General Alert
For the next year Davisville Public School has temporarily been relocated to
529 Vaughan Road, M6C 2R1, York, ON (Previously Vaughan Road Academy).
Davisville Public School still remains the home school for families residing in the Davisville P.S catchment area.

Davisville HPE Website

Please visit our Davisville Health and Physical Education website weekly, as updates are posted.

Davisville HPE WEBSITE

Return To School- School Community Update

Return To School – School Community Update

Good Evening Davisville Community,

This is an in-depth return to school communication:

A. Overview:

  • While this communication may not answer all the questions our School Community may have at this time, we are hopeful that the details below will provide you with further information to prepare, and give our Students and Families a sense of what you can expect.
  • As it may be appreciated, it has been difficult to finalize our Return To School Plans as we have had to wait for necessary information to make decisions regarding the numbers of Students attending school in-person, Staffing, Timetables and more.
  • Based on the TDSB’s “Returning to School Guidelines”, our School Staff have established a number of guidelines and practices that will be put in place at Davisville Jr PS:
    • Please read through the information to help you understand what School will look like for your Child.
    • Please know that while we will do our best to put the best possible procedures in place, we are always working to refine procedures and we may end up making adjustments as needed or as TDSB procedures are updated.
  • We remind our School Community to review the information on our  school website as well as to continue to visit the TDSB Website for further details, resources and information regarding our Return To School:
  • As always, please do not hesitate to contact our school directly via telephone at (416) 393 0570 with any questions/inquiries

B. Welcome Back!:

  • As we look forward to the start of the 2020/2021 school year, our School Staff is excited about welcoming back our Students and Families!
  • We sincerely hope that our Students and Families are continuing to be safe and are well, as our School Staff continue preparations to ensure the health and safety of all Students and Staff upon our Return To School
  • TDSB and our School Staff have been working hard to implement the health and safety processes necessary to make our schools as safe as possible for Students, Staff and Families – the Health and Well-Being of all in our School Community remains our top priority
  • As public educators, as always, we are also committed to providing the best academic experience possible for our Students
  • We will continue to focus on the health and safety of our Students and Staff, as well as supporting Mental Health and Well-Being as we consider the needs of those within our School Community
  • While we know this school year may look and feel a bit different in our School, our School Staff is here to support Students and Families in any way we can – we are looking forward to a great year of Teaching and Learning together!

C. Staggered School Start Dates:

  • We will begin the process of opening our School gradually using Staggered School Start Dates for each grade, over the first 3 days of school (Tuesday, September 15, Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17)
  • Once a Student starts school on the first day for their grade (please see below), they continue to attend school every day
  • The start dates for each grade at Davisville Junior Public School are outlined below, based on our school configuration:

    Davisville Staggered Start

    Tuesday, September 15- SK ,  Grade 5, Grade 6 

    Wednesday, September 16-JK, Grade 4 

    Thursday, September 17- Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3.

    Friday, September 18-ALL GRADES AT SCHOOL

  • Please be assured that your child’s Teacher will be outside in the morning to greet Students during our Staggered School Start Date

D. Classroom Reorganization:

  • As you know, Parents/Guardians recently completed a survey declaring whether or not their child(ren) would return to school In-Person or be a part of the TDSB Virtual School
  • Based on the results of this survey, our School received an updated school-based Staffing and Classroom Allocation
  • This new Allocation resulted in a reduction in our Teaching Staff, whom will be redeployed
  • With this information, our School Staff worked collaboratively to create the best conditions for learning for all Students
  • Our approved Classroom Organization Model meets guidelines outlined by the TDSB and is as follows:


E. Building Preparation:

  • School Staff have worked to ensure that our School Building is safe for our Return To School
  • We have put-up posters to remind Students and Staff of measures which can be taken to remain safe
  • We have applied sticker markings on our floors, walls and doors to direct the flow of traffic within our building, and to ensure physical distancing 
  • The TDSB has been working over the summer to review building ventilation and filtration systems and is implementing a number of strategies to improve ventilation in our School and increase the volume of fresh air to the maximum extent possible

F. Entry & Exit:

  • Our Entry Time begins at 8:50 AM, with Students being screened then entering the School through the appropriate Entry/Exit Door
  • Our Instructional Day begins at 8:55 AM
  • Our School Day ends at 3:25 PM, with Students being dismissed from their appropriate Entry/Exit Door 
    • While standing in line, Students are to maintain physical distancing

