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Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Do a self-assessment first.
Parents/guardians must check their child(ren) for symptoms of COVID-19 every morning using the Government of Ontario’s easy to use COVID-19 school screening tool at:  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/context
Read more on  Staying Safe and Healthy  on our website.

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Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2022

On Monday, January 17, 2022, the Durham District School Board (DDSB)’s Board of Trustees voted to rename Sir John A. Macdonald Public School (777 Balaton Avenue, Pickering) to Biidassige (Josephine) Mandamin Public School. This was based on a recommendation from the School Naming Committee formed to consider the renaming of this school, which was comprised of comprised of local Trustees, staff, students, a member of the Indigenous Advisory circle and community members.
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Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Attn: All In-Person Elementary Families
Dear Parents/Guardians,
We understand that some families may be choosing to keep their children at home at the current time or will be required to isolate at home due to illness or exposure to COVID-19. As a short-term measure, DDSB will be providing a limited Temporary Remote Broadcast Learning program with resources for students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 8 who are remaining at home until mid-February. After mid-February,...

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Posted On Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Given the extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves in, we are writing to share some information with respect to the approach we anticipate taking tomorrow (Wednesday, January 19) morning for school operations.
At this time, we anticipate that schools will be open. Municipalities have indicated to us that snow removal may take up to 72 hours in some situations, but that progress continues to be made. Please know that there is the possibility...

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Posted On Friday, January 14, 2022

With the full return of all bus routes, Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS) may encounter higher than normal absent rates for school bus drivers due to the COVID variant.
Parents, students, and school communities need to be aware that it may be necessary to cancel bus runs on a temporary basis if we experience high rates of driver absences.
The cancellation of school bus routes is a last resort for DSTS. It is important that parents, guardians, and students are...

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