The Halton District School Board (HDSB) looks forward to welcoming approximately 66,000 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students on the first day of school for in-person and remote learning on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.
The Board’s 2,955 elementary teachers, 1,400 secondary teachers, 2,546 non-teaching and support staff, and more than 200 principals and vice-principals have been busy outfitting classrooms, cleaning buildings and organizing schedules for students learning in-person and remotely to prepare for a productive, engaging and fulfilling school year.
The HDSB is proud to welcome students, staff and families to the new Rattlesnake Point Public School in Milton. The new $18.7 million school will accommodate more than 900 students. The 82,827-sq-ft three-storey accessible building will feature 21st century teaching layouts, air conditioning with individual classroom controls, double gym, 50 bike parking spaces, bus lay-by and student drop-off area. It will also have five childcare rooms that will accommodate 88 students, as well as eight Kindergarten classrooms.
During the summer, the Board committed more than $25 million in renewal and upgrades to schools and buildings including roofing, windows, ventilation, lighting, accessibility upgrades, repaving of parking lots and much more. The HDSB has more than $46 million worth of capital renewal and maintenance
ongoing in more than 200 projects across the region.
The HDSB understands the importance of positive mental health as students embark on a new school year. Mental health and well-being videos for parents/guardians
were released in August to support student mental health, belonging and connectedness ahead of the 2022-2023 school year. This area of focus continues to be a high priority for the Halton District School Board.
“We enter this school year full of optimism and hope to provide a learning environment where each student experiences a sense of belonging, care and community,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. “We’re excited to welcome students, staff and families to this new school year and are thrilled to be opening Rattlesnake Point Public School - a new state-of-the-art school designed to provide students with 21st century learning opportunities. All our schools are ready and eager to provide students with an exceptional educational experience that honours their unique and collective identities so we can continue to learn, grow and inspire, together.”
“The HDSB is proud to welcome four new superintendents to the senior administrative team - Jennifer Fowler, Nick Frankovich, Jennie Petko and Jonathan Shoss - and new Associate Director of Education Tina Salmini. We also welcome Pardeep Nagra as the HDSB’s new Human Rights & Equity Advisor. We all share the same vision and commitment to safe, inclusive learning and working environments free from discrimination for students, families, staff and members of the public. This approach will continue to be woven around our Multi-Year Strategic Plan
, which sets direction and prioritizes the collective actions of all stakeholders to ensure our efforts as an organization are aligned and coordinated. We can’t wait to get the 2022-2023 school year started.”
For additional information, contact:
Curtis Ennis, Director of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456 | email@example.com