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Volume 48 - February 10, 2022
Letter: Increased Resource Support and Financial Flexibility
On behalf of the Toronto District School Board, Chair of the Board Alexander Brown wrote to the Minister of Education to ask for resource supports that will provide the financial flexibility needed to meet the changing and dynamic needs of students at the TDSB.
For more information, please read the full letter.
TDSB to Provide Medical Masks for all Students
Trustees with the Toronto District School Board have approved a motion to purchase Level 3 medical grade masks for TDSB students.
While students may continue to wear their own mask as per the TDSB’s COVID-19 Mask Procedure, one medical mask per day will be made available to all students until the end of the school year should they wish to wear them.
For more information, please read the news release.
Vaccine Clinics in Schools for JK to Grade 6 Students
The Government of Ontario, in partnership with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is working to improve access and increase vaccination rates for children ages five to 11 on a voluntary basis to further protect against COVID-19 and variants. One of the strategies to do that is to host vaccination clinics in schools in partnership with Toronto Public Health and/or other health care organizations, where students would have written consent from their parent/guardian to receive the vaccination.
We are working in partnership with Toronto Public Health to distribute vaccine consent forms and gauge interest in attending a vaccination clinic at the school. The first step of this process is sending consent forms to parents/guardians to measure their school community’s interest. 
For more information, please read the web story
Introducing the TDSB Student Senate for 2022-23
On January 20 and 21, students in Grades 7-11 from across the Toronto District School Board participated in an online election. Students were encouraged to watch the campaign videos submitted by each candidate to ensure informed decisions were made when voting. Over 3,300 students voted during these 2 days.
We want to thank the 201 students who put their names forward for a position on the Student Senate, the shortlisted candidates who prepared amazing campaign videos and all the students took the time to participate in this election process by voting on the Election days.
To view the newly elected members for 2022-23, please read the web story.
Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being
Mental health and well-being of students continues to be a priority in the TDSB, especially recognizing the anxiety and uncertainty that has come with learning during the pandemic. We have found new and innovative ways to reach out proactively to our communities to offer support, connection, information and resources. Professional Support Services and Mental Health and Well-Being staff harnessed new ways of engaging through virtual platforms, and, as possible, in-person work continued to support engagement and connection with students and staff.
For more information, including available resources, please read the web story.
Heritage and History Months 
The Toronto District School Board is proud to celebrate the following heritage and history months during February:
Upcoming Meetings
The next Regular Board Meeting is on Wednesday, March 9, 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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