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Good Friday and Monday Holiday

Asslamo-Alaikom HDIS Families,


This is to inform all HDIS families that there will be no school on Friday, April 2nd, and Monday, April 5th, due to designated Good Friday and Easter Monday Holiday.

Hamilton is in lockdown already, Hamilton public School Board is also concerned about the growing cases of COVID 19 and warns parents of possible remote learning:

Hamilton public board warns parents of possible return to remote learning – CHCH


Students will be advised to take all their books and learning materials home on Thursday just in case learning is completely switched to online.

Our staff is working hard to adapt to fluctuations with the best possible teaching methods and resources to educate HDIS children and fill in any gap this might have caused. You are requested to connect with the homeroom teacher for possible E-learning digital requirements and set up to avoid any loss in your child’s learning. This is a very unprecedented time and I appreciate the understanding and cooperation of all HDIS families in this regard.


Stay Home, stay safe

Principal HDIS.

By | March 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Good Friday and Monday Holiday

P.A Day March 5th

Assalam-o-Alaikum HDIS families,
It is a reminder that Friday, March 5th is a designated P.A day, will be no school/online/in-person classes for students as a result. The office will remain open as usual.


By | March 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on P.A Day March 5th

No School Today, February 16th.

AssalamoAlaikom  HDIS Families,

                             There will be no school today due to severe weather conditions. No online or in person classes will be conducted.
Enjoy the snow day at home!
By | February 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on No School Today, February 16th.

HDIS Updates

Assalam-o-Alaikom HDIS Families,

This is to remind all HDIS families that Monday, February 15th is a Family day Holiday. There will be no school or online classes for students on Monday. The school will resume from Tuesday. We welcome in-person grade ½ students to join us from Tuesday, February 16th, 2021.

Another news for all Ontario school Boards is that March break is postponed until April according to the MED and a part of the letter sent to the families is copied below:

Today, the province announced that it is postponing March Break until April 12-16 as part of the efforts to keep schools open and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister shared that this decision was made with the best advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials. At HWDSB, we know this may be challenging news for students, families, and staff. It is another change in this unprecedented school year. We recognize that many of us were looking forward to being able to rest and recharge. We know how important this break is, particularly during this year, and look forward to this five-day break in April.

April Break will be from Monday 12th-16th of April, which is the first week of Ramadan!

You are advised to continue visiting the HWDSB website for ongoing changes in this unprecedented situation. There may be a change in important dates mentioned in the Calendar section.

Report cards will be sent home on March 11th. March 12th is a regular school day and students will attend that day as usual. Parents with concerns can call the school to book a telephone appointment with the homeroom or subject teacher. 

Please continue to do the morning COVID-19 screening for your children before sending them to school and remind them of proper hygiene with handwashing etiquettes. Please keep your child home if he/she is sick and go for the COVID-19 test in case of any symptoms.

Your cooperation is much needed and appreciated at this time.


Principal HDIS.

By | February 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HDIS Updates

P.A Day

AssalamoAlaikom HDIS Families,

This is a reminder for all HDIS families that Friday, January 29th, is a P.A day. There  will be no online classes for children on coming Friday.

Stay Home Stay Safe.


By | January 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on P.A Day

Report Cards

Assalamo-Alaikom HDIS Families,

Report cards will go home on the 15th of December.  Alhamdulillah, our first term is almost over and the winter holidays will be from Monday, 21st of December,2020. The first day of school will be Monday the 4th of January 2021 unless something changes from MED and Public Health in terms of safety.

kindly contact your child’s teacher and book an appointment if you want to discuss the report card after receiving it. Phone appointments are preferred at this time.  Make sure that you clear all the dues/pay fees or the report card will be held until those are clear. We thank all HDIS families for the cooperation and support in this critical time.

Stay home, stay safe, and enjoy the holidays.


By | December 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Report Cards

P.A Day Friday 27th Nov.

Dear HDIS families,

This is to remind all HDIS families that Friday, November 27th is a P.A day. There will be no online and in-person classes. Teachers will be at school until 2:00 pm. If there is a concern related to your child’s learning feel free to book an appointment for an in-person meeting with the homeroom or subject teacher on Friday. A phone call is however recommended due to Health and Safety concerns at this time.

Stay Home Stay Safe


By | November 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on P.A Day Friday 27th Nov.

School Closed for a Week

AssalamoAlaikom Parents,

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School will be closed for a week due to a confirmed COVID case among one of the staff members. The staff member was present on last Monday November 2nd in school premises, currently in isolation, following all the public health protocols  will be back after full recovery. Principal and other teachers will be quarantined for a week until 14th of November, they will be back in school on 16th of November 2020. However, students will be back for in person schooling from Tuesday 17th of November.

Whole school will be cleaned, all the high touch surfaces will be sanitized and especial care will be given to the places that staff member had been to. All the required public Health protocol will be followed in accordance with Ministry of Education reporting and outlined procedures.

Parents are requested to cooperate with teachers while they tend to help students in E-Learning transition for the time being so that there is no loss of learning. Kindly contact home room teacher for further assistance in this regard. Stay home, stay safe and kindly contact the public health if any symptom of COVID 19 appears in your child.

For more information please visit the website:

HDIS Management.


By | November 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on School Closed for a Week

P.A day October 30th

Dear HDIS families,

This is to remind all HDIS Families that Friday, October 30th is the P.A day at HDIS. There will be no school and online classes for children on the coming Friday. Our office will remain open as usual.


