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Posted On Monday, April 12, 2021

Earlier today, the Government of Ontario, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that all schools in Ontario will be closed to in-person learning after the April break due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital admissions. We will be notifying families of an official return date once it is announced by the Ministry of Education.
This means that students...

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Posted On Thursday, March 25, 2021

Cartoon Students with masks walking over grass with road going off in the distance Administrator and song writer composes a song to help students follow health and safety regulations
Since March 2020 the world has been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, including Durham District School Board (DDSB) schools, families and staff. DDSB@Home Secondary Vice Principal Shaundell Parris, was inspired to write and produce a song to help students to follow the new health and safety regulations and stay safe.
“There were lots of signage and sanitizers in...

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Posted On Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Bee Quammie Students, staff and families celebrate Black Excellence and learn about anti-Black racism
Black History Month was celebrated differently at the Durham District School Board (DDSB) this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while leveraging digital tools to increase community engagement and reach. The pandemic created the opportunity to host one of the largest online events in recent memory through the Parent Engagement Series “How to Talk to Your Children about Anti-Black...

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Posted On Monday, March 08, 2021

Over 600 Parents & Guardians Attend Seminar on  ‘How to Talk to Your Children about Anti-Black Racism’
On Wednesday, February 24, the Durham District School Board (DDSB) welcomed acclaimed public speaker, author, social media influencer, and parent Bee Quammie to speak with parents/guardians on “ How to Talk to Your Children about Anti-Black Racism ” as part of the DDSB’s ongoing Parent Engagement Series. 
Ms. Quammie was...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 03, 2021

New Associate Director will continue focus on student success, well-being and equity initiatives
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Markovski to the position of Associate Director of Equitable Education.
Jim is an experienced educator that has been with the DDSB for over 20 years, starting his career as an elementary teacher. He was appointed Acting Associate Director of Academic Services in 2020 and has played an...

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