NEW STUDENT REGISTRATIONS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
The registration processes for schools and the Welcome Centre have been modified while we are closed. If you would like to register your child for the upcoming 2020-21 School Year, please follow the instructions below:
- For students going into Kindergarten (both JK and SK), please go to this link from the HDSB: Register My Child For School (please make note of STEP 5 in the instructions)
- For students going into Grade 1-5, please go to this link from the HDSB: Register My Child For School 1-5
***Details for summer registration will be coming soon. Thank you for your patience during this time.***
New Support Announced by the Federal and Provincial Governments
This email includes information regarding:
- The Federal Government's new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
- The Provincial Government's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19
- Letter from MPP Crawford and MPP Triantafilopoulos to Oakville Chamber Members
Update from the Federal Government
The Federal Government has proposed legislation to establish the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This taxable benefit would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CERB would be a simpler and more accessible combination of the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit.
The CERB would cover Canadians who have lost their job, are sick, quarantined, or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19, as well as working parents who must stay home without pay to care for children who are sick or at home because of school and daycare closures. The CERB would apply to wage earners, as well as contract workers and self-employed individuals who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI).
Additionally, workers who are still employed, but are not receiving income because of disruptions to their work situation due to COVID-19, would also qualify for the CERB.
The portal for accessing the CERB would be available in early April.
Canadians would begin to receive their CERB payments within 10 days of application. The CERB would be paid every four weeks and be available from March 15, 2020 until October 3, 2020.
Update from the Provincial Government
The government's action plan is a first step in its response to COVID-19 and includes $7 billion in additional resources for the health care system and direct support for people and jobs. It also will make available $10 billion in support for people and businesses through tax and other deferrals to improve their cash flow, protecting jobs and household budgets.
Key initiatives in the government's plan to strengthen its response to the COVID-19 outbreak and support workers and employers include:
- Supporting more affordable electricity bills by setting electricity prices for residential, farm and small business time-of-use customers at the lowest rate, known as the off-peak price, 24 hours a day for 45 days to support ratepayers in their increased daytime electricity usage as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, addressing concerns about time-of-use metering.
- Cutting taxes by $355 million for about 57,000 employers through a proposed temporary increase to the Employer Health Tax (EHT) exemption.
- Enhancing funding by $148 million for charitable and non-profit social services organizations such as food banks, homeless shelters, churches and emergency services to improve their ability to respond to COVID-19, by providing funding directly to Consolidated Municipal Service Managers and District Social Service Administration Boards who would allocate this funding based on local needs.
The Ontario Government's plan also includes measures that will make available support for people and businesses through tax and other deferrals to improve their cash flows over the coming months, including:
- Making available $6 billion by providing five months of interest and penalty relief for businesses to file and make payments for the majority of provincially administered taxes.
- Making available $1.9 billion by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) allowing employers to defer payments for up to six months.
Letter from MPP Crawford and MPP Triantafilopoulos
Click here to read the letter from MPP Crawford and MPP Triantafilopoulos addressed to Oakville Chamber Members following the release of the Provincial Government's Action Plan Responding to COVID-19
School Day Timetable
8:45am Entry Bell
8:45am-9:35am Period 1
9:35-10:25 Period 2
10:25-11:10 Nutrition Break (25 minutes outside then 20 minutes eating time)
11:10-12:00 Period 3
12:00-12:50 Period 4
12:50-1:35 Nutrition Break (25 minutes outside then 20 minutes eating time)
1:35-2:25 Period 5
2:25-3:15 Period 6