Parent Information

Next opportunity to switch 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.

Student Census


The HDSB is conducting a Student Census throughout the winter of 2021 as required by the Anti-Racism Act, 2017 and Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan. Students in Grade 4 - 12 will complete the electronic census independently during provided class time. For students in Kindergarten to Grade 3, parent(s)/guardian(s) will complete the census on behalf of their child.


It is important that the Student Census reflects the voices of all students, therefore the more responses we receive, the more effective the data will be to help inform and improve programming and learning environments. The Student Census is voluntary and students and parents/guardians can skip any question they do not want to answer. If you have concerns about your child’s participation, please email studentcensus@hdsb.ca.


For additional information, please view the recording of the virtual HDSB Student Census Information Session held on Dec. 8, 2020 as well as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Student Census webpage for detailed information.