Friday, June 25, 2021
To Parents and Guardians,
In early 2020, the world as we knew it changed with the global spread of COVID-19, and the effects of the virus on our family dynamics and the way we do business. At Near North District School Board, (NNDSB) that meant new protocols for transportation, in-school instruction, virtual learning and administrative operations.
We know this challenging school year has not been easy on students, their families and staff. We are navigating a health crisis in a world that is vastly different than in the last pandemic.
I am proud of the efforts of everyone in NNDSB as we’ve maneuvered this school year and its obstacles. I want to acknowledge the hard work of staff and students, and family members that have juggled work and other responsibilities to accommodate the shifts from face-to-face to at-home learning. A multi-media presentation expressing gratitude has been compiled with input from staff, students and families. Please take a few minutes to view the presentation.
Congratulations to all students for completing this year; I know it was not easy. For those who are graduating, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and can’t wait to see and hear about your accomplishments.
Graduates, please see these videos in which your accomplishments are acknowledged by Education Minister Stephen Lecce:
Kindergarten graduates https://youtu.be/TqQpdpIOHOQ
Grade 6 graduates https://youtu.be/RLgpeYzm38M
Grade 8 graduates https://youtu.be/DG1Kucu-DaM
Grade 12 graduates https://youtu.be/O9HFaTFo2XE
Have a safe, healthy, and joyful summer!
Director of Education