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McCarthy Uniform

Dear CDSBEO families,

We would like to share a reminder that, due to school closures, school uniform shops will continue to be closed and McCarthy’s does not anticipate to be able to re-open until fall. Due to social distancing guidelines, school uniform shops cannot be staffed the way they normally are, however, McCarthy’s still offers several shopping options, in addition to shopping online.

McCarthy’s has launched an extended return policy (to September 15th) and a payment plan (interest free, over six weeks) to support busy families during this unprecedented time.

There are three ways to shop:

1. Your School E-Store

Did you know your school has a custom e-store, complete with fit videos, uniform guides and specialized advice? Visit your school store by ‘searching for your school’ on the McCarthy’s home page. They have recently launched a handy web chat feature and have staffed their call-centre. Online shoppers can also now enjoy the industry’s first flexible payment plan (interest free payments over six weeks).

2. Phone Appointments

McCarthy’s will also be serving customers through phone appointments. You can use the appointment booking tool to reserve your spot or call the call centre to book an appointment. Appointments are highly recommended for students who are new to the school uniform. They can help to ensure you are being fully supported with a one-on-one consultation to assist with your sizing and a step-by-step guide to placing your online order. Appointments are limited, so to guarantee your private phone appointment, book soon.

3. Your School Call Centre

The McCarthy’s call-centre is open for shopping. By calling their toll-free number at 1-800-668-8261, Alex and his team would be happy to assist you with your school uniform purchase or questions. The call centre is staffed with uniform specialists who know the ins and outs of the CDSBEO uniform policy.

For complete details please visit:

School Re-entry Plan

Kemptville, ON (Thursday, July 30, 2020)  Based on the announcement made by Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce today, all CDSBEO elementary and secondary students will be returning to school with enhanced health and safety protocols on September 4. Elementary students will attend school five days per week for the full school day. Secondary schools will implement a quad-mestering model whereby students will attend school five days per week to participate in two courses at a time for nine-week periods or “quad-mesters”. 

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario presented their draft re-entry plan for September to Trustees on Wednesday, July 29, at a special in-camera meeting. The Board reviewed details of the plan, which includes measures for enhanced safety protocols for September.

The draft document, which includes nearly 100 pages of details on safety protocols for schools as well as the four return-to-school scenarios, was presented in summary for Trustees. The document has been divided into six detailed sections: consultation and communication, school site preparation, staff preparation, student preparation, school operations, and hygiene and cleaning protocols. Included in the plan are enhanced supports for students with special needs, as well as additional mental health supports for students with identified anxieties, and specialized training for staff.

The Board has developed four curriculum delivery models which include a conventional delivery (students attend five days per week) with enhanced health and safety protocols, two adaptive delivery models (A and B), as well as the distance learning model.

“We are confident that through this very extensive and well thought out re-entry plan, the Board has included consideration for all facets of the return to school in September,” noted Chair Todd Lalonde. “There has certainly been significant thought put into every aspect of the school day, and we look forward to sharing the plan in detail with our parent community.”

The final document will be posted to the CDSBEO website ( once approved by the Ministry of Education.

Grade 7 Registrations

Grade 7 registrations have been completed for students joining St FX from our feeder schools (as long as paperwork was submitted). STEO should have been or will be in contact regarding bussing.

Registration Deadline

Dear CDSBEO families,

Please be advised that due to the unusual circumstances surrounding COVID-19, new student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year will close on August 14, 2020. This cut-off date is to ensure that appropriate planning can be done for the September startup. Given that we are unsure at this time of what the return to school will look like, we must plan for all scenarios, and therefore ask that you register your child as soon as possible. Any registrations received after August 14will be reviewed, placed on a wait list, and parents will be contacted in September. We look forward to working with our existing and new families, and will do our best to accommodate new student registrations as we move forward during this unique time in education.    

If you need to register your child for September, please visit and complete the online registration as soon as possible (and before August 14). For new secondary student registrations, please contact the school directly to register.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.

Feedback Survey

Dear CDSBEO families,

The Board is currently preparing four (4) scenarios for the start up of the 2020-2021 school year under the direction of the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with local public health officials. Parent feedback is important to us in developing our school plans. For this reason, we are asking families to complete a brief survey to ensure that appropriate planning can be done in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year.

We ask that parents/guardians complete the survey separately for each child no later than noon, Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

The link for the survey has been emailed to parents.

From Mr. Kwok

2020-2021 calendar

The school year calendar has been released. All other details regarding September will be coming out later in the summer.

2020-2021 calendar

The school year calendar has been released. All other details regarding September will be coming out later in the summer.

McCarthy’s Letter

Please read the attached letter from McCarthy’s regarding uniforms for the fall.



2020’s CO-valedictorians are Chelsea Angus and Kieran St. Jacques!

Congratulations to two well deserving students. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say at grad!

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