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Family Update on Transition Days

Dear families,

We are writing to provide an update as we head into a remote learning period for all HWDSB schools, starting on Monday, April 19.

Transition Days April 19 & 20

As we have shared, there will be transition time early next week to help make the shift to remote learning smoother for staff and students.

We are working to honour Ministry direction, while respecting our staff’s need for time to prepare, contact families and deploy devices before we resume full instruction.

Please see the following schedule to help your family plan for next week.

Monday, April 19 All Students

  • Transition day #1
  • All schools are closed and no instruction will take place.
  • Educators will be contacting families to ensure students can login to the platforms for remote learning.
  • Schools will contact families to schedule device pick up times*
Tuesday, April 20 Elementary Remote Students and Secondary Students:  

  • Remote instruction as per the regular schedule

Elementary In-Person Students:

  • Transition day #2
  • Educators will help families with access to remote learning platforms as needed
  • Students can access learning activities on the HUB
  • Families can pick up devices as scheduled*
Wednesday, April 21


All Students Learning Remotely

  • Full instructional day

*Device Deployment

On Monday, schools will contact families who have identified that they are need of a device for remote learning. On Tuesday, schools will have pick up times for these families.

If a family wishes to make a new request for a device, please contact your school and we will strive to make arrangements as soon as possible.

Supporting Students with Complex Needs

As in January, the Ministry of Education has directed school boards to provide in-person support for students whose special education needs cannot be met through remote learning. This is not a local decision, but we know that it matters to many students, and their families.

We will continue to ensure all of the enhanced public health measures required by the Ministry of Education and public health are reinforced and in place in our schools.

We value the challenging work this involves, especially for staff who are supporting students with complex special education needs.

Families who accessed in-person learning in January will be contacted by staff on Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20 to determine options and scheduling.

If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal.

Keep safe and stay well,


Dawn Danko                                                                      Manny Figueiredo
Chair of the Board                                                            Director of Education


Updated on Monday, April 19, 2021.
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