Televised Sunday Mass with Bishop Crosby

Each week, the Diocese of Hamilton will be televising Sunday Mass live from the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.

Tune in live each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on Cable 14 or watch the rerun at 1:00 p.m. on CHCH TV.

For more information about televised Masses, and to see a list of online Mass services available, please visit the Diocese of Hamilton website.

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Updated: Food & Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for ThoughtFood for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most.

Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register.

For more information about additional food services and other resources available in Halton, please visit the HCDSB website.

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All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until Friday, May 1, 2020

On March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until Friday, May 1, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

In light of this directive, all HCDSB schools and workplaces will remain CLOSED until Friday, May 1, 2020. At this time, schools will reopen to students on Monday, May 4, 2020.

The health and well-being of our students and staff remains our highest priority. We will continue to post updates on our website at: bit.ly/COVID-19Updates-HCDSB and share new information with parents and staff directly via email as it becomes available.

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Letter to Parents from Minister of Education

On March 22, 2020, the Minister of Education shared a letter with Ontario parents and guardians. Read the letter from Minister Lecce here.​ 

In his letter, Minister Lecce notes that while at this time the school closures are in effect until April 6, 2020, the Ministry is preparing in the event that the closures need to be extended. 

Our Board is exploring options that will further support the delivery of curriculum to students should this school closure period go beyond two weeks.

In the meantime, students and parents are encouraged to access the first phase of the Learn at Home online resources provided by the Ministry of Education. 

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Learning Resources Released by Ministry of Education

On Friday, March 20th, the Ministry of Education released the first phase of the Learn at Home resources to support student learning during this school closure due to COVID-19. They are designed as supplementary resources to help students practice math and literacy skills during the upcoming two-week school closure period.  

The Learn at Home resources are available at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home. On this page, you will find links to separate resources for elementary and secondary students, as well as a number of resources posted for parents to help guide the at-home learning with your children.

Frequently Asked Questions
Families are invited to check out the FAQ on our Board website, which includes this new information around the Learn at Home resources.

Helpful Resources for Parents
Resources have been posted online to help families during this time of uncertainty:

For more information and latest updates, visit the Board’s website:  bit.ly/COVID-19Updates-HCDSB  

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Update #10: All HCDSB Schools Will Be CLOSED to Students on Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services (walkout) on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers. A full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms, posing significant student supervision challenges that would threaten the safety of our elementary and secondary students.

In light of these safety concerns, all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Visit the Board’s website for more information: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

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Update #9: Update! All HCDSB Schools will be OPEN to Students on Tues., February 25, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that the potential one-day, full withdrawal of services (walkout) in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED.

All HCDSB schools will be OPEN to students on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

OECTA has announced that the series of rotating strikes across the province next week have been cancelled, however, negotiations will continue until a provincial settlement has been reached.

Further Updates

We will continue to share updates and information as they become available, as follows:

  • An email will be sent to all HCDSB parents
  • A notice will be posted on our HCDSB website– bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates
  • A notice will be shared through Twitter@HCDSB

See the Board’s website for more information: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

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Update #8: OECTA Announces Potential Walkout – Tuesday, February 25​

It was announced today that OECTA will move to a series of rotating strikes across the province next week, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then.

This means that OECTA will potentially hold a one-day, full withdrawal of services in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, unless a strike is averted.

OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers. A full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms, posing significant student supervision challenges that would threaten the safety of our elementary and secondary students.

In light of these safety concerns, all HCDSB schools will be closed to students on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, if a provincial settlement is not reached.

NOTE: The potential walkout on February 25th is in addition to the one-day walkout that is scheduled to take place across the province on Friday, February 21, 2020.

See the Board’s website for more information: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

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Update #7: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Fri., February 21, 2020

It was announced today that on Friday, February 21, 2020 all elementary and secondary teachers, as well as many education workers across the province, will participate in a one-day walkout.

This walkout will include members of the following four education unions in Ontario:

  • Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO);
  • Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO);
  • Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA); and
  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)

OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers. A full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms, posing significant student supervision challenges that would threaten the safety of our elementary and secondary students.

In light of these safety concerns, all HCDSB schools will be CLOSED to students on Friday, February 21, 2020.

See our updates for more information: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

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