HFCRD News


2021 Official By-Election Results

  December 21, 2021

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to provide the official by-election results of the Ward 2 McLennan Catholic School Trustee Election. The results below include the vote count

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Christmas Hours at the HFCRD Central Office

  December 20, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division Central Office will be closed for Christmas break starting December 24th at 12:00pm and will reopen on Monday January 3rd, 2022 at 8:30am and will resume reg

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Unofficial Ward 2 McLennan By-Election Results

  December 16, 2021

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to provide the unofficial election results of the Ward 2 McLennan Catholic School Trustee By-Election. The results below include the vote coun

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Congratulations Kelly Whalen, Vice Chair of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association

  November 22, 2021

Congratulations to Kelly Whalen who was elected as the Vice Chair of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association (ACSTA) on Saturday November 13 at the association’s Annual General Meeting.

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Official Nomination Results – Ward 2 McLennan

  November 19, 2021

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce the official nomination results for the Ward 2 - McLennan By-Election. Official Nomination List – Ward 2 McLennan Henihan, Tom

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Unofficial Nomination Results – Ward 2 McLennan By-Election

  November 18, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division is pleased to announce the unofficial nomination results for the Ward 2 - McLennan By-Election. Unofficial Nomination List - Ward 2 McLennan Henihan, Tom

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Trustee Whalen Re-Elected as Board Chair and Trustee Kuran Elected as Vice Chair

  November 10, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce that Trustee Kelly Whalen has been re-elected as Board Chair and Trustee John Kuran has been elected as Vice Chair at the Frid

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By-Election Called in Ward 2 McLennan, Nomination Day Set for Thursday November 18th

  November 4, 2021

At the October 29th Regular Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to call a by-election in Ward 2 McLennan. The vote came after the Ward 2 Trustee seat remained vacant after the Octob

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2021 Official Election Results

  October 22, 2021

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to provide the official election results of the Ward 4 Sub 3 Peace River/Nampa Catholic School Trustee Election. The results below include the

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Further Information: HFCRD Introduces Mandatory Vaccinations

  October 19, 2021

Arising from the unfortunate increasing strain that the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on our education and health care systems, and the recent letter to all School Divisions from the Ministers of Healt

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2021 Unofficial Election Results

  October 19, 2021

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to provide the unofficial election results of the Ward 4 Sub 3 Peace River/Nampa Catholic School Trustee Election. The results below include t

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2021 Unofficial Election Results

  October 19, 2021

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to provide the unofficial election results of the Ward 4 Sub 3 Peace River/Nampa Catholic School Trustee Election.  HFCRD thanks all candidat

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HFCRD Introduces Mandatory Vaccinations for Adults Entering HFCRD Buildings

  October 15, 2021

At a Special Board Meeting on October 14th, the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) Board of Trustees passed the following motion regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccines: That the Board of

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Introducing SafeArrival, an Online Student Absence Management System for HFCRD Schools

  October 13, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to introduce SafeArrival, an online student absence management system for HFCRD schools. Starting November 1st, parents and guardians will

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Official Nomination Results

  September 21, 2021

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce the official nomination results as follows.   Official Nomination List Ward                           

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Flag Raising Ceremony for Grimshaw Shared School Facility

  September 21, 2021

With great excitement, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division, Peace River School Division and the Town of Grimshaw, in partnership with Duncan’s First Nation and Métis Region VI, are proud to anno

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2021 Unofficial Nomination Results

  September 20, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce the unofficial nomination results as follows. Unofficial Nomination List Ward  Nominee Ward 1 - High Prair

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HFCRD Board of Trustees Vote to Honour the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, and Make September 30th a Non-Operational Day

  September 17, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) Board of Trustees has voted to make September 30th, 2021 a non-operational day in all HFCRD schools in celebration of the National Day of Truth and R

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Trustee Fisher Not Seeking Re-Election