HDIS Management.

By | October 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on P.A day October 30th

Days to Remember HDIS 2020/2021


Important Dates   Event 
September 1,2,3,4  P.A day 
September 7th Monday  Labour day
September 8th Tuesday First day of School
September 25th Friday P.A Day
October 12th Monday  Thanks Giving 
October 30th Friday P.A day
November 27thFriday P.A day
December 15th Tuesday Ist report card
December 21st-31st Christmas Holidays
January 1st New Year 
January 29th  P.A day
February 15th Monday Family Day
March 5th  Friday P.A day
March 9th Tuesday  2nd Report card
March 12th No school for children

Parent Teachers Meeting 9 am -2 pm

March 15-19 Monday-Friday March break
April 2nd Friday Good Friday
April 5th Monday Easter Monday
May 12-14 Wednesday -Friday Eid Holiday
May 24th Monday Victoria Day
June 4th Friday P.A day
June 25th Friday 3rd Report card 
June 29th Tuesday Last day of school
June 30th Wednesday P.A day 


By | October 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Days to Remember HDIS 2020/2021

P.A Day Friday September 25th.

Assalam Alaikum Parents,

This is to inform HDIS families that Friday, September 25th is a P.A day. There will be no school for children in person or online.  School will remain open for teachers, feel free to call for inquiries or visit the office after making an appointment if needed.

HDIS Management.

By | September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on P.A Day Friday September 25th.

Dismissal Time Change!

AssalamoAlaikom HDIS Families,

This is to inform all HDIS families about the dismissal time which is changed to 1:45 pm for students from KG-grade 6. Alhamdulillah, our students are doing good in regards to following the safety standards and maintaining a safe distance with some reminders but schooling this year is going to be different than in previous years.

However, it is hard for them to keep on the masks for an extended period of time. To reduce their discomfort we have decided to shorten the time for in-school students from grades 1-6. 

This will help us meet the requirements for all kinds of teaching being offered at HDIS now, which are online, in-person, and hybrid models.

Kindly contact the office if you are not able to pick up the child around the dismissal time(1:45 pm)and arrangements can be made accordingly.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation in this sensitive time.


HDIS Management.

By | September 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dismissal Time Change!

Online Teaching News

Assalam-o-Alaikum Parents,

This is to inform all HDIS families that online students will be contacted on Friday than on Thursday. Teachers are off on Friday and without any time constraint, they can help new students in connecting via a digital platform. Some teachers may even try on Thursday but kindly do not worry if that does not work out. On Friday you will receive a call from one of the teachers and will be explained everything accordingly.

Thanks for your understanding.



By | September 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Online Teaching News

School Reopening News

School Reopening News!

Safety is our main concern. To make sure that everyone is following safety protocol, HDIS has made some changes in the school reopening plan. In order to train all students in a cohort, Hamilton Downtown Islamic school has planned a staggered start date (suggested by public Health) for school. We have staggered dismissal now for our students from KG-grade 6. Grade 7/8 will have the digital learning option to start with, which can change later.

A face mask is mandatory for all the students from KG-grade 8th. Parents will do wellness screening every day for their children before sending them to school. All undertakings shave to be signed and brought back to school.

Kindergarten will start at 8:50 am and their dismissal time is 1:45 pm for this year. They will start on Tuesday the 8th of September.

Grade ½ will also start at 8:50 am and they will be dismissed at 2:30 pm this year to enforce staggered dismissal. The first day for grade 1-2 will be Tuesday 8th of September.

Grade ¾ will start on Wednesday the 9th of September at 8:50 am and their dismissal time for this year will be 3:15 pm.

Grade 5/6 will start on Wednesday the 9th of September at 8:50 am and their dismissal time for this year will be 3:15 pm.

Everyone comes to school on Thursday the 10th of September.

Grade 7-8, E-teaching begins on Thursday the 10th of September. The schedule will be provided by the teachers.

There will be no school for children this Friday, September 12th. Teachers will discuss the implementation of safety rules among themselves to adjusted accordingly. Everyone will be back in class from KG-grade 6, from Monday, September 14th with the same arrival time and staggard dismissal time as mentioned.

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday
Date September 7th September 9th September 10th September 11th September 12th September 14th
KG arrival 8:50 am 8:50 am 8:50 am No school 8:50 am
dismissal 1:45 pm 1:45 pm 1:45 pm No school 1:45 pm
1-2 arrival 8:50 am 8:50 am 8:50 am No school 8:50 am
dismissal 2:30 pm 2:30 pm 2:30 pm No school 2:30 pm
3-4 arrival 8:50 am 8:50 am No school 8:50 am
dismissal 3:15 pm 3:15 pm No school 3:15 pm
5-6 arrival 8:50 am 8:50 am No school 8:50 am
dismissal 3:15 pm 3:15 pm No school 3:15 pm
7-8 E-teaching begins

E-Teaching/online learning option is available for all interested HDIS students from KG-Grade 8, contact the homeroom teacher or office for further details and schedule.

IMPORTANT: The registration alone does not secure your child’s registration at school. Please complete your payment until Monday, September 7th (4:pm) at the latest so that your spot can be reserved otherwise there is a late fee of $50 if the spot is still available. The office will be open on Saturday from 10 am-2 pm. There is a limit of 15 students in each grade. HDIS may fluctuate anytime with fees reduction and increment while transitioning from online to in-person or within the same method of teaching.

*There is no refund of supply and the registration fees.

By | September 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on School Reopening News