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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Proposed 2020-2021 School Year Calendar Now Approved

At the Special Board Meeting held on July 8, 2020, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) approved revisions to the 2020-2021 proposed School Year Calendar. The revised 2020-2021 School Year Calendar has now received final approval from the Ministry of Education.

The initial School Year Calendar was approved by our Board of Trustees at the March 31, 2020 Board Meeting​.

The first day of school for Halton Catholic students will be on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Kindergarten start dates will vary, as entry into Kindergarten is a gradual process.​

The 2020-2021 Professional Activity (P.A.) days are: September 1, 2020; September 2, 2020; September 3, 2020; November 27, 2020; February 5, 2021; April 23, 2021; June 4, 2021 (elementary schools only), and June 29, 2021 (secondary schools only).

View the entire list of dates and holidays for 2020-2021 here!​​

Quick Facts:

  • The 2020-2021 School Year Calendar consists of 187 instructional days
  • Three (3) mandatory Provincial Priority P.A. days are scheduled prior to the first day of school and will be devoted to criteria established by the Ministry of Education. Topics will include: health and safety, COVID-19 preparations, mathematics instruction, bullying prevention and intervention, and de-escalation training.
  • The school year calendar was developed through the work of the Board's School Year Calendar Committee, comprised of a parent representative of the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC), OECTA Unit Presidents (elementary and secondary), CUPE 3166 and 5200 representatives, Principal Association representatives, and 1 Trustee.
  • The dates for secondary school examinations will be determined at a later date, once more information about the return to school has been finalized by the Ministry of Education

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 37,000 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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