Thursday, April 6, 2023
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The monthly Letter to Families is intended to keep you apprised of news that affects all students and families of Near North District School Board (NNDSB).
NNDSB’s student census is taking place from April 24 to May 5. This is a voluntary survey and includes subjects like race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity (students in kindergarten through Grade 6 will not answer questions about sexual orientation).
Parents and guardians of children in kindergarten through Grade 6 are being asked to complete the questionnaire with their student. It asks about the student and their experiences that connect them to school. Students in Grades 7-12 will be given time to complete the survey in school, and families may opt out of having their student complete the survey.
Information collected through the surveys will be used to better understand NNDSB’s diverse student population and will guide the board in best supporting school experiences for all students.
NNDSB will produce a summary report to help inform board and school decision-making for programs and instructions. School staff do not have access to individual student results, and reports and analyses will not single out individual students.
More information and instructions will be coming to families and students.
Students graduating from NNDSB this spring are eligible to apply for the Public Property Assessment Network Scholarship, which will see one $1,000 scholarship awarded to students in the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association’s (OPSBA) Northern Region.
The scholarship recognizes recipients who are of strong character, display leadership skills and potential and who care deeply about their communities and furthering their learning.
The deadline to apply is May 19, 2023. More details may be found here.
The Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) Committee is seeking feedback to measure the implementation of the 2021-2026 MYSP.
The committee is gathering further feedback to measure the status and progress of the MYSP since its inception, and how much progress has been made since the most recent survey.
All stakeholders are invited to participate in the survey until April 28.
It’s back! Theatre Outreach on Stage (TOROS) is ramping up for a summer program.
This summer Back to the 80s The Totally Awesome Musical is being staged. An information meeting is being held on May 18 at 6 p.m. at West Ferris Secondary School. To stay up to date, follow TOROS’ Facebook page.
Upcoming NNDSB Board and committee meetings are as follows:
- Committee-of-the-Whole (Board), Tuesday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
- Full Board meeting, Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.
- Equity Advisory Circle, Wednesday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m.
- Special Education Advisory Committee, Thursday, April 20 at 1 p.m.
In addition to staying informed via the board’s website, families can find NNDSB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Near North District School Board