Friday, March 1, 2024
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The monthly Letter to Families, distributed on the first Friday of the month, is intended to keep you apprised of news that affects all students and families of Near North District School Board (NNDSB).
Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is hosting a number of webinars for parents, guardians and caregivers of elementary school students in Ontario to learn more about EQAO’s primary and junior assessments of reading, writing and mathematics. These provincial assessments will be administered to all Grade 3 and 6 students this spring.
Participants will learn about the purpose of Ontario’s large-scale assessments. EQAO staff will explain the assessment format, highlight resources to support students, and answer questions from participants. Each session is approximately 45 minutes, followed by a live question and answer session with EQAO staff.
Sessions take place March 19 at 6 p.m., April 3 at noon and April 10 at 6 p.m. The date of choice will be selected during online registration.
If your family has need for school-aged childcare, NNDSB asks that you take a few minutes to complete a survey to help better understand childcare program needs for school-aged children.
An online survey will be open from March 4-29, 2024.
More information can be found here.
Just a reminder that March Break is around the corner!
The first day of the break is next Friday, March 8, and students and staff return to class on Monday, March 18. We wish everyone a safe and happy break!
At its February meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the 2024-2025 school year calendar. It will be submitted to the Ministry of Education for approval.
Did you know that NNDSB has a math achievement action plan?
You can learn more about the plan, NNDSB’s math highlights, curriculum links and digital tools to use at home via this page of our website.
NNDSB is aware of fundraising calls taking place in the area in support of school lunches. While the organization is a registered charity and has confirmed a telephone campaign, we want residents to know that NNDSB has no relationship with the organization soliciting for donations. Neither the board nor NNDSB schools solicit for donations for school lunches.
As with any organization that does fundraising, the potential donors need to ensure that the call is legitimate. As a rule, ask organizations to send you some information if you wish to donate. Always conduct your own research prior to donating to any organization.
The next meeting of the Board will be Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and you are welcome to attend in person or join via Zoom. Here is the link to the meeting. The Meeting ID is 899 1167 8742; the Passcode is 859936 and the number for Dial in is 1-855-703-8985.
If attending in person, please confirm attendance by contacting Maureen Egan at 705-472-8170 ext. 5028 or email@example.com.
Information about the Board, committees and their meetings can be found here.
Near North District School Board