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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
HCDSB Welcomes Students Back to School on September 4th!

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the Halton Catholic District School Board welcomes students back to school for the start of the 2018-2019 school year!

Quick Facts:

  • Important dates and holidays can be found in our 2018-2019 School Year Calendar.
  • NEW! Online K-8 Registration is now available at HCDSB! Beginning this summer, HCDSB now offers an online registration tool to help make the elementary school registration process more convenient for parents registering their child for the first time at an HCDSB school. For more information, visit our Registration page.
  • Parents may also register their child in-person at their home school. Please contact your home school directly​ to determine hours of availability, registration requirements, and to book an appointment. 
  • From August 27-31, 2018, student registrations for St. Mark Catholic Elementary School will be accepted in-person at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School, due to construction. Visit:​ for details.
  • For student bus schedules, and notifications on bus delays and cancellations, please visit:​. In order to access student transportation information, either online or by telephone (1-888-803-8660), parents should have their child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) on hand. This number can be found on a child’s report card or obtained from the school.
  • School start dates may vary for children in Kindergarten, as staggered entry is in effect. Parents of children attending Kindergarten this year are encouraged to check with their school for the correct start date and time.


“We are excited to welcome our new and returning students, staff, and families. We look forward to a successful and rewarding year in Catholic education." - Pat Daly, Director of Education


1. Have you updated your child's immunization records? Parents are reminded to get the required immunizations for their child and to notify the Halton Region Health Department to ensure these records are up to date. Please visit:​, call 311, or contact the Halton Region at: 905-825-6000.

2. As the new school year approaches, the Board reminds all motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution when driving or walking near school zones, crosswalks and school buses.

3. Visit our website at:​ for more information related to our schools, programs, and services. ​​​​​​​​​


The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 246
Alternate Media Contact:
Andrea Swinden
Strategic Communications Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 159

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