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Posted On Friday, June 05, 2020

The province released its COVID-19 testing plan, Protecting Ontarians Through Enhanced Testing . Ontario’s testing guidance now indicates that you should visit an assessment centre if you:
have at least one of the symptoms of COVID-19
do not have symptoms but are concerned you might have been exposed
do not have symptoms but think you are at risk through your employment (for example, if you are an essential or health care worker)
would like to be...

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Posted On Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Durham District School Board (DDSB) schools are coordinating the retrieval of personal belongings for up to 70,000 students over the next few weeks. School principals are contacting families directly to organize the retrieval process that officially starts today, Wednesday June 3, and runs through to Friday June 26. Specific dates and times will vary from school to school.
The procedure will allow for the safe retrieval of students’ belongings and gives students the...

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Posted On Monday, June 01, 2020

Over the last week, we have been reminded of the impact that anti-Black racism has on individuals and communities – both here at home and in the United States. We recognize that community members are experiencing forms of racism, oppression, injustice and trauma every day. Being silent is being complicit in the racism, violence and attacks that the Black community, Indigenous and other racialized communities continue to experience. We must all stand together and listen,...
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Posted On Friday, May 29, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,
I am writing today to inform you that on Friday, June 5, DDSB elementary educators will be participating in a board-wide report card writing day.  School Boards in Ontario have one such day identified in June for elementary educators and ours is next Friday. This week the Ministry of Education confirmed that such days should still occur in preparation of the distribution of report cards later in June. For that reason, educators will not be participating...

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Posted On Monday, May 25, 2020

Tyler West from Brock High School is awarded the largest Canadian STEM scholarship
Durham District School Board (DDSB) is proud to announce that our Student Trustee Tyler West has been awarded the Schulich Leader Scholarship, as he enters the Mechatronics Engineering Program at the University of Waterloo, this fall. West currently attends Brock High School in Cannington and he is the first student from the school to receive this honour.
“It felt...

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