Food Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food 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 offered in Halton, please visit the Halton Region website:  https://www.halton.ca/Repository/Where-to-Get-Food-in-Halton

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Digital Learning Resources

The following are links to a variety of digital resources for students and families to access during this period of school closure due to COVID-19. These resources are not intended to replace the curriculum which students would have been receiving if they had been back in school. They are intended to help keep students engaged as we transition to a teacher led learning environment. 

As a school, we remain committed to creating teaching and learning conditions that will, as best as possible given the circumstances, lead to the successful completion of the school year for all students.

Celebrating the Gift of our Families

For secondary students
Here is a list of educational resources and activities that secondary students can use to improve their skills and build a daily routine:
Celebrating the Gift of our Families Learning Resource

Learn at Home Resources

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 two-week school closure period.  

TVO ILC – Full access to over 140 courses!

For Grades 9 to 12
TVO ILC invites students to join the free online TVO ILC Open House, where they can keep up with their studies or deepen their understanding through an open preview of all 144 Grade 9 to 12 courses.

TVO Mathify

For Grades 6 to 10
Free, one-on-one online support provided by Ontario Certified Teachers, is available to help students improve their math skills. Now accessible Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, and Sunday from 3:30pm to 9pm. Build math understanding and confidence with the help of a math tutor!

High School Courses — Keep up with studies

For Grades 9 to 12
Students can review, refresh and extend their learning. During this time of school closure, teacher-facilitated online courses are being temporarily adapted to allow for independent study (not for credit). You can begin when you like and work at your own pace.

Parents, Guardians or Caregivers

The Ontario curriculum

For Kindergarten to Grade 12
Browse the curriculum to find what skills and knowledge students learn by the end of each grade.

Additional Resources for Parents & Students

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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Digital Learning Resources

The following are links to a variety of digital resources for students and families to access during this period of school closure due to COVID-19. These resources are not intended to replace the curriculum which students would have been receiving if they had been back in school. They are intended to help keep students engaged as we transition to a teacher led learning environment. 

As a school, we remain committed to creating teaching and learning conditions that will, as best as possible given the circumstances, lead to the successful completion of the school year for all students.

Learn at Home Resources

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 two-week school closure period.  

TVO ILC – Full access to over 140 courses!

For Grades 9 to 12
TVO ILC invites students to join the free online TVO ILC Open House, where they can keep up with their studies or deepen their understanding through an open preview of all 144 Grade 9 to 12 courses.

TVO Mathify

For Grades 6 to 10
Free, one-on-one online support provided by Ontario Certified Teachers, is available to help students improve their math skills. Now accessible Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, and Sunday from 3:30pm to 9pm. Build math understanding and confidence with the help of a math tutor!

High School Courses — Keep up with studies

For Grades 9 to 12
Students can review, refresh and extend their learning. During this time of school closure, teacher-facilitated online courses are being temporarily adapted to allow for independent study (not for credit). You can begin when you like and work at your own pace.

Celebrating the Gift of our Families

For secondary students
Celebrating the Gift of our Families Learning Resource

Parents, Guardians or Caregivers

The Ontario curriculum

For Kindergarten to Grade 12
Browse the curriculum to find what skills and knowledge students learn by the end of each grade.

Additional Resources for Parents & Students

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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OAPCE Parent Summit & Annual General Meeting – Postponed

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education’s (OAPCE) Parent Summit and Annual General Meeting originally scheduled on Saturday, May 2, 2020 has been POSTPONED to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Co-hosted by the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, the meeting will serve as an opportunity to engage the community, advocate, and enhance Catholic Education in Ontario.

Details about the rescheduled meeting will be posted online once they become available.

More Information
For more information about the event, please visit the HCDSB website and the OAPCE website at: https://www.oapce.org/

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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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Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the HCDSB Alumni Award – and we’re looking for nominations!

About the Award 

The HCDSB Alumni Award has been created as part of the board’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, to recognize the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs).

Beginning this year, and each year moving forward, we will recognize seven (7) HCDSB Alumni Award recipients – one in each of the OCSGE categories:

  • discerning believer, formed in the Catholic faith community.
  • An effective communicator.
  • reflective, creative and holistic thinker.
  • self-directed, responsible, life-long learner.
  • collaborative contributor.
  • caring family member.
  • responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching.

The 2020 HCDSB Alumni Award Process

  • Nominations are currently being accepted! The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 30, 2020.
  • The Alumni Award Selection Committee will review submissions in April.​
  • The 2020 HCDSB Alumni Award winners will be recognized at the 50th Anniversary Community Picnic on May 3, 2020.

Submit your nomination!

If you know an HCDSB graduate you think should be recognized, simply fill out the HCDSB Alumni Award Nomination FormAnyone who has graduated from HCDSB is eligible to be nominated.

For more information about the HCDSB Alumni Awards and the selection criteria, please visit: http://bit.ly/HCDSB-AlumniAwards

We look forward to recognizing our first set of HCDSB Alumni Award recipients!

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We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Catholic Education at HCDSB!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Halton Catholic District School Board, and we are celebrating!

Our school district was born in 1969, when the Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville school boards came together to form the Halton County Roman Catholic Separate School Board.

At the time of amalgamation, we had a total population of 6000 students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 8, across 16 elementary schools.

By our 25th Anniversary in 1994, there were nearly 20,000 students enrolled in Kindergarten through OAC (Grade 13) across 26 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools.

In 2019, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, HCDSB now serves more than 36,000 students across 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools and 3 continuing education sites!

It has been an extraordinary journey so far, and now it’s time to celebrate!

Celebrating Our Milestone

We have planned a number of special events and activities to commemorate this significant milestone in the history of HCDSB, and we want all members of our HCDSB community to join the celebrations!

For a list of the events and activities planned so far, visit our Board’s website at: http://bit.ly/HCDSB50

Stay in Touch

Over the coming months, we will be sharing details of our upcoming events and activities online. Updates will be posted on our Board and school websites, as well as social media – so stay tuned! All members of our HCDSB community are invited to view highlights, share photos and tweet out the good news using the hashtag: #HCDSB50.

It’s time to look back upon the journey we’ve shared so far, celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together, and look forward to what lies ahead for HCDSB!

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Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2019

The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario.

From November 17-23, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join school boards around the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools.

This week, and every week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all, cultivating a positive sense of belonging and well-being.

For more information about Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, please visit the Board website.

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Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 8 through December 2, 2019.

Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas.

Students may submit entries in the following four (4) categories:

  • Traditional artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.)
  • Original song (new song written OR performed by student)
  • Short video (no longer than 3 minutes)
  • Short story or poem (up to 250 words)

Student submissions will be judged separately by division group, as follows:

  • Primary (K-3)
  • Junior (4-6)
  • Intermediate (7-8)
  • Secondary (9-12)

16 student entries will move on to the finals! A prize will be awarded to the top student entry in each of the four division groups.

For more information about the contest and submission requirements, please visit the Board’s website: http://bit.ly/keeping-christ

The deadline for entries is on: December 2, 2019.

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HCDSB Recognizes Indigenous Awareness Month

November is the designated Indigenous Awareness Month at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB).

This month, and throughout the school year, students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada.

Indigenous Awareness Month is an opportunity to honour and recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and strength of present-day Indigenous communities within our Board, and throughout Canada.

To learn more about how HCDSB is recognizing Indigenous Awareness Month, please visit the article on our website.

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