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The safety of our students is a priority at St. Joseph Catholic School. In order to ensure the safe arrival of each student our attendance is monitored each morning and afternoon. It is an expectation for the parent/guardian to notify the school regarding late arrivals and absences. The secretary makes contact with the home of any student whose absence has not been explained. Our safe arrival program relies on effective communication between the home and school.
We require a phone call to the school office if your child is going to be absent or late. You may also call and leave a voice mail at (613)275-2353.
An additional option to reporting an absence is:
* Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
* Use the SafeArrival website, The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
We are obligated to ensure the safety of all students regarding daily attendance. Supervision is available beginning at 9:00 a.m.
These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
Future absences can be reported at any time.

Personal Support Worker Program

Have you considered a career in Health Care? Are you interested in learning more about our Personal Support Worker program? Our 5 month program will be starting again in February.
Please join us at the following Information Sessions:
PSW Smiths Falls- Tuesday, November 26 at 2:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Education Centre in the PSW Portable
PSW Brockville- Thursday, November 28 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic High School in the library
PSW Cornwall- Friday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. at The Agora Catholic Centre- 301 McConnell Ave, Cornwall- Please use the entrance at the back of the building.
Please visit our website for more information and to register for the information sessions.

Student Accident Insurance

Every superhero needs a sidekick.
Student Accident Insurance for life’s unexpected events.

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Did you know that expenses from your child’s accident may exceed the benefits provided by your government and group insurance plans? Some expenses are not even insured under government and group insurance policies. So whether your child is involved in an accident at school or during non-school hours, insuremykids® helps protect your family’s finances!

The Platinum Plan, our best-selling plan, offers 24/7 coverage against accidental expenses including dental, ambulance, cast, prescription medication, and even out-of-province emergency medical fees.

To learn more or to purchase an insuremykids® plan, visit

Underwritten by: Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada
Box 557, 100 King St W, Hamilton ON L8N 3K9

“WE Team”

WE Team

We-Team presents, Ruth McLean, representative from the Athens Food Bank with a cheque for $200.00

Me-to-We Team: Popcorn for People

In their first full year of operation, the Me-to-We Team at St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School in Toledo, Ontario has raised awareness and funds for a variety of social justice initiatives within the local community, Canada and around the world. The hard-working Me-to-We School Club is inspired by the work of the “Free the Children” organization founded my Craig and Marc Kielburger. In November and December, the We-Team held weekly popcorn sales and specialty jewelry sales to raise money for the local food bank and their “Adopt-a-Village” global initiative. The Me-to-We team was proud to present $200.00 to the Athens Food Bank for their Christmas Food Drive. In February, the We-Team will be resuming Popcorn Sales to raise money for their adopted village in Haiti with a focus on Healthcare and education and to support Mr. Mark Quattrocchi’s, “One Ride Please” Initiative to build schools in rural China and India.


St. Joseph “LIONS” Sports

Sporting events and results….

Health Unit – Monthly Updates