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Continuing Education

Grade 9 Orientation Program

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Continuing Education, in partnership with HWDSB’s Secondary Schools, is pleased to offer our Grade 9 Orientation Program for all current Grade 8 students at the HWDSB Secondary School they’ll attend in the fall.

Program Locations and Dates are as follows:

*given current circumstances our initial program dates have changed.  As new dates are set by schools they will be added.  All programs will be taking place between August 24 and September 1, 2020 and may be 2-5 days in duration depending on the school.

School/Program location Dates* Times
Ancaster High August 26 to 28, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Bernie Custis August 31 & September 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Dundas Valley August 25 to 27, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Glendale August 24 & 25, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Nora Frances Henderson August 25 & 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Orchard Park August 25 to 28, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Saltfleet D.H.S. August 31 & September 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Sherwood August 24 to 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Sir Allan MacNab August 31 & September 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Sir Winston Churchill August 27 & 28, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Waterdown D.H.S. August 31 & September 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Westdale August 31 & September 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon
Westmount August 31 & September 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. to noon

Program Information

  • FREE for students pre-registered to attend Grade 9 at an HWDSB Secondary School in September 2020
  • Helps make the transition to Secondary School less stressful and more meaningful
  • Reviews of literacy, numeracy and learning skills
  • Learning at home skills
  • Reinforces organizational skills, time management and work completion
  • Good attitude, behaviour and participation is expected of every student

These programs are offered in connection with HWDSB Secondary Schools. The program dates will vary based on the school your student will be attending.  Dates will be provided in the schedule above as they are confirmed.

The program will be on-line with real-time lessons each program day. Access to tour the school will be dependent upon public health regulations and HWDSB protocols. More details will be delivered during the program.


Please complete the student registration application at:


Students who do not currently attend an HWDSB School are welcome to register but will be required to complete the Student Registration Process as well.  You will need to book an appointment for a brief on-line meeting where you’ll be required to provide proof of eligibility and Ontario address.

Book your Student Registation Meeting (non-HWDSB only): https://bit.ly/RegisterHWDSB

Additional information regarding registration of students new to HWDSB can be found at: https://www.hwdsb.on.ca/cce/register-with-ce/

Registration Deadline is July 24, 2020.  Confirmation and cancellation messages will be sent out in late July/early August.

Other Important Information

BEHAVIOUR:  Students enrolled in Summer Programs should make every effort to complete work assigned to them.  Students must be respectful of their teachers, fellow classmates and all other program staff.  Parents will be contacted by the teacher and / or Principal should there be any concerns.  Students may be asked to leave the program if there are any concerns.

SUPPORT:  There are no Special Education Resource Teachers available to assist with program modifications / accommodations.  Every effort will be made by the teacher to support and enhance the learning of each student.  Identified students with Individual Education plans are welcome to attend with the above understanding.  HWDSB is committed to protecting your personal information.

Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel or relocate programs.  Confirmations for programs and notices of cancellation will be sent in late July or early August.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Continuing Education Hill Park Learning Centre by e-mail at ce@hwdsb.on.ca


Updated on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
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