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Participate in the 2023-24 Draft School Year Calendar Consultation

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Participate in the 2023-24 Draft School Year Calendar Consultation

school year calendarHWDSB is currently in the process of developing its elementary and secondary calendars for the 2023-24 school year. We are seeking input from parents/guardians, students, staff, and community members on key dates included in the draft elementary and secondary calendars.

View the 2023-24 DRAFT Elementary Calendar

View the 2023-24 DRAFT Secondary Calendar

The Ministry of Education requires school boards to develop a school year calendar that includes 194 instructional days between September 1 and June 30. Of those 194 days, seven (7) must be Professional Activity (PA) Days and up to 10 can be designated as examination days for secondary schools.

We know that dates in the proposed school year calendar bring up other considerations for staff and families such as childcare, work schedules, religious and creed days of significance, and more. HWDSB is committed to affirming and valuing equally the faith diversity in our schools, and accordingly has put in place the Religious Accommodation Procedure.

In addition to your feedback on key dates for this school year, we are seeking your input on broader topics which will inform the calendar structure in future years.

Ways to Engage

Survey Engage HWDSB
Provide feedback on key dates (e.g., start and end dates, PA days, exam days) in the proposed school year calendar for next year. Please add your input to the Engage HWDSB project, which will inform how we structure our calendar in future years.
Click here to take the survey. Click here to visit the Engage HWDSB project.

Please provide your feedback to us by April 14, 2023 in the survey above or on EngageHWDSB. Based on community input, the calendar will then be finalized by the Board of Trustees and submitted for approval to the Ministry of Education.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Simon Goodacre, Superintendent of Student Achievement, 905-527-5092 x2304, email [email protected]. Click here to view the 2022-23 school year calendars.

Updated on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
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