Human Rights Symposium for HDSB Students: January 22January 11, 2021
HDSB Students are being invited to attend the Human Rights Symposium via their virtual classrooms on January 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to engage in vital conversations and challenge their thinking, together with keynote speakers: Michel Chikwanine & Stephen Leacock - Agenda for the day. Link to Livestream will be made available through students’ virtual classrooms.
Change in Delivery Model Form for Elementary StudentsJanuary 7, 2021
Change in Delivery Model Form for Secondary StudentsDecember 16, 2020
BCHS Alumni SpeaksDecember 7, 2020
This inaugural video features Farah Mohamed (Class ‘89), interviewed for this year’s virtual Excellence Awards.
Listen to her story: Farah inspires our students to imagine, empower and achieve.
Student Census Information SessionDecember 7, 2020
Following the event, a full recording of the information session will be available with closed captioning and translated versions of the presentation and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu. These items will be posted on the HDSB Student Census webpage.
BCS Student Leadership in the CommunityOctober 23, 2020
We are very proud of our young Trojan who helps put Central in the Community through her fundraising and leadership!
Deadline to Change Delivery Model for Elementary StudentsOctober 21, 2020
Families of HDSB elementary students (K-Grade 8) who would like to switch learning models (in-person/virtual) must complete the Change in Delivery Model Form by Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. Complete the form now: http://bit.ly/changemodel-elementary
This form is ONLY for families wishing to switch learning models. If you do not wish to switch learning models, please DO NOT complete this form.
Grade 9 Take Our Kids to Work DayOctober 20, 2020
The organizers of this event are doing their best to provide a virtual version of this traditional grade 9 event. It includes guest speakers and videos. It falls on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. HDSB will not be encouraging grade 9s to stay home and find a virtual placement for the day. The condensed quadmester timelines, the overlap of grade 9 Math EQAO and the inability to guarantee placements for all students means that classes may choose to participate in the various segments offered throughout the day. More information on this year’s virtual TOKTW 2020 can be found by visiting: The Learning Partnership.
Deadline to Change Delivery Model for Secondary StudentsOctober 7, 2020
Families of secondary students (Grade 9-12) who would like to switch learning models (i.e., in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person) effective November 13, must complete the Change in Delivery Model Form. The form is open now until Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. This form is only for families wishing to switch learning models. If you do not wish to switch learning models, please DO NOT complete this form.
If you do not complete the Change in Delivery Form by Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m., the next opportunity to switch learning models will be in January (for a start date of Feb. 8, 2021).
Complete the Change in Delivery Form for Secondary Students now: http://bit.ly/changemodel-secondary
Students switching learning models will transition to their chosen learning model on Monday, Nov. 16. Students are expected to continue in their current learning model until that date, which is the end of Quadmester 1.
For more information, view the Oct. 5 HDSB update for families: https://hdsb.ca/parents/Pages/Reopening%20Schools%20Plan/Updates-for-Families.aspx
HDSB School Year CalendarSeptember 8, 2020
BCS Lip Sync Challenge
To facilitate social connections amongst students from both BCS and RBHS, we are challenging students and staff to participate in the inaugural “Central Has Talent” Lip Sync Challenge! Video submissions will be posted to Burlington Central’s Instagram, Twitter and school website. Compete with your friends to see who can create the best video!
We are hoping to have our first round of submissions in by Friday, June 19th, but we will continue to accept and post videos throughout the summer!
Instructions are HERE!
Online Student Registration
Do you have children starting school in Fall 2020? Families are able to register their child online through the HDSB website (hdsb.ca) by visiting the Student Registration page. Please share this information with families who are new to your neighbourhood and those who have children starting school in the fall.
Break the Stigma
Bell Let's Talk Day: Wednesday, January 29th
It’s not always easy to tell others that your child has challenges managing their thoughts or feelings. And it might not be easy for your child to express that either. Even though it is normal for people of any age to experience these challenges, our culture has told us we need to fear them. In this video ... https://childrenscolorado.org/stigma
Results of Medical Examination
In the event of a head injury, school staff will use a quick reference tool (at the time of incident) to help identify a suspected concussion and to communicate this information to a parent/guardian. However, concussion symptoms can occur later within a 24 hour period. Therefore, the C3 - Documentation of Monitoring/Medical Examination Form must be signed and returned after the 24 hour monitoring period/medical examination upon your child's return.
If your child has been diagnosed with a concussion, the C4 - Documentation for a Diagnosed Concussion form should be used by parents/guardians to communicate the child’s progress through the plan.
Further concussion protocol information and resources can be found HERE.
What immunizations (shots, vaccines, needles) does your child need for school?
Report your child's immunization records
It's your responsibility to report your child's updated immunization records to the Halton Region Public Health Department. Your healthcare provider does not report these records for you. ONLINE REPORTING
Consequences for vaping at school:
According to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 vaping is not allowed in schools, on school grounds, and in public areas within 20 metres of school property. Students found vaping on school property could receive a school suspension and be fined by a By-law Officer.
For more information about Vaping, please refer to the following online resources: