Schools closed for in-person learning Friday

Schools closed for in-person learning on Friday, November 4, 2022
Posted on 11/03/2022




November 3, 2022

Dear Families:

Schools closed to students Friday, November 4, 2022

Earlier this week we provided notice about the possibility of switching to asynchronous remote learning in the event of job action by education support workers of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

We have received confirmation that CUPE will go on strike starting tomorrow. As a result, all schools will be closed to students on Friday, November 4, 2022.

Tomorrow, teachers will be planning for student learning needs during the asynchronous remote learning period and will contact families who request alternative learning or support materials.

Before and after school programs hosted at HPEDSB schools and community use of schools permits are on pause during the job action. If your child attends daycare hosted in one of our schools, please contact the daycare provider directly.

High school students who are doing co-op education placements can continue going to their workplace if it is not at a school or school board office. If it is at one of those locations, the placement is on hold and alternative learning will be provided by the teacher.

If anything changes overnight, we will communicate prior to 6:30 AM tomorrow through the local media, the website and @HPEschools social media.

Thank you for your patience and support of our schools. Please be kind and patient with one another.

Katherine MacIver
Director of Education

Letter from Katherine MacIver regarding school closures November 4 (pdf)