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Posted On Tuesday, March 31, 2020

COVID-19: DDSB Updates, Learning Resources, Community Connections and FAQ's - click on title link   As of March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario, including the Durham District School Board will remain closed until May 4, 2020, in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted On Monday, March 30, 2020

bagpipes-1-sm Williamsburg PS teacher performs outside a Whitby retirement home amid a new era of social-distancing
“I thought it would be nice to pop by and lift their spirits during such a difficult time,” explains Dave McGonigal, a Grade 4 Teacher at Williamsburg Public School in Whitby. Every Remembrance Day, McGonigal plays the bagpipes in the school assembly. Afterwards he shares details about how the instrument works with his own students, and plays a few extra songs...

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Posted On Thursday, March 26, 2020


The safety and well-being of our students, staff and school communities is our top priority at the Durham District School Board (DDSB). This is more important than ever during these challenging and unprecedented times of school closures, self-isolation...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dave McGonigal, a Teacher at Williamsburg PS, recently held a lively bagpipe performance outside Taunton Mills Retirement Home in Whitby. Keeping his distance from those inside, McGonigal says he wanted to lift the spirits of the people living and working in the building, during this difficult time of self-isolation. Check out CBC The National’s coverage of David’s performance at the 42:53 mark in the online broadcast.

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Posted On Wednesday, March 18, 2020

huddleup-lakeside (Small) Students at Lakeside PS and Eastdale CVI were overjoyed to hear first-hand inspiring stories from two professional football players
Jason Colero has worked for the Toronto Argonauts for the past 35 years, in a variety of positions. He first began working with the team on the sidelines, assisting in any way he could. Today he’s the Director of Education and Community Programs for the Toronto Argos. Colero says that over his 3 ½ decades with the team, he’s...

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