The HDSB is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful learning environment where all students can learn, grow and succeed. In order to do this, we must truly understand the needs of all students and families.
Beginning January 2021, the HDSB will be conducting a voluntary Student Census which will confidentially gather data about students’ identities such as their first language, ethnic and racial background, religion, gender identity and for older students, sexual orientation. Students will also share their perceptions of school climate, sense of belonging and experiences with bullying.
To learn about the Student Census, HDSB families are invited to attend a virtual Student Census Information Session on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at www.hdsb.ca. Families have the opportunity to submit questions before and during the information session through this form: https://bit.ly/StudentCensus_Questions
Following the event, a full recording of the information session will be available with closed captioning and translated versions of the presentation and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu. These items will be posted on the HDSB Student Census webpage.
Calling all three-year olds! Starting school is a big step for children and parents/guardians, and the HDSB wants to make that transition as smooth as possible. This fall, the HDSB is welcoming future students and their families to a virtual Kindergarten experience at kindergarten.hdsb.ca to learn more about making the first school experience a happy one.
Three-year olds can explore a Kindergarten classroom to see what their future classroom might look like next September.
There are videos to watch, pictures to view and fun activities for kids.
Parents/guardians can learn about the Kindergarten program at the HDSB, play-based learning, community resources in Halton and before-and-after school care.
Families can sign-up to receive a welcome package from the HDSB including a free children’s book.
Registration for Kindergarten begins in January 2021 and will be by appointment only (in-person and/or virtual) through the school your child will attend. Further information will be shared in the new year.