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Postponement of March Break 2021 and Change to April 30 PD Day made by School Boards

On February 11, 2021 Ontario's Minister of Education Stephen Lecce, issued the following statement regarding March Break: "In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March Break until April 12-16, 2021. This decision was made with the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials, including consultations with many local Medical Officers of Health.”
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Student Accident Insurance

(September 14, 2020) Accidents can and do happen! Each year, many families spend thousands of dollars when their children are injured at school, on field trips, while participating in non-school activities or at home. Follow this link to learn "What you need to know a parent about Accident Insurance."

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ELSS Contact Welcome – September 2019
Together with our excellent teachers and superb support staff, Mr. Forsyth and I, welcome you to a new school year.  We look forward to working with each family ensuring that all of our students are confident learners and caring citizens.
Once again, the school looks amazing!  Even with the major renovations occurring on both floors of the building all summer long, Mr. Gillis and his team have worked very hard to ensure it is spotless and ready for learning upon your arrival in September. 
When you arrive, you will notice a number of changes to our building.  The Algoma District School Board has invested a significant amount of money to improve our school over the summer. These renovations included much needed upgrades to the Riddle Cafeteria ceiling lights and enhancements to the gymnasium change rooms.  The majority of the funds were used to modernize our library into a 21st century learning commons, complete with improved technology, a student conference area and a comfortable reading space finished with a fireplace and 60 inch monitor in addition to better seating and work space areas.  While the library renovations are slightly behind schedule it will be a stunning improvement to say the least!  In the meantime, all library/learning commons classes will be scheduled into Room 213 (computer lab) until the new space is officially opened.  The upper main entrance has also been improved with an extra catch basin and new pavement to improve access to the upper parking lot.
However, we remind all families, that for safety reasons, and to minimize congestion, please use the lower laneway next to the cafeteria for student drop offs in the morning.


Confident learners, caring citizens.


In partnership with our stakeholders, the Algoma District School Board will create a collaborative learning community where all flourish as confident learners who see themselves as capable, self-directed and open to learning and as caring citizens who value good character and contribute positively to our communities.


We are guided by:
ADSB character traits; lifelong learning;
empathy; ethical relationships;
equity & inclusion; accountability