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Hold and Secure

Dear families,

This letter is to inform you that our school entered a Hold and Secure response today.

Hold and Secure requires the building to be secured and all persons to remain in the school due to an ongoing, non-school related situation in the surrounding area.

We became aware of an investigation in which it was believed suspect(s) fled to the area. We entered Hold and Secure as a precaution. Staff contacted families to let them know about the situation before they arrived for the day. The attending staff and children in child care were safe throughout.

Police lifted the Hold and Secure just after 11:30 a.m., at which time only two adult staff were in the building.

We thank our staff, children and families accessing child care for their co-operation during the incident. You can learn more about secure schools at HWDSB at hwdsb.info/secureschools

We want you to know that safety is of the utmost importance. We thank all parents, guardians and children in child care for their understanding.


Angela Ferguson
Superintendent of Student Achievement (Acting)

Updated on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
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