News Board

Human Rights Symposium for HDSB Students: January 22

January 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 Students

January 7, 2021

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.

Change in Delivery Model Form for Secondary Students

December 16, 2020

Switching Learning Models

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) must complete the Change in Delivery Model Form. The form is open now until Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at 11:59 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.


Complete the Change in Delivery Model Form for Secondary Students now: https://bit.ly/SecChangeModel


Students switching learning models will transition to their chosen learning model on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Students are expected to continue in their current learning model until that date, which is the end of Quadmester 2.


For more information, view the Dec. 14, 2020 HDSB update for families of secondary students: https://hdsb.ca/students/Pages/Health%20and%20Well-Being/COVID-19/Updates-for-Families.aspx

BCHS Alumni Speaks

December 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 Session

December 7, 2020

The HDSB is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful learning environment where all students can learn, grow and succeed. In order to do this, we must truly understand the needs of all students and families.


Beginning January 2021, the HDSB will be conducting a voluntary Student Census which will confidentially gather data about students’ identities such as their first language, ethnic and racial background, religion, gender identity and for older students, sexual orientation. Students will also share their perceptions of school climate, sense of belonging and experiences with bullying.


To learn about the Student Census, HDSB families are invited to attend a virtual Student Census Information Session on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at www.hdsb.ca. Families have the opportunity to submit questions before and during the information session through this form: https://bit.ly/StudentCensus_Questions


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 Community

October 23, 2020

We are very proud of our young Trojan who helps put Central in the Community through her fundraising and leadership!

With gratitude!

#trojanpride

Deadline to Change Delivery Model for Elementary Students

October 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 Day

October 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 Students

October 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 Calendar

September 8, 2020
HDSB-School-Year-Calendar-2020-2021.pdf

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.

Presentation for interested candidates

Are you interested to lead in Student Parliament next year?

View the Presentation and apply HERE!

The 2020/21 Student Council Process for Burlington Central High School - Nelson High School - Robert Bateman High School


Virtual Celebration of Student Excellence

The HDSB is hosting a virtual Celebration of Student Excellence on Thursday, May 14 to recognize this year’s Student Excellence recipients. Tune in to hdsb.ca at 7 p.m. to celebrate our Student Excellence recipient! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2YS7Odb

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

Inclement Weather Reminders

To review inclement weather procedures in connection with school closures and bus cancellations, please visit our HDSB website.

Inclement Weather Reminders 2019.pdf
Inclement Weather Zone Map only 2019.pdf

Technology & You Tip of the Month: November

With the holiday shopping season around the corner, brush up on online safety tips by checking out the HDSB's Technology & You resources on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca) search: Technology & You, or search #TECHandU on Twitter for technology tips.

Concussion Protocol

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.

Diagnosed Concussion?

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?

Refer to the Halton Region Health Department and the Ontario Immunization Schedule for the immunizations (shots, vaccines, needles) needed 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:

HDSB Website

Halton Region Health Department

Talking With Your Teen About Vaping Tips