TDSB Chair's Newsletter
Volume 43 - June 3, 2021
Government Announcement: Students Will Not Return to In-Person Learning
The Government of Ontario has announced that all school boards in Ontario, including the TDSB, will not return to in-person learning for this school year. For more information, please read the letter to all parents/guardians.
Virtual Budget Town Halls
The Toronto District School Board is holding two virtual Budget Town Halls to ensure that all members of the community, including parents/guardians, have the opportunity to hear directly from staff about the 2021-22 budget, ask questions and share feedback.
The virtual sessions will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Learn more about the virtual Budget Town Halls.
TDSB Reaches Tentative Local Agreement with Secondary Occasional Teachers
The Toronto District School Board has reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) District 12, which represents approximately 2,250 secondary occasional teachers at the school board.
The tentative agreement must still be ratified by both the TDSB and OSSTF with a vote expected on or before June 30, 2021.
For more information, please read the news release
COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth 12 and Up
Below you will find recent updates about COVID-19 vaccines, including eligibility for students:
Planning for September 2021: Updates
The Government of Ontario recently announced that school boards will provide In-Person and Virtual Learning options for the 2021-22 school year. With this in mind, the Toronto District School Board will be asking families to complete an online Selection Form for In-Person or Virtual Learning in mid-August.

In addition, the TDSB has informed parents/guardians that it will follow the direction of the Ministry of Education with regard to secondary schools
“In secondary schools, school boards are to adopt secondary timetabling methods that emphasize cohorting of students as much as possible and to limit the number of student-to-student contacts. School boards will be required to limit schedules to two in-person classes (such as quadmestering) with exceptions for schools where contacts can be limited by cohorting grades or if the overall size of the school is small, making contact tracing manageable.”
Statement: Tragic Discovery in British Columbia
In the wake of the tragic discovery of the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, the Toronto District School Board deplores the loss of life and mourns alongside Indigenous communities.
The TDSB flags will remain at half mast for nine days — one hour for every life lost — in honour of the 215 children.
Read the full statement.
 Statement: Crisis in the Middle East
The Middle East may be thousands of miles away but the world is small. We know the current crisis deeply impacts many of us in our TDSB family and our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected — particularly Israelis and Palestinians who are experiencing this violence first hand. It is important for us to acknowledge the trauma being experienced by millions as a result of the tragic loss of life and the constant worry about the safety of families and loved ones.
Read the full statement.
Heritage and History Months 
The Toronto District School Board is proud to celebrate the following heritage and history months during June:
The following items were approved or received by the Board of Trustees at the Regular Board Meeting in May:
For a full list of Board decisions, please read the Summary of Decisions.
Upcoming Meetings
The next Regular Board Meeting is on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. 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

Mays Abusaifan
Student Trustee

Firdaus Shallo
Student Trustee

Isaiah Shafqat
Indigenous Student Trustee

Interim Director of Education

Karen Falconer
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