We are heartbroken to learn that a number of TDSB students and their family members, along with a family member of at least one of our employees are among those who lost their lives in the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines flight in Iran yesterday evening.
On behalf of the Toronto District School Board, we offer our sincere condolences to their friends, family, teachers and classmates.
Social work staff are already working with the impacted schools and we are supporting the victims’ loved ones in any way we can.
In honour of those who lost their lives, flags at the victims’ schools and all TDSB administrative sites will be lowered to half-staff.
We realize that children may experience a wide range of reactions and emotions. It is with that in mind that our Professional Support Services staff have prepared tips that can help during this difficult time.