To help you make an informed decision when choosing a school, TDSB schools host open houses and information nights for parents and students each year between October and January. Learn everything you need to know about our incredible variety of schools, programs and courses. More here.
As we look ahead to September, we know that school will look quite different as a result of continued efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. We have been planning for our return considering all possibilities ensuring that student and staff well-being and safety is the priority. Read more.
As Toronto begins to reopen, health and safety remains a top priority. Learn about what to expect and what is required as you begin to visit more establishments and take part in more activities. Read more.
The city’s more than 800 playgrounds and play structures are open now. City staff will be visiting all playgrounds over the coming days to post updated signage with public health guidance. Outdoor playground equipment will not be sanitized. Toronto Public Health encourages children to play outdoors with caregiver guidelines to help children play safely. The guidelines include proper hand hygiene for children before and after using the playground, physical distancing, a mask or face covering for children over the age of two if physical distancing is not possible, and monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19. If a playground is busy, Toronto Public Health recommends finding another park or coming back later. The full guidelines document for parents and guardians can be found here: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/900e-COVID-19-Guidance-Outdoor-Playground.pdf.
The Ministry of Education announced province-wide school reopening plans for September. Read more here.
We understand now that the Ministry of Education is due to announce next week the model in which schools will re-open. As a result, we feel that you should be surveyed about sending your child back to school once we know this information. Read more…
The Ministry of Education has requested all school boards in Ontario share the following information with regard to the Province’s plan for COVID-19 testing. We are writing to let you know that the province released its testing plan on Friday, May 29, 2020, Protecting Ontarians Through Enhanced Testing. Read more here.
The Ontario government is protecting the health and safety of students during the COVID-19 outbreak by keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year. Read more.
Read more about school closure at the TDSB and the Coronavirus here
Premier Doug Ford has announced that all schools in Ontario, including those at the TDSB, will remain closed past the initial date of April 5, 2020. At this time, no additional details have been provided. Read more…
A list of key resources to help engage with and support children and youth around the impact of the pandemic on their mental health and well-being. More here…