Picture DAY is this WEEK on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Orde Street School

Welcome to the 2021 2022 School Year !

2021 Welcome Back Parents and Guardians and Students

We look forward to welcoming you all back and educating you child(ren).

We fully understand that we will need to focus on the gaps that have occurred with all the transiting that has taken place and well as propelling you children into world of possibilities.

Here we go again with schooling amidst COVID-19/the variant. YOUR CAN BE ASSURED THAT ORDE STREET SCHOOL MAINTAINS THE STRICTEST COVID-19/VARIANT PROTOCOL, which worked well keeping our school safe all year long, last school year during the in-person learning! WE TAKE SCHOOL SAFETY, and WELL BEING. AS PARAMOUNT!

COVID-19/Variant protocol will mirror the provincial government's guidance – COVID-19: Health, safety and operational guidance for schools (2021-2022) – for the upcoming school year with ongoing direction from Toronto Public Health (Orde meets weekly with TPH) and other organizations with expertise, so you can be assured that our school continues to be safe.

It is wonderful so many of you have chosen to have your child(ren) to attend in-person learning. It will be so great to see everyone in person again. For those of you whom have chosen virtual, your teacher will be assigned soon, and they will reach out to you in the near future. Your original learning platform selection is final and the TDSB is saying that there may be a opportunity to change your platform in February. We are sorry but the school cannot change this. Please carefully watch your email from TDSB to avoid missing COVID communication.

To ensure our very positive track record we have very controlling procedures;

  • as you can understand parents, guardians and visitors are still not permitted into the school
  • all students entering the building will be screened by Orde Street School Staff - Ms. Rule and myself, will be out at the west gate every morning by 8 am to to welcome ALL students along with other staff members
  • the school will only access and exit at the big yard west gate and Exit 2, as the separate organization/school partner Orde Daycare will exit and enter in the west gate / Exit 1
  • Please ensure you child/ren are at the entrance before 8:25am, to ensure appropriate screening time - watch for the Updated Health Screening Tool so you can quickly and efficiently move through the screening line up
  • The west gate will shut at 8:30 AM, students are late 8:35 bell
  • A secondary screening will take place by the teacher during attendance outside, with the teacher asking students how are you feeling today
  • all staff and students enter Exit 2 and Exit 3. Kindergarten students exit at 3 PM sharp, kindergarten - grade 8 student exit at 3:15 PM
  • If students display symptoms throughout the school day they will be directed to HEALTH ROOM to await you pick up, immediately.

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/School-Year-2021-22/Elementary - to see specifics on

  • Instructional Model for in-Person and Virtual Learning
  • Class Size
  • Masks
  • Daily Screening - sent home if displaying symptoms or other risk factors - siblings in other cohorts and Orde Daycare will be sent home
  • Lunch - students eat in the classrooms and cannot go out for lunch
  • Students are allowed to go home for lunch
  • Recess will continue with COHORT distancing expectations
  • Assemblies, Extra-curricular, Gym, Music, School Council - virtual
  • Our Nutrition program will continue with individually wrapped snacks
  • Virtual Learning and Special Education

VENTILATION: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/School-Year-2021-22/Health-and-Safety/Ventilation - every class has a HEPA filtering unit - every clas is expected to keep windows open, increased filter exchange on the schools mechanical air exchange system, regularly schedule mechanical inspections of the system, and a carefully monitoring custodian , Joe Sisi

ENHANCED CLEANING PROTOCOL: Joe SISI our head custodian takes the enhance cleaning procedures extremely serious an has scheduled sanitizing of high traffic areas after transitions such as entry, exiting and daycare/classroom turnover. Please see attached Health and Safety School Protocol. ALL STAFF TAKE AND ACTIVE ROLE too, even the P.

VACCINATION: Staff were all vaccinated in the Spring of 2021 - TDSB has protocol for monitoring staff vaccinations

Mental Health Resources can be accessed at: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/School-Year-2021-22/Mental-Health-and-Well-Being

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/School-Year-2021-22/Questions-and-Answers/Elementary

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD (TDSB)'S LATEST NEWS UPDATE sent to you; https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1685/Return-to-School-Update

Our ORDE Day Care Partners: Are also governed by very strict COVID-19 governmental protocol procedures. We meet weekly with our partners. Please see TDSB's shared procedures

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the third week of October, 2021.

