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Director’s Message After Florida Attack

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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.

HWDSB Seeks Feedback on Two Draft Policies

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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.

HWDSB Needs Community Help to Name New North Secondary School

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

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.

HWDSB Summer Experience Showcase

Tuesday, February 06, 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.

Please Provide your Feedback on the Draft 2018/2019 School Year Calendar

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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.

Em Del Sordo is one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals announced for 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Em Del Sordo, principal at Dundas Valley Secondary School, has been named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals in 2018 by the Learning Partnership. Now celebrating its 14th year, The Learning Partnership’s Canada’s Outstanding Principals program recognizes the unique and vital contributions of principals in publicly funded schools.

HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its 2018-2019 Budget Priorities

Monday, January 29, 2018

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.

HWDSB Launches Parent Voice Survey to Gather Input for Improvement

Monday, January 29, 2018

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.

Lead Test Results for Drinking Water Fixture

Thursday, January 18, 2018

In the fall, our school underwent water testing for lead, in accordance with the provincial regulations (O.Reg 243/07). A letter was posted on our school website on November 8 saying there was a potential concern identified with a drinking water fixture and that is was being removed from service until the fixture could be repaired.

Our Health & Safety representatives have consulted with Public Health and I am pleased to let you know that the fixture has been repaired and test results show that the repairs were successful. Therefore, the fixture is safe to use and is being put back into service.