The news of the deadly attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened. We reflect on this tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable attack on young people.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on its Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy and the Draft Parent Engagement Policy.
The Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy recognizes that every student has the right to attend a school where they are a qualified resident pupil as defined in the Education Act.
The Draft Parent Engagement Policy speaks to contributing to student achievement and well-being by fostering high levels of parent participation, involvement and engagement, as well as engaging in collaboration between the home and the school. This policy also addresses how HWDSB works with parents who are separated or divorced.
Please open this post and click on the links to fill out the survey before the deadline of March 19, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Starting September 2018, all new French Immersion applicants and current students attending Earl Kitchener and A.M. Cunningham in Grades 1 and 2, who live in the new Bennetto French Immersion boundary, will now attend Bennetto for Grades 1-3 unless they have an older sibling remaining at Earl Kitchener or A.M. Cunningham.
A public meeting is taking place to receive feedback from the affected school communities about the transition plans for students moving to Bennetto:
Tuesday, February 27
Bennetto Elementary School
Please consider joining us at the public meeting if you are affected by the new French Immersion Program at Bennetto.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) wants to hear from the community about selecting a name for the new North Secondary School being built at 1055 King Street East (former Scott Park Secondary School site).
Submissions for a name are being accepted through an online survey or by visiting www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback.
The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
In support of communicating with parents/caregivers and partners, the HWDSB Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a Summer Experiences Showcase on February 13 at the HWDSB Education Centre. This event will follow a showcase/storefront format with HWDSB departments and community partners sharing summer opportunities for students (low-cost/free programs, volunteering, employment) during July and August.
Every year, school boards across Ontario must submit school year calendars to the Ministry of Education. According to Regulation 304, school boards must develop a school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools that includes 194 school days (including seven Professional Activity Days) between September 1 and June 30 with up to 10 days designated as examination days for secondary schools.
We are seeking public input regarding the DRAFT calendars (Elementary and Secondary) until 4 p.m. on March 2 and would appreciate your participation through an on-line survey. It should take about five minutes to complete.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is looking to hear from the community about how it should align its budget priorities for next year.
Individuals have a chance to weigh in on the budget priorities through an online survey. The survey is open until March 1, 2018 at 4 p.m. The results will help trustees focus HWDSB’s budget for the 2018/2019 school year.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) invites parents, guardians and caregivers to participate in a Parent Voice Survey to share what you think HWDSB is doing well, and how
might HWDSB improve its education services. Thank you for taking the time for this survey and helping HWDSB with your feedback.