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Professional Activity Days

Starting in the 2023-24 school year, school boards are required to post a detailed summary of Professional Activity (PA) Day activities. Click the triangle beside each date to see details for that day.
All Schools, In-Person, All Day. School principals will lead sessions. Some materials were developed by the appropriate department at the Board Office. 
 
Morning 
Land Acknowledgement, Opening Prayer Service, and Welcome
Student Achievement and Well-Being – Ministry, Board and School Priorities
Review of LDCSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan
Review of LDCSB Student Achievement and Well-Being Plan
Creation of School level Student Achievement and Well-Being Plan
 
Afternoon 
Review of Fire Plan (School site specific)
Review of Violence Risk Assessment (School site specific)
Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions (School site specific)
Violence and Harassment Video & Quiz 
De-escalation Strategies 
WHMIS Video & Quiz
Slips, Trips, and Falls Video & Quiz
Incident Reporting Overview 
epi-Pen use 
Concussion Policy and Protocol Review
All Schools, In-Person, All Day. School principals will lead sessions. Some materials were developed by the appropriate department at the Board Office. 
 
Morning 
Land Acknowledgement and Welcome
Liturgy of the Word
Building Community, Connection and Communion to Create Safe Inclusive Schools.
Listening Skills to Reflect on Lessons for Catholic Education
 
Afternoon 
Universal Learning Module - Suicide Prevention & Life Promotion 
Mental Health Literacy Modules training (Grade 7 and 8)
Mental Health Training – The Power of Relationships
All Staff, In-Person, All Day, Various Locations. School Board staff and other professionals will lead sessions. Materials were developed by the appropriate department(s) at the Board Office and/or the Ministry of Education. 
 
Details of the Day:
Land Acknowledgement, Opening Prayer Service, and Welcome
Student Achievement and Well-Being – Ministry, Board and School Priorities
Equity and Inclusion 
 
Special sessions for the following groups:
COOP Teachers
DECEs
Educational Assistants
Elementary ESL Teachers 
Elementary Music Teachers 
Elementary Secretaries 
Elementary SPSTs
English Itinerant Teachers at French Immersion Schools
French Immersion and Core French Educators
Grades K-2 Classroom Teachers
Grades 3-6 Classroom Teachers
Grades 7-8 Classroom Teachers
Guidance Teachers
Librarians
Primary Prep and Planning Teachers
Secondary Office Staff 
Secondary Teachers
And more!

Elementary Educators: will participate in a variety of student assessment, evaluation, grading, and reporting.

EAs and DECEs: will participate in a variety of professional learning opportunities, which may include Virtual sessions in MH LIT – Mental Health.

Librarians: will participate in completing library duties, including processing new books.

Secretaries: will participate in professional learning opportunities which includes KD registration, Admissions, PowerSchool and Attendance Management, Finance - School Cash Online and Lunchbox.

Secondary Educatorswill participate in a variety of student assessment, evaluation, grading, and reporting for Semester 1 and prepare for the start of Semester 2.

EAs: will participate in a variety of professional learning opportunities, which may include Virtual sessions in MH LIT – Mental Health.