The Durham District School Board’s priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff, particularly as we prepare for the return to school in September. We know that the first day of school will be filled with some excitement and that there may also be some anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the length of time since students have been in school.
We want the return to school to be safe and successful for everyone. We have involved the Durham Region Health Department as part of our planning, while also following the directions of the Ministry of Education to ensure that our schools and workplaces are safe.
We will be focusing on everyday mental health and well-being strategies to support educators and students return to school by encouraging belonging, building trust and creating optimal conditions for learning and development.
This WEBPAGE will outline important information for students, parents and guardians about what a school day will look like, our new health and safety protocols, well-being resources and more. It also outlines information about DDSB@Home, our virtual school that will offer robust and innovative programming for students who have chosen to learn from home.
Ongoing contact with families will take place throughout the school year to provide further details about specific school level information and board wide updates.