Our School is Closed for the Summer
School offices reopen Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

Get information on:

  • September 2021: For information about September 2021, please visit the September 2021 page on the Halton District School Board website.

  • Registering for school (new students): School offices reopen Monday, Aug. 23 for registration of students new to the HDSB.

  • Registering for school (new elementary students) while schools are closed: In-person or virtual registration for all elementary students (Kindergarten - Grade 8) is available for select dates and sites during the summer. Please view the Summer Registration page of the HDSB website for more information.

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Summer Mental Health Services for Students

Summer Mental Health support will be available virtually beginning Monday, July 5, 2021 until Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. To support belonging and connectedness, summer mental health services will mainly be provided using a variety of therapeutic and/or psychoeducational groups, which will be co-delivered by Social Workers, Child and Youth Counsellors and Community Service Providers.

For children and youth with Autism and developmental needs, parent consultation and individual services will be offered. For all other students, the need for individual services can be discussed with the intake mental health worker who will be in contact once a referral is made.

What Services are Being Provided?

Group sessions will be offered twice this summer. The three-week sessions will take place from July 12 - 30 and August 9 - 27 to offer maximum flexibility. Groups will be formed based on the grades that students will be going into in September. Based on enrolment numbers and student need, the summer mental health team will make the final determinations around the type of services to be offered.

The HDSB welcomes referrals for students who would benefit from participation.

View the various groups being offered and sign up now by visiting the Summer Mental Health Services for Students page on the HDSB website.

How do I sign up for Summer Mental Health Services or sign my child up?

Parents/guardians and students can access our summer supports by filling out the Referral for Group Summer Mental Health Services Form. You can also call our summer intake line at 289-337-6490 or email summersupport@hdsb.ca to leave your name and contact information and a mental health intake worker will get back to you. It is important to note this is not an emergency number or email. Please do not leave any urgent messages or emails. If your family is experiencing a crisis, please call ROCK Crisis line at 905-878-9785 or 911 for immediate help. We will call or email you back as soon as possible to confirm your information and discuss which supports might be best for you or your child. We are here for you.

  • For groups that run in July, please ensure all referrals are in by June 24, 2021

  • For groups that run in August, please ensure all referrals are in by July 26, 2021

Creating a Scene - A Year in Review:

This past school year has been like no other and will surely go down in the history books. The Creating a Scene Team worked together to come up with a short video to describe the thoughts and emotions of different people experiencing this year in their own way. You will see students, parents, healthcare workers and children fighting their way through the 2020/2021 school year and then you too will see the light at the end of this very long tunnel.

We hope that you enjoy our scene.

The Creating a Scene Team with Mrs. Thibaudeau

Creating a scene 2020_2.mp4
June 2021 Website Slides

Maya W. Wins $10,000.00 for Halton Habitat for Humanity! Congratulations Maya!

Grade 4, 5, 6 students across Canada were entered to submit a poem or essay explaining what home means to them, Meaning of Home Contest. Each entry resulted in a $10 donation to Halton Habitat for Humanity. Mya came in second place, for all Grade 4 students, and was able to direct an additional $10,000 to Halton's Habitat for Humanity along with additional prizes for herself and classmates. Click here for details about the contest:

Title: My Home

Home started with just a Mom and Dad,

their hearts grew strong and a family was to be had.

They worked so hard to create such a loving home,

Where 4 sisters and 1 brother would get to roam.

We love to make mess inside these walls, that’s when we would hear our mother’s footsteps coming down the halls.

At first, she would scold us to clean up the mess, but over time she knew it was love at it’s best!

We are growing up in such hard times, you see covid -19 is consuming our lives.

Although times are hard and we are in a dark place, we can count on our home to keep us safe.

Each Easter, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and Christmas that pass, If these walls could talk they would be sure to mention it all was a blast!

So much love, laughs, tears, and smiles all under one roof, us siblings are growing and will be gone in a poof.

No matter how much time or years will pass, our home is the home where we made memories that will last.

We will grow to make families, a home of our own, however we will mold it the same way from the love we’ve been shown.

Our home started with just a Mom and a Dad.

Inside four walls, and under one roof what an amazing childhood we have had!

By: Mya W.

Grade. 4

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The Grizzly Way

Grizzlies treat each other with kindness and respect.

Grizzlies try their best, ask questions, make mistakes, and are creative learners.

Grizzlies believe in themselves and encourage each other.

Grizzlies listen to each other and share their ideas.

Grizzlies are responsible for themselves, their school, and their world.

Grizzlies include everyone and celebrate diversity.


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