Semester 1 report cards will be sent home today. All marks have been posted on Edsby.
Tax receipts will be mailed out by the end of February. If you don’t receive yours by the first week of March (March 9th) please contact Sherry Osinga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Days
HDCH Staff Winter Residency Professional Development
On February 14 and 15 HDCH staff gathered for our annual “Winter Residency.” These are back-to-back PD days designed to allow staff to dive deeply into an area of Professional Development for exploration, education, collaboration, and growth.
This year’s theme was designing learning around Faith, Worldview, and Character Development, which fuels us as we continue to wholeheartedly pursue our school mission of Cultivating Character through Learning for a life of Service to God.
Staff spent the first morning together on our own “entry event” for the two days. We met at a downtown church and spent the morning engaging with a panel of experts on faith and learning. We were challenged to think about our own Worldview as it is expressed in our “World – do.”
After our entry event, we returned to HD for the balance of the two days where, Darryl DeBoer, Director of Learning from Surrey Christian Schools in BC helped to lead us. We explored and put in time designing student learning around faith, worldview, and character development.
Time was spent reflecting on our Deep Hopes for our work, examining our current classroom practices, learning from Darryl, and using new tools to help us each grow our practices. We will be using our Thursday morning Professional Development sessions in the coming weeks to continue this learning journey, working together as we grow deeper into our vision for these practices in our daily work.
In accordance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act, Hamilton Public Health is working to ensure that they have up-to-date vaccination records for all students who attend schools in the City of Hamilton.
Parents are required to communicate their children’s vaccine history to Hamilton Public Health. Details about what and how to report are on the Hamilton Public Health website.
Please note that non-medical vaccine exemptions for school-age children will require the completion of an in-person immunization education session. Further details can be found here.
Any questions should be directed to Public Health at email@example.com or 905-540-5250.
Literacy Tests ~ March 29th
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test will be written here at HD on Wednesday, March 29. We will be mailing a letter home later this month with the information you need if your child will be writing. Please read it over and contact Aline Koiter (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns.
Lecture Series ~ learning disabilities association of halton
LDAH is hosting a free lecture series designed for parents and caregivers of children with Learning Disabilities.
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All about the Disability Tax Credit and RDSP (Registered Disability Savings Plan)
A representative from Canada Revenue Agency will be presenting information on the Disability Tax Credit and providing an overview of the RSDP. This session is being offered to parents, caregivers or members of the community who wish to learn more about tax credits and how they apply to you and your family.
Introduction to Advocacy, your child’s I.E.P. and an overview of other important topics for parents
Our subject matter experts will cover basics on navigating the school system, provide details on the I.E.P. (Individualized Education Program), the IPRC(Identification, Placement and Review Committee) and suggest practical tips and ideas for parents who are looking to be the best advocates for their school-aged child.
Graduation photos are complete. Students will receive order information from Life touch via email.
Knights Eatery Cards
We are pleased to offer a convenient way to purchase food at Hamilton District Christian High with our Knights Eatery Reloadable Card. Just like any gift card, a balance is loaded on a card and declines as purchases are made. The online function provides convenience to purchase, reload without having to travel with cash.
Simply pick up your card from the front office. Set up your card by going to: https://knightseatery.ackroo.net to register and load your card. Follow the instructions online to set up an account and check your balance.