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Trustee Jennifer Story - Ward 15

Welcome

Thank you for visiting my Trustee Website. 

As the elected school board trustee for Toronto-Danforth, I serve you. I am your link with the Toronto District School Board, which governs Toronto’s public schools. I act as your advocate and ‘sounding board,’ should needs arise. I also make decisions on matters of policy, budget and administration, with the rest of the trustees on the Board — decisions that are informed by the advice of staff, and by our constituents. 

I believe we all have a role to play to help our public schools thrive.

What does a trustee do?

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We are, more than ever, working hard to ensure that all students, regardless of their lived experience or identity, get what they need to achieve, We are also committed to supporting student well-being, because we know students need support in a variety of ways, not just academically, to be ready and able to learn. 

These objectives are put into action through our Multi-Year Strategic Plan, which outlines our mission, values and goals in support of student success.

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-Involved. You will find helpful resources for both parents and students here, including homework tips, transportation updates and supports for mental health, healthy living and anti-bullying Information. 

If you are unable to find the information you need, please feel free to contact Maxeen Paabo – TDSB Administrative Liaison — who will be supporting me and will answer the Trustee’s shared line during office hours. Maxeen can also be reached directly at 416-393-8809 or via e-mail at Maxeen.Paabo@tdsb.on.ca.

If you would like to receive my regular email updates, click here. To see the archive of past newsletters, click here.

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 Jennifer.Story@tdsb.on.ca or call and leave a message at 416 395-TRUS (8787).

School Year Calendar 2021-22

The official school year calendar for the Toronto District School Board runs from September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, inclusive. Click on School Year Calendar 2021-22 for the complete listing.

Also, please note the Days of Significance - click here for the complete 2021-2022 list ; you may also find this Days of Significance Resource Guide helpful.

Back to School Letter

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

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 on-going pandemic.

To stay informed, please sign up for my e-newsletter and visit my webpage at www.tdsb.on.ca/Ward15. 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.

Thank you,

Jennifer Story

Parent Concern Protocol

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.

For more information, read the Parent Concern Protocol.

 

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