Summer Mental Health Services for Students

Summer Mental Health support will be available virtually beginning Monday, July 5, 2021 until Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. To support belonging and connectedness, summer mental health services will mainly be provided using a variety of therapeutic and/or psychoeducational groups, which will be co-delivered by Social Workers, Child and Youth Counsellors and Community Service Providers.


For children and youth with Autism and developmental needs, parent consultation and individual services will be offered. For all other students, the need for individual services can be discussed with the intake mental health worker who will be in contact once a referral is made.


What Services are Being Provided?

Group sessions will be offered twice this summer. The three-week sessions will take place from July 12 - 30 and August 9 - 27 to offer maximum flexibility. Groups will be formed based on the grades that students will be going into in September. Based on enrolment numbers and student need, the summer mental health team will make the final determinations around the type of services to be offered.


The HDSB welcomes referrals for students who would benefit from participation.


View the various groups being offered and sign up now by visiting the Summer Mental Health Services for Students page on the HDSB website.


How do I sign up for Summer Mental Health Services or sign my child up?

Parents/guardians and students can access our summer supports by filling out the Referral for Group Summer Mental Health Services Form. You can also call our summer intake line at 289-337-6490 or email summersupport@hdsb.ca to leave your name and contact information and a mental health intake worker will get back to you. It is important to note this is not an emergency number or email. Please do not leave any urgent messages or emails. If your family is experiencing a crisis, please call ROCK Crisis line at 905-878-9785 or 911 for immediate help. We will call or email you back as soon as possible to confirm your information and discuss which supports might be best for you or your child. We are here for you.

  • For groups that run in July, please ensure all referrals are in by June 24, 2021

  • For groups that run in August, please ensure all referrals are in by July 26, 2021



Halton Food for Thought is dedicated to feeding the success of our students, one healthy, happy student tummy at a time.

We are in this together! To help support our most vulnerable student families during these unprecedented times HFFT is providing Grocery Gift Cards to purchase healthy snacks and meals this summer.

  • One registration per household.

  • Registration closes June 19th, 2021.

  • Grocery Gift Card value will depend on total registrations received.

  • Cards will be distributed via email or mail in July.

  • Halton Food for Thought reserves the right to verify student status with our partner schools.

If you know of a Halton student family who might benefit from Halton Food for Thought support this summer, please have them email info@haltonfoodforthought.com.

When we feed students nutritious food, we are offering them their best chance for success. We want all children to reach their full potential and lead healthy, active lives.



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Graduation


Our graduation date is set for June 22, 2021

A Committee of Intermediate Teachers and Administration are currently planning the virtual event.

The graduation will be a similar format to last year's event. Students will be able to take photos by the banner outside the school at their own convenience. They will also be able to pick up their diploma, composite and special lawn sign. Pick-up will be available on June 21st and 22nd from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm at Pineland. We will have some special decorations on the front lawn for students to have the opportunity to take photos. Social distancing measures must be followed including wearing a mask. Due to Covid-19 restrictions currently, we were unable to have a live ceremony again this year. The link to the graduation pre-recorded video will be sent out at 4:45 pm and we ask that families and graduates watch the graduation simultaneously on June 22nd at 5:00 pm. The link will be available for viewing until 9:00 pm. It will also be posted on the school website from 4:45 pm to 9:00 pm. Award medallions may not be ready due to the provincial shutdown. A message will be sent regarding when medallions will be ready for pick-up. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!!




Gathering Student Insight into HDSB’s Response to Racism

The HDSB is conducting virtual focus groups with secondary students during the month of June to gather student insight into the HDSB’s response to racism. The purpose of these focus groups is so we can gather your insight about how the HDSB has responded to incidents of racism in our schools. Gathering this information supports the Board’s ongoing accountability to its equity goals, as outlined in the 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan and the Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan: The Way Forward.


If you are interested in being a part of these focus groups, please complete the Student Insight Conversations on HDSB’s Response to Racism Registration Form by Monday, May 31 at 4 p.m.: http://bit.ly/StudentConversationsHDSB. Participation is voluntary.


The virtual focus groups will take place between 1 - 3 p.m. or 4 - 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Oakville schools: Wednesday, June 2

  • Halton Hills schools: Monday, June 7

  • Milton schools: Wednesday, June 9

  • Burlington schools: Thursday, June 10


Once students have completed the registration form, students will be emailed a link to a Google Meet for your selected time slot and date. Students who are younger than 18 years of age will need parent/guardian consent to participate. The parental consent form will be emailed to students and can be found here.


The focus groups will be facilitated by HDSB staff in the Equity and Research departments, with school social workers available. The information and insights received will be reviewed over the summer and a report will be developed with recommendations to guide and inform a plan of action and enhanced accountability beginning in the fall.




Learning Models for 2021-2022 school year

All Ontario school boards will provide the option for students to learn in-person or remotely in the 2021-2022 school year. While we encourage all students to plan to attend school in-person in the fall, we are writing to provide information for students who would like to register for the Remote Learning Model for September 2021.


All HDSB students have been registered at their home school (in-person) for September 2021, including students currently in remote (virtual) schools. If your child will be attending school in person, there is no further action required. If your child requires the Remote Learning Model for September 2021, complete the Remote Learning Registration Form by Tuesday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.


For information about the HDSB Learning Models for the 2021-2022 school year, and to access the Remote Learning Registration Forms, visit the Return to School - September webpage on the HDSB website.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact the main office at the school.




