Principal Message (5.28.20)
May 28, 2020
Dear Dorset Park Parents/Guardians:
I hope Dorset Park families are keeping well and safe. Thank you to our Dorset Park parents for assisting your child with completing their remote learning assignments. The teachers have continued to plan and coordinate lessons for students during this challenging time.
Ontario government decides to delay return to classes until September
Recently, the Ontario government announced that schools closed until September of 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak and remote learning will continue until the end of June. In keeping student safety in mind, the decision was made after consulting with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, health experts, and medical experts at The Hospital for Sick Children. The government also announced that school boards will make arrangements for students and families to re-enter schools before the end of June to retrieve personal belongings. The TDSB is currently working on a plan that will provide details about the June re-entry.
Food for Kids
This week, the TDSB and TFSS continued the rollout of the Food for Kids program, Dorset Park families are eligible to register for grocery store gift cards. To apply, just click on the link below and fill in the details necessary to receive the card(s). https://form.jotform.com/20098439547226
As of this week, approximately 31,308 $50 grocery store food cards have now been issued to TDSB families, totaling $1,565,400. This number continues to increase every day as more families register for the program. The grocery store gift cards will remain activated for three months.
Grade 8 Graduation
With the coming of June, our Grade 8 are looking forward to our graduation ceremony. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 school closures, we will now hold a virtual graduation ceremony during the last week of June. Date, time, and details will be forthcoming.
Hydro Line Installation
We received confirmation that a work crew will be installing a hydro line feed on the north side of the school (next to the bike racks). The work will begin mid June and run until August. The hydro line installation is in preparation for the construction of the child care extension that is scheduled for the fally of 2020.
Dorset Park Principal