Back to school: Did you register properly and can you change your mind.

parent with child - directing

By Staff September 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Deciding to send your children back to school has been an anxious exercise for most parents. Deciding […]

School bus challenges - the service will be stretched to the limit

School buses

By Pepper Parr September 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   School buses and Covid-19 are just one more worry for parents. Sitting together on a school […]

Dry run for elementary students Thursday and Friday of next week

By Pepper Parr September 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Halton District School Board Elementary students will get to do a dry run on returning to school […]

Tents as classrooms - not in Halton

tent classroom

By Pepper Parr September 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Remember that idea of holding classes outdoors? Some people were thinking year round outdoor classes. It […]

Class sizes for the Halton Public School Board - below what most of the other boards in the province have been able to achieve.

No more desks set out in neat rows.  The classroom furniture is now such that students can sit by themselves or in groups of two or three - up to eight.  The objective was to create situations where the students learn to work as groups and to collaborate on a problem - question or assignment.

By Pepper Parr September 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Wednesday evening the Halton District School Board met – it was another long meeting. The […]

Director of Education: 'these students are our responsibility – my responsibility when they are on school property'

Miller with students Mar 7-17

By Pepper Parr September 2nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is still a lot of confusion on the part of parents as well as many […]

Medical Officer of Health doesn't make the rules - she interprets and enforces them

HM Big smile

By Pepper Parr September 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Dr. Hamidah K. Meghani told the several thousand people who logged into the Virtual Town Hall […]

Grandparents now find they have a new, much appreciated role.

grandparents - child running

By Staff September 1st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Grandparents are suddenly in demand. They are going to have the grandchildren closer to them that they […]

What’s open and closed at the City of Burlington for Labour Day Weekend

Aerial looking west from pier

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Students return to school September 14th - 20% will attend virtual classes. Part 3 of a series

Grade school wearing masks

Michele Bogle August 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON In this segment of an ongoing series the article addresses continuing concerns as well as new ones. All […]

Region to get retired nurses to help out with spotting early signs of an infected student or teacher

nurse hat

By Pepper Parr August 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The province announced that 500 +/- nurses would be hired to assist the return of students […]

School principals scramble to create classes now that they have much of the data they need. Public Health unit prepares for

School buses

By Pepper Parr August 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   In a statement released by the Halton Region Public Health office we learn that they “continue […]

School opening moved to September 14th - masks required in all grades: 1-12

students in mask

By Pepper Parr August 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   During a two and a half hour virtual Town Hall meeting last night parents with children […]

Twelve days left - then school opens - a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of missing information

Michele Bogle August 26, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The people mentioned in this article are real. They are part of a group I assembled to serve […]

Getting the students ready for a return to school in less than two weeks has created confusion, concern and fear in the minds of some

Child getting off school bus

By Pepper Parr August 25th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Parents are concerned, somewhat confused and not at all certain what is going to happen when […]

Halton Public School Board chair tells the Minister of Education 'he isn't helping'.


By Pepper Parr August 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Reflecting the concern of parents across the province Chair of the Halton District Public School Board […]

Public Board of Education to hold virtual Town Hall on Wednesday.

HDSB sign and bench

By Pepper Parr August 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   When will schools open in September? Gatherings like this inside a school will be possible IF […]

Be aware - be alert. Stay safe.


By Staff August 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board prepared this poster and would like every household sending students to school […]

Learning outdoors planned for Halton schools: Report on when and how due late September.

Outdoor learning photo

By Staff August 19, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board is thinking very seriously about Outdoor Learning for as many schools as […]

Trustees and School Board Administration debating in a private session

HDSB graphic

By Pepper Parr August 19th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The trustees have been in this private session for at least more than an hour. The […]

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