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Posted On Thursday, April 09, 2020

Please note that the DDSB is closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday. Distance Learning will resume for students on Tuesday April 14th.

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Posted On Sunday, April 05, 2020

COVID-19: DDSB Updates, Learning Resources, Community Connections and FAQ's - click on title link   As of March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario, including the Durham District School Board will remain closed until May 4, 2020, in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted On Friday, April 03, 2020

PPE infographic (Phone) Over 158,000 PPE items donated
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) has made a donation to help support Lakeridge Health’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Searching high and low across our 133 schools and learning centres, DDSB Facilities Services staff collected over 14,000 N95 masks, 141,000 pairs of gloves, 150 face shields, nearly 1,700 sets of goggles and other much-needed pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) items.
“We appreciate...

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Posted On Wednesday, April 01, 2020

WPS-Student-1 Williamsburg PS staff are working to meet the needs of the school community via virtual initiatives
In order to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Province of Ontario announced that schools will not reopen until May at the earliest.
Over the last few weeks, the Durham District School Board (DDSB) has been working towards launching a Distance Learning plan on April 6 th with teacher-led classroom instruction to students.
In the meantime, some DDSB schools...

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Posted On Monday, March 30, 2020

bagpipes-1-sm Williamsburg PS teacher performs outside a Whitby retirement home amid a new era of social-distancing
“I thought it would be nice to pop by and lift their spirits during such a difficult time,” explains Dave McGonigal, a Grade 4 Teacher at Williamsburg Public School in Whitby. Every Remembrance Day, McGonigal plays the bagpipes in the school assembly. Afterwards he shares details about how the instrument works with his own students, and plays a few extra songs...

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