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Letter from Director of Education Tony Pontes to secondary school families

May 28, 2015

Dear Peel District School Board families:

On May 26, 2015, the Ontario Labour Relations Board’s ruling ended the secondary teachers’ strike in Peel, Durham and Rainbow district school boards. As a result, Peel secondary schools reopened to students and staff yesterday. The school year will be revised, but not extended.

This has been a difficult time for you, our students and for our staff, and I am sure you must be concerned about the school program missed during the strike. I want to assure you that our key priority is to ensure students have a successful end to the school year, and are prepared for the year to come.

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Update on coursework and exams

May 27 and 28, 2015, will be review days in Peel District School Board secondary schools. Teachers will ensure students have the opportunity to re-engage in their courses. They will also adjust their course outlines and timelines to focus on overall expectations for each course. 

During the secondary teachers’ strike, we communicated that students would not be required to continue working on class assignments or projects assigned prior to the job action. With this in mind, a one-week moratorium on collecting assignments or conducting assessments begins May 27. During this week, assignments will not be collected and assessments will not take place. Students who were working on independent study units (ISUs) prior to the beginning of the strike will have due dates extended into June.

Instruction in Peel classrooms will continue to June 24 and exams will not take place in any courses this semester. Instead, final grades will be based on 100 per cent of term work and zero per cent on final assessments. Days originally designated as exam days (June 17, 18, 19, 22 and 23) will be converted into instructional days where teachers and students will continue their regular class schedules. June 24 will be a tutorial day when teachers will be available for students who require extra help/support. June 25 and 26 remain Professional Activity Days focused on promotion meetings and school closure activities.

We understand the return to business as usual in schools will not be immediate. We appreciate your patience and understanding.​
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Peel secondary schools reopen to students and teachers on May 27 – what to expect on first day back

Today, the Ontario Labour Relations Board ruled that local secondary teachers' strikes, directed by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), in Durham, Peel and Rainbow district school boards are in contravention of the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014. As a result of this ruling, secondary students and teachers will return to schools on May 27.

"We know that with this short notice it won't be a perfect return to school tomorrow, but our incredible staff will make sure it is the best possible one for our students," said Janet McDougald, chair of the Peel board.

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Ontario Labour Relations Board ruling ends secondary teachers’ strike, Peel secondary schools reopen to students, staff Wednesday, May 27

​Today, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) ruled that local secondary teachers' strikes, directed by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), in Durham, Peel and Rainbow district school boards are in contravention of the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014. As a result of OLRB Chair Bernard Fishbein's precedent-setting ruling, secondary students and teachers will return to schools Wednesday, May 27.

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GRADS - 40 hours Community Service

Deadlines regarding submitting 40 hours.​

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SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Registration for Summer School Opening Soon.​

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