Student Learning Conferences

Student Learning Conferences

Parents and students, please mark your calendars to join us for Student Learning Conferences on Thursday, October 18 or Tuesday, October 23rd.

Next Tuesday morning, we will send parents an email notification with instructions on how to sign up for conferences. Please make sure that your Edsby account is set up now so that you can book appointments.

For assistance with Edsby, please contact Kris Slootweg at info@hdch.org.

At Student Learning Conferences, we invite students to join their parents/guardians in meeting with teachers to talk about their learning together.

  • Parents are encouraged to ask any questions they may have, listen to their child talk about his/her learning, and share their insights and perspectives during the discussion.
  • Students will talk about their work, what is going well, what they are proud of, and what is challenging; sharing ideas about what they need for their best learning.
  • Teachers will facilitate the discussion; listen to insights from students and parents; and share their own perspectives about student learning.

See also: FAQs for Parents

Student Learning Conference

 

Information

FYI

BRIDGE DAYS

Today is the first Bridge Day of the new school year. Twice a semester, each class has the opportunity to spend a double period diving deeply into their course material in one way or another. Class expands to the length of either the entire morning or the entire afternoon to make way for an extended learning experience.

Discover more about Bridge Days at hdch.org/connect-life-learning


Attendance

If your child will be late or absent, even for part of the day, please let us know by contacting info@hdch.org 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!


Edsby

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
  • you can report lates and absences
  • attendance
  • details about extra-curricular activities and clubs
  • booking details about Student Learning Conferences (closer to the date)
  • the school calendar
  • and so much more

For that and other how-to’s, you can visit:  https://edsby.com/help/parents/ 


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).

First Day

Welcome Back

Attendance

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 info@hdch.org 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).

Edsby

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.