Media/News Releases

Posted On Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Message to Families RE Provincial State of Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the Government of Ontario declared a second provincial state of emergency in response to increasing cases of COVID-19 and the impact it may have on the province’s hospital system and risks to long-term care homes.
The province is also issuing a stay-at-home order effective 12:01am on Thursday, January 14, 2021 requiring everyone to stay at home with exceptions...

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Posted On Friday, January 08, 2021

Public Feedback Opportunity on Draft FSL Review Recommendations The Durham District School Board (DDSB) conducted a review of French as a Second Language (FSL) Programming throughout last year. A  draft report and recommendations  were presented to the Board of Trustees on January 4, 2021.
The draft report incorporated research into FSL programming, feedback received through public consultations and considered operational pressures in order to provide draft recommendations....

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Posted On Thursday, January 07, 2021

Earlier today, Ministry of Education on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that all in-person elementary schools will remain closed after this week and that students will not be returning to in-person learning until Monday, January 25, 2021, at the earliest.
This means that remote learning from home will continue for all elementary students.
The Ministry of Education has mandated that the following minutes per day take place as RealTime (synchronous)...

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Posted On Monday, January 04, 2021

The final transfer of elementary students to/from DDSB@Home will be taking place at the start of Term 2 on February 2, 2021. In order to be part of this final transfer, you must inform the DDSB of your intention to switch to or from DDSB@Home no later than January 7, 2021.
How to Request a Transfer:
You can request to be added to the waitlist by logging into the  parent portal , clicking the DDSB@Home Waitlist button in the navigation menu and following the...

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Posted On Saturday, January 02, 2021

On January 2, 2021, the Minister of Education wrote a letter to parents/guardians in the Province of Ontario. To read the Minister’s message, please click the links below:
Minister’s Message in English
Minister’s Message in French

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