April 15, 2020
Premier Doug Ford has announced, on April 14th, that schools will not be resuming on the originally planned date of May 4th. With this announcement, the TDSB will continue its Learn at Home strategy until further information and instructions become available. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and many parents are hoping for school to resume at the earliest opportunity. I want everyone to know that we will absolutely resume school as soon as our public health experts indicate that it is safe to do so.
In the mean time, we are continuing to focus on the effectiveness of online learning, online safety, mental well-being, and ensuring that our students who do not have the technology required to learn at home receive the equippments that are needed.
Last night, letters were sent by Director John Malloy to both parents and staff regarding this update and you can find the links to these letters below.
The TDSB has also not been immune to the tragedies brought forth by COVID-19 and our Flemington Public School family suffered a loss of one of our own last month. With heavy hearts, we wrote to inform our community about the tragic death of a beloved staff member. Ms. Dianne Chin, a grade 3 teacher, passed away on Friday, April 10th after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Dianne leaves behind her daughter, son-in-law and 8 siblings. While respecting the family’s privacy, we can share that Ms. Chin was diagnosed on March 29th after contracting the illness from a personal contact and not prior to our school closing on March 13th. I know you join with all of us in expressing our deepest condolences to her grieving family and friends. You can find the media release at the link below.
Thanks for your continued patience and support towards the TDSB. Together we will come out of this pandemic stronger as a community!