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Resources to support families impacted by today's tragedy in Florida

​Dear Peel District School Board Families,

We are saddened by the tragedy that took place in a Florida high school this afternoon. Our thoughts are with all those affected. Although events like these are rare, we recognize the impact they can have on each of us—our children, staff, families and friends. Individuals react to situations like this in various ways. We may feel sadness, grief, helplessness, anxiety and anger. Whatever you feel is okay.

The Peel District School Board's social work team has prepared some tips to help you support your children and family at this time. Click full story to view the tips.  ​

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Annual parent conference helps parents empower modern learners

The Peel District School Board is hosting its annual parent conference, co-presented by the Peel Elementary Teachers' Local, on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Mississauga Secondary School in Mississauga. The conference will focus on Empowering Modern Learners. Parents will have the opportunity to attend workshops on topics, including numeracy, literacy, special education, technology and science.

This free learning event is open to Peel parents of students at all grade levels.

Our keynote presentation will be delivered by Dwayne Matthews, a life and education strategist, who converges and shares knowledge on modern learning, disruptive technology, and the evolution of work. Dwayne will present Learning in the 21st century: Why it's different, why it matters and how to help children thrive in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Registration is open.

​To register and more information, visit www.peelschools.org/parents/conference.

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Access important student information through new online parent portal - ParentConnect

Our school offers ParentConnect, a safe and secure website, as a convenient method for parents/legal guardians to stay informed and have easy access to important student information. By registering for the parent-friendly website, you will have access to:

  • view school-based alerts and information
  • access real time absence reporting
  • view current and historic elementary report card information
  • get up-to-date busing information
  • review secondary school credit history and diploma status 

Please call the school for more information. To register and begin using ParentConnect, visit http://parent.peelschools.org. Click "Full Story" to view a video to help you get started. 

If you have any questions, please contact the school. 

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It's time to elect student trustees for the 2018-19 school year!

​Being a student trustee for the Peel District School Board is a great opportunity for secondary students. As a student trustee, you represent the voice of students in decisions about education in Peel, and help keep students informed about important decisions that affect them. For the 2018-19 school year, the Peel board will select two student trustees – one representing schools NORTH of Highway 401 and one representing schools SOUTH of Highway 401. Learn more about how to apply and important dates: www.peelschools.org/studenttrustees 

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Prevent the flu. It's in your hands.

​Hand washing is the most important way to prevent the spread of infection. Always wash your hands with soap and water when they are dirty.

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Volunteer Criminal Record Checks to cost $33 as of January 1, 2018

​Peel Regional Police have advised us that, as of January 1, 2018, Criminal Record Checks – Vulnerable Sector Check for adults, including those for volunteers, will cost $33; students and seniors will remain at the current cost of $25.  Processing of CRCs for volunteers is free until the end of December 2017, with Form A provided by the school.

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