Update #6: All HCDSB Schools will CLOSED to Students on Tues., February 4, 2020​

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

As 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. This poses significant student supervision challenges that would threaten the safety of our elementary and secondary students. 

In light of these safety concerns, we will close all schools to students on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, unless a strike is averted.

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

Gligoric, JulianaUpdate #6: All HCDSB Schools will CLOSED to Students on Tues., February 4, 2020​
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Update #5: All HCDSB Schools CLOSED to Students on Tues. January 21, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the Ontario Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, gave notice that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services (strike) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

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

In light of these safety concerns, we will close all schools to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, unless a strike is averted. 

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

Gligoric, JulianaUpdate #5: All HCDSB Schools CLOSED to Students on Tues. January 21, 2020
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Update #4: OECTA Announces One-Day Strike on Tues. Jan 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

We are currently gathering information and will follow up with parents and guardians as soon as we have more to share.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Gligoric, JulianaUpdate #4: OECTA Announces One-Day Strike on Tues. Jan 21, 2020
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Update #3 Grade 9 Math EQAO Postponed

This is a follow-up to the announcement by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) confirming that they will begin ‘job action’ as of Monday, January 13, 2020.

In light of this job action, the decision has been made that HCDSB schools will NOT administer the EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment, scheduled to take place in our schools on January 14th and 15th 2020.

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

 

Gligoric, JulianaUpdate #3 Grade 9 Math EQAO Postponed
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UPDATE: OECTA Job Action Proceeds – All Schools Will Remain OPEN Jan. 13

We were notified yesterday afternoon that the provincial negotiations with OECTA were adjourned, with no further meeting dates scheduled at this time. As a result, OECTA is moving ahead with the job action across the province, beginning Monday, January 13, 2020.

All schools will remain OPEN, teachers will report to work, and student instruction will continue in our classrooms during this period of job action.

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

Gligoric, JulianaUPDATE: OECTA Job Action Proceeds – All Schools Will Remain OPEN Jan. 13
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All Schools Will Remain OPEN on Jan. 13 if OECTA Job Action Proceeds

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, will begin ‘job action’ as of Monday, January 13, 2020, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then.

All schools will remain OPEN and student instruction will continue in our classrooms during this period of job action.

Gligoric, JulianaAll Schools Will Remain OPEN on Jan. 13 if OECTA Job Action Proceeds
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School Uniform Provider ~ We Want Your Feedback!

The Halton Catholic District School Board’s (HCDSB) current contract with the sole uniform provider for our schools is expiring on December 31, 2020.

Before moving ahead, we are seeking feedback from parents, students and staff on the desired characteristics of our next school uniform provider.

This consultation is not intended to solicit comments that are specific to our current school uniform provider, or any individual provider – past or present. This consultation is also not intended to solicit feedback about the process in place to determine whether schools should or should not have school uniforms.

The only intent of this consultation is to gather input around the features and options we should be looking for as we begin our search for the next school uniform provider.

How Can You Provide Feedback?

Members of our community are invited to attend one of our public consultation meetings:

BURLINGTON/OAKVILLE SCHOOLS MILTON/HALTON HILLS SCHOOLS
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
St. Peter Catholic Elementary School
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Note: Although the sessions have been organized by location, you are welcome to attend the session that works best for your schedule.

Register to Attend!

To help us plan for the sessions, please take a minute to confirm your attendance here: http://bit.ly/SchoolUniform-Consultation

For more information, please visit the Board website: School Uniform Provider – Public Consultation  

Thank you for your input and participation!

Gligoric, JulianaSchool Uniform Provider ~ We Want Your Feedback!
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HCDSB Schools NOT Affected by OSSTF Walk-out on Dec. 18/19

Our HCDSB schools are NOT affected by the potential OSSTF job action on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

None of our HCDSB staff are members of OSSTF.

All ​​​HCDSB schools will be OPEN and school buses will be running, as scheduled.  

At this time there is no pending labour disruption in our school board. If anything changes, we will email all parents, and share any new information here on our website and through Twitter (@HCDSB).

Gligoric, JulianaHCDSB Schools NOT Affected by OSSTF Walk-out on Dec. 18/19
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OSSTF Job Action WILL NOT IMPACT HCDSB Schools

You may have recently read or seen in the news about the potential strike by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which may take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

We are posting this message to let you know that schools and workplaces in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) are NOT affected by this potential job action, as none of our HCDSB employee groups are represented by OSSTF.

All schools will remain open and student instruction will continue in our classrooms, should this job action proceed for OSSTF.

Labour Updates

There are no pending job actions at this time that affect any of our unionized groups.

As always, we will share labour negotiation updates with parents and our school communities, as information becomes available. More information can be found on the Board’s website: http://bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

Bartucci, AmandaOSSTF Job Action WILL NOT IMPACT HCDSB Schools
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Check Out Our New Website!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting our brand new website!

During the 2018-2019 school year, we surveyed our community to gather input on our school website. Thank you to all the parents, staff and students who shared their thoughts! The feedback gathered helped guide the redesign of our new website.

One of our key goals was to enhance accessibility of relevant and current information for our website visitors. The new site now offers an improved user experience:

  • It is fully responsive – meaning it will look great and function on any device – smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.
  • The updated navigation bar is designed with the user in mind, making it easier for visitors to find the information they want and need right away.
  • Our website now also features a new calendar that is updated in real-time, accessible 24/7 from any online device. You may even choose to subscribe to the calendar, which will place school events right in your personal digital calendars!

Please take a moment to navigate through our new website. You will find helpful resources, important dates, and you can learn more about the events and activities happening throughout the school year.

Our website is an evolving work in progress. We will continue to update it regularly with announcements, photos, and other news about our school.

Questions or Feedback?

We are always happy to hear from you, and appreciate your ongoing feedback as we do our best to meet the needs of our community.

If you have any questions or comments about our new website, please feel free to contact our Board’s Communications team at: communications@hcdsb.org

If you have any questions or comments related to our learning environment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our school office directly.

De Franco, RobCheck Out Our New Website!
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