Central Public Weekly Newsletter ~ The "Central Scoop"


Upcoming Calendar of Events: (check the calendar on our website for more information)

  • Jan.11 - Jan. 22 - Elementary schools will be closed for in-person learning between January 11-22. Teacher-led remote learning will continue.

  • Fri. Feb.5 - PA Day

  • Mon. Feb.15 - Family Day (All schools are closed)

  • March 15 - 19 - Spring Break (All schools are closed)

Friday, January 8, 2021

Teacher-led remote learning continues:

Yesterday, the Government of Ontario announced that elementary students (Kindergarten - Grade 8) will not return to in-person learning until Monday, Jan. 25.

  • Elementary students will continue to learn remotely from home. Schools will remain closed to students for in-person learning until Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. All current elementary students enrolled in virtual school will continue in virtual learning.

  • Secondary students will continue with remote learning and secondary schools (Grade 9 - 12) will remain closed to in-person learning for students until Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Secondary schools will reopen to students for in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 25. All current secondary students enrolled in virtual school will continue in virtual learning.

  • Students in Life Skills, Communications and Community Pathway Program classes will continue to have the option to come to school or learn from home. Transportation will continue to be provided for students who normally qualify for it.

Further information

Reporting Absences:

Please continue to use the SchoolMessenger app during teacher-led remote learning to report your child’s absences.

If you have not already done so, please ensure you have downloaded the School Messenger app.

This is the system used for:

  • Reporting student absences

  • Receiving all messages and phone calls from your child's school and the HDSB

All families must register for SchoolMessenger to report student absences online and set communication preferences for receiving messages from your child's school and the HDSB.​

Options for Reporting Student Absence

  • HDSB Mobile App​ (available for download from the App Store and Google Play)

  • Website: go.schoolmessenger.ca​

  • Phone: 1-877-409-6310 (toll-free)

The SchoolMessenger​ system is accessible 24 hours, seven days a week to report future absences and late arrivals.

​Set Your Communication Preferences

​Choose how you want to receive​​ messages from your child's school and the HDSB

  • Email

  • HDSB Mobile App

  • Text Message

  • Phone

Receiving Messages from Your Child's School and the HDSB​

The Halton District School Board relies on SchoolMessenger to communicate with parents/guardians. This system enables schools to send messages by email, mobile app notification, text message, or by phone call.

Switching learning models

This is a reminder that the next opportunity for elementary students to switch learning models (i.e., in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person) is coming up next week.

Families of elementary students (Kindergarten - Grade 8) who would like to switch learning models in March must complete the Change in Delivery Model Form between Thursday, Jan. 14 and Friday, Jan. 22 by 11:59 p.m. Students are expected to continue in their current learning model until Monday, March 1.

The Change in Delivery Model Form will be emailed to parents/guardians on Thursday, Jan. 14.

The form that will be sent to you is only for families wishing to switch learning models. If you do not wish to switch learning models, please DO NOT complete this form.

To learn more about the two learning models, please visit the HDSB Reopening Schools Plan website.

Kindergarten Registration:

To receive more information about Kindergarten at the Halton District School Board and receive a FREE children's book complete the following Google form.

Visit the Halton District School Board website to learn how to Register Your Child for Kindergarden at HDSB.


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