TDSB Community Consultation Invitation letter

The following is an excerpt from a letter sent to Roden School Council and we were asked to share with the school community.

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Education released new guidelines for Pupil Accommodation Reviews and for Community Planning and Partnerships (formerly Facility Partnerships). To adhere to the new guidelines, the Toronto District School Board must update its policies.

I am writing you because these two policies may be of interest to parents. The Pupil Accommodation Review policy deals with the review of groups of schools with low enrolment that can potentially lead to school closures. The Community Planning and Partnerships policy concerns potential partnerships with external organizations in operating schools that have unused space. Both policies affect the use of schools and therefore affect students.

As part of our consultation process, we are seeking feedback from staff, parents, and community members.

Feedback can be provided in different ways:

• Sending written feedback to by January 29, 2016

• Attending one of three public meetings listed below.

DATE:Monday, January 18, 2016

LOCATION: Winston Churchill CI – Library

2239 Lawrence Avenue East, M1P 2P7

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

DATE: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LOCATION: TDSB Central Office – Committee Room A

5050 Yonge Street, M2N 5N8

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

DATE:Thursday, January 21, 2016

LOCATION: Martingrove CI – Library

50 Winterton Drive, M9B 3G7

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The following documents are attached to this email and would need to be sent to parents (click on links):

PowerPoint presentation providing background context and questions

P068 Accommodation and Program Review draft policy for review and comments

P076 Community Planning and Partnerships draft policy for review and comments

Thank you for your help in reaching out to parents in your school community. If you have any questions, please send an email to


Manon Gardner
Executive Superintendent
School Improvement/Operational Support
Toronto District School Board

Letter from TDSB re: Report Cards

November 30, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The purpose of this letter is to update parents/guardians on the timeline for elementary student progress reporting for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year.

Grades 1 to 8:
As previously announced, teachers will complete progress reports for students in Grades 1 to 8, which will be sent home on December 10, 2015. Progress reports are designed to provide a broad sense of your child’s progress to date, as well as insight into the development of important learning skills and work habits. The progress reports will be completed in line with the Ministry of Education’s Growing Success document. Teachers will use their professional judgment in completion of these reports.

Reporting Dates for Students in Grades 1 to 8 – December 2015 to June 2016

Grades 1 to 8 progress reports will be sent home on December 10, 2015.
Term 1 report cards will be issued the week of February 8, 2016 with parent/guardian-teacher conferences scheduled for February 12, 2016.
Term 2 report cards will be issued the week of June 27, 2016.
Junior and Senior Kindergarten:
As part of the recent provincial agreement, Kindergarten teachers will not be completing progress reports for students in Senior Kindergarten (SK) in December 2015. Parents/guardians of Junior and Senior Kindergarten students will have an opportunity to schedule a class visit or an interview in February 2016.

We value the ongoing, meaningful communication between the home and school to support student learning. Students learn best when parents and educators work together. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress, we invite you to contact your child’s teacher directly.


Robin Pilkey

Donna Quan
Director of Education