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Important information for families regarding ETFO and OSSTF job action

​As we have previously shared, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has announced provincial job action in elementary schools across Ontario starting Tuesday, Nov. 26. Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation is also in a legal strike position, but haven’t announced any job action at this time. At this time, ETFO has announced that its job action will target the Ministry of Education and school board administrative tasks that do not impact students. Schools, childcare centres, and before- and after-school programs remain open. 

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Applications open for pathway programs including Explore High Skills, Peel Region High Performers Program and secondary Regional Learning Choices Programs

​Peel District School Board pathway programs provide a range of diverse and engaging learning opportunities, courses and programs. Applications are currently open for Explore High Skills, Peel Region High Performers Program and secondary Regional Learning Choices Programs.  ​

Click Full Story to learn more about each program. 

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Graduation Portraits - November 20 to December 6

​Graduation portraits will be taken starting on Wednesday, November 20, by appointment only, in the school theatre.

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Testing for lead in school water sources

​​Recently, some news outlets have reported about lead levels found in drinking water in Ontario schools. It is important that we clarify that the Peel District School Board's test results shared in these articles are from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years, and have already been resolved. All of our elementary and secondary schools are currently in compliance with requirements of Ontario's Safe Drinking Water Act.​
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Use of personal devices in Peel District School Board schools

​On Nov. 4, 2019, the Ministry of Education introduced a restriction on the use of personal mobile devices, such as cellphones, in the classroom. It's being referred to as a "cellphone ban" in the media, however, the ministry's direction does allow personal devices to be used for instructional purposes, as directed by an educator. Exceptions are also made if cellphones are required for health or medical purposes, to support special education needs. This direction aligns with the Peel District School Board's current practice and, as such, there is no​ change to the use of technology in Peel schools.​
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Invitation to We Rise Together Parent Engagement Workshop - Nov. 23

Parents/guardians of Black Peel students are invited to attend the first of four We Rise Together parent engagement workshops on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 from 10 - 1 p.m. at Mississauga Secondary School. Register to attend at https://pdsb.me/wrtparentworkshops
Upcomming Events
NOV
1-30

Indigenous Heritage Month and Hindu Heritage Month

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
NOV
20
Go
DEC
6

Lifetouch Grad pictures

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Attention grads! Lifetouch will be at CLK to snap your grad photos from Nov. 20-Dec. 6.  Don’t miss out! Book your grad photo appointment online NOW at www.prestigeportraits.ca.
Lifetouch will be at Clarkson at lunch on Thursday, November 14th to give you more information and answer any questions you may have.
NOV
22

Breakfast Cafe Buyout

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
NOV
25

Field Trip - Grade 11 English - Group 1

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Riverwood Conservancy
Land based teaching developed by First Nation & Metis partners.
NOV
26

School Council Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NOV
28

Field Trip - Grade 11 English - Group 2

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Riverwood Conservancy
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