Inclement Weather Day - Schools Closed

Due to today’s significant snowfall amount and continuing conditions of roads, sidewalks and school parking lots, schools and board locations will be closed to students on January 18, 2022. Students will learn remotely. Parents do not send your child to school Jan 18.


Family Community Engagement

Family/Community Engagement embraces the shared commitment to build and support the partnership between educators, families and communities required to ensure the success of students with learning disabilities.​​


System Actions

  • Provide opportunities to develop and enhance leadership skills in building relationships with parents and community members
  • Coordinate efforts to mobilize resources to support students with learning disabilities
  • Provide access to information regarding available community supports and services
  • Promote access to YRDSB website for information on Learning Disabilities
  • Create processes to allow for use of assistive technology at school and home

School Actions

  • ​​Ensure that parents understand Learning Disabilities and how they impact student learning
  • Ensure that parents understand the process leading to an identification
  • Cultivate relationships with parents and community members to mobilize resources to support students with learning disabilities to reach their potential
  • Provide resources for families so that they can act as advocates for their children
  • Support the navigation of families to appropriate community supports and empower parents to access resources and advocate for their child's strengths, needs and interests (i.e., CAMH, LD@school, LD@home, LDA-YR)
  • Provide opportunities for parents to participate in IST meetings and the development of their child's IEP
  • Engage parents and the community in conversations about the benefits of assistive technology as a tools to support learning at home and school

Classroom Actions​

  • ​Support parent learning and how the processing chart informs the instructional, environmental and assessment decisions for their child's learning
  • Invite parental voice in all aspects of transition planning
  • Select and assign achievable, meaningful, and relevant homework opportunities that reinforce learning
  • Access community partnerships, such as The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario - York Region
  • Engage parents to ensure use of assistive technology between home and school
  • Collaborate with families to foster student independence (refer to Fostering Student Independence Bro​chure​)