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Welcome

Thank you for visiting my Trustee Website.  

For those of you who have not met me yet, let me introduce myself. I am your local school trustee. I am your link with the Toronto District School Board, which governs Toronto’s public schools. As your elected representative, I make decisions with the rest of the trustees on the Board and act as your advocate and ‘sounding board,’ should the need arise. I believe we all have a role to play to help our public schools thrive.

What does a trustee do? Enjoy this short video - TDSB Trustees.

We are, more than ever, focused on ensuring that all students have access to the programs, opportunities and supports needed to reach high levels of achievement and well-being. This priority is driven by our newly approved Multi-Year Strategic Plan, which outlines our mission, values and goals in support of student success. To read the full plan, visit  www.tdsb.on.ca/mysp

Your involvement in your child’s education and school life will contribute to their success. There are a number of ways you can get involved – to explore these opportunities please speak to your classroom teacher, School Council Chair or Principal or visit  www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Get-InvolvedAs the new school year begins, you will find helpful resources for both parents and students here  www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/Welcome-BackInformation includes homework tips, transportation updates and supports for mental health, healthy living and anti-bullying.

This website is intended to support and encourage your direct participation in our public school system. Here you can learn about items of interest, opportunities to be involved such as Ward Forums, access up-to-date information or learn about school councils or read my weekly updates (via the links on the left-hand side of this page).

 

If you are unable to find the information you need, please feel free to contact Araz Hasserjian – TDSB Administrative Liaison who will be supporting me and will answer the Trustees shared line during office hours. Araz can also be reached directly at 416-397-3061 or via e-mail at Araz.Hasserjian@tdsb.on.ca.

 

If you would like to stay regularly informed on what is happening at the Board, including meeting agendas, policies under review, program updates, and discussions around new initiatives to improve student success and well-being, you can read my weekly e-update; to receive it, click on the link at the top right of this page.

I am always looking to learn more about your local school successes, issues and priorities. If you have something to share or wish to speak with me directly, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at Shelley.Laskin@tdsb.on.ca or call and leave a message at 416 395-TRUS (8787).

We may be the largest school board in the country, but it’s the relationships that make our schools feel like family. By getting involved, you’re supporting public education, and I look forward to working in partnership with you and your child’s school this year.

Check "Other Items of Interest" for current issues. 

School Year Calendar 2018-19

The official school year calendar for the Toronto District School Board runs from September 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, inclusive. Click on "School Year Calendar 2018-19" for the complete listing.

 
 

Information in Student Agendas

Students in the TDSB are provided with Agenda/Planners that contain common board policy information and are customized for individual schools. Student planners also contain TDSB common pages with information about the Board’s homework policy, severe weather guidelines, code of online conduct, and more:    

Elementary common pages

Intermediate common pages

Secondary common pages


The TDSB is a large organization but we want to help you navigate to ensure that your questions and concerns are addressed by the appropriate person.

Trustee Laskin Parent Concern Protocol Poster

For more information:

Get a full list of all TDSB contact information.
Read the Parent Concern Protocol.

 

Here are some useful links to get you started:


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Trustee Shelley Laskin

Ward 8, Eglinton - Lawrence and Toronto-St. Paul's
5050 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 5N8

Tel: 416-395-8787
Shelley.Laskin@tdsb.on.ca


Consultation: Education in Ontario

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Make your voice count. Please use this opportunity to share your views on all or some of the 7 key consultation areas the Ministry outlines below, or on any other issue that you feel strongly about (mental health supports, capital dollars to build new schools, facility renewal, assessment practices, Indigenous education, etc)

  1. Science, Technology, Engineering and, Math (STEM)
  2. Skilled trades and coding
  3. Provincial standardized testing - EQAO
  4. Important life skills, including financial literacy
  5. Managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones
  6. Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabis
  7. Parents' Bill of Rights

Click here to complete the survey.   

Use the online submission form, or email your written submission to fortheparents@ontario.ca - include your name or the name of your organization, add “provincial consultations” as the subject and/or attach your submission as a PDF or Word document - You have until December 15.

 

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To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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