March 25, 2021

Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon (CSC Nouvelon), the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB), and Our Children, Our Future (OCOF) wish to inform all families that Espanola’s new educational and childcare build will be available for occupancy by September 2021, in time for the start of the upcoming school year. The new joint facility, located on Church and Mead Streets in Espanola, will house École catholique La Renaissance, Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School, and Our Children, Our Future Daycare / Garderie Nos Enfants, Notre Avenir.

Construction and final preparation of the new facility were delayed in part by the government’s recent decision to move the Sudbury and Espanola districts into a Grey-Lockdown level. Moving children, students and staff into the new joint facility on April 19, 2021 is no longer feasible. As a result, all three organizations have agreed it would be prudent to align the building’s opening with the start of the new school year in September 2021.

The revised opening will allow for furnishings to be moved from their current facilities during the summer, with limited interruption to classroom instruction and day care activities. Between mid-March and the start of the 2021-2022 school year, finishing touches will be added to the facility. Additionally, local authorities will have the opportunity to complete all necessary inspections. This new opening date will also ensure the health and safety of children, families and employees, who will have no exposure to the essential workers and visitors required to be on site over the next three months.

CSC Nouvelon, HSCDSB, and OCOF appreciate everyone’s understanding and continued support of this exciting new joint educational and childcare facility in Espanola.

Additional information about next steps will be communicated to families in the weeks ahead.

Media contacts:
Paul de la Riva
Director of Communications
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon
705-673-5626, ext. 294
705 677-8195 – cell phone

Jim Fitzpatrick
Communications Officer
Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board