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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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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
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