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Graduation

SOLE will be celebrating the graduating class of 2024 on Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the Monarch Park Library. 

Please read the following important information:

2024 Graduates are those who have done the following:

● Reached the 30 credit requirement (you should attend Marks Verification Day in late June to verify successful completion of second semester courses). 
● If you have plans to take a private school or summer school course, please inform Mr. Seabrook (VP) asap.
● Completed and submitted proof of 40 hours of Community Involvement to Debbie no later than May 31st. Your second semester midterm report card contains your current total number of volunteer hours.
● Passed the Grade 10 OSSLT Literacy Test.

Please RSVP your attendance and the number of guests that will be attending by email at Debbie.Andrew-Murphy@tdsb.on.ca. by June 18th. 

Upcoming important dates

The school year is nearly over! Here are some important dates you should know:

Wed., June 12-Tues., June 18: Moratorium

Wed., June 19: Grade 12 Visual Arts exam (10 am), Grade 12 Data Management (1 pm)

Thurs., June 20: Grade 12 Earth and Space Science exam (10 am)

Wed., June 26: Exam review day
Graduation (6 pm)

Thurs., June 27: PD Day

Fri., June 28: PD Day

Marking Red Dress Day 2024

Each May 5, the Toronto District School Board joins communities across Turtle Island in marking Red Dress Day and the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S). In commemoration, flags will be lowered at all TDSB administrative sites.

The REDress Project is an art installation with red dresses that was created by Métis artist Jaime Black to call attention to MMIWG2S, and today, her efforts have grown into a project that spans the continent. In memory of the victims and in solidarity with their families, red dresses are now hung from porches, trees and in windows. 

Red Dress Day is also an important learning opportunity for both students and staff. We encourage staff to continue to learn about the National Inquiry into MMIWG2S and to engage with Red Dress Day and encourage conversations about Reconciliation with students in age appropriate ways to build awareness and plans for action. Please remember that we want to engage in these conversations with particular sensitivity for the well-being of students and staff who may have lived experiences that make these conversations difficult. The Urban Indigenous Education Centre has gathered resources for learning, as well as ways to get support.

On Red Dress Day – and throughout the year – the TDSB is committed to standing alongside Indigenous communities in realizing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Actions and seeking justice for MMIWG2S.

Sincerely,

Colleen Russell-Rawlins 

Director of Education

May is Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month has been proudly recognized at the Toronto District School Board during the month of May since 2007. This heritage is also celebrated by the Province of Ontario with the royal ascent of the Asian Heritage Act, 2005 and across Canada since May 2002 when the federal Senate adopted a motion to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada.

This year’s theme for May 2024 was selected by the Asian Heritage Month Volunteer Planning Committee as Our Journeys: Thriving Through Struggle and Triumph

The TDSB is the largest and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada. Nearly one-quarter of our students were born outside of Canada and collectively we speak more than 120 languages. According to the 2023 Student Census 46% of TDSB students self-identified as Asian.