PICTURE DAY:  Please not the it will be picture day Wedneday, October 20, 2021. It takes place all day in the main foyer.

Please Lifetouch website by clicking on Lifetouch. Picture retake is Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

REPORTS:  Progress reports come home Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Evening conferences may take place through the Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The morning of Friday, November 19, 2021 is conferences.

There is no school for student Friday, November 19, 2021 for students.

ORANGE and BLACK day/Halloween: Friday, October 29, 2021 students can come dress for the event, if they wish. We will have an outdoor assembly pending the weather, where costumes can be shown off. Please remember that due to COVID protocol please do not send treats in for others.

There is not indoor parade or community walk this year. Thank you for your understanding. Some school treats may be shared and they will be individually wrapped.


Hispanic Heritage Month 

Islamic Heritage Month

Somalian Heritage Month

Women's History Month

Universal Screening: Grade 3 Students will all be screened in November. Please the link: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Leadership-Learning-and-School-Improvement/Special-Education/Universal-Screening Please watch for more information.

Winter Holidays:    December 20, 2021 - December 31, 2021. Last day of School before the holidays in Friday, December 17, 2021. See you back Monday, January 3, 20922.

Have a great Week,



Michael Walkington'

Orde Street School


We are CLOSED to Optional Attendance.

TOday is National Day for TRUTH and RECONCILIATION! Thank you for having your children wear Orange in respect for the day.

School Council had their elections.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following parents;

Co-Chairs: Jennifer Bourque-Lee and Peggy Lee

Secretary: Jennifer Liauw

Treasurer: Somayeh Sadat

Communication: Kathy LiQing and Rosanna Lok

Spirit Wear: Jen Yeaman

New Family Mentor Lead: Jason Leung

Technology Support: Wayne Huang

Adhoc Executive: Valeria Jeremiah and Sonu Kumar

Thank you to everyone for your support and attendance.


October 2021

September 2021

June Newsletter 2021

March Newsletter 2021

February Newsletter 2021

January Newsletter 2021

December Newsletter 2020 

November 27, 2020 Newsletter


Other Dates:

Progress Reports go home Tuesday, November 16, 2021, First Term Reports go out Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Student Parent Teacher Conferences - Friday, February 19. No school for students that day.

and Second Term Reports go out Tuesday, June 28, 2022.


Managing COVID-19 in a School

COVID-19 City of Toronto ; https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/

COVID-19 - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covidalert

 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 www.tdsb.on.ca/healthscreening.


 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  specific items to School Council maybe directed to Peggy Lee and she can be reached at orde.street.council@gmail.com

Please be sure to reach out to Peggy Lee with anything;


School Council Meeting Minutes November 2020

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; https://www.tdsb.on.ca/remote-Learning.

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.org/about/tvo-launches-enhanced-access-to-online-learning-tools-0 TVO launches enhanced access to online learning tools Student Learning Resources Learn at home tdsb.on.ca/library Stay Healthy....


TOday is National Day for TRUTH and RECONCILIATION! Thank you for having your children wear Orange in respect for the day.

School Council had their elections last evening and the school would like to recognize the delegation;


Co-Chairs: Jennifer Bourque-Lee and Peggy Lee

Secretary: Jennifer Liauw

Treasurer: Somayeh Sadat

Communication: Kathy LiQing and Rosanna Lok

Spirit Wear: Jen Yeaman

New Family Mentor Lead: Jason Leung

Technology Support: Wayne Huang

Adhoc Executive: Valeria Jeremiah and Sonu Kumar

Thank you to everyone for your support and attendance.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our first school council meeting Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 6 PM. Please see invitation below:

Walkington, Michael is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Orde's First School Council Meeting of the 2021 2022 School Year.
Time: Oct 6, 2021 06:00 PM America/Toronto

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<ichael 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

January Minutes 2021

October Minutes 2020

Election Minutes attached 

TDSB's Link

Ward Forum Update


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http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/ordestreet/home 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.