The world is full of beautiful places. Let your heart be one of them.~Jenim Dibie
All students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be bringing home their reports on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020. These reports are an excellent opportunity for you to celebrate your child’s successes and ask them about their goals for the rest of the year. While there are no formal interviews this term, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you wish to discuss their learning. As well, for students in Grades 1-8, please sign and return the last portion of the report card to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.
Schools Closed on Friday, February 21st – Labour Negotiations Update
It was announced that on Friday, February 21, 2020 all elementary and secondary teachers, as well as many education workers across the province, will participate in a one-day walkout. This walkout will include members of the following four education unions in Ontario:
- Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO);
- Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO);
- Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA); and
- Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)
OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers. A full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms, posing significant student supervision challenges that would threaten the safety of our elementary and secondary students. In light of these safety concerns, all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Friday, February 21, 2020. See our updates for more information: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates
Important Reminders with Inclement Weather
Please note that when transportation is cancelled, ALL transportation to and from school is cancelled for the ENTIRE day. It is at the discretion of the parent(s)/guardian(s) to send their child(ren) to school. If you choose to send your child(ren) to school, please ensure that you have arranged transportation to and from school. For more information, please review Board Procedure VI-47 Inclement Weather – Transportation Cancellations and Emergency School Closures. For more information about inclement weather safety, please review our Board’s Inclement Weather Safety Procedure.