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Update on the administration of grade 3, 6 and 9 EQAO assessments

The Peel District School Board has been notified by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) that grade 3, 6 and 9 EQAO assessments will not proceed in Peel schools unless strike/work-to-rule ends. As always, we will update you if there is new information to share.​​

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SECONDARY TEACHERS’ STRIKE CONFIRMED: Peel board secondary schools closed as of May 4, 2015, for secondary teachers’ strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) has notified the Peel District School Board today that secondary teachers and secondary occasional teachers will be on strike effective May 4, 2015.


Since we cannot ensure the safety of students during a secondary teachers' strike, we have no choice but to close all Peel board secon​​dary schools (grades 9 to 12) to students as of May 4. Please do not send your teen to school during the strike.

As of May 4:
  • All regular instructional programs for grade 9 to 12 students are cancelled.
  • Secondary extracurricular activities, field trips and school events are cancelled.
  • Buses for secondary students will not operate. Buses will continue their routes for elementary students only. Buses to provincial schools will continue.
  • The Peel board's eLearning courses will not continue.
  • Night School classes will not run.
  • Both elementary and secondary International Language classes are cancelled.
  • Teachers may be picketing outside Peel secondary school​s. Picketing is not expected to take place outside Peel elementary schools. 
Students writing Internationa​​​​l Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) exams are reminded that exams will continue at off-site locations as communicated. ​

During a secondary teachers’ strike, students are encouraged to continue their learning through self-directed study. Students may also consider volunteering in the community as they can continue to work towards their 40-hour community involvement requirement, which they need to graduate. View our student learning resources​ for more details.​​

We will continue to monitor the situation and its impact on students, and will keep you updated as the situation changes. To find out the status of schools during labour action:
We remain committed to reaching fair, equitable agreements with all of our employee groups. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding. ​​​
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Updated Frequently Asked Questions related to OSSTF strike action are available

​​Our updated Frequently Asked Questions resource related to OSSTF strike action has been posted to http://www.peelschools.org/aboutus/labour​. We will continue to update and share the FAQ as new information becomes available. ​​

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Prom Ticket Sales

​Gordon Graydon's Prom will be moving forward.  The date, of the event, is June 5th. Ticket sales took place Monday, April 27th - Friday, May 1st.  If a student/guest did not have the chance to purchase his/her ticket, please contact the school.  The last day for ticket sales, at the school, will be Thurday, May 22nd.  There will no tickets sold at the door or day of the Prom. 

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Summer School Registration

​As of Friday, May 1st, all Gradyon student passwords (under Web Options) for those wishing to register for Summer School, has been re-set.  It is now a student's two digit date of birth, month and day.(YY/MM/DD).

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Gordon Graydon's Excellence Acknowledged

​Gordon Graydon is one of the top ranked schools in Peel Region.  Recently, we were visited by a GTA newspaper to share the great happenings at the school. 

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