As you know, the holiday season is quickly approaching. We hope that you and your families are healthy and in the festive spirit! As 2020 winds down, we wanted to write and wish you all the very best for the upcoming holidays.
This year’s holiday season will look and feel different than in previous years, however it continues to be a time for celebration and reflection. The events of 2020 have profoundly affected our everyday lives and we want to thank you for the incredible support that you have shown in helping to keep YRDSB students, families and staff safe.
Over the winter break, please continue to follow local public health guidelines, and avoid contact with people outside your immediate household to keep yourselves and your families healthy. Please wear PPE, maintain physical distancing and practice good hand hygiene. We want everyone to return after the break safe and in good health.
While the Ministry of Education has not announced an extension to the winter break and we expect all students to return on January 4, 2021, it is important that everyone bring home their belongings. Please remind your child to take tech devices, coats and any other belongings that may be needed.
Whether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, or the start of the New Year, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season.
May 2021 be filled with hope, optimism and good health!
Louise Sirisko, Director of Education
Cynthia Cordova, Board Chair