  September 17, 2021

To the Stakeholders of Ward 2 - McLennan,  With sadness, I share with you all that I have decided not to seek re-election in the upcoming School Board Election with the Holy Family Catholic Region

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Trustee Hill Not Seeking Re-Election

  September 10, 2021

To the Stakeholders of Ward 4 Sub 2 - Grimshaw,  I have made an important decision that I need to share with all stakeholders. I have decided not to seek re-election in the upcoming School Board E

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HFCRD Board of Trustees Changes Masking Requirement

  September 3, 2021

Glenmary School located in Peace River, Alberta requires a Full-time Temporary 1.0 Secondary Math Teacher to start immediately for a one year position. The teaching assignment will include primari

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Trustee Ochran Not Seeking Re-Election

  August 25, 2021

To the Stakeholders to Ward 1: High Prairie, I wish to announce that I will not be seeking re-election as the Ward 1 (High Prairie) Catholic School Trustee in the upcoming School Board Election wit

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2021/22 HFCRD Back-to-School Plan

  August 24, 2021

At the August 23rd Regular Board Meeting, the HFCRD Board of Trustees approved the 2021/22 Back-to-School Plan. The plan follows the current guidelines from Alberta Health Services, and ensures that H

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Congratulations Krystle Brulotte, Vice Principal of Holy Family School

  August 4, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) congratulates Krystle Brulotte who will be the Vice Principal of Holy Family School in Grimshaw in the 2021/22 year. She brings over 10 years of teac

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Summer Hours at HFCRD

  June 30, 2021

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division is pleased to provide the following summer hours for our central office. Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 12:00pm 12:30pm – 4:00pm (Closed 12:00pm – 12:30p

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Congratulations Jennifer Anderson, Acting Principal of Holy Family School

  June 30, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) congratulates Jennifer Anderson who will be the Acting Principal of Holy Family School in Grimshaw in the 2021/22 year. She brings 20 years of teachi

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Congratulations Krista Veitch, Principal of Good Shepherd School

  June 30, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) warmly congratulates Krista Veitch who will be the new Principal of Good Shepherd School in Peace River. Krista is transferring from Holy Family Scho

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Congratulations Victoria Cornick, Principal of Glenmary School and Holy Family CyberHigh

  June 24, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce that Victoria Cornick will be the Principal of Glenmary School and Holy Family CyberHigh in Peace River. Victoria, who is curr

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Congratulations Sadie Oberle, Vice Principal of Good Shepherd School

  May 28, 2021

 The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce that Sadie Oberle will be the Vice Principal of Good Shepherd School in Peace River. Sadie, who has been a Teacher at Good S

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HFCRD Students Return to School In-Person Tuesday May 25

  May 20, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians, As announced by Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange yesterday, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) schools together with almost all schools across the prov

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2021 World Catholic Education Day, a Message from Board Chair Kelly Whalen

  May 13, 2021

Today is World Catholic Education Day! Every year, 40 days after Easter on Ascension Thursday and on the Thursday of Catholic Education Week (May 10-14), Catholics across the globe give thanks for the

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Important Message for Parents and Guardians of Holy Family School

  May 10, 2021

To the Parents and Guardians of Holy Family School, We were notified today that one additional individual at our school has tested positive for COVID-19. All close contacts of this individual are i

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Important Message for Parents and Guardians of St. Stephen’s School

  May 7, 2021

To the Parents and Guardians of St. Stephen’s School, We have two important pieces of information to share with families: We have been notified that yesterday’s case in grade one is not po

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Important Message for Parents and Guardians of Holy Family School

  May 7, 2021

To the Parents and Guardians of Holy Family School, We were notified today that one individual at our school has tested positive for COVID-19. All close contacts of this individual are in grade 1 a

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Important Message to Parents and Guardians of St. Stephen’s School

  May 6, 2021

To the Parents and Guardians of St. Stephen’s School, We were notified today that two individuals at our school have tested positive for COVID-19. All close contacts of this individual are in gra

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Temporary Transition to At-Home/Online Learning for HFCRD Schools