G. Daily Health Screening:

  • Before coming to school each day, all Students and Staff must conduct an active Health Screening Self-Assessment
  • Based on directions that we have received from Toronto Public Health, there is an expectation that for the 2020 – 2021 school year, a verification of a self-assessment for each Student, Staff Member and Visitor is to be completed at the school
  • Once Students and Staff arrive at school, Students enter through the designated doors where a Staff Member will verify each Student’s health screening information using the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass or TDSB Health Screening App:
    • Verifying each Student’s self-assessment can happen in two ways:
      • TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass:
        • A Parent/Guardian signs the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass daily and the Student shows it to School Staff at their Entry Door
        • The TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass will be printed and provided to Staff/Students and Visitors
      • TDSB Health Screening App:
        • A Parent/Guardian completes the assessment on the TDSB Health Screening App, which generates a QR code that a Student can scan at the Entry Door (if the Student has a mobile device)
        • Or, the Student can present their name to a screener who can verify their entry status
    • If a Student does not have a verification to show a self-assessment was completed (the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass or TDSB Health Screening App QR Code) by Parent/Guardian, they will be asked if they are feeling well:
      • If the Student answers is YES:
        • The Student will be allowed to go into the classroom with a mask/face covering while maintaining physical distancing
        • A Parent/Guardian will be contacted to conduct the full assessment by telephone (this is why it is critical that all Parents/Guardians complete the TDSB Health Pass and sign daily to avoid unnecessary telephone calls)
      • If the Student answers is NO:
        • The Student will need to go to our Wellness Room (Health Room) with a mask/face covering while maintaining physical distancing
        • A Parent/Guardian will be contacted to come to the School to pick-up the Student
  • Please visit the TDSB Daily Health Screening webpage to learn more/for full details, including a Questions and Answers document

H. Students Who Exhibit Symptoms Of COVID-19:

  • For Students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or confirm that they have symptoms, will go to our Wellness Room (Health Room)
  • Parents/Guardians will be contacted and will need to come to the School to pick-up their Child
  • Please note that symptoms are similar to the common cold, so students with those symptoms are required to stay home

I. Student Entry Into Classrooms, Attendance Procedures & Late Students:

  • All Students will wash/sanitize their hands as they enter/exit the Classroom (using School-provided or their own 70% – 90% alcohol-based hand sanitizer hand sanitizer)
  • Students will sit at their assigned seat (a seating plan will be in place in each Classroom) and place their backpack underneath their desk/chair, hanging up their coat on the back of their chair
  • There will be no lockers for any Students
  • Teachers take attendance in the Classroom, which will be collected by an adult to bring to the Main Office
  • Students who are late to school (Students who arrive after 8:50 AM) will:
    • Line-up at the School through the Main/Front Door 
    • Stand physically distanced in line while waiting to be “buzzed in” (Main/Front Door opened by Main Office Staff) one at a time
    • Enter the School and proceed directly to the Main Office where a Staff Member will verify each Student’s health screening information using the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass or TDSB Health Screening App and to get a late slip
    • Proceed directly to class
  • Please ensure that Students arrive at School on time
  • If your child is going to be absent or late, please be sure to call the School and leave a message on our Safe Arrival Line 
  • Please understand that there will be minimal movement of Students through the building, except for use of the washroom, water bottle filling, outdoor breaks for fresh air and outdoor classroom learning time

J. Mask & Face Covering Requirements For TDSB Students & Staff:

  • For the health and safety of our Students and Staff, masks or face coverings are required indoors on school property
  • Students are required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings indoors on school property and on school buses – Students may wear their own mask or face covering, or use a non-medical mask provided by our School
  • This decision is informed by, and consistent with, the City of Toronto requirement that anyone over the age of two wears a mask/face covering in indoor public spaces — with exemptions and accommodations
  • The requirement for all school board Staff to wear medical masks follows the direction of the Ministry of Education
  • Parents/Guardians and Students should remember:
    • To pack multiple snug and comfortable masks/face coverings each day
    • That schools and buses will have extra masks on hand for those who forget
    • Remember to bring a breathable bag (paper or cloth) to store soiled masks, as well as a bag to store masks during outdoor breaks
    • That staff will ensure regular outdoor breaks throughout the school day to take a break from wearing masks/face coverings
    • Please visit the TDSB “Mask and Face Covering Requirements For TDSB Students and Staff” webpage for further information/details

K. Lunch Breaks/Student Outdoor Play Times:

  • Students will eat their lunch in their Classrooms, while supervised by their Teacher:
    • All Students are expected to pack a lunch that has as little litter as possible
    • All items brought for lunch are to be returned home
  • In order to maintain appropriate physical distancing between Students and Cohort Groupings, our Lunch Hour has changed to now include 2 Lunch Breaks/time for Student Outdoor Play (1 per Cohort Grouping/Division): 
  • During the Lunch Breaks/, Students will be playing/engaging in activities outside while being Supervised 
  • The School Yard/Field and Paved Area will be divided into Zones and each Class/Cohort will be assigned to a Zone
  • After each Lunch Break/Student Outdoor Play time, Students will line-up in their designated line and wait for their Teacher to enter the School where they will maintain physical distancing, put their masks back on and sanitize/wash their hands
  • A reminder that families are not to drop off lunches at our School, but on the rare occasion that a Student has left something at home or in the car:
    • Please call the school first to inform of your intent to drop off an item
    • Enter the School using the Front/Main Entry Door
  • At this time, we will not be having our Pizza Lunch Program


