Please be advised that Hawthorne Village is currently closed due to the Province of Ontario four-week province-wide shutdown. School will reopen to in-person learners on Monday, Jan. 28, 2021. We are working remotely and staff can be reached by email.

For information on the Ontario school closure, please visit:

If you are new to the Halton District School Board and wish to register your child(ren) for school, please visit:

While in-person schools are closed, we encourage families to continue to check for updates from us and the HDSB through email (SchoolMessenger),, and the Board’s social media pages (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Switching Learning Models?

Families of elementary students (Kindergarten-Grade 8) who would like to switch learning models (i.e., in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person) effective March 1, must complete the Change in Delivery Model Form. The form is open now until Friday, Jan. 22 at 11:59 p.m. This form is only for families wishing to switch learning models. If you do not wish to switch learning models, please DO NOT complete this form.

Complete the Change in Delivery Form for Elementary Students now:

Students switching learning models will transition to their chosen learning model on Monday, March 1. Students are expected to continue in their current learning model until that date.

For more information, view the Jan. 14 HDSB update for families:

Student Census

The HDSB is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful learning environment where all students can learn, grow and succeed. In order to do this, we must truly understand the needs of all students and families.

Beginning January 2021, the HDSB will be conducting a voluntary Student Census which will confidentially gather data about students’ identities such as their first language, ethnic and racial background, religion, gender identity and for older students, sexual orientation. Students will also share their perceptions of school climate, sense of belonging and experiences with bullying.

To learn about the Student Census, HDSB families are invited to attend a virtual Student Census Information Session on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Families have the opportunity to submit questions before and during the information session through this form:

Following the event, a full recording of the information session will be available with closed captioning and translated versions of the presentation and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu. These items will be posted on the HDSB Student Census webpage.

Kindergarten Registration

Calling all three-year olds!

Starting school is a big step for children and parents/guardians, and the HDSB wants to make that transition as smooth as possible. The HDSB is welcoming future students and their families to a virtual Kindergarten experience at to learn more about making the first school experience a happy one.


  • Three-year olds can explore a Kindergarten classroom to see what their future classroom might look like next September.

  • There are videos to watch, pictures to view and fun activities for kids.

  • Parents/guardians can learn about the Kindergarten program at the HDSB, play-based learning, community resources in Halton and before-and-after school care.

  • Families can sign-up to receive a welcome package from the HDSB including a free children’s book.

Do you have a child starting school in Fall 2021? The Halton District School Board is now accepting registrations for Junior (Year 1) and Senior (Year 2) Kindergarten for September 2021. Parents/guardians are asked to register their child by Feb. 5, 2021. Learn more:

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