(updated March 29, 2020)
RE: Info Needed - Device & Internet Availability
help students stay connected and to support remote learning, the TDSB is
lending internet-enabled devices to families who do not have access to devices.
As a result, we need some additional information from our families.
would kindly ask that you click the link below and fill out the following form
as soon as possible:
NOTE: If your child(ren) has access to a device such as a desktop, laptop, tablet or iPad with Internet, you do not need to complete this form. Please also note that a mobile phone is not considered a sufficient device for remote learning.
Device and Internet Availability Form
again, we thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We
are working to provide additional information and next steps in the coming
Director of Education Dr. Malloy message to families
(updated March 25, 2020)
The staff here at Ellesmere-Statton P.S. recognizes that this is an extremely challenging time for all of us. We understand children are missing their regular routines and learning. We also understand parents/guardians may experience anxiety not just trying to provide stability for their children but simultaneously manage their own work either from home or at the workplace. Or some of you may have experienced significant loss of work hours or lost your job entirely. We are all going through this unprecedented circumstance together and the most important thing at the moment is to make sure everyone is healthy and safe. In the meantime, our school board has been working tirelessly with school administrators to ensure there are plans in place to help support our families. Here are a few suggestions we are able to provide for you at this moment.
1). The most important thing is if any families require any urgent assistance or may have any urgent questions, you may email the Principal Diane.DeiAmoah@tdsb.on.ca or the Vice-Principal Donald.Feng@tdsb.on.ca directly. Diane and Donald will try their best to get back to you as soon as possible.
2). Please consistently check your emails for updated communications from TDSB. If you are not receiving emails from the board, then please email the Vice-Principal so he may update your contact information.
3). Please consistently check our school website https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/ellesmere/ , our board website www.tdsb.on.ca , and our twitter feed @TDSB_ESPS for updates.
4). For additional learning resources, please refer to the list below.
5). Please read our Director of Education Dr. Malloy's letter below.
6). School playgrounds are officially closed.
As you may already have heard, schools WILL NOT re-open on April 6th. We will share with you new timelines once our board receives further direction. Ellesmere-Statton administrators and teaching staff have already engaged in a continuous dialogue to gather relevant information, assessing needs, and formulating plans about the continuation of learning. Once we have further directions, families will be notified.
Families please remember the staff at Ellesmere-Statton is here for you and thinking of you. Please continue to follow the recommendations of Toronto Public Health.
Diane and Donald