Principal's Welcome

August 21, 2020

Hello/Bonjour Parents and Caregivers!

I hope this communication finds you well. As we move closer to start up, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as the new principal of St. Francis School. I am excited to be joining the school’s vibrant community and to meet you and your children in the coming weeks. I pray that I can serve you as well as Mme. Denise Selin who will be greatly missed.

Another unusual school year lies ahead of us and I know that you may have many questions and concerns. The Board has posted a helpful document titled NPSC School Re-Opening Plan 2020-2021: A Guide for the Safe Return to our Catholic Schools During COVID-19 which provides a framework of the plan to reopen schools to students and staff in a safe manner. The document can be accessed on the Board website by clicking this link:

As we quickly approach a new school year, a friendly reminder to check your Edsby accounts regularly for new information and important messages from our school. Those of you who are new to our school community and have not yet created an Edsby login are encouraged to check your email for an invitation to join. If you have not received an email with instructions about how to create your login by August 28th, please contact the school office. Edsby is a very important part of our school communication and reporting and it is imperative that all caregivers and students begin regularly logging on prior to the beginning of school.

I am truly looking forward to working together throughout the school year to inspire, nurture and celebrate your child’s learning and faith development at St. Francis School. I hope that you enjoy the remaining days of summer. Stay safe and see you soon!


Victoria Swejda
St. Francis School

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