Media/News Releases

Posted On Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Recently, we have witnessed through the media a rise in antisemitic and Islamophobic acts of hate, with new accounts occurring with alarming frequency. The Durham District School Board denounces these acts and all acts of hate, racism and discrimination in our society.
As a publicly funded school board, we are committed to anti-racist, anti-oppressive and anti-colonial learning and working environments that centre human rights and equity, and are safe, welcoming, respectful,...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 29, 2021

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff, thank you for your partnership as we navigated the 2020-2021 school year together.  

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Posted On Friday, June 25, 2021

The latest confirmation, from Cowessess First Nation, of unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School is tragic but not surprising. Residential School Survivors, through their testimony at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, have stated that friends and family members numbering in the thousands did not return home from these institutions.  We recognize that as this truth continues to be confirmed, there will be ongoing media...
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Posted On Thursday, June 24, 2021

Sri VanamaEach year, Skills Ontario hosts a skills competition and career exploration showcase for students at the elementary level all the way to post-secondary. This year, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the 2021 Skills Ontario Competition was hosted virtually for both competitors and spectators.
From April 22 nd to May 7 th , in teams or independently, students competed in various skilled trades competitions via live video calls or by submitting longer-term projects....

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Posted On Friday, June 11, 2021

Durham District School Board’s (DDSB) upcoming 2021-2022 school year calendars for elementary and secondary schools have been approved by the Ministry of Education.
The 2021-2022 school year will begin for students on the following dates:
Regular Calendar Schools (Elementary and Secondary) - Thursday, September 9, 2021
Modified Elementary Schools - Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Modified Secondary Schools - Monday, August 30, 2021
There...

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