Friday, May 5, 2023
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).
NNDSB’s student census – This is Me – is now open. The deadline has been extended to May 12. 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).
Families of students in Grades K-6 and whose parent or guardian is CASL-subscribed, and students in Grades 7-12, were emailed links to the survey on Monday, April 24. Families who are not CASL-subscribed were able to get paper copies at schools.
The survey is to be completed with students in Grades K-6, and students in intermediate and secondary grades were given time at school to 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.
Preliminary secondary summer school information has been released. Courses will run based on staffing and enrolment, with decisions being made in mid- to late June. Daily attendance is mandatory for all programs, and there is no transportation provided for summer school.
The summer school page of the board’s website has been updated, with this summer’s learning opportunities. The full- and half-credit courses listed for Grades 9-12 are all e-learning courses. The courses run July 4-28 inclusive, and students must have access to a device and reliable internet to connect to course content.
Several additional learning opportunities are taking place in person. Check out the website for more information, including contacts and registration deadlines.
MLI Homestay is looking for three families to host international students who will be attending NNDSB schools in the 2023-2024 school year.
Homes are needed for three males from Spain. Two of the students will be in North Bay from Sept. 1 to Dec. 12, 2023, and one will be a full-year student, living in North Bay from Sept. 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
Hosts welcome a student into their homes and families for the duration of their stay. Families are compensated to help cover expenses.
Upcoming NNDSB Board and committee meetings are as follows:
- Committee-of-the-Whole (Board), Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m.
- Full Board meeting, Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
- Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) Committee, May 31 at 1 p.m.
- Special Education Advisory Committee, Thursday, May 18 at 1 p.m.
Near North District School Board