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FEBRUARY 4 School closed

Reminder: all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 as a result of the province-wide one-day full withdrawal of services by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA).

The following is a summary of the plan in place for Tuesday, February 4, 2020:

  • All HCDSB elementary and secondary schools will be CLOSED to students.
  • All Before & After School Programs will be CANCELLED.
  • Credit courses offered at ALL Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education locations will be CANCELLED.
  • Childcare centres will remain OPEN as they run independently from our schools.
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes taking place at ALL Thomas Merton Centre locations will PROCEED as scheduled.
  • Community use of schools will PROCEED as scheduled in all HCDSB schools.

Supports for Parents
Although the Before & After School Programs will be cancelled, many extended day providers will offer a full-day program. Parents are encouraged to contact the extended day provider at their child’s school about program offerings.

Financial support is also available for parents for each day of school that is missed due to strike action. For more information and to apply online, click HERE.  

If you are unable to access the form online, hard copy applications are available at the Catholic Education Centre reception desk at 802 Drury Lane in Burlington.

Information Updates
As new information becomes available, we will provide updates through:

We regret any disruption to student learning and inconvenience to families that may result from this job action. We remain hopeful that a new central agreement will soon be reached with our OECTA staff.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Halton Catholic District School Board


Elementary PrincipalFEBRUARY 4 School closed