TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah
Community Supports and Resources
The Toronto District School Board is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and families, while continuing to support students learning at home in a variety of ways. To ensure access to information on essential services and supports, we have developed a list of external community-based resources that we hope can offer assistance during this period. For the most updated list, please visit www.tdsb.on.ca and click on Community Supports and Resources.
PA Days and Examination Days
Education Minister Stephen Lecce has directed school boards that all remaining professional activity days and examination days for the current school year are to be used for instruction. This is to maximize instructional time for students during this unprecedented time.
2020-21 School Year Calendar
The Ministry of Education advised that 2020-21 school year calendar submissions are not being considered for approval at this time. The TDSB’s draft 2020-2021 school year calendar was approved by Trustees at the March board meeting and submitted to the Ministry for approval.
Update on Labour Negotiations
The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) and the government of Ontario have reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) at both the teacher/occasional teacher and education worker central bargaining tables. OSSTF has indicated that the new contract will be put to a ratification vote in May.
An agreement between the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), OPSBA and the government of Ontario has also been reached. This agreement was ratified on April 28.
For more information, please visit www.tdsb.on.ca/labour.
TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan
Distance learning will continue
As we approach the end of a school year that is far from typical, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our students, faculty and staff of the TCDSB for sharing messages of hope and gratitude by way of their art, photos, videos and written work. For everyone’s health and safety, our students are not returning to school until at least fall, but distance learning will continue. Of most importance, I want to acknowledge our graduating students. The Graduating Class of 2020 will certainly be remembered like no other, as these unprecedented times are sidelining one of the most important moments in a young person’s life.
Let’s focus on all the good times and memories made throughout the year and know that although we are physically apart, we are together in our thoughts, faith and belief that we will be able to celebrate these milestones in the future. I wish you all a safe, happy and restful summer!
Summer School Online Registration
The Board continues to offer new online credit and remediation courses during the summer https://www.tcdsb.org/ProgramsServices/BoardServices/eClass/Pages/default.aspx
For more information, contact your School Principal, Guidance Counselor or Continuing Education at Continuing.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TCDSB invites families with children born in 2016 to register for Kindergarten. Apply online at soar.tcdsb.org.
For Budget Information: https://tcdsbpublishing.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=20673
Calendar for 2020-2021:
Parents can stay informed and involved by visiting: https://www.tcdsb.org/FORPARENTS/Pages/default.aspx