Parent resources

The Ontario Curriculum

The K-12 Ontario Curriculum organized into documents by a grade level range and by subject area. Each document includes descriptions of the program, goals, and considerations. The achievement charts provide guidelines for assessment. Big ideas, overall expectations, and specific expectations are listed for each grade level and strand.

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

Assessment is the process of gathering and interpreting information that accurately reflects the child’s demonstration of learning in relation to the knowledge and skills outlined in the overall expectations of the curriculum. The primary purpose of assessment is to improve learning and to help children become self-regulating, autonomous learners.

Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

EQAO

EQAO provides information and resources to help parents understand the Primary division (Grade 3), Junior division (Grade 6), Grade 9 Math, and Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) (Grade 10)​​​assessments, get familiar with what’s on the assessment and use the results to support their children’s learning.

Extended learning at home

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

The HPEDSB virtual learning environment connects students to online resources at home and at school with a single sign-on, enabling them to login with their school username and password for access to the following:

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Carousels (grade and subject level lessons)

  • Ministry of Education-licensed software
  • HPEDSB licensed databases (research collections and ebooks)
  • The Virtual Learning Commons, which is a set of school-board approved web-based resources listed by competency

Math Homework Help

Free Math support for Grade 7-10 students. Are you finding it a challenge to help with math homework? Certified Ontario math teachers are ready to help! Students can register for their free accounts by using their Ontario Education Number (OEN) and birth date.

mathies

mathies Gamesoffers a number of fun, interactive virtual games. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. These games help students understand key mathematical concepts. Games continue to be developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and support teaching and learning strategies commonly used in today’s mathematics classrooms.

mathies Learning Toolsallows students to explore and deepen understanding of mathematical concepts. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. Learning tools continue to be developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and are similar to the manipulatives students commonly use in today’s classrooms.

Inspiring Your Child to Learn and Love Math. This parent toolkit from the Council of Ontario Directors of Education provides modules and videos for getting involved in your children’s mathematical learning, and offers guidance for working with children of different ages.

Doing Mathematics with Your Child: Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide (Pdf)

Reading and Writing with Your Child Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide These guides provide hands-on activities so that parents, guardians, caregivers and other family members can help support the development of mathematics abilities in Kindergarten to Grade 6 learners. It includes tips as well as practical activities that can be used at home and in your local community. Enjoy learning together!

Partnering with Your Teen in Mathematics Grade 7-12 (Pdf).This guide provides information for parents, guardians, caregivers, and other family members on ways to support the development of their teen’s mathematical abilities. This document contains information on understanding the adolescent learner, different ways of learning, engaging in conversations with your teen, and supporting mathematical thinking, learning and work habits.

Healthy Schools

Healthy Schools

Good food, daily physical activity and a healthy environment that supports learning and growth are vital to helping students reach their full potential.

Parent Guides for Health and Physical Education

In Ontario, the curriculum identifies what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade or course. The curriculum supports students to develop the skills and knowledge to: understand themselves and others, think critically (make and promote healthy choices), develop and maintain healthy relationships, be physically and emotionally safe, and be physically active for life.

Home-School Connections

Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections.

It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning.

ideas to enhance student learning at home

2017 Home-School Connections newsletters

Kindergarten


Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a two-year program designed to create a strong foundation for learning that promotes all areas of a child’s development and provides an environment that supports learning through relationships, play, exploration and inquiry.

Student Success

Student Success

Every student learns in his or her own way. Ontario’s high schools are working with communities, employers, colleges, universities and training centresto offer more ways than ever to help students focus on their interests and support their learning. This means meeting the needs, interests and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and better preparing them for graduation and beyond.

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

Assessment is the process of gathering and interpreting information that accurately reflects the child’s demonstration of learning in relation to the knowledge and skills outlined in the overall expectations of the curriculum. The primary purpose of assessment is to improve learning and to help children become self-regulating, autonomous learners.

Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools (Pdf)
Growing Success – The Kindergarten Addendum: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2016

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board’s virtual learning environment connects students to online resources at home and at school with a single sign-on. Login with your school username and password.

Carousels (grade and subject level lessons)
Ministry licensed software
HPE licensed databases (research collections and ebooks)
Virtual Learning Commons: HPE curated web-based resources listed by competency
Math Homework Help

Free Math Support for Grade 7-10 Students. Are you finding it a challenge to help with math homework? Certified Ontario math teachers are ready to help! Students can register for their free accounts by using their Ontario Education Number (OEN) and birth date.

mathies

mathies Games offers a number of fun, interactive virtual games. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. These games help students understand key mathematical concepts. Games continue to be developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and support teaching and learning strategies commonly used in today’s mathematics classrooms.

mathies Learning Tools (LINK IS DEAD) allows students to explore and deepen understanding of mathematical concepts. Electronic and print versions are also available for download. Learning Tools continue to be developed by The Ontario Ministry of Education and are similar to the manipulatives students commonly use in today’s classrooms.

Inspiring Your Child to Learn and Love Math. This parent toolkit from the Council of Ontario Directors of Education provides modules and videos for getting involved in your children’s mathematical learning, and offers guidance for working with children of different ages.

Doing Mathematics with Your Child: Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide (Pdf)

Reading and Writing with Your Child Kindergarten to Grade 6: A Parent Guide These guides provide hands-on activities so that parents, guardians, caregivers and other family members can help support the development of mathematics abilities in Kindergarten to Grade 6 learners. It includes tips as well as practical activities that can be used at home and in your local community. Enjoy learning together!

Partnering with Your Teen in Mathematics Grade 7-12 (Pdf). This guide provides information for parents, guardians, caregivers, and other family members on ways to support the development of their teen’s mathematical abilities. This document contains information on understanding the adolescent learner, different ways of learning, engaging in conversations with your teen, and supporting mathematical thinking, learning and work habits.

Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections.

It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning.

ideas to enhance student learning at home

2017 Home-School Connections newsletters

Home-School Connections – June 2017 (Pdf)
Home-School Connections – May 2017 (Pdf)
Home-School Connections – April 2017 (Pdf)
Home-School Connections – March 2017 (Pdf)
Home-School Connections – February 2017 (Pdf)
Home-School Connections – January 2017 (Pdf)

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a two-year program designed to create a strong foundation for learning that promotes all areas of a child’s development and provides an environment that supports learning through relationships, play, exploration and inquiry.

Before and After School child care
Full-Day Kindergarten: Preparing Your Child (Pdf)
Full-Day Kindergarten: A Question and Answer Guide for Parents (Pdf)
Kindergarten registration
The Kindergarten Program (Pdf)

Student Success

Every student learns in his or her own way. Ontario’s high schools are working with communities, employers, colleges, universities and training centres to offer more ways than ever to help students focus on their interests and support their learning. This means meeting the needs, interests and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and better preparing them for graduation and beyond.

Community-Connected Experiential Learning: A Policy Framework for Ontario Schools (Pdf)
Education and Career/Life Planning Program fact sheet (Pdf)
Compulsory Credits for Graduation fact sheet (Pdf)
Creating Pathways to Success: Policy and Program Requirements, Kindergarten To Grade 12 (Pdf)
Expanded programs and courses
Cooperative Education fact sheet (Pdf)
Dual Credit Programs fact sheet (Pdf)
Specialist High Skills Major fact sheet (Pdf)

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 Extension 2299

Fax: 613-966-6023

Email: curriculum.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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Last updated: October 27, 2017 at 10:15 am