As the newly elected Trustee for Ward 22, Scarborough - Rouge Park, I am pleased to share with you and continue the work of the Toronto District School Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan.
This plan is focused on, among other things, helping students earn high levels of achievement, reach their full potential and build stronger relationships between parents and their school communities.
I encourage all parents to be involved in your child’s education and school life. It’s important! There are numerous ways you can get involved, such as taking part in your local school council, volunteering to coach sports or supervising field trips. To explore these opportunities, and others, visit www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Get-Involved. There are also many supports and resources for parents.
TDSB is also interested in knowing what parents think of our schools and the education their child is receiving.
If you have not had a chance to review our 2017 Student and Parent Census Data, I invite you to do so. You will find overwhelming parental support for our public schools, with the vast majority of parents saying that their child enjoys school, and feels welcomed and respected. Students share similar views, especially in our elementary schools.
I want to keep working on the Board’s commitment to higher academic achievement, building relationships between parents, students and schools, and ensuring that our schools are safe, caring and welcoming places to teach and learn. I believe schools in Ward 22 are great placed to be. Let’s work to together to keep it this way.
I am interested in your views and perceptions of about our schools or your child’s education. I encourage you to visit my website from time to time to get useful information to help you navigate the school system or learn about Ward 22 school-community news. You can also access a number of Board and school services for parents at the TDSB’s parent portal including homework tips, school bus transportation, help for new-comers to Canada, mental health help for students and lots more.