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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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Student Transportation - Region of Peel (November Newsletter)

​Click on the link below for the November Newsletter from student transportation:

STOPR November 2019 Newsletter.pdf

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Bus Cancellations & School Closing - Inclement Weather Procedures

During the winter months inclement weather may cause disruption to bus transportation and regular school operations. 

A decision to cancel school transportation and/or to close schools is usually made by 6:00 a.m. and will be announced on the following radio and television stations:

  • VIRGIN RADIO FM99.9 CFNY FM102.1/AM640 NEWSTALK1010 AM FM Z103.5
  • CHIN FM100.7/AM1540 GLOBAL NEWS
  • CFRB – (Bell Media)
  • BREAKFAST TELEVISION CJCL AM590
  • EZ ROCK FM97.3
  • FM93.1
  • CBC99.1 CITY NEWS
  • NEWS AM 680 
  • CHFI FM98.1 
  • CJBC (FR) AM860 
  • FM Q107 CITYPULSE
  • CTV

In the event of inclement (bad) weather, the Peel District School Board  will be communicating one of six standard messages to the radio stations. Click on the link below to see how bad weather may affect bussing and classes at Stephen Lewis SS:

Bus cancellation and closing schools due to bad weather.pdf

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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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