Important Information For Parents

ACTION REQUIRED


The following forms (3) must be returned to the school by Royal Mail or dropped off in person at the Main Office. These forms are required for student participation regular school activities such as Physical Education class, intramurals and field trips. Thank you in advance for your attention to this paperwork.


  1. Secondary Physical Education and Intramurals Information Letter and Form (Form A)     Note*  This form must be completed and returned in order for your child to participate in Phys-Ed class and/or intramural activities.

  2. Authorization for Promotional Use of Student Photos/Work/Activities (Form B)

  3. Informed Consent/Permission form (Outdoor Experiential Activities) (Form C)


Parents must also review the Halton District School Board's Medical Danger - Anaphylaxis information sheet and the the Statement of Personal Information Practices

Student Verification Forms will be sent home with students during the first week of school. In order to keep our records up to date, it is imperative that they are reviewed/updated and sent back to the school ASAP.


Health Concerns

There are specific medical related forms to be completed if your student takes prescription medication (ex. Inhaler) during the day or staff may need to administer prescription medication in an emergency (ex. Epipens) or has one of the following:  Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders. Click here to view a copy of our Spring 2018 Medical Information mailing for forms and details.  Please contact Brad Yhard, VP, if you have any questions or would like more information.


SchoolMessenger *NEW*

​​​​​​The Halton District School Board is committed to providing timely, effective communication to parents/guardians and students. In September 2018, the HDSB will transition to a new Student Absence Reporting System called SchoolMessenger. ​ This is the system used for: -Reporting student absences -Receiving all messages and calls from your child's school and the HDSB Click here for instructions on how to sign up and set your communication preferences.



School Fees


All school fees are payable online at https://hdsb.schoolcashonline.com


The Student Engagement Fee $20.00, while voluntary, is an integral part of providing meaningful opportunities for every student at Nelson.  To ensure that these opportunities are available at Nelson, your continued support of the Student Engagement Fee is greatly appreciated.    

This past year we were able to fund the following initiatives for our students.  These opportunities would not be possible without your generous support.


  • Awards and Recognition:  Student Excellence, Principal’s Luncheon, Student Awards Night and Commencement, Nelson Medals

  • Grade 9 Transition – Orientation Day, Grade 9 Dance and Yearly Activities

  • LINK Crew – training, leadership camp opportunities and materials

  • Assemblies:  Year End Recognition, Celebration Assemblies

  • Student Co-curricular Groups and Clubs:  

  • Student Leadership:   Safe Schools Action Team Events & motivational speakers

  • High Level Competitions: OFSAA, Sears Drama, Tech Olympics, School Reach, Math & Science Contest entry fees

  • New to Nelson - September student welcome.


Gym Uniform (grade 9’s only) - $30.00 (shirt and shorts)

Yearbook (Optional) - $40.00



School Council and Donations  


The Nelson School Council is actively seeking members of our parent community.  Our first meeting is September 24 at 7:15 p.m. in the Staffroom.  Elections will be held for voting members and information will be shared about upcoming meetings at that time.  If you wish to make a donation to School Council please do so using https://hdsb.schoolcashonline.com  Thank you in advance for your generosity.  Click here for on-line donation instructions.



Photo Day 

Students must have a photo taken to receive a student card. Photo Day was September 14th 2018 and Retake Day is October 17th. If you wish to purchase your school photos click here to view the Edge Imaging order information form. 


Bus Information

Information regarding pick-up and drop off times and locations is available on the Halton District School Board website (www.hdsb.ca) through the transportation link.




Student Progress


  1. 5th Week Progress Reports: All Grade 9 students will receive a progress report and those Grade 10-12 students achieving less than 60% in a given course will receive a report.  All 5th week reports will be e-mailed home.  Semester 1: October 11; Semester 2:  March 21.

  2. Midterm Report Cards will be taken home by students. Semester 1: November 19; Semester 2: April 23

  3. 15th Week Progress Reports:  Those students in grades 9-12 achieving less than 60% in a given course will receive a report. In danger reports will be e-mailed home.  Semester 1: December 13; Semester 2: May 23.

  4. Final Report Cards will be taken home by students. Semester 1: February 8; Semester 2: Pick up July 9



Final Performance Tasks and Evaluation Block (30% of Final Grade)


Performance Task evaluations occur in class within the final four weeks of each semester.  All students are expected to write at scheduled times. Students must be available until the end of the evaluation block.  


Semester 1    Final Performance Tasks:           December 13, 2018 - January 23, 2019

                          Final Evaluation Block:       January, 24, 2019 - January 30, 2019

Semester 2    Final Performance Tasks:           May 23, 2019 - June 19, 2019

                          Final Evaluation Block:       June 20, 2019 - June 27, 2019


***Please Do Not Book Vacations during Final Performance Task and Final Evaluation Block***



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