For Children in the Youth Development Program

Parents of children enrolled in the Youth Development Program (YDP), operated by Owl, are asked to provide information to confirm their plans for upcoming Professional Development (PD) Days, March or Winter Break Camp, and Easter Monday.

PD and other closure days for the 2020-2021 school year can be found in the right column of the web page, as well as the Opt-In/out request forms.

Winter Break 2020: Dec 21 to 24

Winter Break will be offered at the following host locations on December 21, 22, 23 and 24.

  • Bridgeport PS
  • Franklin PS
  • Vista Hills PS

Students registered in the following schools are invited to join us at an alternate location as noted below.

  • Lexington, Sandowne and Lester B Pearson PS YDP students are invited to join us at Bridgeport PS
  • Chicopee Hills and Crestview PS YDP students are invited to join us at Franklin PS
  • Northlake Woods, Laurelwood and Abraham Erb PS YDP students are invited to join us at Vista Hills PS

Please see the COVID-19 protocols to learn more about how Owl will maximize health and safety precautions within this host-school model.

How to Register or to confirm your Opt-Out or Opt-In for Winter Break


Click here to complete the YDP Winter Break Opt-In/Opt-Out Request:

Registration closes December 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Please note that all Owl programs will close at 1:00 pm on Christmas Eve, Dec 24.

Opt-Out (for current families):


Families with a child currently in Owl's before and/or after school youth development program are asked to confirm their plans for the upcoming Winter Break Camp. Regardless of your plans to attend, ALL families must fill out the Out-In/Opt-Out online request form for Winter Break Camp unless they provided a blanket Opt-Out for all such days in November and received an email confirmation. You must opt-out by December 7 at 11:59 pm. Failure to do so will result in your account being charged for these dates.



If your child attends Owl's before and/or after school youth development program and requires care on days that they do not regularly attend, complete the form to Opt-In to care on those days. You must opt-in by December 7 at 11:59 pm in order to guarantee your spot. 


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COVID-19 Protocols for Winter Break

Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, each YDP program will be assigned to their own room within the host location. These rooms will be deep cleaned and all high-touch surfaces within the school disinfected, prior to Winter Break.

Having each YDP program with its own classroom means that, in some cases, enrolment may not support this decision. We reserve the right to cancel Winter Break care for one or more programs if minimum registration thresholds are not met. Decisions regarding each location will be made and communicated to families on December 9.

  • The WRDSB has advised that if the YDP program is cancelled due to low enrolment, you may be able to enrol your YDP child in the extended day program for Winter Break. While this adds contacts to the extended day program they would be within the same school group to minimize risk.