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January 27, 2022

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January 27, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

Please find below some important information for you.

Mental Health and Well-Being – Today and every day, the TDSB supports and focuses on the mental health and well-being of all students. Professional Support Services staff continues to develop resources to support students and their families. Check out the new, grade-specific Choice Boards.

Vaccination Clinics – The TDSB continues to work with health care partners to support vaccination clinics for students. Learn more.

Daily ScreeningBefore coming to school each day, all students must conduct an active student health screening self-assessment and then record the information on either the TDSB Student Health Pass (paper) or by using the Daily Health Screening app. Learn more.

Absence Reporting – Each day, TDSB schools submit absence reporting data to the Ministry of Education as well as any school closure information. For information, please visit our COVID-19 Reporting webpage.

Parent/Caregiver Academies – Model Schools for Inner Cities is hosting a number of Parent/Caregivers Academy Workshops open to all parents, caregivers, and school staff. See the amazing workshops they have scheduled for the coming months.

The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement - The February Newsletter is now available. For additional information from the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement, visit tdsb.on.ca/cebsa or follow @tdsb_cebsa on Instagram and Twitter.

TDSB System Calendar There are many ways for parents/guardians and school community members to get involved, learn, connect and participate in TDSB activities and events. Check our new system calendar to see what’s going on across the Board.

African Heritage Month - During the month of February, the Toronto District School Board proudly recognizes African Heritage Month. All staff, students and the TDSB community are invited to join the virtual launch event on February 1, 2022, that will include speakers, entertainment, and storytelling.

Student Equity Collective - The TDSB Student Equity Collective is still accepting applications! Students in Grades 7 to 11 who are interested in a unique leadership opportunity that will address racism, hate and discrimination in the TDSB can apply!

Tkaronto Indigenous Youth Council - Calling all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students! Join the Tkaronto Indigenous Youth Council (TIYC), a group of Indigenous youth from across the TDSB that come together to make positive change in their community and support one another in the process. See link for details.

Free Skills Upgrading Classes for Adults in Toronto Community Services is operating free Essential Skills Upgrading (ESU) classes remotely for adults in the community. Individuals seeking to upgrade math, reading/writing or computer skills so they can pursue more education or employment should visit upgrademyskills.ca.

English Instruction for Adult Newcomers with Free Childcare The TDSB’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes is the largest LINC provider in Canada. All sites provide free care for newcomer children, so adult newcomers can gain English instruction without worrying about costly childcare. Visit linctoronto.ca to learn more.

Municipal and School Board Elections – Through voterlookup.ca, Ontario electors can update their information, add a name to an address or change their school support, in preparation for Municipal and School Board Elections which will be held on October 24, 2022.

TDSB Update – Sign-up for TDSB Update and stay informed about recent Board decisions and more district-wide news.

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