TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah

For the most up-to-date information on health and safety, mental health and well-being, transportation, and frequently asked questions and answers, please refer to

Mandatory Vaccination Plan

Trustees with the Toronto District School Board have voted unanimously for the development of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination procedure, which would require all TDSB staff, trustees, and visitors to disclose and provide proof of vaccination status and to be fully vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of staff and students.

Black Student Achievement

The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement is dedicated to improving the experiences and outcomes for Black students. It aims to be responsive to the voices of Black communities that have advocated for systemic change within educational institutions and for dismantling anti-Black racism at the TDSB. To learn more, follow @tdsb_cebsa on Twitter and sign up for the mailing list.

Secure Access Systems

A reminder to parents/guardians that we have secure access systems installed at the main entries of our schools. This means that the outside doors remain locked and the buzzer system must be used to enter. This system is one of many tools we use to ensure our schools provide a safe environment for all. Establishing a single point of entry also aligns with the new health and safety processes we have in place as part of the safe reopening of schools.

Student Transportation

Busing service may be provided for elementary students (K-5) residing 1.6 km or more from their designated school. TTC tickets may be provided for middle school students (Grades 6-8) residing 3.2 km or more from their designated school. The Toronto Student Transportation Group (TSTG), working with school bus operators, has put a number of COVID-19 protocols and precautions in place to help ensure safety.

For information on COVID-19 safety protocols, visit

For information specific to your child’s transportation, visit Or contact the Toronto Student Transportation Group at 416-394-4287.

TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan

I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving and sincerely hope you take the opportunity to harvest the fruits of your summer gardens and enjoy the crisp, cool and colourful days ahead.

TRCA Science & Education Committee

At the regular board meeting on September 16, I was honoured to be appointed to serve as the official TCDSB representative on the new TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) Natural Science and Education Committee for its maiden term this fall.

The former TRCA Outdoor Education Task Force, formed in July 2018, consisted of elected officials from local school boards as a multi-stakeholder approach developed for out-of-classroom learning related to natural science, conservation and the environment in the GTA. One of the key recommendations was to formalize the task force and establish a permanent multi-stakeholder Natural Science and Education Committee under the TRCA Board.

School Reopening Action Plan

To view the latest updates including information and developments for families and students, visit our website at:

TCDSB staff and Board of Trustees continue to work vigorously to keep schools open and safe. The School Reopening Action Plan provides an overview of the re-entry plan procedures and guidelines put into place for continued support for our staff, students and families. The plan was put together in cooperation with Toronto Public Health and the Ministry of Education. For more information, see: .

Verify Your Contact Information

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to ensure that their children’s school has their most up-to-date contact information on file. The contact information in the database is used to send out important notifications to families. To verify that your contact information is correct, check here: If you require assistance updating your contact information, please email or call your child’s school for assistance.

Questions? Contact Trustee Garry Tanuan 416-512-3408 or 416-222-8282 ext. 2659 (Constituency Officer Ida Serpe).