Special announcement: .

Strike Update:

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that their members will participate in a full withdrawal of services (strike action) on Monday, January 20, 2020 if a tentative agreement is not reached.

This strike action has no impact on the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch schools.

All provincial schools remain open and instructional programming and residence programming will continue.

All demonstration schools remain open and full instructional programs continue.


Lundi 20 janvier 2020

La Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l’élémentaire de l’Ontario (FEEO) a annoncé que ses membres participeront à une journée complète de retrait des services (grève) le lundi 20 janvier 2020 si aucun accord de principe n’est conclu.

Les écoles de la DEPA ne seront pas touchées par le mouvement de grève de la FEEO.

Les écoles provinciales et d’application resteront ouvertes, et nos programmes d’enseignement et de services résidentiels seront maintenus.

Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Fair Notice 2019

Date: October 10, 2019 | Categories: ernest c. drury, provincial and demonstration schools branch, trillium

October 10, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Re: Fair Notice

The safety of our children is a top priority for everyone. This letter is to inform you that we have participated in the development of a region wide Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol along with our community partners for responding to situations in which students may pose a threat to themselves or others. These situations may involve weapons or threats to harm (communicated personally or via electronic media) or assaults as outlined in our Student Code of Conduct.

The purpose of the assessment is to determine how best to support the student so their behaviour does not become violent or self-injurious. Please note that other community partners such as the Halton Regional Police Service or other community youth agencies may become involved in the Violence Threat Risk Assessment (V.T.R.A) because it is critical to have as much information available as possible in order to provide the most appropriate support to your child.

If your child comes home and tells you that a student has behaved in a threatening way at school please ensure the school principal or vice principal are notified. Measures will be taken to deal with the situation in a positive and proactive manner.

We will respond to all threats in a professional manner in order to provide a healthy and caring learning environment. Additionally, we will be educating students so they know that threat making behaviours are not acceptable as well as teaching youth about school safety.

Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch is proud to be able to provide this level of support to our students and is most fortunate to have our community partners working with us.


Patrick Keyes
Executive Director (A)
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

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