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Update on Elementary Teacher Job Action - November 14, 2019

Over the next few days, you will hear and see media reports about pending elementary and secondary teacher job action. Although the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced that it will begin work-to-rule strike action on ​Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at this time, we don't yet have any details on what the work-to-rule will look like in the Peel District School Board. However, ETFO has announced that its actions will target the Ministry of Education and school board administrative tasks that do not impact students.

As we learn more, we will share details with you so that you have the information as quickly as possible. We appreciate your ongoing understanding as we continue to work to support all Peel board learners.​


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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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What's Happening at Erindale

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November is Indigenous Heritage Month


 

Throughout November, we honour the rich heritage of Indigenous peoples in Canada



            ​​IB logo.jpg Application InformationIB logo.jpg
                  for September 2020 Admission 
                        to Erindale's IB Program​ 

RLCP Applications are accessible on the PDSB Regional Programs​website.

The application process opens:  November 11, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

​The application deadline: November 25, 2019 at 3 p.m.​

For more information, click on IB ​ on the blue ribbon at the top of this page and select Application Process and Admission Timelines.


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Student Activity Fees (which includes $5 of printing credits), yearbooks, gym uniforms, spirit wear and trips can be paid using
School Cash Online​

​​​Activity Fee - $45
Yearbooks $35 
Gym uniform $30 - $40​​​


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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
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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. 

Upcomming Events
NOV
11-25

IB Application Process is Open

NOV
18-26

Grad Photos

NOV
19

School Council Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, LLC
NOV
22

Spirit Day

NOV
25-29

Course Selection Workshops

NOV
25

IB Application Process Closes @ 3 p.m.

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