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Volume 49 - March 28, 2022
Ministry Direction on COVID-19
As of Monday, March 21, a number of COVID-19 measures have been lifted in Ontario school boards, including the TDSB, as per direction from the Ministry of Education. Please read the letter that was shared with all families at the Toronto District School Board with regard to how schools are implementing these changes, including health screening, masking, cohorting and physical distancing.
It's important to note that the TDSB’s request for more time to implement these changes in schools was denied by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
The TDSB is encouraging students and staff to do what makes them feel comfortable during this time and to respect the individual choices that other people make. No matter what others’ personal decisions may be, schools and all TDSB spaces should always be welcome, respectful and safe places for all. 
Letter: Addressing Pandemic Impacts on Youngest Learners
On behalf of the Toronto District School Board, Chair Alexander Brown wrote to the Minster of Education to express concerns about the extraordinary developmental needs of incoming kindergarten students resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The full letter is available online.
2022-23 School-Based Staff Allocation
Staff allocation is an annual process undertaken by the TDSB to identify where school-based staff should be allocated across the system for the upcoming school year. Planning for a system as large as the TDSB is complex and comprehensive, and is guided by a number of factors including student enrolment, collective agreements, class sizes caps and averages, and our commitment to equity, student achievement and well-being.
The TDSB’s 2022-23 School-Based Staff Allocation was approved by the Board of Trustees at the Board meeting on March 9, 2021. Read the full 2022-23 School-Based Staff Allocation report.
TDSB Recognizes Black Mental Health Day
On March 7, TDSB honoured the third anniversary of Black Mental Health Day, first recognized in 2020 by the City of Toronto, Taibu Community Health Center, CAFCAN and Strides Toronto. The TDSB recognizes the impact Anti-Black racism continues to have on the mental health and well being of individuals, students and families.
CTA Students Use Art to Celebrate Girls’ Empowerment
Students at Central Toronto Academy recognized International Women’s Day this year by using their digital art talents to reinforce the importance of girls’ empowerment and gender equality through a partnership with Plan Canada International.
Heritage and History Months 
The Toronto District School Board is proud to celebrate Greek Heritage Month during the month of March.
Upcoming Meetings
The next Regular Board Meeting is on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. For a list of upcoming meetings, please click on the calendar on the main webpage of

TDSB Trustees

Harpreet Gill
Ward 1 - Etobicoke North

Dan MacLean
Ward 2 - Etobicoke Centre

Patrick Nunziata
Ward 3 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Christopher Mammoliti
Ward 4 - Humber River-Black Creek

Alexandra Lulka

Ward 5 - York Centre

Chris Tonks
Ward 6 - York South-Weston

Robin Pilkey
Ward 7 - Parkdale-High Park

Shelley Laskin
Ward 8 - Eglinton-Lawrence and Toronto-St. Paul's

Stephanie Donaldson
Ward 9 - Davenport and Spadina-Fort York

Chris Moise
Ward 10 - University-Rosedale and Toronto Centre

Rachel Chernos Lin
Ward 11 - Don Valley West

Alexander Brown
Ward 12 - Willowdale

James Li
Ward 13 - Don Valley North

Trixie Doyle
Ward 14 - Don Valley East

Jennifer Story
Ward 15 - Toronto-Danforth

Michelle Aarts
Ward 16 - Beaches-East York

David Smith
Ward 17 - Scarborough Centre

Parthi Kandavel
Ward 18 - Scarborough Southwest

Zakir Patel
Ward 19 - Scarborough-Guildwood

Manna Wong
Ward 20 - Scarborough-Agincourt

Yalini Rajakulasingam
Ward 21 - Scarborough North

Anu Sriskandarajah
Ward 22 - Scarborough-Rouge Park

Evan Woo
Student Trustee

Jyoti Dadhich
Student Trustee

Isaiah Shafqat
Indigenous Student Trustee

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