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Garden P.S Boundary Change Review: Change of Date

Please take note that the Planning and Priorities Committee meeting where the TDSB staff will present their recommendations is being changed from Feb 25th to Tuesday, hospital March 3rd. It will still be held at 5050 Yonge Committee Room A at 7pm.

If you would like to make a written or oral deputation, sick please contact Denisse Parra at by 4pm, Friday February 27th. Usual delegation requirements apply.

The recommendations from the Planning and Priorities committee will then be presented to the Board of Trustee on Wednesday, March 11th, where they will make their final decision.

The letter for distribution to your parent communities can be downloaded for distributon here: Garden PS Boundary Change Letter

A presentation of the proposed boundary changes can be seen here:…/…/boundaryChangePresentation.pdf

Summer School 2015 Sites Announced

This year, there are nearly 60 (13 of which are MSIC) schools in communities across the city to support student achievement and well-being over the summer months. Specific program information will be posted online soon Should you have any questions, please contact Karen Falconer, Executive Superintendent at  or for MSIC Vicky Branco, System Superintendent at

The full list of kindergarten to Grade 8 locations can be found here. Specifically, Ward 7’s locations are Swansea PS and Parkdale Jr & Sr PS.

The closet secondary school sites are Etobicoke CI (Islington and Dundas) or Central Tech (Bathurst and Bloor)

Measles Vaccinations

Toronto Public Health (TPH)  is releasing a letter to all parents with regards to the recent measles outbreak and the importance of vaccinations. In addition, hospital a backgrounder on the importance of immunization in our school was also distributed.

The TDSB takes its lead from TPH in regard to vaccinations requirements. Parents should let TPHh know every time their child has had a needle. Similarly, medications Exemption due to medical, drug religious or philosophical grounds is submitted to TPH, not the TDSB. While the TDSB assists with the exchange of vacination information between parents and the TPH, it does not holds onto such records. Please note that the immunization data that is being circulated recently reflects a snapshot in time a few years ago and does not necessarily reflect current rates.