Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! I hope that you and your family had a safe and enjoyable summer.
As the elected public school board trustee for your community, my role is to advocate for you and your child,
and to represent the needs of all students and parents/guardians in the Toronto District School Board.
As we prepare to return to a more normal school year, the TDSB is doing everything possible to ensure the
health and safety of all school community members, while also providing the best academic experience possible
for students, supporting mental health and well-being and considering the needs of families and staff. We will
continue to take our direction from Toronto Public Health and the Ministry of Education and provide updates in
a timely manner.
For the most up to date information on learning models, mental health and well-being resources, health and
safety measures, our pandemic recovery plan and so much more, please refer to www.tdsb.on.ca/schoolyear-
2021-22. This webpage will continue to be updated with relevant information and resources to help
support you and your family.
I want to thank you in advance for your understanding, patience and partnership as we work together to
welcome both students and staff back to school, and overcome any challenges that may arise due to the ongoing
To stay informed, please sign up for my e-newsletter by emailing me at Zakir.Patel@tdsb.on.ca and visit my
webpage at www.tdsb.on.ca/Ward19 . For system-wide news about the Toronto District School Board, subscribe
to TDSB Update at www.tdsb.on.ca/TDSBupdate and follow the TDSB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You
will also continue to receive important information and updates from your school and the system via email.
Ward 19, Scarborough - Guildwood