The HDSB is hosting more than 15 Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for parents/guardians in April and May. These sessions will cover specific topics based on feedback from parents/guardians through a survey sent earlier this year. Each will be led by a mental health expert in that area who will share their knowledge and provide helpful information and resources.


Session presenters will include HDSB staff and mental health experts from local community organizations including Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), ADAPT, Danielle’s Place, National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC), Eat2Grow, CHM Therapy Services, Halton Support Services, Developmental Services of Ontario, Mental Health and Addiction Nurses, Roots Community Services, and Bayridge Counselling Centres.


Session topics include:

  • Healthy eating, body image, eating disorders

  • Self-regulation and emotional well-being

  • Substance use, vaping, online/video gaming

  • Supporting children with learning disabilities

  • Social isolation and connectedness for 2SLGBTQ+ youth

  • Impact of COVID-19 and racism for Black identifying families

  • Staying engaged during online learning

  • Anxiety

  • Psychiatric medications


Learn about the various sessions available and view event details on the Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions webpage.


How to register: Registration is required for these sessions as limited spots are available. Parents/guardians can register by completing the Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions Registration Form. Sessions will be held on Google Meet or Zoom (depending on the session) and registrants will be emailed a link to access the session. Sessions will not be recorded.


You will have the opportunity to submit questions when completing the registration form or during the session.

Healthy Student Snack Bags - Halton Food for Thought

When we feed students nutritious food, we are offering them their best chance for success. We want students to reach their full potential and lead healthy, active lives.


Halton Food for Thought, in partnership with Food for Life, is providing Halton Elementary and Secondary students, nutritious food to fuel their learning, whether they are learning in school or from home!

Weekly HFFT Healthy Student Snack Bags:

  • Consist of a minimum of 3 healthy snacks per student per school day,

  • Include both perishable and non-perishable foods i.e., fresh fruit, granola bar, yogurt.

  • Are universal in nature,

  • no fee or registration required.


For more information including a list of HFFT Healthy Snack Bag distribution locations CLICK HERE.

More than ever, Halton students need access to nutritious food to fuel a full day of learning.

Together we #FeedTheirFuture!


To help support student success, please consider volunteering with, or donating to Halton Food for Thought.



Student Census


The HDSB is conducting a Student Census throughout the winter of 2021 as required by the Anti-Racism Act, 2017 and Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan. Students in Grade 4 - 12 will complete the electronic census independently during provided class time. For students in Kindergarten to Grade 3, parent(s)/guardian(s) will complete the census on behalf of their child.


It is important that the Student Census reflects the voices of all students, therefore the more responses we receive, the more effective the data will be to help inform and improve programming and learning environments. The Student Census is voluntary and students and parents/guardians can skip any question they do not want to answer. If you have concerns about your child’s participation, please email studentcensus@hdsb.ca.


For additional information, please view the recording of the virtual HDSB Student Census Information Session held on Dec. 8, 2020 as well as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Student Census webpage for detailed information.



Please be advised that Pineland Public School is currently closed due to the Province of Ontario four-week province-wide shutdown. School will reopen to in-person learners on Monday, January 11 2021. We are working remotely and staff can be reached by email.


For information on the Ontario school closure, please visit: https://hdsb.ca/students/Pages/Health%20and%20Well-Being/COVID-19.aspx

If you are new to the Halton District School Board and wish to register your child(ren) for school, please visit: https://hdsb.ca/parents/Pages/Register-My-Child-for-School.aspx

While in-person schools are closed, we encourage families to continue to check for updates from us and the HDSB through email (SchoolMessenger), www.hdsb.ca, and the Board’s social media pages (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).


Thank you for your patience and understanding.


In Partnership,

Pineland Public School Staff


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Change in Delivery Model


As a reminder, families of elementary students who would like to switch learning models (i.e., in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person) in November must complete the Change in Delivery Model Form. This form will be emailed to you on Monday, October 19th and will be open until Tuesday, October 27 at 4 p.m.The form that will be sent to you is only for families wishing to switch learning models. If you do not wish to switch learning models, please Do NOT complete this form.


Complete the Change in Delivery Form for Elementary Students now: http://bit.ly/changemodel-elementary


Students switching learning models will transition to their chosen learning model on Monday, Nov. 30. Students are expected to continue in their current learning model until that date.


For more information, view the Oct. 19 HDSB update for families: https://hdsb.ca/parents/Pages/Reopening%20Schools%20Plan/Updates-for-Families.aspx





Due to Covid 19 we will not be having a school wide Terry Fox event this year.


In its place we have added a series of Terry Fox videos to the morning announcements. for the week of September 28th to October 2nd.

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope.


The Tuesday video is a What's Your 40 Challenge which classroom teachers may choose to participate in. We wanted to give teachers a heads up before the Tuesday announcement.


It’s the 40th Anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope and we are excited to launch “What’s Your 40?” classroom/individual based Terry activities, to help you celebrate safely and have fun. Choose any fun activity from the suggestions below or create your own from our full list of suggestions here. You can even get a friendly classroom competition going by printing out a “What’s Your 40?” poster to show everyone walking by your activity. Don’t forget to share your activity pictures and fundraising link to show off your school spirit and inspire others! #whatsyour40? #tryliketerry


Please see the video below

What's Your 40?



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