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Update on learning for secondary schools

Dear secondary school families,

Please see the following updates on learning for secondary schools at HWDSB.

Student Success Days

To support student achievement and well-being, students struggling to earn their credit will have an opportunity to use the days, previously scheduled as exams days, at the end of Semester 1 as Student Success Days (January 25- 28, 2021). Keeping students on track to earn credits and progress to graduation is a priority.

By the end of the day Friday, January 22, teachers will connect with students who would benefit from the additional supports provided on the Student Success Days. Attendance for students who have already earned the credit is not required.

All students may submit outstanding assignments up until noon, Thursday, January 28. Student Services staff will be available for appointments for students (timetable adjustments, etc.) daily during the Student Success Days.

Educators will not introduce new learning activities on the Student Success Days.

Semester 2 Timetable

Semester 2 begins on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Due to the current direction from the Ministry of Education, schools in Hamilton remain in remote learning mode up to at least February 10.

Secondary schools will start Semester 2 with all classes delivered remotely in 75-minute periods with regular lunch breaks.

When we receive direction to resume partial in-person instruction (adaptive mode), HWDSB secondary schools will again move to a rotational model, the same as schools used in Semester 1.

Educators will help students navigate these schedule changes. Please also see the Semester 2 calendar and rotation on the HWDSB website at hwdsb.info/sem2adaptive

If the Ministry extends remote learning for Hamilton beyond February 10, we will adjust timetables and communicate to all students and families.

Thank you for helping to support student learning at HWDSB.

Updated on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
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