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St Luke Open House

On September 24 we invite families to come to our open house from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Parent and Guardians will have the opportunity to meet their children’s teachers, visit classrooms and to learn more about the opportunities at St Luke Catholic High School.

Optional Student Accident Insurance

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Accidents can and do happen! Each year, many families spend thousands of dollars when their children are injured at school, on field trips, while participating in non-school activities, or at home.

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school property or during school activities including extracurricular sports. If a student is injured, parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible for any costs not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) or their employer’s health care plan.

It’s important to know that most accident-related expenses are not fully covered under OHIP and some expenses like ambulance fees, casts, crutches, physiotherapy and emergency dental care are usually not covered at all. This leaves you, the parent/guardian, financially responsible for these unexpected and usually hefty expenses. Please check with your provider regarding your coverage.

To help protect your family, it is recommended that you consider obtaining student accident insurance which provides coverage for these types of costs. As a convenience to you, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has made an arrangement to offer a student accident insurance program through Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada (insuremykids®). Participation is voluntary but highly recommended and the costs are to be paid by the parent/guardian. The program is available for students up to age 26.

Coverage is provided for a wide range of accidental expenses, including:

  • Dental expenses – includes 10 years unlimited dental benefit coverage, future dental up to $1,650 per tooth, and injury related orthodontia coverage up to $2,500 per accident
  • Total and permanent disability – up to $350,000
  • Loss of limb/loss of use
  • Accidental death
  • Ambulance fees
  • And much more!

Insuremykids® Student Accident Insurance offers three plans with a variety of benefits at affordable rates – their most affordable plan is available for as little as $13.00 per year and provides coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their most popular plan is the Platinum at $33 per year, which provides outof-province emergency medical coverage and travel benefits. Family rates are available for three or more children in the same family, even if attending different schools. You can also save on time and premium with an optional 3-Year or 5-Year plan, available for online purchase up to September 30th. For more information please view the Insure My Kids – Parent Info Sheet  or to purchase directly online, please visit or call 1-800-463-5437.

PA Day Agenda

Professional Activity Day Agenda – Revised

School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement

September 3, 2019


  • Welcome Prayer and Acknowledgement of Land Sept 3 Opening Liturgy (All Staff)
  • Indigenous Learning Video Series (All staff)


  • SIPSA Review – Principal (All Staff)
  • Departmental SIPSA Review – break out into department or divionsal groups to look at specific SIPSA goals and discuss monitoring strategies to ensure progress towards achieving specific SIPSA goals


  • Review of Revised GLC2O Curriculum (Secondary Schools – Grade 10 Civics and Careers Teachers)
  • Reviewing Student/Classroom Learning Profiles and IEPs (Teacher Directed)
  • Reflections on the Learning from the Day – Survey (All Staff)

Note:  All CDSBEO Elementary and Secondary school communities will host the Professional Activity session at their home school community with their staff.

School Bell Time Changes for September 2019

Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO) is changing school bus pickup and drop off schedules for fall 2019 for CDSBEO and UCDSB in the Northwestern region of the school districts, affecting mainly Lanark County, Smiths Falls, and some schools in Leeds County. The changes will create a consistent 8:00 a.m. start time for most secondary schools, and start times for elementary schools between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. St. Luke CHS will now have an 8:30 a.m. start time. Parents will have received a letter which went home with their child yesterday, as well, a parent survey to collect feedback on childcare requirements in light of these changes was included for families with children in grades JK to grade 6. Please ensure that these surveys are returned to the school before June 7, 2019. To learn more about specific changes to school bus service, or call STEO at 1.855.441.1589.

St Luke CHS in the Record News

St. Luke Catholic High School in Smiths Falls offers alternative pathways to success

by Evelyn Harford 

In a world where the job market is changing, real world skills are valued.

This is exactly what St. Luke Catholic High School focuses on to get their students onto the right pathway for their success.

“What we really encourage students to do is to think about apprenticeships and getting a job,” said St. Luke teacher, Carolyn Crosby. “We’re … a co-op high school, focusing on co-operative education; learning by doing.”

Read More at the following link

Ben Spencer wins Gold at Eastern Ontario Skills Competition

St. Luke is proud to announce our very own Ben won gold at the Eastern Ontario SKLZ Specialist High Skill Major in Hospitality competition at St.Matthew CHS in Cornwall. Congratulations Ben!


In Focus Interview of Jordan Burnie on Lake 88.1

Lake 88 In Focus Interviews

In Focus – Fri Feb 15, 2019 – Jordan Burnie of St. Luke Catholic High School in Smiths Falls

CDSBEO Schools Closed Feb 13

The CDSBEO will be closing all schools and administrative offices on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. There will also be no evening activities including community use of schools. Secondary open house events will be rescheduled with updated dates posted at .

Snow Day Update

Due to bus cancellations Thursday and Friday will be regular school days.  Thursday is a Day 1 (Grade 10 day) and Friday is a Day 2 (Grade 11 Day).  Credit recovery will begin on Monday.

Permaculture Garden Grant

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