As the school year comes to a close, we are looking ahead to September. HDSB is committed to providing high quality education while protecting the health and well-being of our students. All international students must be living in the Halton Region while attending a HDSB school. We are hopeful that we will see students in schools in September. We are not sure of the exact learning model, but we are confident that there will be a combination of online and in-person learning. Students need to be here to participate in all available learning.
All students will need to self-quarantine for 14 days before they are allowed to enter schools. It is very important to confirm with the homestay that students are able to complete their quarantine in the homestay. Otherwise, students will be required to self-isolate in a hotel with parent supervision.
Please see HDSB Protocols for Pre-Departure, Travel and Arrival into Canada for specific information.
- New students: Must be in Halton and ready to start school by September 30. Registrations will occur only once the student has arrived in Halton. During the 14-day quarantine, students will complete a short online English and math assessment to confirm course placement. Upon registration, students will be given their HDSB email and system log-in to complete the assessments and to engage in their learning. Students who are unable to be in Halton by September 30th will automatically be deferred to semester 2 in February 2021. We recognize that students may be unable to book flights to Canada at this time. When flights and arrival to Canada and Halton are confirmed, students can use this form to book an appointment to complete a registration and language assessment remotely.
- Returning students: Must be in Halton and ready to start school by September 30. Students who are unable to be in Halton by September 30th will automatically be demitted and rescheduled to semester 2 in February 2021. Remote learning from the students’ home country will not be permitted. There will be no refund for students found to be remote learning from home. Students who no longer feel comfortable studying at the Halton District School Board due to the COVID-19 virus may request a deferral to February or September 2021 until July 31, 2020. A deferral will hold a student’s place at the same school within HDSB. Please contact our International Student Office to arrange a deferral. This policy will be in place for the 2020 2021 school year only. Refunds will be provided for restrictions to international travel and denied Canadian study permits.
Please note: There is no refund if the study permit is denied by Immigration Canada due to missing documents or incomplete paperwork. The application fee is non refundable. All refunds are subject to a $600 Administration Fee.
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