An important update from the TDSB

July 30, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may know, earlier today, the Ministry of Education announced province-wide school reopening plans for September:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/returntoschool

Highlights of the Ministry’s plans include:

Elementary school children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will attend schools 5 days per week, with one cohort for the full day, including recess and lunch.

Secondary schools will open using an adapted model, with class cohorts of approximately 15 students, attending on alternate days, or alternate schedules that would represent in-person attendance for at least 50% of instructional days.

Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will be encouraged but not required to wear masks in common spaces.

Students in Grades 4-12 will be required to wear non-medical or cloth masks while in school.

Medical masks will be provided for teachers and all other school staff.
Additional information can also be found in this letter to parents/guardians from Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce:

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The Ministry’s plans provide high level parameters for Boards to follow, but in general do not provide details as to how school boards will meet all the provisions, conditions and expectations of the plans. The TDSB and other school boards are now going over the Ministry announcement and related material and consulting with Toronto Public Health to develop operational plans. These plans will provide more detail on how, for example, schools and administrative centres will create and maintain health and safety measures and procedures that need to be in place when school resumes in September.
We understand that you have many questions and are eager to know about the details. We ask that you please give us time to develop the operational plans and review these with the Board of Trustees. Early next week we will be providing the Board with detailed information on health and safety measures, as well as teaching and learning plans for both elementary and secondary schools in a comprehensive return-to-school plan. We will be sharing this information with parents, staff and our education partners that use our schools so that everyone will know what to expect and how to prepare for back-to-school.

Sincerely,
Carlene Jackson Robin Pilkey
Interim Director of Education Chair

An important update from the TDSB

An important update from the TDSB about the return to school

July 30, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may know, earlier today, the Ministry of Education announced province-wide school reopening plans for September:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/returntoschool

Highlights of the Ministry’s plans include:

Elementary school children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will attend schools 5 days per week, with one cohort for the full day, including recess and lunch.

Secondary schools will open using an adapted model, with class cohorts of approximately 15 students, attending on alternate days, or alternate schedules that would represent in-person attendance for at least 50% of instructional days.

Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will be encouraged but not required to wear masks in common spaces.

Students in Grades 4-12 will be required to wear non-medical or cloth masks while in school.

Medical masks will be provided for teachers and all other school staff.
Additional information can also be found in this letter to parents/guardians from Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce:

The Ministry’s plans provide high level parameters for Boards to follow, but in general do not provide details as to how school boards will meet all the provisions, conditions and expectations of the plans. The TDSB and other school boards are now going over the Ministry announcement and related material and consulting with Toronto Public Health to develop operational plans. These plans will provide more detail on how, for example, schools and administrative centres will create and maintain health and safety measures and procedures that need to be in place when school resumes in September.
We understand that you have many questions and are eager to know about the details. We ask that you please give us time to develop the operational plans and review these with the Board of Trustees. Early next week we will be providing the Board with detailed information on health and safety measures, as well as teaching and learning plans for both elementary and secondary schools in a comprehensive return-to-school plan. We will be sharing this information with parents, staff and our education partners that use our schools so that everyone will know what to expect and how to prepare for back-to-school.
Sincerely,
Carlene Jackson Robin Pilkey
Interim Director of Education Chair

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/returntoschool https://www.tdsb.on.ca/returntoschool

Private Frankland Parent Group

Have you joined our (relatively) new Frankland parent group yet? Answering a few simple questions will get you verified as a Frankland parent and allow you to join and connect with fellow parents.

The group is private, meaning that only members can read your posts. It co-exists with our previously existing Frankland Facebook page which we continue to use to inform parents on behalf of the council and the school. The group is meant to be a place where parents can talk to each other, ask and answer questions, connect, inform and share resources with each other.

Note: the group is ONLY for current parents. If you can’t answer the questions (e.g. because your child is only starting in the Fall), please hold off with a join request.

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Frankland School’s Variety Show!

Frankland’s First-Ever Virtual Variety Show – Save the (Revised) Date!

Unusual times call for creative measures. This year, Frankland’s year-end concert takes the form of an online Virtual Variety Show.  

The one-hour internet stream features students from all grades — singing, dancing, playing instruments, filmmaking, telling jokes, doing magic, displaying physical prowess, demonstrating hobbies, … Did we miss anything? Probably!

The performance date and time can now be confirmed:

Date: Tuesday June 23, 2020 

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Your computer, tablet, or smartphone.  Check your email before showtime to receive the URL for the performance feed.

If anyone in your family has submitted a video, please check this Performer List to make sure their names are listed. If we have missed someone, please contact Mr. Roedding at tom.roedding@tdsb.on.ca.

New Frankland Parent Group on Facebook

Have you joined our brand-new Frankland parent group yet? Answering a few simple questions will get you verified as a Frankland parent and allow you to join and connect with fellow parents.

The group is private, meaning that only members can read your posts. It co-exists with our previously existing Frankland Facebook page which we continue to use to inform parents on behalf of the council and the school. The group is meant to be a place where parents can talk to each other, ask and answer questions, connect, inform and share resources with each other.

Let’s stay connected in this complicated time!

Walk-In for Education Tomorrow Morning – March 12th

Join us tomorrow morning as we walk together for public education. Parents, community members and educators from Frankaland, Jackman and Withrow will meet in the parkette just north of Broadview Station at 8 am and walk together to their respective schools.

Frankland Community: Walk along Danforth to our school. Or meet the group at the corner of Danforth and Logan at 8:15.

Signs will be available or bring your own. Bring noisemakers and wear RED for ED if you can.

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Clothing Swap Recap

Thank you Frankland families and members of our community for supporting our clothing swap and textile drive. Here are the results of our drive:


• 510 kg of textiles were taken by Bag2School for recycling.
• A car load of good clothes was brought to New Circles.
• 1 large bag of men’s clothes was brought to the Good Sheppard.
• 3 large bags of baby/toddler clothes were brought to a local child care centre.
• Countless bags of clothes, shoes and textiles found a second life via or clothing swap.