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Trustee Shelley Laskin - Ward 8

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? Read more about it here and enjoy this short video - TDSB Trustees.

As we re-open our schools, the TDSB is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all school community members, while also providing the best learning experience possible for students, supporting mental health and well-being and considering the needs of families and staff. This year will be like no other as students and staff transition back to in-person learning still adjust to new health and safety procedures I want to thank you in advance for your understanding, patience and partnership as we work together to overcome these challenges.

To help support you and your child this school year, I encourage you to visit  https://www.tdsb.on.ca/School-Year-2021-22 for all the latest updates, information and supports related to the 2020-21 school year. For more information about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing and translated health screening posters, please visit  www.toronto.ca/COVID19.

We are, more than ever, in spite of challenges, focused on equity and 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 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.

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. You can also follow me on twitter www.twitter.com/shelleylaskin and visit my webpage at www.tdsb.on.ca/ward8.

For system-wide news about the 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.

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 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.

   

 

Back to School Letter

Newsletter, details below.

Dear Parents/Caregivers:
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year. As the elected public school board trustee for your community, my role is to advocate for you and your child, to help you navigate the school system and to represent the needs of all students and parents/caregivers in the Toronto District School Board.

As we re-open our schools, the TDSB is doing everything possible to ensure the physical health and safety of all school community members, while also providing the best learning 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. I want to thank you in advance for your understanding, patience and partnership as we work to overcome any challenges that may arise due to the on-going pandemic.

For the most up to date information on 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/school-year-2021-22. This webpage will continue to be updated with relevant information and resources to help support you and your family.

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 equitable opportunities for student success and well-being, you can read my weekly e-update; to receive it every Sunday evening, click Ward 8 e-newsletter registration <https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1787552/1752436/?v=a>. You can also follow me on Twitter <www.twitter.com/shelleylaskin> and visit my webpage at <www.tdsb.on.ca/ward8>. For system-wide news 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.

I am always looking to learn more about your local school successes, issues and priorities. If you have something to share, 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. I look forward to working in partnership with you and your child’s school this year. I believe we all have a role to play to help our public schools thrive.

Stay well,

Shelley Laskin

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.

2021-22 S. LASKIN 11x17 Parent Concern Protocol

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
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