YRDSB Blog

Parents of Black Chil​dren (PoBC) Progress Report

​Yesterday, several staff members in our Board received a message from the organization Parents of Black Children with a resource for families regarding progress reports. In an attempt to provide support, it was shared on a digital platform for our elementary virtual school families. In doing so, unfortunately, the message was shortened and did not contain the full message from the organization. While the intent was supportive, we acknowledge this may have caused hurt and confusion, and for that impact we are sorry.

Parents of Black Chil​dren (PoBC) Progress Report

​Yesterday, several staff members in our Board received a message from the organization Parents of Black Children with a resource for families regarding progress reports. In an attempt to provide support, it was shared on a digital platform for our elementary virtual school families. In doing so, unfortunately, the message was shortened and did not contain the full message from the organization. While the intent was supportive, we acknowledge this may have caused hurt and confusion, and for that impact we are sorry.

New trustee elect for Richmond Hill, Wards 1, 2 and 4

On behalf of York Region District School Board, I am pleased to congratulate the new trustee elect for Richmond Hill, Wards 1, 2 and 4, Simon Cui. I would like to recognize the hard work and efforts of all 15 candidates who ran in the by-election. Your time and dedication to the students and families of York Region is greatly appreciated. I would like to thank the councillors and staff at City of Richmond Hill who ran a safe, online election for voters and candidates during this challenging time. Your professionalism, cooperation and expertise was invaluable.

June 26, 2020

Dear families, As we reach the end of a very different school year, we wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge how challenging this year has been for many, and to express our deepest appreciation to our community. 

World Teacher's Day

Along with the many challenges this pandemic has brought, it has also reinforced what is most important in our lives, and for so many of us, that is our relationships - family, friends, colleagues, students and teachers. We often heard during the school closures from teachers and students who missed one another. 

National Custodial Worker’s Day/ IT Profe​ssionals

Today is National Custodial Workers’ Day. We have good reason every day to celebrate and be grateful for the work done by our caretakers and plant services staff members. Each day, they keep our buildings clean, safe, welcoming and well maintained and enrich our school environments in so many different ways. 

Vaughan SS Name Change

At yesterday’s YRDSB Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename Vaughan Secondary School after a report went to the Board on the school renaming.

Welcome Back

A video version of the message below is available.This is a school year start unlike any other we have experienced.Families, I want you to know that we understand the trust that you put in us. Each day, you send what is most important to you in the world into our care, and it is not a trust that we take lightly. 

Welcome Back

A video v​ersion of the message below is available.I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of our students and families back to school, on behalf of the Board of Trustees. We know this school year will look a little different, whether you are participating in online learning or returning to the classroom. What has not changed is our commitment to delivering high-quality public education to all of our students.