March 31, 2022
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
Welcome to TDSB Connects, an update on news and events from across the Toronto District School Board.
Daily Screening – Don’t forget to do your daily COVID-19 screening tool for children, students and adults every day before coming to school. You no longer need to verify it at school, but please remember to do it and help keep our schools healthy.
Health and Safety Measures – As we move to a more sustainable, long-term approach to managing COVID-19, you are encouraged to continue with the layers of protection that make you feel comfortable. Please remember to show respect for others and their individual choices based on their own assessment of risk. Learn more about protocols and practices in place, including the continuation of sending COVID-19 notification letters home.
Student Learning Strategy – Hate and racism in any form has no place in schools and workplaces and we are committed to interrupting and confronting racism, discrimination and hate, in all of its forms when we see or hear it. Learn more about our proactive, student-centred approach to creating respectful and culturally-safe learning environments for all students through our Student Learning Strategy for Combatting Hate and Racism.
Addressing School Safety – The TDSB is committed to safe schools that are caring, safe, welcoming and respectful. Learn more about what we have done and how we can continue to improve.
Join the Conversation – Tonight! Join the Conversation to discuss Islamophobia and its impact on Muslims and Muslim youth with Jasmine Zine, Professor at Wilfrid Laurier. Join us at www.tdsb.on.ca/conversation and see what other events are coming up!
The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement - The April 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.
Mental Health and Well-Being – Our team of Professional Support Services staff continues to support schools, students and families. Check out our website to see our upcoming virtual drop-in hours as well as access lots of great resources and services to support you.
Elementary Summer School – Registration is now open. Programs are offered to students in K to Grade 8, from July 4 to July 29, 2022. For more information and to register, please visit the Elementary Summer School program page.
Free support for newcomers in Canada – From citizenship test preparation to filing taxes, our Newcomer Services site in Malvern can support families and individuals as they settle into their new home. Operated by TDSB’s Community Services Unit, Newcomer Services offers free events, programs, and resources. Contact us at www.tdsb.on.ca/newcomerservices.
Student Attendance, Safe Arrival and Safe Departure Policy Consultation – Consultation is underway for the TDSB’s revised Student Attendance, Safe Arrival and Safe Departure Policy (P085) and we want to hear from you. Please review the draft policy and complete the short survey to share your feedback before May 9, 2022. You are also invited to attend a consultation webinar taking place on April 7 (1 and 7 p.m.) and April 13 (7 p.m.). Learn more about how to get involved and register for a webinar.
TDSB Update – Sign-up for TDSB Update and stay informed about recent Board decisions and more district-wide news.