First Day

Welcome Back


We work hard to always know where your kids are. If your child will be late or absent, even for part of the day, please let us know by contacting or by calling 905-648-6655.

You can tell us the day of, the day before, or even weeks in advance. Thanks for your assistance in this!

Late Bus Service

To make it easier for our students to participate in after-school activities, we continue to provide a late bus service to Brantford and Burlington. Please note that, due to a driver shortage, there is no Jarvis late bus so far this year.

The late buses are available to any HDCH student at no additional cost. Starting today, buses leave at 5pm (Brantford) or 5:15 pm (Burlington) Monday through Thursday each week. Routes are as follows:

  • Brantford – stops at Book Road, Ancaster Fairgrounds (5:15pm), and Highway 2.
  • Burlington – stops at Walmart (Hwy 5 near Hwy 6 – 5:40pm) and Walmart (Fairview St at 5:55pm).


We encourage parents to use Edsby, our secure online learning management system, to communicate with staff and to keep up with what’s going on around here. You’ll find daily announcements, attendance, the school calendar, and so much more. If you are new and haven’t received your Edsby invitation or if you have any other questions about it, please contact our office.

Welcome Yuma

We welcome a new black lab puppy Yuma (pronounced Ooma) to school this fall as she trains to be a guide dog with Lions Foundation of Canada. This is the second foster puppy that grade 10 student, Grace Burnip has worked with at HDCH. Yuma is full of energy and can’t wait to meet everyone.

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