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Important notices and information for members of our Catholic school community.

School Bell Time Changes - Lanark County, Smiths Falls and some areas of Leeds County

For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO), the transportation consortium for the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, will begin implementing a unified bell time to facilitate a standard length of the school day. This change, which comes into effect on September 4, 2019, will affect bus pickup and drop off schedules for all schools in the North Western region of the boards’ jurisdiction. For complete details please visit:

2019-2020 School Year Calendar

The calendar for the 2019-2020 school years has been approved by the Ministry of Education. To view the calendar, visit:

Personal Support Worker Program Information Sessions for September 2019 Program

The CDSBEO Personal Support Worker Program is a five-month accredited program offered at a cost of $1,500. Information sessions for the semester 1 intake will be held at various locations beginning May 14, 2019. Semester 1 program start date is September 9, 2019. To register online for one of the upcoming information session please visit

Next intake date after September 2019 is February 2020. All dates and information for the upcoming program is posted on the Adult and Continuing Education website at

Boundary Change Announcement

PLEASE NOTE: Recently, changes to school boundaries have been implemented for Iona Academy, St. Andrew’s, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Finnan’s, Sacred Heart, St. Mary (Chesterville), St. Thomas Aquinas CHS and St. Joseph’s CSS. The new zones will affect all new student registrations for September 2019. Please ensure that you confirm your school zoning by visiting the school locator tool at:

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