Media/News Releases

Posted On Monday, April 12, 2021

Earlier today, the Government of Ontario, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that all schools in Ontario will be closed to in-person learning after the April break due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital admissions. We will be notifying families of an official return date once it is announced by the Ministry of Education.
This means that students...

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Posted On Thursday, March 25, 2021

DDSB Comes to Terms with Custodial/Maintenance,  Continuing Education and Office/Clerical/Technical Bargaining Units
March 24, 2021
For Immediate Release
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) has reached an agreement with three bargaining units comprised of the Board’s Custodial/Maintenance, Continuing Education and Office/Clerical/Technical staff represented by the CUPE Local 218.
The DDSB Board of Trustees and CUPE Local 218 have ratified...

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Posted On Monday, March 22, 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 secondary summer school courses is now available on the Durham Continuing Education (DCE) website. We encourage students and parents/guardians to find out more...

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Posted On Thursday, March 18, 2021

Asian members of our community and across Canada have been experiencing an increase in racist acts over the past year. The Durham District School Board stands united against anti-Asian racism and discrimination, no matter where it occurs. 
Any acts of anti-Asian racism violate our commitment to learning environments that are free from discrimination and have no place in a school or community. We are unwavering in our responsibility to create, support and ensure safe spaces...

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Posted On Thursday, March 18, 2021

This message is to inform you that the Ministry of Education has reduced the community involvement graduation requirement to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities for students graduating during the 2020-21 school year.
The Ministry has also introduced flexibility in meeting the community involvement hour requirements to reduce barriers students may face given the challenges related to COVID-19. 
The following changes have been implemented......

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