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Posted On Monday, May 10, 2021

The Regional Municipality of Durham has asked us to provide assistance in delivering their notice to Durham District School Board (DDSB) families about a cybersecurity incident that occurred with a third-party software provider used by the Durham Region Health Department.
Regrettably, this incident involved personal information of most DDSB students and their families. All school boards are required to share this personal information with their local public units, under the...

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Posted On Thursday, April 22, 2021

Continues to  Successfully Reach Black Male Students Virtually
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is dedicated to creating equitable, diverse and inclusive environments for students and staff. The annual Cypher: Black Male Empowerment Series has changed for this year and is running virtually in a webinar format. This virtual series is reaching more students, making it safe and convenient for attendees to participate and have meaningful conversations with classmates...

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Posted On Monday, April 12, 2021

Earlier today, the Government of Ontario, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that all schools in Ontario will be closed to in-person learning after the April break due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital admissions. We will be notifying families of an official return date once it is announced by the Ministry of Education.
This means that students...

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Posted On Thursday, March 25, 2021

Cartoon Students with masks walking over grass with road going off in the distance Administrator and song writer composes a song to help students follow health and safety regulations
Since March 2020 the world has been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, including Durham District School Board (DDSB) schools, families and staff. DDSB@Home Secondary Vice Principal Shaundell Parris, was inspired to write and produce a song to help students to follow the new health and safety regulations and stay safe.
“There were lots of signage and sanitizers in...

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Posted On Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Bee Quammie Students, staff and families celebrate Black Excellence and learn about anti-Black racism
Black History Month was celebrated differently at the Durham District School Board (DDSB) this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while leveraging digital tools to increase community engagement and reach. The pandemic created the opportunity to host one of the largest online events in recent memory through the Parent Engagement Series “How to Talk to Your Children about Anti-Black...

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