COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream Funding Project
Our School has a COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream Funding Project.

Orde Street Junior Public School

Scholastic Book Fair is on in the School Library until Friday, December 3. Please see attached poster.

School Council - Gender  and Sexuality Diversity Presentation from TDSB Ilana David 6 PM Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Orde Street School

2021 2022 School Year !

We fully understand that we will need to focus on the gaps that have occurred with all the transiting that has taken place and well as propelling you children into world of possibilities.

Here we go again with schooling amidst COVID-19/the variant. YOUR CAN BE ASSURED THAT ORDE STREET SCHOOL MAINTAINS THE STRICTEST COVID-19/VARIANT PROTOCOL, which worked well keeping our school safe all year long, last school year during the in-person learning! WE TAKE SCHOOL SAFETY, and WELL BEING. AS PARAMOUNT!

COVID-19/Variant protocol will mirror the provincial government's guidance – COVID-19: Health, safety and operational guidance for schools (2021-2022) – for the upcoming school year with ongoing direction from Toronto Public Health (Orde meets weekly with TPH) and other organizations with expertise, so you can be assured that our school continues to be safe.

It is wonderful so many of you have chosen to have your child(ren) to attend in-person learning. It will be so great to see everyone in person again. For those of you whom have chosen virtual, your teacher will be assigned soon, and they will reach out to you in the near future. Your original learning platform selection is final and the TDSB is saying that there may be a opportunity to change your platform in February. We are sorry but the school cannot change this. Please carefully watch your email from TDSB to avoid missing COVID communication.

To ensure our very positive track record we have very controlling procedures;

  • as you can understand parents, guardians and visitors are still not permitted into the school
  • all students entering the building will be screened by Orde Street School Staff - Ms. Rule and myself, will be out at the west gate every morning by 8 am to to welcome ALL students along with other staff members
  • the school will only access and exit at the big yard west gate and Exit 2, as the separate organization/school partner Orde Daycare will exit and enter in the west gate / Exit 1
  • Please ensure you child/ren are at the entrance before 8:25am, to ensure appropriate screening time - watch for the Updated Health Screening Tool so you can quickly and efficiently move through the screening line up
  • The west gate will shut at 8:30 AM, students are late 8:35 bell
  • A secondary screening will take place by the teacher during attendance outside, with the teacher asking students how are you feeling today
  • all staff and students enter Exit 2 and Exit 3. Kindergarten students exit at 3 PM sharp, kindergarten - grade 8 student exit at 3:15 PM
  • If students display symptoms throughout the school day they will be directed to HEALTH ROOM to await you pick up, immediately. - to see specifics on

  • Instructional Model for in-Person and Virtual Learning
  • Class Size
  • Masks
  • Daily Screening - sent home if displaying symptoms or other risk factors - siblings in other cohorts and Orde Daycare will be sent home
  • Lunch - students eat in the classrooms and cannot go out for lunch
  • Students are allowed to go home for lunch
  • Recess will continue with COHORT distancing expectations
  • Assemblies, Extra-curricular, Gym, Music, School Council - virtual
  • Our Nutrition program will continue with individually wrapped snacks
  • Virtual Learning and Special Education

VENTILATION: - every class has a HEPA filtering unit - every clas is expected to keep windows open, increased filter exchange on the schools mechanical air exchange system, regularly schedule mechanical inspections of the system, and a carefully monitoring custodian , Joe Sisi

ENHANCED CLEANING PROTOCOL: Joe SISI our head custodian takes the enhance cleaning procedures extremely serious an has scheduled sanitizing of high traffic areas after transitions such as entry, exiting and daycare/classroom turnover. Please see attached Health and Safety School Protocol. ALL STAFF TAKE AND ACTIVE ROLE too, even the P.

