TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,
5050 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N8
We want to take this opportunity to update you on labour negotiations with secondary contract teachers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 12 (OSSTF) and to advise you on the impact of their labour action on final report cards.
As you may know, the OSSTF has not yet reached a local collective agreement with the TDSB and is continuing its strike-related action by withdrawing selected services. As a result, OSSTF has directed high school teachers to only provide marks on final report cards and to withhold any additional information about student achievement (teacher comments). The OSSTF has also directed high school teachers not to provide teacher comments to Principals and Vice-Principals.
As some students will not receive their report cards in the mail until July, students and parents should contact teachers directly by June 30 should they have questions or concerns about student progress.
The TDSB is disappointed that we have not been able to reach an agreement with the OSSTF and we regret that they are directing teachers to take this action.
The TDSB has successfully negotiated local collective agreements with all of our employee groups, except OSSTF. We want to assure you that the TDSB is committed to reaching a fair contract agreement with the OSSTF and we are prepared to continue negotiations over the summer break to reach an agreement.
As always, please continue to monitor the TDSB website at www.tdsb.on.ca and social media (@TDSB on Twitter or Toronto District School Board on Facebook) for any updates on negotiations.
Robin Pilkey John Malloy
Chair Director of Education
If you have prepaid for a yearbook, they are ready for pick up in Room A12 at lunch. S. Bain
Are you interested in playing some Ultimate Frisbee? Then come down to the field at the beginning of lunch to play! Today will be our last intramural so bring all your friends and have fun!! T. Jackson
All girls that have ordered a soccer sweater! Please have your money in to Tracy as soon as possible. The deadline for payment will be Tuesday, June 14th. Thank you. T. Niven
Due to popular demand the field will be open today at lunch. Please come out to the field to relieve some stress and enjoy a game of Frisbee, soccer or football. T. Maestri
A reminder to all Grade 12″s!! Please complete the graduation survey on AW and let Ms. Maestri know if you are attending post-secondary outside of Ontario. T. Maestri
There will be a 216-2017 Student Council Executive meeting today in Room A74 at lunch. D. Jackson
A big thank you to all those who attended last night’s Athletic Banquet. It was wonderful to celebrate your successes. I. McLeod
Today is the last Wellness Wednesday of the academic year. Even with the cooler weather come on out to the field and walk or play your stress away. T. Maestri
Attention all students with an IEP. Be sure to check the list outside of Room B67, the Special Education Office, to see if you will be writing your exams in alternative classrooms such as the computer lab. The list will be posted tomorrow. J. Cotton
A reminder to all students who have prepaid their yearbook! They are being distributed during lunch today in Room A12. S. Bain
Yearbooks are in! If you have ordered and prepaid for a yearbook, please go down to Room A12 on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of this week to pick it up!! S. Bain
The Athletic Banquet tickets are still on sale in Room Y02, the Phys Ed. Office, during lunch. Come share a wonderful evening with team mates, coaches and friends. Celebrate your success. I. McLeod
A reminder to all Book Club members of our very important last meeting today at lunch in Room B08. J. Romani
A reminder to all members of “The Odd Couple” cast that we will be meeting in the Drama Studio between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m. for dinner before our field trip to the Soul Pepper Theatre. If you have not already done so, please get your permission forms into Mr. McAlpine in Room B06 by lunch time at the latest. P. McAlpine
The Athletic Banquet tickets are going fast! Come on down to Room Y02, the Phys Ed office, and pick up your chance to enjoy a great evening with team mates, coaches and friends. I. McLeod
The Table Tennis team is meeting today after school in the South Gym. H. Kwan
This is an important reminder that all Girls’ Slo-pitch players have an important meeting today at lunch in Room B37. A. Ravera
A reminder to all Champions of the Mind of our very important meeting today at lunch in A12. J. Romani
There will be a brief meeting for the cast of “The Odd Couple” right at the beginning of lunch in Room B06 to discuss our upcoming trip to the Soul Pepper Theatre. P. McAlpine
Athletic Banquet tickets on sale in Room Y02, the Phys Ed. Office. Come on down and secure your spot. Just $5.00 for a great evening with team mates, coaches and friends. I. McLeod
All girls that were on the Soccer team! There will be a brief meeting today at 11:30 a.m. promptly at the start of lunch outside of Room B70. T. Niven
Danforth’s Gay/Straight Alliance will be meeting in Room C39 today at lunch. we will be discussing Pride celebrations for the month of June as well as the possibility of a Danforth contingent participating in the Pride Parade by helping to decorate the TDSB float and being on the float in the parade or marching with the float in the parade. Happy Pride and hope to see you at the meeting. E. Coombs
Jason from Pathways is here! Please come see him at the start of lunch. J. Creek
Tickets for the Athletic Banquet go on sale today in Room Y02, the Phys Ed. Office. For the exceptional price of $5.00 you can secure your spot at this gala event. I. McLeod
Its Wellness Wednesday!! Come out to the field today at lunch and enjoy the beautiful weather. T. Maestri