Emergency Closure of St. Joseph School – Wawa


Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board: Emergency Closure of St. Joseph French Immersion Catholic School

As a result of a frozen sewer line, the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) will be temporarily closing St. Joseph French Immersion Catholic School in Wawa on Friday, March 5. The board made its decision in consultation with Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon, which shares the facility.

HSCDSB’s Plant Department has advised that specialized equipment is required to address the frozen sewer line. It is anticipated that a plumber with the appropriate equipment will arrive on site on Monday, March 8, 2021. The board expects St. Joseph to remain closed on Monday, March 8.

The extent and duration of the repair might result in the school closure being extended. With this in mind, the board is reaching out to staff, parents and guardians to implement what is necessary to have students learn virtually during the closure period.

The school’s administration plans to distribute technology to those in need and have students continue their learning during the closure period.


CSC Nouvelon: École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) closed until March 9, 2021

The health and safety of students and employees remains CSC Nouvelon’s top priority. Due to frozen pipes in various parts of École Saint-Joseph (Wawa), the school will be closed for all students from Kindergarten to grade 12 on Friday, March 5, as well as Monday, March 8, 2021.

At the moment, students are expected to resume their in-class learning on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. If this return date should change, the CSC Nouvelon will inform parents of details.

We also wish to inform families that the daycare located at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) will also be closed until Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

To support students in their learning, Kindergarten to grade 12 students from École Saint-Joseph will be able to pursue their learning at home in a virtual format until their return to the classroom.