Welcome Back to School

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! I hope that you and your family had an enjoyable and safe summer. As the elected public school board trustee for your community, my role is to advocate for you and your child, and to represent the needs of all students and parents/guardians in the Toronto District School Board.

As we prepare to re-open our schools, the TDSB is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all school community members, while also providing the best academic experience possible for students, supporting mental health and well-being and considering the needs of families and staff. This year, back-to school will be like no other as students and staff adjust to new health and safety procedures, physical distancing requirements, the wearing of masks and face coverings and so on. I want to thank you in advance for your understanding, patience and partnership as we work together to overcome these challenging circumstances.

To help support you and your child this school year, I encourage you to visit www.tdsb.on.ca/returntoschool for all the latest updates, information and supports related to safely re-opening schools, including: health and safety measures, well-being supports, operations, daily check-lists and so much more. I also encourage you to readup on the daily requirements for health screening and masks and face coverings, which is also available on the
return to school webpage. For more information about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing and translated health screening posters, please visit www.toronto.ca/COVID19.

To stay informed, please sign up for my e-newsletter at jamesli.net/signup and visit my webpages at www.tdsb.on.ca/Ward13/ and https://jamesli.net. For system-wide news about the Toronto District School Board, subscribe to TDSB Update at www.tdsb.on.ca/TDSBupdate and follow the TDSB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You will also continue to receive important information and updates from your school and the system via email.

Thank you,

Ward 13 – Don Valley North