L. Washrooms: 

  • As necessary physical distancing must be maintained, this will limit our Student Washrooms to the following occupancy:
  • Students will line-up outside of the washroom in order to maintain physical distancing while waiting to enter the space
  • Washroom breaks will be scheduled for classes during the day

M. Water Bottles & Water Fill Stations:

  • Students are to bring labelled water bottles to stay hydrated, filled from home
  • Students are not to drink from the water fountains 
  • Students are able to use our Water Fill Stations to fill their Water Bottles

N. School Visitors:

  • All School Visitors are asked to contact our School for an appointment ahead of arriving at the School
  • All School Visitors are to enter the building (by appointment only) using only our Main/Front Door (Door 1)
  • Upon entry:
    • All School Visitors will need to Sign-In and provide detailed contact information (for purposes of contact tracing, should it be required)
    • All School Visitors are expected to participate in a COVID screening, use hand sanitizer and wear a mask/face covering prior to continuing to enter our School
  • For everyone’s safety, where possible, meetings/appointments are to be held over the phone or via online video conferencing if appropriate
  • Please remember, for the safety of all, Parents/Guardians are not to be in the building at any time (such as standing inside doorways, entry ways, hallways, etc.)


O. Returning To School Resources:

  • Returning to School after so many months away may be a challenging and scary experience
  • To help all Students and Families be ready for our Return To School, the TDSB has put together some resources to help with the transition, which are suggested to review as a Family prior to the start of School
  • It may also be helpful to visit the TDSB’s Returning To School Question & Answers webpage


Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (416) 393-0570.

Stay Well & Be Safe,

Mrs. Shona Farrelly, Principal & Ms. Wanda Bozzo, Vice Principal & The Davisville Staff

DPS Staggered Start and Vaughan Road Map

Vaughan Road Drop-Off and Pick-Up Map

Davisville Staggered Start

Tuesday, September 15- SK ,  Grade 5, Grade 6 and Grade 7.

Wednesday, September 16-JK, Grade 4 and Grade 8.

Thursday, September 17- Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3.

Friday, September 18-ALL GRADES AT SCHOOL

Davisville Update Information-August 25, 2020

Transportation Update

We know many parents have questions about transportation. The central TDSB survey has been delayed going out to parents due to technical difficulties.  The survey will hopefully be sent out Thursday and the close date will likely be extended through the weekend. Please watch for it coming soon.

School Reopening Plans for Sept 2020

The Ministry of Education announced province-wide school reopening plans for September.

Highlights of the Ministry’s plans include:

  • Elementary school children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will attend schools 5 days per week, with one cohort for the full day, including recess and lunch.
  • Secondary schools will open using an adapted model, with class cohorts of approximately 15 students, attending on alternate days, or alternate schedules that would represent in-person attendance for at least 50% of instructional days.
  • Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will be encouraged but not required to wear masks in common spaces.
  • Students in Grades 4-12 will be required to wear non-medical or cloth masks while in school.
  • Medical masks will be provided for teachers and all other school staff.

Additional information can also be found in this letter to parents/guardians from Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce.



Welcome to Kindergarten 2020-21

Hello Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Please find below the link for our “Welcome to Kindergarten Davisville Junior P.S. 2020-2021.”

Due to Covid19, we were not able to provide you with an in-person welcome, therefore we have compiled this presentation to give you some insights prior to the 2020-2021 school year.

We look forward to meeting you and your families.

Thank you,

The Kindergarten Team and The Davisville Junior P.S. Admin

Welcome To Kindergarten Davisville Junior P. S.2020-2021


Community Update on the Davisville and Spectrum New Build

Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Curtis Ennis and Trustee Shelley Laskin that provides an update to the Construction of Davisville Public School and Spectrum Alternative School.

Letter Regarding Construction Update June 2020

For further information on specific timelines of trades, please click on the "Davisville: The New Build" tab.

Parents Guide to Google Classroom


Many teachers have turned to Google Classroom to enable student learning at home. This online platform is for students to connect with teachers and with each other through the posting of information and work. 

You can access the parents guide to Google Classroom by clicking here or by visiting

Optional Attendance Operational Procedure PR545

Please note that should a parent decide to withdraw their child from Davisville's French Immersion Program, the child would attend their "home" school for the English Program. French Immersion is a placed program and there is no option to transfer from Davisville's French Immersion Program to another French Immersion Program. Should a parent withdraw their child from Davisville's English Program, they can apply through Optional Attendance to another school - but note, once at that new school, there is no right of return to Davisville as Davisville is closed to optional attendance.


List of Schools with Limited Optional Attendance Status


List of Schools with CLOSED Optional Attendance Status