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Posted On Tuesday, January 18, 2022

After careful consideration of the health and safety risks to both students and staff due to current road conditions, the Durham District School Board has made the decision to close all schools to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 18. Please do not send your children to school. 
In-person elementary schools will be closed, and students will not participate in remote learning.
In-person secondary schools will shift to a remote learning day. Students should...

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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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Posted On Friday, January 14, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,
As a follow-up to the message shared on Wednesday evening, we are writing to share reminders and further updates that will support the return to in-person learning on Monday, January 17. Before coming back to school, please make use of the rapid antigen screening tests that were provided prior to the winter break if you have any left. If your child tests positive, please keep them at home and follow the instructions in the self-screening tool.
You...

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Posted On Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Earlier today, the Ministry of Education officially announced that all schools in Ontario will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 17 and all in-person schools will resume a full-day schedule. We understand that this change may be stressful for some families, and we acknowledge the uncertainty that some of you may be feeling during this period of continued change.
We know how important your child’s educators and school administration...

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Posted On Wednesday, January 12, 2022

A big part of health and safety in schools is air quality.  
Between 2015 and 2020, more than 180 projects have been completed to upgrade the air quality in DDSB schools and buildings.
We have invested in upgraded filters for all of our ventilation systems. These upgraded filters are highly effective at removing a broad range of particles, including bacteria and even some viruses. We use MERV 13 filters in our central air handling units and change these on...

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