Beginning on Monday, November 28, students from Cathedral who have been attending school at Holy Name Catholic School since an October 19 fire in the roof top air exchange unit will return to class at Cathedral.
Students and staff will return to a refreshed, clean and safe facility that has received clearance from both the building inspector and the fire department.
“The school has been professionally cleaned and restored. We are confident that students and staff are returning to a safe and welcoming environment,” stated Ian Byce, RCCDSB Assistant Plant Manager.
Contractors, Plant, IT and teaching staff have been in the school over the past weeks and days preparing classrooms for the fresh start on Monday and Principal Karen Kenny is ensuring that each classroom has all the necessary supplies.
“Thank you to everyone one who has worked tremendously hard, and put in long hours to get the school ready for students to re-enter,” said Michele Arbour, Director of Education.
Regular Before and After Care services will also restart at Cathedral on Monday. All families who participate in this program are asked to drop off and pick up their children at Cathedral school.
All Cathedral students who were formerly bussed to school will go back to the original bus schedule, and the same (9:30 a.m.) start time as in September, and all walkers to Cathedral will resume walking as of Monday morning.
“I would like to extend a word of thanks and appreciation to all of the parents, RCCDSB, Holy Name School Community, and Cathedral staff and students for their support, understanding and cooperation over the past couple of weeks as we extended our learning environment to our temporary location – Holy Name. This has been a very positive experience for all of us. We leave with new friendships and fond memories. I am truly grateful and appreciative of all of the efforts of the restoration and plant department who have worked countless hours to get us back to Cathedral as soon as possible,” said Kenny.
November 25, 2016
For further information, please contact:
Michele Arbour, Director of Education
Renfrew County Catholic District School Board
499 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON K8A 5P1
Phone: 613-735-1031 or 1-800-267-0191