  May 6, 2021

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to provide more information about the upcoming temporary transition to at-home/online learning, as announced by the Government of Alberta

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Education Week and Mental Health Week 2021, a Message from Board Chair Kelly Whalen

  May 4, 2021

May 3 - 7, 2021 is Education Week and Mental Health Week at HFCRD and across Alberta! This year’s Education Week theme is Learning is a Journey. Wow, what a journey this year has been! With this yea

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Message from Superintendent Betty Turpin

  April 16, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians, Spring has arrived and the end of the school year is near. Although we have bright days ahead, today I would like to remind everyone that COVID-19 protocols and guidelin

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Students Return to School In Person January 11th

  January 8, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,   As many of you are already aware, Premier Jason Kenney announced yesterday that K-12 students will return to school in person on Monday January 11th. While we

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Christmas Hours at HFCRD Central Office

  December 18, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division Central Office will be closed for Christmas break starting December 24th at 12:00pm and will reopen on Monday January 4th,2021 at 8:30am and will resume regu

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Important Information for St. Andrew’s Parents and Guardians

  December 17, 2020

To the Parents and Guardians of St. Andrew’s School, We were notified today that one additional individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. To date, our school has had two positive

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Important Message for St. Andrew’s School Families

  December 13, 2020

To the Parents and Guardians of St. Andrew’s School, We were notified today that one confirmed case of COVID-19 was at our school while contagious. St. Andrew’s administration immediately start

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New Public Health Measures

  November 24, 2020

To all HFCRD families, As you are likely aware, today the Government of Alberta announced new targeted health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Division administration is reviewing the new m

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Ward 1 High Prairie By-Election Results

  November 20, 2020

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to provide the results of the Ward 1 High Prairie Catholic School Trustee By-Election. One candidate Rosanne Ochran came forward to submit her

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Glenmary School Added to Provincial Outbreak List

  November 13, 2020

Hello Parents and Guardians,   AHS has notified us that Glenmary School will be added to the provincial school outbreak list tomorrow. The letter from AHS confirming our outbreak status can

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COVID-19 Update for Glenmary Families

  November 13, 2020

To the Parents and Guardians of Glenmary School, We have two important pieces of information to share with our school community.  Due to the large number of junior high students who are curre

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Ward 1 High Prairie Unofficial By-Election Results

  November 12, 2020

Nominations for the Ward 1 High Prairie By-Election closed at 12:00pm noon today. No candidates have come forward to submit their nomination which has left the seat vacant. As per section 31 the Local

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COVID-19 Update for Good Shepherd Families

  November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020 To the Parents and Guardians of Good Shepherd School,  We have been notified that we have 1 additional confirmed case of COVID-19 at our school. We immediately started our con

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COVID-19 Update for Glenmary Families

  November 9, 2020

To the Parents and Guardians of Glenmary School, We were notified that we have 3 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our school, bringing our total to 9 positive cases within the last 9 days.

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Important COVID-19 Update for Good Shepherd Families

  November 9, 2020

To the Parents and Guardians of Good Shepherd School, We have been notified that we have 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our school. We immediately started our contact tracing process and have alr

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All Extracurricular Athletics Suspended Until Further Notice

  November 6, 2020

Effective immediately, all extracurricular athletics are suspended in all schools across the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division. Athletic teams add a significant risk of transmission of COVID-19 i

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Glenmary School Transitioning to Online Learning

  November 5, 2020

To the Parents and Guardians of Glenmary School, Further to our letters to parents and guardians sent Sunday, November 1st and Monday, November 2nd, we are making another change to our education

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Glenmary Senior High Classes Temporarily Transition to Home Learning

  November 2, 2020

To the Parents and Guardians of Glenmary School, Further to our letter to parents and guardians sent yesterday Sunday, November 1st, we are making a temporary change to our education delivery model

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Glenmary School COVID-19 Update

  November 1, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians of Glenmary School, We were informed today that we have 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our school. We immediately started our contact tracing process and have contacted

