Update for TDSB Students & Families from Director John Malloy

We are sharing this message from the TDSB about education and what’s next during COVID-19 that was posted yesterday, March 30, 2020.

As you know, the TDSB continues to work toward resuming learning amid ongoing school closures as a result of COVID-19. We know that our TDSB community has a number of questions and we are working tirelessly to ensure that we can help provide clarity during these uncertain times. Working with the Ministry of Education, we are developing a plan that will connect teachers to their students and/or their parents/guardians on a system-wide basis and will restore teacher-led learning to the greatest extent possible as of April 6, 2020.

As we plan for April 6, the Board is working to ensure that as many students as possible have the opportunity to resume learning at the same time. These important preparations include reaching out to families and students to understand their access to devices and the internet. Staff are making calls to thousands of families to help make this connection. As you can appreciate, this is an enormous undertaking, but a necessary one if we are to reach our goal of starting the restoration of learning remotely with as many students and families as possible connected. We do not want to leave thousands of students and their parents behind when learning resumes on April 6.

For more information or resources for education in the home, visit tdsb.on.ca.