October 2020

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Awareness Month
Wednesday October 30th: Orange Shirt Day

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Thanksgiving Food Drive: Monday October 5th- Wednesday October 14th

Dress Purple Day: Tuesday October 27th


Return to Learning

Please visit St. Mary Return to Learning for more detailed information such as daily schedule and quadmester calendar, orientation videos.

Quadmester 1 & 2 Daily/Weekly Cohort Calendar (Sept 2020-January 2021)

DCDSB School Calendar (2020-2021)

School Bus information is via Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS)  


Online Support

Need assistance with your DCDSB student ID login and/or password?
Contact our Teacher-Librarian, Ms. Frysztacki at michelle.frysztacki@dcdsb.ca or at x56014

See St. Mary Online Support for instructions for Edsby, @dclive email, student Launchpad


Durham Catholic Virtual Secondary School (DCVSS) can be contacted at 905-571-9720

Principal: Ms. Sonya Melim
Vice-Principals: Ms. Andrea Sullivan (A-L), Ms. Lynn Jeffs (M-Z), Ms. Krista Zupan
Guidance Teachers: Mr. Glenn Dennis (A - F), Mr. Mike Dion (G-O), Ms. Alison Serrao (P-Z)
Program Support Teacher: Ms. Angela Poczekaj
Student Success Teacher: Ms. Rochelle Black
Online Support Teacher: Mr. Brian Chen

DCVSS online classes are currently operating at full capacity. In order to provide as much continuity of learning as possible for all students, our next targeted date to transition students who have made requests to change learning models prior to December 4, 2020 for the start of Quadmester 3 (February 2). Any requests for changes from in-class or remote learning models must be made by contacting Principal Mrs. Duane at StMaryCSS@dcdsb.ca. Where space and class size allows, requests may be accommodated.

Technical Support: If you require technical support on Board issued devices or applications such as Edsby, D2L/Brightspace, Office 365, etc., please email TechnologySupport@dcdsb.ca and explain the issue you are experiencing such as password reset. Please include in the email, the student name, student User ID, date of birth, school name, grade and phone number where we can contact you.


School Cash Online is the preferred method of payment at St. Mary. With this new online payment service, you'll be able to pay for your child's school fees online such as class trips, school activities fees, and athletic wear. You will no longer need to send in cash or write a cheque for school purchases.


Register for school

We welcome students of all faiths at our Durham Catholic secondary schools. 

Please visit Guidance - Register for school for detailed information on the application process. 

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School Contact

1918 Whites Road
Pickering ON L1V 1R9
905-420-7166

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Principal: Mrs. Susan Duane
Vice-Principal: Mr. Shawnn O'Connor (A-F)
Vice-Principal: Ms. Mary Polidano (G-O)
Vice-Principal: Mr. John Neundorf (P-Z)


Hours (Sept 2020)

10:00 am - 12:30 pm: In School Instruction based on Cohort Schedule

12:30 - 2:00 pm: Dismissal/Travel Time/Lunch

2:00 - 3:15 pm: Synchronous Online Learning

3:15 - 4:30 pm: Online Academic Assistance

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