VACCINATION: Staff were all vaccinated in the Spring of 2021 - TDSB has protocol for monitoring staff vaccinations

Mental Health Resources can be accessed at:



Our ORDE Day Care Partners: Are also governed by very strict COVID-19 governmental protocol procedures. We meet weekly with our partners. Please see TDSB's shared procedures


November is Indigenous Education Month
November is Indigenous Education Month at the Toronto District School Board. It is important to centre First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, contemporary realities and voices. For classrooms across the TDSB, this is an opportunity to learn from Indigenous perspectives on treaties, Indigenous leadership, achievements, resistance and creativity.

Truth and Reconciliation is a guiding principle at the TDSB. Throughout November, students, staff and community members will engage in meaningful opportunities to learn together about our shared histories and to build stronger relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples.

The Urban Indigenous Education Centre (UIEC) will be hosting a number of events to support students and staff to learn from Indigenous Peoples.

Please see the calendar of events for details and links to myPATH to register for each event. Follow @UIEC_TDSB on Twitter for updates on Indigenous Education Month at the TDSB.
Important Dates for Indigenous Education Month: Louis Riel Day, November 16

November is Hindu Heritage Month at the TDSB

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is proud to recognize Hindu Heritage Month during the month of November as the Board of Trustees voted to pass a motion in April 2018 to mark this time. On December 8th, 2016, the Province of Ontario passed the Hindu Heritage Month Act by declaring that the month of November in each year is proclaimed as Hindu Heritage Month.

Winter Holidays:    December 20, 2021 - December 31, 2021. Last day of School before the holidays in Friday, December 17, 2021. See you back Monday, January 3, 2022.

We are CLOSED to Optional Attendance.


CONGRATULATIONS to the following parents;

Co-Chairs: Jennifer Bourque-Lee and Peggy Lee

Secretary: Jennifer Liauw

Treasurer: Somayeh Sadat

Communication: Kathy LiQing and Rosanna Lok

Spirit Wear: Jen Yeaman

New Family Mentor Lead: Jason Leung

Technology Support: Wayne Huang

Adhoc Executive: Valeria Jeremiah and Sonu Kumar

Thank you to everyone for your support and attendance.

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

June Newsletter 2021

March Newsletter 2021

February Newsletter 2021

January Newsletter 2021

December Newsletter 2020 

November 27, 2020 Newsletter


Other Dates:

Progress Reports go home Tuesday, November 16, 2021, First Term Reports go out Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Student Parent Teacher Conferences - Friday, February 19. No school for students that day.

and Second Term Reports go out Tuesday, June 28, 2022.


Managing COVID-19 in a School

COVID-19 City of Toronto ;

COVID-19 -

 Daily Health Screening - UPDATED for ALL 
The most important thing families can do to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 is to screen their children daily for any symptoms and keep them home from school if they are sick or have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. Before coming to school, all students must conduct an active student health screening self-assessment. 
Once students arrive at school, they will enter through the designated doors with a screening station to verify their self-assessment. A self-assessment for students can be verified two ways: 
 A parent/guardian signing the TDSB Student Health Pass daily and the student showing it to staff at the entry door. 
 A parent/guardian completing the assessment on the TDSB Health Screening App, which generates a QR code that a student can scan at the entry door (if they have a mobile device) or the student can present their name to a screener who can verify their entry status. 
You will hear directly from your school with more specific information about the self-assessment process, including the location of the designated doors with a screening station at your school. If you have any additional questions, please contact your Principal. Learn more at


School Year Calendar

New Comers

School Safety

Mental Health a nd Well-Being

Getting Involved

We're Here to HELP


front view of school

October Update - 2020

School Council  specific items to School Council maybe directed to Peggy Lee and she can be reached at

Please be sure to reach out to Peggy Lee with anything;

School Council Meeting Minutes November 2020

Construction/ Window Replacement

Window replacement will be happen for the most southern part of the building that juts out into Orde Street. The windows are being replaced for the gymnasium, the new kindergarten rooms (1A & 1B) and room 10. Our small kindergarten yard may be off limits at the beginning of September. We will keep you posted. Hopefully most of the construction can happen during the summer. As we proceed into October construction will continue into the new year.