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By-Election Called in Ward 1 High Prairie, Nomination Day Set for Thursday November 12th

  October 30, 2020

At the October 19th Regular Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to call a by-election in Ward 1 High Prairie. The vote came after the recent passing of long-time dedicated Trustee C

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Congratulations Ernest Patenaude, Winner of the 2020 Excellence in Indigenous Education Award

  October 26, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) warmly congratulates Ernest Patenaude who has won the 2020 Excellence in Indigenous Education Award. Ernest was named the recipient of this award aft

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Glenmary Student Mikayla Dubois Selected for the 2020/21 Minister’s Youth Council

  October 20, 2020

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) warmly congratulates Glenmary School student Mikayla Dubois who has been selected to be on the 2020/21 Minister’s Youth Council.  Mikayla is one of 41

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In Loving Memory of Trustee Carmelle Lizee

  October 15, 2020

With great sadness, we share the news of the passing of Trustee Carmelle Lizee, a dedicated member of the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division, St. Andrew’s School and St. Paul’s Catholic Church

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At-Home Learning Information

  September 3, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division is pleased to provide more information for families who have selected the at-home learning format. At-home learning may not follow the same format that your

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Inter-School Bus Registration for Good Shepherd School Students

  September 2, 2020

At the August 24th Regular Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the introduction of an inter-school bussing service for Good Shepherd School students in Peace River for the 2020/21 school yea

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Whalen and Hill Re-Elected as Board Chair and Vice Chair

  August 31, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce that Trustees Kelly Whalen and Brian Hill were re-elected as Board Chair and Vice Chair respectively at the Monday August 24th

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HFCRD At-School or At-Home Learning Registration

  August 25, 2020

HFCRD is pleased to offer both at-school and at-home learning for families to support the safe relaunch of schools. HFCRD asks all families to declare their preferred learning format in the registrati

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First Day of School Delayed to Tuesday September 8

  August 24, 2020

At the August 24th Regular Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to delay the first day of school to Tuesday September 8th. Delaying the first day of school will give staff more time to accommoda

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HFCRD School Relaunch Handbook & Re-entry Survey

  August 6, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) will be welcoming students back to class in the Fall 2020. On July 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that

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HFCRD Exploring the Provision of Inter-School Bussing for Good Shepherd School Families

  July 30, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is currently exploring the financial viability of providing an inter-school bussing service for Good Shepherd School families for the 2020/21 school

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Congratulations Lauri Goudreault, Principal of École Providence School

  June 24, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) warmly congratulates Lauri Goudreault who will be the new Principal of École Providence School in McLennan starting in September 2020. Lauri is movi

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Congratulations HFCRD 2019/20 Long Service Award Recipients

  June 23, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) warmly congratulates the 2019/2020 Long Service Award recipients. As a small token of appreciation, staff members who complete 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30,

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September 2020 School Re-Entry Guideline Documents

  June 19, 2020

As you may be aware, the Government of Alberta released several school re-entry documents last week that describe the three possible scenarios for September. Alberta Education will announce by August

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Congratulations Krista Veitch, Principal of Holy Family School

  June 19, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) warmly congratulates Krista Veitch who will be the new Principal of Holy Family School in Grimshaw. Krista is transferring from Ecole Providence Scho

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HFCRD Welcomes Ziona Peetso as Financial Administrative Assistant

  June 16, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to welcome Ziona Peetso as the Financial Administrative Assistant at Central Office in Peace River. Ziona brings a wealth of experience as

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Congratulations Victoria Cornick, Principal of Good Shepherd School

  June 15, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce that Victoria Cornick will be the Principal of Good Shepherd School in Peace River. Victoria, who is currently the Principal o

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HFCRD Seeking Feedback for School Re-Entry Planning

  June 8, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is seeking feedback from students, parents, and staff members about the re-entry process for the 2020/21 school year. Now is the perfect time for HFC

