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We are creating a pool of qualified candidates for future elementary and secondary principal and vice-principal positions. If this could be you, please visit our Careers website to learn about the Winter 2020 Promotion Process www.hwdsb.on.ca/careers/
The Habitat for Humanity #MeaningofHome contest is back from Jan. 6 to Feb. 21! Find out how Grades 4, 5 and 6 students can enter for a chance to direct a $30,000 grant to a local Habitat for Humanity build. Learn more at hwdsb.on.ca/community/awards/
This Saturday at 4pm the Hamilton Bulldogs are facing off against the Kingston Frontenacs for the annual Toy Toss Game! HWDSB students and employees save up to 35% off regular ticket prices for the game! Remember, bring a new or gently used toy to donate to those less fortunate. Buy your tickets here: fevo.me/hwdsbtoytoss
Your child may not tell you they have problems seeing, because they have never experienced good vision. Children up to age 19 can get their eyes checked for free with an Ontario health card. See http://hamilton.ca/visualhealth for more information.
Today is International Human Rights Day. The 2019 theme is Youth Standing Up for Human Rights! Everyone has the right to be safe and to be treated with dignity. No one is too young to stand up for their rights and play a role in creating positive change #StandUp4HumanRights
Website outage: We are experiencing an outage and our HWDSB website and school websites are temporarily unavailable. Our web team is working on a solution. Thank you for your patience.
Labour Update: In some school boards, teachers and education workers represented by OSSTF will have another one-day, province-wide strike action Wed., Dec. 11, 2019, if no agreement is reached by then. HWDSB is NOT one of the boards identified. Our schools will be open Dec. 11.
Children who cannot see well may have problems with reading, hand-eye coordination and speech. Children up to age 19 can get their eyes checked for free with an Ontario health card. See www.hamilton.ca/visualhealth for more information.
On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 people were murdered at l'École Polytechnique because they were women. This act of hatred must be the engine of action. We remember them today on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women #OurActionsMatter
HWDSB is seeking feedback to enhance communication with families of children who receive special education programs and services. If you have feedback, please have your say before Dec. 20 at www.bit.ly/specialedhwdsb
As result of this evening’s press conference statements provided by the Minister of Education and OSSTF, and pending no further announcements, Hamilton families prepare for a one-day strike at the secondary level. Full details can be found in Chair @alex__johnstone’s response.

Update: OSSTF confirm one-day job action will occur on Wednesday, December 4. For details, please visit labour updates at www.hwdsb.on.ca for contingency plans. Also, see statement from the Chair of the Board.
IMPORTANT: Unless a deal is reached tonight, all HWDSB secondary schools will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 4) due to a one-day, province-wide strike. Elementary schools are open. Communication with families if there is a change in job action tonight will be through social media, our website: hwdsb.on.ca, local media, and a phone call home to families of secondary students by 6:00 a.m. Find more details at http://bit.ly/2RfXEiX
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