Please see the Remote Learning section of the TDSB website for updates;

Continue to stay healthy, safe and once again special thank yous to our front line workers/supports,

Home access to student learning resources during the current reality amidst the global pandemic. TVO launches enhanced access to online learning tools Student Learning Resources Learn at home Stay Healthy....


Next meeting Thursday, December 2 at 6 PM

Walkington, Michael is inviting you to a ORDE SCHOOL COUNCIL scheduled Zoom meeting Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 965 5720 3497

Passcode: 151107

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Introductions and Welcomes

Review Agenda

Agenda Additions

Ms. Padmore’s class representatives presents the results of their school survey on Pizza Lunches.

30 (-40) Minute Presentation from our TDSB Gender Expert Ilana David on ‘Celebrating Gender & Sexual Diversity in Schools.

Orange Ribbon Campaign.

School Council Business

COVID and Vaccination Update

Construction Update

School Budget


Co-Chairs: Jennifer Bourque-Lee and Peggy Lee

Secretary: Jennifer Liauw

Treasurer: Somayeh Sadat

Communication: Kathy LiQing and Rosanna Lok

Spirit Wear: Jen Yeaman

New Family Mentor Lead: Jason Leung

Technology Support: Wayne Huang

Adhoc Executive: Valeria Jeremiah and Sonu Kumar

Thank you to everyone for your support and attendance.

School Council

Current Chair: Peggy Lee

Secretary and Communications: Jennifer Bourgue


Ward Council Rep: Peggy Lee

Communications: Jennifer Bourque Lee

Snack Program: Peggy Lee and Paula Tom

Community Rep; Tracy Clatworthy

Community Safety Representative/Officer: Michael Crossing Guard

January Minutes 2021

October Minutes 2020

Election Minutes attached 

TDSB's Link

Ward Forum Update


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 Please the School's Web Site: CLICK for the TDSB CALENDAR

 If you received a letter from Toronto Public Health, please update your child's immunization record with us using one of the following options:

Online reporting

Fax: 416-338-2487

If your child does not have all the needed vaccines, please contact your health care provider.


100 years of histroy

 ORDE'S VISION: Empowering and Enabling ALL students and propelling them forward to Infinite Achievement.

ORDE'S MISSION: We will ensure our students achieve their full potential by:




  • Every student in our school will have the capacity to achieve level 3 or higher in EQAO.  
  • Students and teachers will use Mathletics to assist with data accumulation and fill in gaps for student success through differentiated instruction and student support where needed. 


  • Closing the learning gaps by document and hitting DRA benchmarks and CASI results for all students.  
  • Providing CRRP in each classroom, and having a virtual library


  • Establish an anti-racism approach to eradicating all barriers for our students’ learning  while upholding and educating students and staff about Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation.  
    • This will be done through the Orange Ribbon/Every Child Matters Campaign and the Indigenous Studies PD.  
  • We will also explore ways to bring student voice and images that reflect our student population into the school and class environment, through the TDSB Character Traits.  
  • Engage in staff Pd to explore our own unconscious biases through the TDSB Equity department, Book Club, community dialogue and events.  


  • We are focusing on student and staff well-being by analyzing and discussing the challenges that COVID-19 has placed on all of us.  
  • We are working with the school Social Worker and the Gr. 7 & 8 student body  to provide mindfulness learning and opportunities for everyone.  
  • We are engaging with outside organizations to lead virtual events with a focus on relaxation , meditation and breathing.  
  • We are providing caring and nurturing staff members to the entire population via extra curricular activities  

Improvement Planning happens during Professional Learning which take place in the form Professional Collaborative Inquiry.

 As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value:

  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.

Our web site is one way we can demonstrate these values. Please visit often.