News & Upcoming Events

Director's Cut Episide # 12

In 2021-2022, we introduced staff, students and the community to the framework of the Multi-Year Plan and how it drives learning across the system. 


In 2022-2023, we took a closer look at the classroom level, showing how each of the five areas of focus are integrated and implemented into everyday instruction. In this final year of the MYP, we are digging even deeper by having students show us from their point of view - literally - how the plan is strengthening their learning and making their educational experience successful and engaging. 


Tune in to our latest : EPISODE #12: Director's Cut | MYP - Learning & Achievement: Student Point of View.


Thank you for being a part of this exciting learning journey.


Curtis Ennis

Director of Education

Halton District School Board

Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for Parents/Guardians

The Halton District School Board is hosting Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for parents/guardians this Winter and Spring. Covering specific topics based on feedback from parents/guardians, each session will be led by a mental health expert in that area who will share their knowledge and provide helpful information and resources. 

Sessions include: 

*Note: These are repeated workshops offered last year. Additional sessions will be announced at a later date.

Learn more about the sessions available by visiting our Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions webpage and register online by completing the registration form. Registration is required for these sessions as limited spots are available. 

Sessions will be held on Google Meet, where closed captioning is available in various languages. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the session. Questions can be submitted when completing the registration form or during the session. Sessions will not be recorded. 

Mental Health & Well-Being Resources

The mental health and well-being of our students and families is important. We encourage all families to view the HDSB’s Mental Health & Well-Being webpage which has information for parents/guardians and students on mental health, ways to support positive mental health and well-being and how to get additional support at school and in the community.

Provide input on 2024-2025 Budget priorities

Dear HDSB families,

The HDSB values input from parents/guardians and is encouraging participation in the budget development process for the upcoming school year through a short, anonymous survey.

To provide feedback, please complete the 2024-2025 Budget Input Survey by Monday, Februry 26, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Over the past few years, the education sector has been presented with unprecedented challenges and funding pressures. It is also expected that elementary and secondary student enrolment in the region will decline next year. With student enrolment as the main driver of funding for the school board, this will result in lost revenue. The HDSB has budgeted for a $7.7 million deficit in the current year and is required by regulation to eliminate this deficit next school year (2024-2025). We are looking to identify savings and efficiencies to meet the regulatory requirement to balance our budget, while continuing to make investments in strategic priorities. 

As we try to eliminate this deficit to balance our budget, we are seeking your input to help us understand how we can minimize impact and achieve our financial goals.

Your feedback will inform final decision-making when the budget report is presented to the Board of Trustees for approval in June. Please visit the Budget Input webpage on the HDSB website for additional information. 

We thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your input.

Sincerely, 


Roxana Negoi

Superintendent of Business Services and Treasurer

Professional Activity Day for HDSB and HCDSB Rescheduled to Monday April 8, 2024

January 17, 2024 - The Halton District School Board (HDSB) and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) jointly announce that the Professional Activity (PA) Day initially scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2024 has been rescheduled to Monday, April 8, 2024. This decision was made in consultation with Halton Student Transportation Services.  


This change is due to a total solar eclipse taking place on Monday, April 8. The eclipse is expected to begin at approximately 2 p.m. and end around 4:30 p.m., coinciding with student dismissal times and blocking all sunlight during this time.


By rescheduling the PA Day to coincide with the eclipse, we mitigate possible transportation and safety concerns and challenges for families that could arise as a result of the darkness that would be experienced during school dismissal time. As noted on the Government of Canada’s website, there are risks associated with viewing a solar eclipse. Directly looking at the sun, even during an eclipse, without appropriate protection can lead to severe eye damage or loss of eyesight.  

While we recognize the inconvenience this rescheduling may cause, both HCDSB and HDSB are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of our students, families and staff. 

Volunteers Needed!

VR Pro Inc. is looking for volunteers to assist with the 2024 Chilly Half Marathon on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 in Burlington. This event is raising funds for Joseph Brant Hospital and is part of our $250,000 fundraising commitment to them.

We are looking for volunteers who are available from 8:00AM – 2:00PM to help with the following roles:

• Race course Marshal

• Water station volunteer

• Handing out finish line medals

• Handing out fruit/water at finish line

• Waste management

• Race kit pick up and more!

Anyone who is interested should sign up at the link below, or email info@vrpro.ca

Sign up link - https://raceroster.com/events/2024/65872/2024-chilly-half-

marathon/volunteer

Donations for Fashion Forward

January 10, 2024 - Donations of clean, current styled formal wear for the HDSB’s Fashion Forward are being accepted until the end of the day on Friday, Jan. 26. The Halton District School Board will host Fashion Forward Open Houses in February and May for students to select, at no cost, donated formal wear for upcoming prom/graduation celebrations.


Students will have the opportunity to view and try on formal wear in a friendly and welcoming environment. Students may select from a variety of new and gently-used attire that has been donated for proms, graduations and other special events. Many different styles, colours and sizes of formal dresses will be available as well as suits, shirts, ties, shoes and accessories.


The Open Houses will be held at W.I. Dick Public School (351 Highside Drive, Milton) from 3:30 - 8 p.m. on the following dates:

*An opportunity will be made available for gender diverse youth who require a more private shopping experience between the hours of 3 - 3:30 p.m. during the Open Houses.

Formal wear such as party dresses, formal gowns, formal suits, dress shirts, ties, footwear and accessories can be dropped off at the following locations (during school hours) by end of day on Friday, January 26, 2024:

Oakville

Burlington

North Halton

Students are required to bring student identification to the Open House they attend.

Inclement Weather Reminders for HDSB Families

Dear HDSB families,

With cooler weather approaching, we are writing to provide you with information on how decisions are made on days of inclement weather. If your child is bused to school, please ensure that you know which transportation zone you are located in. 

In case of inclement weather, the decision to close schools and/or cancel buses is communicated by 6:30 a.m.  We use a variety of methods to communicate this important information including the SchoolMessenger email system, social media, TV, radio, the HDSB website and the HDSB Mobile App. 

We encourage all families to review the HDSB Inclement Weather Reminders. A printable version of this information is also available. 

Please note that when schools are closed due to inclement weather, both in-person and e-learning support will not be provided. If buses are canceled, in-person and e-learning courses will continue.