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Update regarding status of negotiations with Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

​Bargaining between the province and unions representing public servants, including teachers and school support staff, has been underway since the fall of 2014. Contracts have expired and are currently being bargained, as outlined in the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014Central bargaining has been taking place between the province, unions and the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA), which represents public school boards at the provincial table. The Peel District School Board has been actively negotiating on local issues with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF). On February 25, 2015, OSSTF-Peel (representing secondary teachers) filed for local conciliation with the Ministry of Labour for both secondary teachers and secondary occasional teachers.

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Letter to families about updated health & physical education curriculum

​The Ministry of Education recently released its revised Health & Physical Education (HPE) curriculum, which all Ontario schools are required to implement beginning in September 2015. We want to ensure all Peel families have the information they need to help them understand the changes and learn how the curriculum will be taught in the classroom.

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Parent resources help you support your child’s learning

In October 2014, the Peel District School Board sought input from families to help guide the development of resources that help parents and caregivers support their children's learning. The result is a new Help Your Child online resource centre on the Peel board's website with the topics families said were important to them. ​​

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Free after school English and Math support

Rick Hansen is offering once again, for semester two, "free" after-school classes for students who need English and Math support, and who also need remedial assistance in preparation for the grade 10 Literacy test in March, and for the grade 9 Math EQAO test in June. 
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ENGAGE MATH RESOURCES

EngageMath resources help parents support numeracy success

To support the teaching and learning of math, the Peel District School Board has developed EngageMath, a three-year comprehensive numeracy strategy. Math success for all students requires a strong partnership between home and school. That's why we're committed to providing parents with the support they need to help us boost math achievement in Peel. Learn more: http://www.peelschools.org/parents/helpyourchild/math.
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Grade 8 and 9 Parents' Night Presentation

A copy of the presentation shown and dicussed at Parents' night at Rick Hansen on Thursday Sept. 18th is provided for your information.   Thank you to all the students and families who joined us for an amazing evening!

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