Bulletin -- Coronavirus January 27, 2020.pdf
Philip Pocock offers French Immersion programming to incoming Grade 9 students who have completed the French Immersion program in their respective elementary schools.
Please view the following link if you missed the information session:
For more information please view the documents below or call the school at 905 602-8689
French Immersion FAQ.pdf
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