Remembering the late Jean-Pierre Gratton

We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of a former CSB colleague and cherished friend on January 12, 2022. Mr. Jean-Pierre Gratton passed away peacefully at the age of 80 years young. He was surrounded by his loving family who supported him until his passing.

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Parent Resource: Setting up Office 365 for Online Learning

Using a computer to communicate, research, and collaborate is an important life skill for students. The Cree School Board is currently providing students with Office 365 accounts, online learning materials, and other online learning supports, so they can build these skills for the future. These resources will also make sure we are prepared in the case of another COVID-19 closure.

Here are some resources to help you get started with Office 365, Teams, and other technologies.

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Return to School Message

Yesterday in Eeyou Istchee, our children have returned to school in an online capacity. The fifth wave of COVID-19, fueled by the highly contagious Omicron virus, has again forced us to delay in-class learning. We acknowledge that although this is not an ideal situation for students, the continued vigilance shown by everyone is greatly appreciated. As well as elementary and secondary students, we would like to thank those enrolled in post-secondary studies for resuming their winter term semester again in an online capacity. We would also like to wish our best to the Adult-Ed, Vocational and Bachelor’s in Education students who will also be continuing sessions this month.

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Online Learning Will Start January 12, 2022

Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Quebec and Eeyou Istchee, the Cree School Board has decided to move the start date of school to the following:

Elementary, High School, & Adult General Education
ONLINE: January 12th to 26th, 2022

All Vocational Training Programs
IN-PERSON*: January 26th, 2022

*Please note that in-person instruction for all schools, including vocational programs and learning centres, will be assessed in consultation with Public Health by Wednesday, January 26th, 2022.

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Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

The best part of the Christmas season is reuniting with your family and loved ones, creating new memories and celebrating the festive season. As we prepare for the holidays, the Cree School Board wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

When your child(ren) returns to our schools on January 4, 2022 for online learning, we look forward to hearing about your stories and holiday fun! For more information about the holiday period or return to school for online learning, please contact your schools directly.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Beginning this year, the federal government declared September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was also referred to as Orange Shirt Day.

The Cree School Board started the day with a commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30, 2021  in front of their Head Office.

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CSB Celebrates Retiring Employees

After many years of service, the Cree School Board honoured retirees from last year and this year. Chairperson Dr. Sarah Pash acknowledged the retired employees on social media.

“CONGRATULATIONS!” said the Chairperson, “For today, I want to say thank you for everything you have done. You have worked tirelessly to ensure that our language remains a priority, that our culture and traditions have a place in our education system, that we continue to develop and produce our own teachers.”

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Commissioners Election Results

On August 18, 2021, Local School Commissioner elections were held in Waskaganish, Wemindji and Whapmagoostui.

Congratulations to the elected Commissioners: Sammy Blackned (Wemindji), Rebecca Masty Kawapit (Whapmagoostui) and Anthony Moses (Waskaganish).

The final results, issued by the Local Returning Officers, are available here:
pdf Waskaganish    pdf Wemindji    pdf Whapmagoostui

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