Every year, school boards across Ontario must submit school year calendars to the Ministry of Education. 
According to Regulation 304, school boards must develop a school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools that includes 194 school days (including seven Professional Activity Days) between September 1 and June 30 with up to 10 days designated as examination days for secondary schools.
Currently, HWDSB is involved in the process of developing its calendars (Elementary and Secondary) for the 2019-2020 school year. 
The school year will begin for students and staff on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. 
We are seeking public input regarding the DRAFT Elementary and Secondary calendar and would appreciate your participation in this survey. It should take about five minutes to complete.       
Please complete this survey by 4:00 PM on March 1, 2019. 

All mailed surveys must be received by this date.  Please mail the completed survey to:     

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board   
Attention: Research Specialist (Research & Analytics Department) 
PO Box 2558
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3L1        
Based on stakeholder input, the calendar will then be finalized by the Board of Trustees and submitted for approval to the Ministry of Education.     
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jeff Gillies, Superintendent of Student Achievement at 905-527-5092, extension 2361 or jgillies@hwdsb.on.ca.