TDSB School Board Trustee's Report - Anu Sriskandarajah
At the TDSB, busing service may be provided for elementary students (K-5) residing 1.6 km or more from their designated school. TTC tickets may be provided for middle school students (grades 6-8) residing 3.2 km or more from their designated school. The health and safety of students is our top priority, and the Toronto Student Transportation Group (TSTG), working with school bus operators, has put a number of COVID-19 protocols and precautions in place to help ensure the safety of students and drivers on the bus. Here are some resources for more information:
For information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and precautions, visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Return-to-School/Operations/Transportation.
To access information specific to your child's transportation, including route number, stop location, times and bus company contact details, visit https://busplannerweb.torontoschoolbus.org/Subscriptions/Login.aspx. Or you can contact the Toronto Student Transportation Group at 416-394-4287 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For delay notifications, visit https://busplannerweb.torontoschoolbus.org/Cancellations.aspx.
Please review the Responsibilities and Safety sections of our website with your child https://www.tdsb.on.ca/EarlyYears/Kindergarten/Transportation.
Please note that the TDSB’s Empty Seat Policy (PR504) has been put on hold for the 2020-21 school year to help promote physical distancing on school busses, as well as to help the TSTG and bus operators effectively plan bus routes and seating arrangements in line with the COVID-19 health and safety precautions.
Live Webcast of Meetings
The Toronto District School Board is committed to developing opportunities for our wider school community to connect and engage in conversations about education issues. Check out the Live Webcast of Meetings (https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Leadership/Boardroom/Live-Webcast-of-Meetings) webpage to view upcoming regular board meetings and standing committee meetings that are live broadcasted to the public. These meetings are also recorded and uploaded to Webcast Archives.
TDSB Connects App Now Available!
TDSB has launched a new online app to help high school students stay connected and organized.
Phase 1 is designed with secondary students in mind, helping them stay organized with school work, see their daily school calendar and stay in touch with their school community. By logging in with their TDSB school ID, their timetable is automatically populated allowing them to easily add notes, goals and details to each course.
Schools can also share announcements, updates, local calendars and more to help students stay connected and informed.
Subsequent phases include features such as the student safety line, notifications and opportunities to share your voice, and also a version for elementary students and families.
The TDSB Connects App supports our commitment to be more digitally-friendly, reduce paper and find new and engaging ways to connect with students to support their success.
Download the app now at the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.