September 2021 Plan
The HDSB’s September 2021 Plan outlines the measures we will be following for the safety and well-being of our students and staff.
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Online COVID-19 School Screening Tool
Students and staff must complete the online COVID-19 School Screening Tool prior to attending school each day.

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Mental Health & Well-Being Resources
Mental health and well-being support and resources are available for students and parents/guardians.

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Important Updates

Spirit Wear for Sale!

Hey GDHS families!

We are doing a FALL spirit wear sale. The items we have available for sale can be found on the online store. You can purchase Spirit Wear starting today, September 20th and closes Sunday, September 26th at 11:59pm.

Some items are male or female sizes; while others are adult sizes. There will not be samples to try on. The Nike sweatshirt product fits small, so order a size up.

The spirit wear will be delivered 5-6 weeks after the close date by TLitzens Sports. TLitzens Sports will contact you with a date, time and location to pick up your order. It will not be handed out by GDHS staff/students. If you have any questions you can email Mr. Costly at costleya@hdsb.ca

Please see the link below to place your order.

Thanks

Andrew CostleyPhysical EducationGeorgetown District H.S.


Weekly Parent Newsletter - Friday, September 17

Hello GDHS Families,

We have now completed a full cycle of our 4 periods. The building is full of energy, and we are so happy to see everyone here all day, every day. We are still in an adjustment period and hope that things will begin to feel normal and settled as we approach the end of September.

GDHS Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Programs

All SHSM students are invited to participate in a Welcome and Q & A session on Thursday, September 23rd at 11:45 am in room 224 or via the Google Meet link here.

There will be an additional virtual session for both parents and students on Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm via this Google Meet link here.

Any grade 11 or 12 students looking to develop new skills, learn about post-secondary opportunities, try out a particular career, or meet new people with similar interests should consider joining one of our seven SHSM programs. We have a program to suit all career paths and interests. Our current SHSM offerings include:

  • Construction

  • Environment

  • Hospitality & Tourism

  • Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services

  • Manufacturing, Engineering & Robotics

  • Sports

  • Transportation

For more information, consider attending the information sessions or contact Donna Norrie via email at norried@hdsb.ca.

Vandalism/Vaping

During the past week, we have had a rash of vandalism incidents in our boys washrooms, resulting in costly repairs. We are also forced to temporarily close these washrooms until cleanup and repair occur, as the damage can make these spaces unsafe for students. We believe some of the vandalism is related to a social media challenge. Please help us reinforce the importance of treating our school building with respect and care. Students found to be vandalizing our building will face school consequences and possibly police involvement.

Please also remind your students that vaping is not permitted anywhere in or on school property. Students found to be vaping inside the building will have their vape confiscated and parents will be contacted.

Use of the Field at Lunch

We ask that students please dispose of their garbage at all times, including when they eat on the field or in the bleachers. Garbage that is left behind impacts the use of that space by our phys ed classes.

Lockers

At this time, lockers are being assigned for specialty purposes only. The admin team will revisit the issue of locker assignment for all students at the end of September.

Daily COVID Screening/Sending Students to School

Students must still complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening daily, but no longer need to show their teachers upon arrival to class. If students are feeling unwell, displaying COVID-related symptoms, or do not pass the daily screening tool, please do not send them to school.

Traffic/Parking Lot

In an effort to foster safe traffic flow in our parking lot during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, please follow these traffic guidelines whenever possible.

Bike Swap

The Halton Hills Annual Bike It Event "Bike Swap" was held last Saturday. There was an amazing turnout with many families benefiting by being connected to slightly used bikes at low prices. As a result, $1,000 was raised for the local food bank.

The generosity of the Halton Hills community resulted in an excess of 40 bikes for small children (ages 4-6 or so). The Bike It Committee is offering these donated bikes (all in working order and as is) to the families of Halton Hills at no charge. Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday September 18

Time: 9-10 am on a first come - first serve basis

Location: Front parking lot - Robert C. Austin Public Works Operation Centre

Address: 11620 Trafalgar Road Georgetown

For further information, contact Jane Fogal at janefogal@haltonhills.ca

Prevalent Medical Conditions

For all students with a Prevalent Medical Condition (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Anaphylaxis), we ask that families complete a Plan of Care so we can support students in the event that medical intervention is necessary. Should there be a Prevalent Medical Condition that is not one of the four listed above, please submit a Generic Plan of Care.

Families who already have a plan of care on file have three options:

  1. If no changes are necessary, you may complete the Annual Plan of Care - No Changes form

  2. If no changes are necessary, you need not do anything. If we receive no note from you, we will assume that no changes are necessary and we will continue using the Plan of Care we have on file.

  3. If changes are necessary, please submit a new Plan of Care to the main office via email (chandlerw@hdsb.ca) or hard copy.

HDSB Code of Conduct

Please be reminded of the Code of Conduct for all members of the HDSB community.

Weekly Schedule

Next week, students have period 1 in the morning, and period 2 in the afternoon.

Please see here for a detailed semester calendar and key dates.

-Your GDHS Admin Team

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