The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB), Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon (CSC Nouvelon), and Our Children, Our Future (OCOF) wish to inform all families that Espanola’s new educational and childcare build will be available for occupancy on April 19, 2021.
The new joint facility, located on Church and Mead Streets in Espanola, will house École catholique La Renaissance, Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School, and Our Children, Our Future Daycare / Garderie Nos Enfants, Notre Avenir.
Upon hearing last week’s announcement by the Minister of Education, all three organizations agreed to align the building’s opening with the end of the new spring break. In November 2020, the building’s scheduled opening was set for March 22, 2021, which coincided with the first day of school after March Break. However, with the government’s postponement of spring break to April 12-16, 2021, all organizations agreed it was prudent to move the building’s opening date.
The revised opening will allow for furnishings to be moved from their current facilities with limited interruption to classroom instruction and day care activities. Between mid-March and mid-April, finishing touches will be added to the facility. Additionally, local authorities will have the opportunity to complete all necessary inspections. This new opening date will also ensure the health and safety of children, families and employees, who will have limited exposure to the essential workers and visitors required to be on site over the next two months.
CSC Nouvelon, HSCDSB, and OCOF appreciate everyone’s understanding and continued support of this exciting new joint educational and childcare facility in Espanola. Additional information about next steps will be communicated to families in the weeks ahead.