Special Presentations and Moments at BPS

Over the last few weeks we have had a number of special presentations for groups across the school. We also have many more planned…so stay tuned for upcoming events!

On Friday January 27th, for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, our grade 6-8 students heard the emotional story of Holocaust Survivor, Andy Reti. Students listened as Andy shared his family’s story of courage, tragedy, love and survival. It was a powerful and inspiring story to remind us all that hate is not acceptable and we must stand up to it. Andy’s story is a reminder that even in the most extreme circumstances, that people still stand up for what is right. He shared examples of people risking their own safety to help others. Even in the darkest of times, there is good in the world. All students, staff and community members stood up together with Andy and repeated the pledge and promise of #neveragain

Family Movie Night was a huge success and we are looking forward to our next one!

Saying Farewell to beloved Mr. McLean!

Black Voices Project

As a continuation of our YRDSB Celebrating Black Excellence campaign, YRDSB will be celebrating Black History Month with the Celebrating Black Excellence – Black Voices project. 

Celebrating Black Excellence – Black Voices aims to centre and celebrate the Black members of our YRDSB community and share their voices. This Black History Month campaign asks students, staff and families who identify as Black to consider submitting a short video of themselves answering one or more of the following prompts. 

  • I am proud to be Black because..
  • It’s important to me that I see my identity affirmed at school/work because…
  • What I need at school/work is…
  • People need to know that…
  • I love myself because…
  • I am magic because…
  • Do you have a story to tell? Let us know what it is.
  • If these prompts don’t resonate with you, please feel free to answer a prompt or question of your own making.

These videos will be shared as Reels on the @yrdsb.schools Instagram account throughout the month of February, and may be featured on the Black Excellence webpage or in a YRDSB video. 

Submissions from students and staff can be made through an internal form. If your child is interested in making a submission, please ask them to contact a staff member or principal at their school for details. 

Community members who are interested in making a submission can do so through our public submission form which is available on the Celebrating Black Excellence webpage.

ESCS Public Survey Consultation

ESCS Public Survey Consultation

York Region District School Board will be conducting the Every Student Counts Survey with students in Grades K-12 from April 24, 2023 – May 12, 2023. As part of the survey development, we are asking families to review our draft surveys and provide their feedback. 

Student and family feedback is critical to the survey development process and helps to ensure that the survey is an accurate reflection of our school communities. Responses made through the feedback form are voluntary, confidential and anonymous.

The feedback form will be available from February 3, 2023 – February 10, 2023.
To learn more, please visit www.yrdsb.ca/escs