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Message to Staff from Chair of the Board, Rick Petrella

My Dear Friends, 

As another school year comes to an end, we can look back with great pride on the many accomplishments of the students and staff who continue to shape and define the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. Our students continue to move forward in their academic and spiritual journey, which can be directly attributed to their hard work and dedication throughout the year.  

I understand that this year was like no other. The pandemic, the challenges of quickly changing to an online learning environment, requirements for enhanced cleaning protocols, and all the other changes that impacted our lives as the result of COVID-19, were handled by all with grace and perseverance.

I want to reiterate to all of you that the Board of Trustees truly appreciate and value the time and effort you dedicate to ensure the success of all our students. Our students and staff have continued to excel and have been recognized at the local, provincial, national, and even international level in a variety of endeavours and achievements. We, the Board of Trustees, applaud these efforts.

I ask all of you to join me in a prayer to the Blessed Mother for the victims and those impacted by this pandemic.

I know September holds a great deal of uncertainty for us all, but the Board and our senior team are working hard on the three scenarios for the September re-opening and have asked for input from all stakeholders as part of this collaborative approach in making decisions.

We acknowledge the ongoing support of the staff and all Catholic stakeholders for their positive impact on Catholic education and thank each one of you for your dedication to our publicly funded Catholic schools.

On behalf of the Trustees of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, I wish you all the very best and hope that you enjoy a safe and restful summer.  

Best wishes, 

Rick Petrella, Chair of the Board