Mask & Screening Requirement


This is a reminder that children must wear a face mask from Kindergarten and up.  The current announcement is based on enhanced safety standards to keep our learning community safe. Parents are also requested to wear a face mask and social distance  when coming to drop or pick up their child/children.
Please pack an extra mask for your child just in case he/she loses one. Masks are available to purchase for $2 (disposable) $3 each reusable  or 2 for $5 , from school. A note for the payment will be sent home if we’ve provided one at school.

Kindly do not forget the( must) daily screening before bringing your child/children to school, screening link is inserted below in blue for your convenience.


Thanks for your cooperation on advance.

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Daily COVID Screening Link

Asslamo-Alaikom HDIS Families:


All parents are required to screen their child/children before sending them to school. Kindly click on the link inserted above in blue and complete the screening daily. Confirmation of screening will be required upon entry every day. A screen shot of the daily assessment should be saved to show to the morning duty teacher.  For your reference the result of daily screening should be an image like the one inserted below with different dates:


A reminder that a facemask is a must from Kindergarten and up until further notice. We need parent’s cooperation to continue in-person learning with all Public Health and Ministry of Education requirements in place. Together we can establish a safer and better community of learning at Hamilton Downtown Islamic School.



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Welcome Back!


We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing time during the summer break. This is the time to get back to school with all safety protocols and instructions from Public Health and the Ministry of Education.

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 8th, 2021. We will start full-time in-person learning and will continue to work according to the instructions from Public Health and MED. The HDIS learning community will be informed of any possibility of the lockdown and online learning due to COVID.

The school will start at 8:50 am and finish at 3:15 pm. Students should not come to school earlier than 15 minutes, prior to school start time and should leave by 3:30 maximum to avoid before and after school charges.

Mask is mandatory for all grades except kindergarten. Daily screening is a must for all the students and staff members. Parents are requested to screen their children daily and keep them at home if there are any symptoms. Teachers will screen in the morning and if a child has symptoms, he/she will either be denied entry to the school or will be isolated until parents will come to pick him/her up. There will be two nutrition breaks and sharing of lunch is strictly prohibited.

We are looking forward to a great start and need the cooperation of parents and the community. Please register your child/children, if you haven’t done yet as soon as possible to get the confirmation and supplies/books on time.

Thank you.

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Message on Hate Crime


Dear Community,

We are heartbroken at Hamilton Downtown Islamic School at the tragic loss of four members of a Muslim family in London as a result of hate crime. Hamilton Downtown Islamic School staff stand in solidarity with community at this difficult time while praying for the family.

This is the time we strengthen ourselves and unite against Islamophobia since our children may feel scared and unsafe after this horrific incident.

I have been receiving condolence emails from other Faith and learning communities for the Muslim family in grief. These messages show their respect for our Faith and school community.

May Allah protect every one and give the surviving child and relatives strength to cope with irreparable loss.


Nailah Faisal, M.Sc., B.Ed., OCT.

Principal Hamilton Downtown Islamic School.


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PA Day Friday, June 4th

AssalamoAlaikom Parents,

This is a reminder for all HDIS families that there will be no school/online classes  this Friday,  June 4th 2021. It is a Scheduled PA Day.


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Eid Holidays

AssalamoAlaikom HDIS Families

A reminder that Eid Holidays are from 12th till 14th of May 2021. Students will return to online learning on Monday 17th of May Insha’Allah. There will be no online teaching on the 12th,13th, and 14th due to Eid Holidays scheduled for this year.

Eid Mubarak to all !

Nailah Faisal

Principal HDIS

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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.

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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.


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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!
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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.


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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