April 9th 2021
Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,
Next week, all students, both virtual and in-person learners, will be on April Break. I hope you have an opportunity to relax, rest and take a break from what has been a complicated and challenging school year.
I want to thank you for continuing to follow the health and safety measures while schools were open. Our collective efforts made a difference in the health and safety of our school communities. As you know, the province has implemented a province-wide shutdown for four weeks in response to the worsening trends of COVID-19 across Ontario and in Toronto. We must all continue to follow the public health measures to help prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19, including:
- Socializing only with your own household
- Staying home if you feel ill and getting tested
- Participating in the targeted testing offered by the TDSB and its health partners
- Screening, every day, for COVID-19 symptoms before attending child care
- Practicing good hand hygiene, masking and physical distancing
For the week of April 12-18, there are additional asymptomatic testing options available to students, including pharmacies that currently offer testing and assessment centres across the province. Read the full list of available options here. Some TDSB schools may also be offering school-based clinics in partnership with the Ministry of Education. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this testing capacity to have their children tested to support a safe return to school.
As of now, schools are closed to in-person learning until Sunday, April 18. We expect to hear at the end of next week what the plans are for a return to in-person learning and when it may be and will email you again as soon as we know more.
Should you be interested, the Ministry of Education has provided the following learning resources to allow students to keep up with their learning and interests during the break:
By following public health advice, we can all enjoy a safe spring break and continue to support in-person learning in our schools.
Have a safe, fun and restful break.
Karen Falconer Andrew Gold Curtis Ennis
Interim Director of Education Interim Associate Director Interim Associate Director
Interim Associate Director
April 6th 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
This is a very important update about the status of in-person learning at the TDSB. Toronto Public Health (TPH), has just announced that all schools in Toronto, including those at the TDSB, will be closed to in-person learning as of Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and remain closed up to and including Sunday, April 18, 2021. This TPH order is being made under Section 22 of Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
For the remainder of this week, students and staff will move to remote learning and the April Break scheduled for next week will continue as normal. Please note that, unlike the closure in January and February, this applies to all TDSB students in all TDSB schools. School-aged children will not be permitted to attend daycares located inside TDSB schools during the closure, however, pre-school-aged children will continue to be permitted to attend.
While we recognize that you may still have a number of questions, please know that we will share additional information once we receive it. In the meantime, we wanted to ensure you received this initial information as soon as possible. We know that this TPH order will impact our families in a number of different ways but we will do all that we can to support students and staff through this period. Teachers will be connecting with families about next steps on remote learning in the days ahead.
March 30th 2021
Please see below for information on Summer School at Kensington Community School...
Kensington Community School is once again offering free AM summer school programs this July.
The program will be in person and we will also offer a virtual option if there is enough interest. You can indicate your preference when registering.
This program focuses on math and literacy, and we will accept students who have completed JK, up to students who have just finished grade 8.
The program runs from Mon-Fri., July 5th to July 30th, from 9AM-12PM.
You can register for summer school at this link, or contact Principal Dan Fisher for more info @ firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need full-day care and would like to add PM summer camp to your child's day, St. Alban's Boys and Girls' Club will also be running a summer camp at Kensington this summer, for children in KG -8.
July 5th to July 30th
Half day from 11:30am-5:00pm ($120/week)
August 3rd to August 13th
Full day from 9:00am-5:00pm ($150/week)
Register for summer camp at this link, and click on the "+" sign near the bottom of St. Alban's page to get started.
March 29th 2021
Here is a special Flash:
are still registering students for Kindergarten for next year. If you
have a child (or know of a family with a child) born in 2016 or 2017, please go
to this link
to find all the documents and forms to register your
child. We are still not received information on the status of Virtual
School for next September, but we are encouraging parents to register their
children for in-person learning. There is always the option to switch if
Virtual School is still an option in September 2021.
Also, if any parent needs
daycare for September (or sooner) we have St. Stephens Community House Child
Care, available in the school. You can contact them at 647-850-7886 or by email
email@example.com. You can also
access their website at
Due to COVID, immunizations will not be given at school this year.
Below is the number for TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH, it has a recorded message of instructions on how to immunize
school age children.
The links below are the
main page for TPH describing this information.
Immunization Information Centre
Toronto Public Health
235 Danforth Avenue, Floor 2
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual School UPDATE
Please take note of the recent board announcement made regarding dates to switch to and from Virtual School and In-Class Learning. Switching - Virtual and In-Class Learning. The next opportunity to change is listed below. We will send out a reminder January 22, 2021 for those of you wanting to request a change in options.
Opportunity to Change
Deadline to APPLY
First Report Card
January 29th 2021
February 16th 2021