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2020 Catholic Education Week, a Message from Board Chair Kelly Whalen

  May 19, 2020

This week is Catholic Education Week! Across Alberta, Catholic school divisions together with their school communities are celebrating the gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. This year’s Cat

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Congratulations 2020 Edwin Parr Award Nominee Cassidy Yasinski

  May 12, 2020

At the April 21st Regular Board Meeting, the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favour of awarding the 2020 Edwin Parr Award Nomination to Cassidy Ya

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HFCRD Donating Nutrition Grant Funds to Local Food Banks

  May 6, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is proud to announce that all remaining funds received through the Nutrition Grant are being donated to local food banks in every school community. T

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Mental Health Week 2020, a Message from Board Chair Kelly Whalen

  May 4, 2020

This week we are celebrating Mental Health Week from May 4 to 10, 2020. In our world right now, mental health is more important than ever. While we are changing routines and adapting to our new normal

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Education Week 2020, a Message from Board Chair Kelly Whalen

  April 27, 2020

This week we are celebrating Education Week at HFCRD! This year’s theme is Learning is a Journey. Wow, what a journey this year has been! With this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, I think we would all s

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HFCRD Board of Trustees Approve 2020/21 School Calendars

  April 24, 2020

At the April 21st Regular Board Meeting, the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) Board of Trustees approved the 2020/21 School Calendars. Decisions about the school calendars were made to b

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All HFCRD Playgrounds Closed to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

  March 27, 2020

At this time, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is prohibiting access to all playground equipment at all schools as a precautionary step to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Signage is bein

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Guidelines for Schools in Developing a Home Learning Plan

  March 20, 2020

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division has been monitoring the COVID-19 updates closely and following all guidelines from Alberta Health Services and Alberta Education. We have received direction from

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Class Cancellation Effective Monday March 16, 2020

  March 15, 2020

The Government of Alberta announced today that all K-12 classes across Alberta are cancelled starting Monday March 16th, 2020. Staff will continue to be at their respective schools to create a plan to

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Letter to All Parents & Staff Regarding COVID-19

  March 12, 2020

To all Parents & Staff, The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division is deeply concerned about the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus), and we are aware that many of you share these same

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Christmas Hours at HFCRD Central Office

  December 20, 2019

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division Central Office will be closed from December 23 to 27th, 2019 and will reopen on Monday December 30th and Tuesday December 31st from 8:30am to 4:30pm (closed

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HFCRD Welcomes Appointed Trustee Donna Duda

  December 13, 2019

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) warmly welcomes new appointed Trustee Donna Duda, who was sworn in at the Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday November 12th. Trustee Duda was appointed by t

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HFCRD Board of Trustees Approves 2019/20 Revised Budget

  December 6, 2019

On Wednesday December 4th, the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) Board of Trustees held their annual Special Board Meeting where the Audited Financial Statements, the 2019/20 Revised Budg

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Congratulations Joanne Baird, Acting Vice-Principal of St. Andrew’s School

  October 3, 2019

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Baird as Acting Vice-Principal of St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie starting October 15th. Joanne ha

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Trustee Whalen Re-Elected as Board Chair and Trustee Hill Elected as Vice Chair

  August 28, 2019

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Organizational Meeting where Kelly Whalen was re-elected as Board Chair and Brian Hill was elected as Vice

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Final Exams Canceled for Grades 10-12 Students in Semester One

  January 13, 2022

In response to the Government of Alberta’s decision to extend the Christmas break by one week and to cancel the January Diploma exams, the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division will not have final

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Updated Return to School – Message to Parents and Guardians

  January 10, 2022

To all parents and guardians, The Government of Alberta released the new guidance document for schools in the evening of  Friday January 7th, 2022. We appreciate the patience and understanding fro

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Return to School – Message to Parents and Guardians

  January 7, 2022

As you may be aware, the Government of Alberta has confirmed that students are returning to school on Monday January 10, 2022 for in-class learning. We are thrilled to welcome students back to the cla

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