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Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is looking forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, September 6, 2022


Families of kindergarten-aged students or families new to area can register their students to HWDSB on the Parent Portal and completing the Online Registration Form here.

Families who have technical issues and are unable to access the Parent Portal independently can contact their child’s home school directly to complete the registration form.


Please note that elementary school offices are closed for the summer and will reopen on Monday, August 29, 2022. School contact numbers and emails can be found on each school’s website under the “Contact” page.

Not sure where to enroll? Find your Home School here.


All new HWDSB students must register for classes by completing the online application or via email using the paper form. New student registrations will be processed when schools re-open on August 29. For full details about new student registration, visit the How to Register.

Kindergarten Registration

Students who are turning four or five in the current calendar year are eligible for the two-year kindergarten program. Visit the Kindergarten page to learn more about HWDSB’s kindergarten program.  

Students who are returning to their registered schools are not required to register again. Teacher and class assignments will shared by schools after schools re-open on Monday, August 29. 

Students who have moved to a new catchment area will need to register at their new school with their new address. Visit the Find a School page for more information.

Students eligible for transportation services can register their child through the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) Parent Portal starting August 22. Learn more about bus eligibility here. 

Many HWDSB schools host child care programs for children 12 and under. If you are interested in child care, visit the Child Care page to learn more.  

Secondary schools will soon be posting schedules with bell times to their websites. All schools should have timetables sent electronically to students by Monday, August 29. Parent Portal for secondary will also open on August 29.

HWDSB is offering remote learning for elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 8) in 2022-23 as an option for families concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic as directed by the Ministry of Education. 

By default, students will be considered in-person learners unless this choice is selected.

Learn more about the Remote Learning transition here.

Updated on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
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