Media/News Releases

Posted On Monday, October 18, 2021

Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood to Present $27,000 Cheque  for Waverly PS Playground  
Event:              Waverly PS Cheque Presentation & COVID Safe Play Day
Date:                Friday, October 22, 2021            
Time:               ...

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Posted On Friday, October 08, 2021

The Durham Black Educators’ Network (DBEN), in partnership with the Durham District School Board (DDSB) and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Durham, are excited to offer an enrichment program to support Black students in grades 1 - 8, aimed at fostering cultural connections within their community.   The program is focused on Afrocentric programming, the arts, outdoor education, community, and leadership building, with special guests sharing......
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Posted On Thursday, October 07, 2021

The Government of Ontario is seeking feedback and ideas on ways to strengthen accountability for school board trustees. Parents/guardians, students, trustees, DDSB staff, community/advocacy group members, Indigenous partner organizations and members of the public are encouraged to complete this survey to have their voices heard.
The survey should take around 30 minutes to complete and participants can submit their feedback until November 1, 2021 .
Strengthening Accountability...

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Posted On Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Ministry of Education has advised that as requested by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local public health units (PHUs) will soon begin assessing COVID-19 immunization information for eligible students (i.e., individuals born in 2009 or earlier) to support case, contact, and outbreak management in schools.
These immunization records are being disclosed to local PHUs under Section 39(2)(a) of the Personal Health Information and Privacy Act (PHIPA) as a disclosure that...

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Posted On Friday, September 03, 2021

A big part of health and safety in schools is air quality. 
Between 2015 and 2020, more than 180 projects have been completed to upgrade the air quality in DDSB schools and buildings.
We have invested in upgraded filters for all of our ventilation systems. These upgraded filters are highly effective at removing a broad range of particles, including bacteria and even some viruses.
Ventilation checks have been completed in every school. We have purchased 1,870...

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