Joint Message from the Chair and Director

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Dear families, 

As we head into the holiday season and we take our winter break, it’s a good time to reflect on the past few months, and some of our successes and our challenges. 

We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we experienced a cyber incident. We are very proud of the response of our staff members during this challenging situation and appreciate their work to minimize the disruptions to student learning during this time. 

We also want to recognize the kindness and care for others that we see throughout the year, and particularly at this time. Thank you to all of you who donated your time, gifts, winter clothing, food, funds and more to support families in York Region. It is so heartening to be part of a community that shows such care. 

We also want to thank you for all that you do to support our public education system. We are truly grateful for the partnership we have with families like you. We hope that you have seen evidence of your child’s learning, growth and skill development over the past few months. Our staff work hard to create safe, welcoming and identity-affirming learning environments that support your child’s well-being, learning and achievement. As we visit our schools, we are inspired by the curiosity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, collaboration and achievements of our students. 

Please also see this video message from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce

Many students, families and staff are recognizing different holidays and significant dates during this time of year, and we want to wish all of you a happy celebration. To those of you who recently celebrated Hanukkah, we hope you had a joyous celebration. To everyone celebrating Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Kwanzaa to those celebrating. As we go into the winter break, we hope that you all find time to rest and recharge and enjoy time with family and friends. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2024.



Ron Lynn, Chair

Bill Cober, Director of Education