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 PD Day: Faith Day Agenda

PD Agenda – Virtual ZOOM 

Friday Nov. 20th, 2020


Focus: Approaches that help educators foster a welcoming, inclusive, and safe return to school that supports equity, helps prevent bullying and cyber-bullying, and promotes positive student behaviour


Virtual Fellowship


Welcome, Prayer and Context for Day 


Session #1: Guest Speaker – Fr. Eric




Session #2


Break out Activity 


Sharing Ideas


Liturgy of the Word




Dept and Team Collaboration 


Conclusion and Prayer 

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Secondary School Year Calendar 2020 - 2021

​The following chart lists school holidays, PA days and other key dates for the 2020 - 2021 TCDSB school calendar year.

Important Dates for 
2020 - 2021​​ ​​
Number of school day​​​ ​194
Number of Professional Activity (PA) Day ​7
First Three Days of the School Year (Staff Only) September 1, 2 and 3, 2020
Labour Day    September 7, 2020
First Day of Classes for Students (see below) September 14, 2020
Thanksgiving Day  October 12, 2020
Christmas Break December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Start of Second Semester for Secondary Schools February 1, 2021
Family Day February 15, 2021
Mid-Winter Break      March 15-19, 2021
Good Friday April 2, 2021
Easter Monday April 5, 2021
Victoria Day May 24, 2021
Last Day of Classes for Elementary Students June 29, 2021
​​Last Day of School Year June 29, 2021


First Day of Classes for Students​​​​​​

In order to support student well-being and safety as they transition back to learning, the Toronto Catholic District School Board will be staggering the re-entry of students over a one week period at the start of the school year beginning on September 14, 2020. 
Secondary: Grade 9 students would attend for the first two days. Grade 10, 11 and 12 students would start on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. 
Staff will ensure that siblings who attend the same school will be scheduled on the same days. At this time, we do not have dates selected for individual students as schools are currently in the process of establishing class placements. Parents and guardians will receive confirmation of their child’s re-entry schedule from the school as soon as placements have been finalized. 
Please refer to our frequently asked questions​ about return to school for more information. 

Prof​​essional Activity (PA) Days 


**Seven (7) PA Days for Secondary Schools: 

  • September 1, 2 and 3, 2020 
  • November 20, 2020 
  • February 12, 2021 
  • June 28 and 29, 2021 
    • Three PA days devoted to Provincial Education Priorities and supporting Article 19 of the Collective Agreement. 
    • One PA day devoted to Faith Development. 
    • One PA day devoted to numeracy across the curriculum. 
    • The remaining two PA days will be devoted to system priorities, annual learning plans and local goals articulated in the School Learning Improvement Plans.

**Note: Secondary schools, in consultation with their Local School Staffing Advisory Committee, may schedule a Professional Activity Day to align with the day following one of the Parent-Teacher Interview nights.