Extended School Closure
The Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education announced on Tuesday May 19th that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
The Ministry’s news release indicates that the government will soon provide school boards with a plan for return to in-class instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.
At this time, we do not have any additional information from the Ministry, but we will continue to share any new updates with you as they become available.
The news that schools will remain closed until the end of June will likely raise a number of questions regarding access to schools to pick up personal belongings, end of year celebrations, report card distribution, etc. We will be sharing more information to address these and other matters over the coming days.
Summer School Opportunity
Literacy and Math Summer Programs for Grades 6, 7, and 8 students from July 6 – July 17, 2020 (Session 1) and July 20 – July 31, 2020 (Session 2).
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the health and well-being of our students continues to remain our highest priority. All Session 1 and Session 2 classes will be offered in a distance (e-learning) format this summer.
NOTE: Teachers will be committed to providing an engaging educational experience and interactive lessons in a virtual format to review the past school year, in preparation for next year. Educators will provide live and/or pre-recorded lessons for all students.
For program details, please review the following information sheet: Literacy and Math Distance Learning Summer ProgramsRegister Now!
New this year ~ online registration is available for Session 1 and 2. You may register your child for one or both sessions by filling out the following online form: Summer Distance Learning
The online form to register your child is due by Friday, June 26, 2020.
Oakville Library Resources
Oakville Public Library has always provided high quality materials and programs for children of all ages. As such, we to let you know about the free online resources that are available with an Oakville Library card. Although the physical spaces are closed at the present time, the library offers a great deal of educational material to help support learning at home.
The attached guides highlight programs, services, reading lists, and electronic resources geared toward elementary school students. In addition, library staff are available to assist families to register for cards if required.
Parents below are the links that are now assessable for you convenience to access digital library books and materials for students. You also have ability to register for a library card. Please click on the links below. Instructions, Gr. JK-3, Gr 4-6 and Gr 7-8.
Updates from Community Partners:
Parents and guardians are welcome to review the following information:
- Halton Region’s Update on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Halton Region Public Health: Working to protect you and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Letter to Parents – from Halton Regional Police Service and the Halton Children’s Aid Society
Support & Resources for Families
A number of resources and supports have been posted on our Learn at Home website to help you take care of your family during this challenging time.
The health and well-being of our community remains our highest priority. Please continue to take care of yourself and your loved ones by following the recommendations and advice of our Public Health professionals.
As always, any further information will be shared with you directly through email and this information will also be posted online at learnathome.hcdsb.org/covid-19-updates
Updates on Refunds
Due to the high volume of refunds that were requested, School Cash Online was experiencing processing delays. To date all funds have been deposited back into your accounts. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. For items paid via cash or cheque, we have now received permission to issue reimbursements. Then we will be sending out these cheques in the regular mail. If you have any questions or concerns regarding refunds, please contact our Secretary,