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St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School
"For the Greater Glory of God"
905.820.3900
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School
  • 2800 Erin Centre Blvd.
  • Mississauga ON, L5M 6R5
  • Phone: 905.820.3900
  • Fax: 905.820.3902
  • Principal: Michael O'Grady
  • Vice Principal(s): Rosina Ariganello
  • John Dmytrasz
  • Debbie Duke-Kelly
  • Superintendent: Tilia Cruz
  • Trustee:
  • Sharon Hobin (Ward 8)
  • Esther O'Toole (Ward 9)
  • Peter Ferreira (Ward 11)
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St. Aloysius Gonzaga Important Updates

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NEW!

The Strategic System plan for 2014-2019 is now available. 

http://www.dpcdsb.org/CEC/About+Us/Publications/

 

NEW!

The supplement to the 2013-2014 yearbook will be arriving soon! This includes the Baby Grad section. Stay tuned for further details.

 

ONLINE REPORTING TOOL: Promoting a Positive School Climate

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.

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 anoymous, 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-Principals.

Student Accident Insurance

Important notice to parents, guardians regarding insurance for students who participate in out-of-school excursions and extra-curricular sports activities.

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.

Although the Board takes every precaution to provide a safe learning environment for students, accidents can and do happen. Some accidental injuries result in medical, dental and/or other expenses that are not covered by the provincial health care or employer group plans. As the parent, guardian or adult student you become responsible for these expenses. Some families have private accident insurance which is able to respond to costs arising from injuries however many families do not.

Under the Education Act, an Ontario school board may “provide, by contract with an insurer under the Insurance Act, accident and life insurance for pupils, the cost of which is to be paid on a voluntary basis by the parents or guardians. R.S.O. 1990, c.E.2, s.176, par.4.”

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.

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AN INSURANCE BROCHURE, please either contact your child’s school or contact the Board Office (905-890-0708 X-24360).

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, require any assistance, or prefer to enroll online or by phone, please contact the Client Service Department of Reliable Life Insurance through one of the following options:
Telephone: 1-800-463-5437 (toll free), or 905-523-6525
E-mail: insuremykids@reliablelifeinsurance.com
Web: www.insuremykids.com
Address: P.O. Box 557, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3K9
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET)

Transportation

If your home address will be changing during the summer, please notify the office staff at your child’s school prior to June 30. STOPR will also accept address change information after June 30 until July 11. Address changes received after July 11 will not be reflected in the planned bus routes to commence in September and may result in transportation services not being available for your child during the first weeks of school. Parents will be responsible for their children getting to and from school until appropriate transportation service is arranged.


The distance criteria for transportation eligibility is: 
1.0 kilometer Kindergarten and Grade 1
1.6 kilometers for Grades 2 – 4
2.0 kilometers for Grades 5 – 8
4.8 kilometers for Grades 9 – 12

If your child is moving to grade 1, grade 5, grade 7 or grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year, their eligibility status for transportation may be changing. Eligibility information can be accessed at the website noted below.

Parents who received letters in April of this year indicating that the transportation eligibility status for their children is being revised due to eligibility reassessment are reminded that this change will occur effective September 2, 2014.

Courtesy transportation, which is assignment of ineligible students to available, empty seats on buses, will not be initiated prior to October 3. No exceptions.

Please be aware that during September and early October, STOPR priorities are eligible students requiring transportation service, bus overloads, and route timing adjustments.

Requests for additional or adjusted bus stop locations, route adjustments, and challenges to eligibility status will not be addressed until late October.

Please be patient. STOPR provides transportation services for approximately 62,000 students to 350 schools on 1,300 buses. This is accomplished with an operations staff of 15. Every effort is made to complete required adjustments as quickly as possible, but there are limitations to the volume of changes which can be appropriately communicated and implemented each week.

All transportation operations issues are the responsibility of STOPR and not either Board or individual Trustees.


Contacting STOPR

Internet:  www.stopr.ca. This website provides up to date delay and inclement weather cancellation information in addition to policy, procedures and frequently asked questions.

Businfo.stopr.ca.:  This website allows parents to access information specific to “what school do I attend” and “am I eligible for transportation”. This site also provides parents access to specific bus stop location and pick up and drop off times for their children if eligible for transportation.

Telephone: STOPR:  Phone: 905 890-6000
Toll free: 1-800 668-1140
STOPR Administration: Phone: 905 890-0708 ext. 23220

Bus Cancellations during Inclement 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 FM99.9  
CHUM AM1050  
CFTR AM680
CFNY FM102.1
AM640  
CJCL AM590   
CHFI FM98.1
CFRB AM1010   
EZ ROCK FM97.3  
CJBC (FR) AM860
FM Z103.5    
FM93.1    
FM Q107
CHIN FM100.7
AM1540  
CBC99.1   
CITYPULSE
GLOBAL NEWS   
CTV

STOPR Administration      905 890-0708 ext. 23220
Geoquery Website - http://businfo.stopr.ca

This website also allows parents to login and find their child’s transportation information by following these instructions:

  • type in the website address: businfo.stopr.ca
  • click “student login”
  • enter your child’s OEN number, street/house number, school and grade
  • click “login”

This will automatically display the child’s transportation information, if they are eligible.
This capability for “student login” will be available for parents starting the second last week of August until the end of June each year. This feature will be locked down during the summer for route planning purposes.
Additional features of this website are, School Information, Which School Do I Attend and Transportation Eligibility and Delays and Cancellations

STOPR: STUDENT TRANSPORTATION OF PEEL REGION
For information regarding student transportation services, bus stop locations and time details please visit http://www.stopr.ca/Pages/default.

 

Ottawa Quebec Incidents Resources for Parents

23/10/2014

Tragic incidents, such as the recent events in Ottawa and Quebec, can alter a person’s sense of security. We know that children may be upset or have questions about what has taken place. The following tips may be helpful to parents and guardians in dealing with issues that may arise. Read More

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

22/10/2014

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will pay tribute to its school bus drivers by holding a Bus Driver Appreciation Day on October 22. Read More

French Immersion Information Sessions

17/10/2014

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information meetings in Mississauga and Brampton for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in the board’s French Immersion Program for the 2015-2016 school year Read More

Secondary Information Sessions

07/10/2014

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information sessions for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians interested in enrolling in a Dufferin-Peel Catholic secondary school for the 2015-16 school year. Read More

Ciao Italia 2015

06/10/2014

Secondary students are invited to participate in a learning experience that combines the sites of Italy with courses that count towards high school credit. Read More

Grade 9 EQAO and OSSLT Results

24/09/2014

Results from the 2013-2014 EQAO Grade 9 assessments of mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) indicate that Dufferin-Peel students exceeded the provincial average by between 4% and 13%. Read More

Elementary EQAO Results

17/09/2014

Results of the recently released 2013-2014 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments mark the sixth consecutive year in which the percentage of Dufferin-Peel students achieving at, or above, the provincial standard (Levels 3 or 4) in Grades 3 and 6 has equalled or exceeded the provincial averages. Read More

Strategic System Review Survey

11/09/2014

In May 2014, the Board undertook a large-scale strategic review survey of stakeholders with a view to incorporating data gleaned from the survey into the development of the Board’s new Strategic System Plan, which would provide direction for the next five years. The survey was completed by May 31, 2014. Read More

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