Harrison Public School

Harrison Public School is a safe and inclusive community where learners' voices will be valued in order to engage all learners in authentic learning environments, promoting collaborative, independent, and innovative thinking fostered through a growth mindset.

Mark Your Calendars!

The HDSB is hosting two Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for Parents/Guardians on Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30 to discuss parent, child and youth mental health and well-being, ways in which parents/guardians can support their children and resources available for youth and families. Each session will feature four panelists (parents, mental health experts, HDSB school social workers and community partners) who will share their experiences of parenting during COVID-19 and provide helpful information and resources.

The information session on Monday, March 29 is intended for parents/guardians of elementary students (Kindergarten - Grade 8) and the session on Tuesday, March 30 is for parents/guardians of secondary students (Grade 9 - 12).

  • Elementary Session: Monday, March 29 from 7 - 8:15 p.m. at www.hdsb.ca

  • Secondary Session: Tuesday, March 30 from 7 - 8:15 p.m. at www.hdsb.ca

These sessions will help parents/guardians learn about:

  • How the pandemic may be impacting you and your child’s mental health and well-being

  • Coping and well-being strategies for you and your children to support better mental health and well-being

  • Resources and support available through your child’s school and within the community

How to watch the Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions: The sessions will be livestreamed through the HDSB YouTube channel. Visit www.hdsb.ca at 7 p.m. on March 29 and/or March 30 to tune in. Registration is not required. Each session will be recorded and available on the HDSB YouTube channel following the event. Closed captioning will be available in the recorded version but will not be available during the livestream.

Spring Break Postponed to April 12-16

Dear HDSB families,

The Ontario school Spring Break will be deferred until April 12 - 16, 2021, as announced by the Ministry of Education yesterday. Spring Break was originally scheduled to occur between March 15 - 19.

In the announcement, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce indicates this decision was made based on advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials.

Our school year calendar will be changed to reflect this new information.

Mental Health Resources

The mental health of our students and families is especially important at this time. We encourage you to view the HDSB’s new Mental Health webpage which has information for both parents/guardians and students on mental health, ways to support positive mental health and well-being and how to get additional support at school and in the community.

Further Information

Please view our COVID-19 webpage. We will continue to keep you informed through the HDSB website, SchoolMessenger emails and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

Healthy Student Snack Bags - Halton Food for Thought

When we feed students nutritious food, we are offering them their best chance for success. We want students to reach their full potential and lead healthy, active lives.

Halton Food for Thought, in partnership with Food for Life, is providing Halton Elementary and Secondary students, nutritious food to fuel their learning, whether they are learning in school or from home!

Weekly HFFT Healthy Student Snack Bags:

  • Consist of a minimum of 3 healthy snacks per student per school day,

  • Include both perishable and non-perishable foods i.e., fresh fruit, granola bar, yogurt.

  • Are universal in nature,

  • no fee or registration required.

For more information including a list of HFFT Healthy Snack Bag distribution locations CLICK HERE.

More than ever, Halton students need access to nutritious food to fuel a full day of learning.

Together we #FeedTheirFuture!

To help support student success, please consider volunteering with, or donating to Halton Food for Thought.

To register your child at Harrison Public School, please visit www.hdsb.ca.

Please forward your completed registration form and supporting documents to:

Kindergarten - Laurel at lakel@hdsb.ca

Grades 1-5 - Christine at lagendykc@hdsb.ca


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