Course Change Requests for 2021-2022 School Year
Over the summer, to request a GDHS timetable/course change for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete the Course Change Request Form. Guidance Counsellors will review all submissions and begin processing these requests, in priority sequence, when they return to school in late August. Guidance Counsellor appointments will be available in late August once counsellors have finished processing course conflicts and urgent timetable issues. Monitor the GDHS Guidance Website for more details on appointments later this summer.
VSS (Virtual Secondary School) Courses:
There will be more information on the process for course change requests for VSS in late August. Timetables will be sent out August 27 and the process for course changes will be shared as well. Please hold onto any course change requests over the summer. Students may connect with VSS guidance counsellors after they receive their schedules in August.
Commencement Ceremony - Video
On Wednesday, June 23rd GDHS proudly presented the 2021 Graduation Commencement Ceremony. You can view the ceremony on YouTube here.
Friday, June 25 - Weekly Parent Newsletter
Hello GDHS Families,
This will be our last weekly communication for the 2020-21 school year. Although there has been much to lament about the last 16 months, in the spirit of positivity we will instead focus on celebrating the many successes we have had this past school year, and look forward to the coming one. We recognize and celebrate the efforts of all of our students and staff as they found ways to succeed and support each other. We are grateful for our supportive and understanding parent community, with whom we do this work. And perhaps most importantly, we look forward to the possible return of some “normal” school activities, which we will certainly not take for granted when they reappear. The coming year still brings uncertainty, but it also offers much hope. We look forward to seeing students in the building all day and every day, and we look forward to the possibility that we will be fully back to “normal” by the end of next school year, if not long before.
Sincere wishes for a restful summer. All the best from your GDHS Admin team.
Graduating Students and HDSB Accounts
As of July 12, 2021 students who are not:
actively registered with HDSB (Summer School), or
Pre-Registered for the 2021-2022 School Year with HDSB
will lose access to the HDSB Network & Halton Cloud / Google Workspace for Education applications, data, and email.
IMPORTANT: If you have used your HDSB email when applying for post secondary, resume, job applications, you will need to update your information and change it to a personal email address before access to your HDSB account is lost
To retain your Google Workspace data please see one of the options below:
Transfer email and Drive files to a personal Google Account using Google Takeout Transfer Your Content - see Transfer their content *HDSB accounts have unlimited drive space. Personal G Mail accounts only have 15 GB free drive space. All G Suite files do not count toward your quota. All other file formats will (PDF’s, Pictures, Videos, Microsoft Office files)
Archive data using Google Takeout - The traditional Takeout is also available to create an archive of All their data in G suite.
This will enable you to easily retain your email, essays, resumes, science projects and any other files stored on Google Drive before access has been removed to your HDSB account.
This must be completed by July 12, 2021.
Final Report Cards/Diplomas
Final Report Cards will be emailed to you. No hard copies will be issued unless requested. Please contact the office if you require a hard copy of the final report.
Diplomas will be available for pickup in the GDHS main office starting Monday July 12th. These will come with a Grad Program insert containing subject award winners and Ontario Scholars, and any photos taken at the Grad Drive Through by the professional photographer from Edge Imaging.
Edge Imaging Summer Grad Photography Studio
There is still time to capture this important milestone! We are committed to safely capturing your graduation photos!
Edge Imaging is hosting a graduation photo studio in Limehouse to allow the Class of 2021 the opportunity to commemorate their graduating year! Limited grad photography appointments are available to book now.
More details are in the attached PDF.
Sat July 3 to Sat July 10, 2021
To book your appointment, visit edgeimaging.ca/popup
Please select Limehouse as the location.
Studio Address - Georgetown Optimist Club 13439 ON-7, Limehouse, ON L0P 1H0.
Due to the limitations beyond our control of the Georgetown venue, the Optimist Club unfortunately does not have wheelchair access. Edge Imaging would love to help capture this special moment at our office studio which is wheelchair accessible. Our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.
**If you can’t attend the Limehouse studio, Please select “Halton” or “Burlington” as the location.
Studio Address - 940 Gateway Drive, Burlington, ON**
Monday is a Virtual Student Success Day for students, who may choose to log in and complete any outstanding work or get feedback from their teachers. Period 1 will be from 9-10am, and Period 2 will be from 1-2pm. Tuesday is a PD day. We wish everyone an outstanding summer.
-Your GDHS Admin Team