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Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Proposed School Year Calendar Set for 2020-2021

At the March 31, 2020 Regular Board Meeting, the Halton Catholic District School Board approved the proposed 2020-2021 School Year Calendar. The calendar dates will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

Once approved, the first day of school for Halton Catholic students will be on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

The 2020-2021 professional activity (P.A.) days are: October 9, 2020; November 27, 2020; February 5, 2021; April 23, 2021; June 4, 2021 (elementary schools only), and June 30, 2021 (secondary schools only).

Click here to view the entire list of dates and holidays for 2020-2021.​​

Quick Facts:

  • 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 Education Act requires each school Board to establish a School Year Calendar, identifying instructional days, professional activity (P.A.) days and holidays for each school year.
  • The 2020-2021 School Year Calendar consists of 187 instructional days, which includes 10 days (5 per semester) that are classified as secondary school examination days.

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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