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Posted On Wednesday, April 01, 2020

WPS-Student-1 Williamsburg PS staff are working to meet the needs of the school community via virtual initiatives
In order to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Province of Ontario announced that schools will not reopen until May at the earliest.
Over the last few weeks, the Durham District School Board (DDSB) has been working towards launching a Distance Learning plan on April 6 th with teacher-led classroom instruction to students.
In the meantime, some DDSB schools...

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Posted On Tuesday, March 31, 2020

COVID-19: DDSB Updates, Learning Resources, Community Connections and FAQ's - click on title link   As of March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario, including the Durham District School Board will remain closed until May 4, 2020, in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted On Monday, March 30, 2020

bagpipes-1-sm Williamsburg PS teacher performs outside a Whitby retirement home amid a new era of social-distancing
“I thought it would be nice to pop by and lift their spirits during such a difficult time,” explains Dave McGonigal, a Grade 4 Teacher at Williamsburg Public School in Whitby. Every Remembrance Day, McGonigal plays the bagpipes in the school assembly. Afterwards he shares details about how the instrument works with his own students, and plays a few extra songs...

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Posted On Thursday, March 26, 2020

Looking for some support?  Below are some resources that may be helpful during this unusual and potentially stressful time.
United Way has a directory search of services in the Durham Region for families to navigate through. The directory search can also be accessed through the following link:   https://makeadifference.cioc.ca‎
Food banks continue to be open and available to those that are finding it hard to keep up with the needs of their household....

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Posted On Thursday, March 26, 2020


The safety and well-being of our students, staff and school communities is our top priority at the Durham District School Board (DDSB). This is more important than ever during these challenging and unprecedented times of school closures, self-isolation...

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