Posted On Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Tracy Barill, Director of EducationAt the Regular Board Meeting on February 26, 2024, Tracy Barill, Director of Education, announced her retirement after a 36-year career in Catholic education.
Director Barill began her career with DCDSB in 1988 as an Educational Assistant. Over the years, Ms. Barill went on to hold positions as a classroom teacher, Vice Principal, Principal and Superintendent of Education. A valued member of the DCDSB Senior Administrative team since 2007, Ms. Barill was appointed to the position...

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Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,
We are writing on behalf of Durham Catholic Children’s Foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope to students in need in our community. The Foundation has been actively working towards this mission for the past 10 years, and we have made significant strides in providing essential services and support to children and families in need. We recognize that now, more than ever, students and families in our...

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Posted On Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Monday, March 4, 2024, marks the fifth annual Black Mental Health Day, recognized by communities across Ontario. On Black Mental Health Day, we are called to recognize the ongoing impact on mental health that results from experiences of anti-Black racism and to raise awareness of the specific mental health needs of Black communities.
Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) invites students, families, and community members to join us as we examine these impacts and needs...

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Posted On Wednesday, February 14, 2024

This year Ash Wednesday, a holy day of prayer and fasting that is recognized by many Christian denominations, falls on February 14, 2024. On this day, members of the Catholic community gather for liturgical celebrations in which they receive ashes, marked on their forehead in the sign of the cross, as a call to repentance and as a reminder of our need for love and forgiveness.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent. Over the next 40 days, we are called to pray,...

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Posted On Tuesday, February 06, 2024

The Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) trustees have voted in favour of moving the Professional Activity (PA) Day previously scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2024, to Monday, April 8, 2024. The new PA Day of Monday, April 8, 2024, is in effect for elementary and secondary schools across the board.
This change is due to a total solar eclipse taking place on Monday, April 8. In Durham Region, the eclipse is expected to begin at 2:05 p.m. and end at 4:32 p.m., which...

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