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JCPS Important Updates


Remote Learning Option for September 2021


Learning Models for 2021-2022 school year

All Ontario school boards will provide the option for students to learn in-person or remotely in the 2021-2022 school year. While we encourage all students to plan to attend school in-person in the fall, we are writing to provide information for students who would like to register for the Remote Learning Model for September 2021.


All HDSB students have been registered at their home school (in-person) for September 2021, including students currently in remote (virtual) schools. If your child will be attending school in person, there is no further action required. If your child requires the Remote Learning Model for September 2021, complete the Remote Learning Registration Form by Tuesday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.


For information about the HDSB Learning Models for the 2021-2022 school year, and to access the Remote Learning Registration Forms, visit the Return to School - September webpage on the HDSB website.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school office.

Have Your Say Survey

The HDSB engagement survey Have Your Say is available from April 26 - May 24, 2021. Students are asked to complete the survey during school time and we invite parents/guardians to complete the parent/guardian survey when you have time.


Parent/guardian feedback and support is integral to the success of our students. Your participation in the Have Your Say survey will help us identify opportunities to improve schools and ensure student achievement and well-being are at the centre of everything we do.


Visit haveyoursay.hdsb.ca to take the survey now.


The Have Your Say survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey is completely anonymous and individual responses will be grouped together for analysis. For parents/guardians, the survey is available in seven additional languages: Arabic, French, Hindi, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Punjabi, and Urdu.


The HDSB is committed to sharing the results of this engagement survey with the community. A summary of what we hear from parents/guardians, students and staff will be shared by Fall 2021.


Thank you for participating in this survey to provide us with information to support school and system improvement planning.


If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Rossana Bisceglia, PhD, Research Specialist at biscegliaro@hdsb.ca.



Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for Parents/Guardians

The HDSB is hosting more than 15 Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for parents/guardians in April and May. These sessions will cover specific topics based on feedback from parents/guardians through a survey sent earlier this year. Each will be led by a mental health expert in that area who will share their knowledge and provide helpful information and resources.


Session presenters will include HDSB staff and mental health experts from local community organizations including Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), ADAPT, Danielle’s Place, National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC), Eat2Grow, CHM Therapy Services, Halton Support Services, Developmental Services of Ontario, Mental Health and Addiction Nurses, Roots Community Services, and Bayridge Counselling Centres.


Session topics include:

  • Healthy eating, body image, eating disorders

  • Self-regulation and emotional well-being

  • Substance use, vaping, online/video gaming

  • Supporting children with learning disabilities

  • Social isolation and connectedness for 2SLGBTQ+ youth

  • Impact of COVID-19 and racism for Black identifying families

  • Staying engaged during online learning

  • Anxiety

  • Psychiatric medications


Learn about the various sessions available and view event details on the Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions webpage.


How to register: Registration is required for these sessions as limited spots are available. Parents/guardians can register by completing the Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions Registration Form. Sessions will be held on Google Meet or Zoom (depending on the session) and registrants will be emailed a link to access the session. Sessions will not be recorded.


You will have the opportunity to submit questions when completing the registration form or during the session.