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Posted On Friday, July 31, 2020

Families will be able to decide if their child(ren) will return to in-person learning at a physical school site or if they will be opting-out of in-person learning.
Families will be receiving an e-mail on Friday July 31 on how to opt-out their child(ren). If families do not opt-out by the deadline of Wednesday August 12, it is assumed that their child(ren) will be attending school in-person.
To help you with this important decision, we have developed a series of FAQs (listed...

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Posted On Thursday, July 30, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,
This afternoon, we learned of the Government of Ontario’s plan for the return to school in September. In that plan, we learned today that the Durham District School Board (DDSB) will see a full return to school at the elementary level and a hybrid return for the secondary level.
The return to school will include enhanced health and safety protocols, based on the recommendations of public health officials. Students in Grades 4 to 12 will be...

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Posted On Thursday, July 30, 2020

New Superintendents will provide system leadership and continued stability during COVID-19
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of two Superintendents and one Acting Superintendent to fill current vacancies.
Gary Crossdale
Gary Crossdale will become Superintendent of Education, responsible for the Safe Schools portfolio and assumes responsibility for the Maxwell Heights SS and Eastdale CVI Family of Schools.
Crossdale...

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Posted On Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is pleased to announce that it has received Ministry of Education approval for a new elementary school in Pickering.
The new Unnamed Pickering Public School will be located at Tillings Road near Dersan Street, located west of Brock Road and north of 3rd Concession Road in the Duffin Heights area of Pickering. The new school is required to address residential growth in the area and will ease enrollment pressures at both Valley View PS...

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Posted On Thursday, July 23, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,
I sincerely hope that you and your family are enjoying the summer and staying safe. Further to our last update on the return to school, I am writing to inform you that school year calendars have now been approved by the Ministry of Education. For your reference, you can find the regular and modified calendars for the 2020/21 school year here: https://www.ddsb.ca/en/whats-happening/school-year-calendars.aspx#2020-2021-School-Year-Calendars
Please...

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