November 27, 2020

Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon (CSC Nouvelon), the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB), and Our Children, Our Future/ Nos Enfants, Notre Avenir (OCOF/NENA) wish to inform all families that Espanola’s long-awaited new educational and childcare build will be available for occupancy in the spring of 2021. The new joint facility, located at 301 Church Street on the site of the former Sacred Heart Catholic School and former St-Louis de France Catholic Church properties, will house École catholique La Renaissance, Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School, and Our Children, Our Future Daycare / Garderie Nos Enfants, Notre Avenir

According to the latest information, the new building may be substantially completed by the end of February 2021. Throughout the next three months, CSC Nouvelon, HSCDSB, and OCOF will collaborate closely on a number of outstanding items, including the development of a plan for an official opening and a staggered schedule for relocating all students and staff. Although our goal is to have both Catholic schools and daycare centres moved in by the end of March Break on Sunday, March 21, 2021, circumstances beyond anyone’s control might change this target date.

CSC Nouvelon, HSCDSB, and OCOF originally had high hopes of welcoming students and children in the new joint facility earlier; however, a number of factors – including a global pandemic – prevented this from occurring. The three organizations appreciate everyone’s understanding and continued support through this challenging time.

Additional information about next steps will be communicated to families in the first few months of 2021.

Media contacts:

Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon
705-673-5626, ext. 294

Jim Fitzpatrick
Communications Officer
Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board