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Posted On Friday, May 14, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,
We are pleased to share with you that yesterday, the Ministries of Education and Health informed us that individuals 12 years of age and older will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in the coming weeks. It is currently anticipated that the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will start to be administered for this age group in June and the second dose by the end of August.
We have already been in contact with the...

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Posted On Thursday, May 13, 2021

Carter is a Grade 8 student from Southwood Public School who attended The Cypher: Black Male Empowerment Webinar Series. Connecting Black Male Students with Role Models and Creating Positive Outcomes for the Future
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is hosting The Cypher: Black Male Empowerment Webinar Series , but this year with a twist. The main purpose of Cypher remains the same, however this year instead of it being an in-person event, it is now a series of six webinars, some specifically customized to reach all Grade 6-8 students and staff, District-wide. This change is creating...

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Posted On Monday, May 10, 2021

The Regional Municipality of Durham has asked us to provide assistance in delivering their notice to Durham District School Board (DDSB) families about a cybersecurity incident that occurred with a third-party software provider used by the Durham Region Health Department.
Regrettably, this incident involved personal information of most DDSB students and their families. All school boards are required to share this personal information with their local public units, under the...

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Posted On Wednesday, May 05, 2021

We are providing an update for elementary families on today’s deadline to select between in-person and virtual learning for the 2021-22 school year. We are pleased to share that the Ministry of Education has responded to requests to provide some additional funding that will allow for slightly more staffing flexibility for the upcoming school year.
In order to continue with our planning, we are still asking that families select their preferred option for the 2021-22 school...

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Posted On Monday, May 03, 2021

With continued safety measures in effect at schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Durham Continuing Education (DCE) summer programs will be offered through online learning this summer. Depending on the program, online learning will be either in synchronous/real-time or asynchronous/flex-time mode.
Information about elementary summer school programs is now available on the Durham Continuing Education (DCE) website. We encourage students and parents/guardians to find out...

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