It is the last weekend to visit the Orde Virtual Book Fair: It ends November 30th.

Please remember to put the Toronto Public Health Webcast into your calendars for Wed. Nov. 2 for 6:30 pm. It is a ZOOM Meet @ Meeting ID: 957 7994 0836 Passcode: 675282

As the cold weather arrives and as we proceed to winter, our outdoor weather will be much colder. Please ensure your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for winter weather.

Please see tips to keep your child warm and healthy during colder weather: • Dress your child in layers • Wear a hat and keep ears covered at all times • Wear mittens instead of gloves as they are warmer • Wear warm, waterproof boots with deep treads • Use a neck warmer instead of a scarf are just few reminders. Hope this helps you to ensure your child(ren) is(are) warm while attending school.

Student will continue to be outside during the winter for entry, recess, dismissal, physical education classes, mask breaks and other subject curricula as required, as it is the safest place to during this global pandemic environment. Thank you for your help with ensuring your child(ren) is(are) properly dressed. Please see TDSB's link for severe cold weather parameters

Cold weather: When temperature and/or windchill factor indicates -28C or lower children will remain indoors due to risk of frostnip and frostbite. When temperature and/or windchill factor indicates –20 to –28C, recesses may be shortened to 10 minutes and lunch recess be 20 minutes depending on local conditions. Orde Street School will follow these guidelines.

Cancelled Transportation is more likely to occur during the winter. The Interim Director, Kathy Witherow will make these announcement before 5:45 AM every morning and communicate the decision will be made over social media.

Going forward, during periods of active weather, we kindly remind you to always check the TDSB’s website, Twitter, and tune to local media outlets for the latest information on any possible cancellation or closure. TDSB (Toronto District School Board) always aim to post any cancellation/closure by 6:00 a.m.

To learn more about our severe weather procedures please visit:

November 27, 2020 Newsletter


TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH: Virtual Meeting with our Public Health Nurse RAVEN CAMPBELL RN, BScN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020 at 6:30 - 7:30 PM.


Michael Walkington is inviting you to a scheduled Toronto Public Health Parent Zoom meeting Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2 6:30 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 957 7994 0836 Passcode: 675282

Other Dates:

First Term Tuesday, February 9, 2021

and Thursday, June 24, 2020


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


 2020-2021 Ministry of Education approved Elementary School Calendar attached

Please see resources (school year calendar, new to Canada, special education, transportation, connecting, questions & concerns, homework tips, find your school, mental health and well-being, get involved, safety, student supports, curriculum and Parent Involvement Advisory Committee) for guardians and parents 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 stions specific 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;

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....



 Michael Walkington

Orde Street School



School Council

Current Chair: Peggy Lee

Secretary and Communications: Jennifer Bourgue

Treasurer: Jennifer Leung

Ward Council Rep: Peggy Lee

Communications: Jennifer Bourque Lee

Social Committee: Tasha Goh

Snack Program: Peggy Lee and Paula Tom

Virtual School Rep/Officer: Sole Fernandez

Community Rep; Tracy Clatworthy

Community Safety Representative/Officer: Indrani Makhan

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:

ACADEMIC: How might checking our bias and privilege support learners who are at levels 1 and 2 while using an array of pedagogical strategies to support mathematics and literacy?
EQUITY:How might we use the three tenants of Cultural Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy through all curricula/resources so students see themselves reflected in the school and classroom? 
WELL BEING:  How might we enhance student engagement in the classroom and school life through a caring adult program?
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.