Please see the following information from our Board’s Caring and Safe Schools Department on the upcoming legalization of Cannabis:
As of October 17, 2018, it will be legal for individuals 19 and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. It remains illegal for anyone under the age of 19. This is the same as the minimum age for the sale of tobacco and alcohol in Ontario. Regardless of age, cannabis is not allowed on school property or at school-related events at any time.
It is illegal for anyone regardless of age to smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis:
● at school, on school grounds, and all public areas within 20m of these grounds
● on children’s playgrounds and public areas within 20m of playgrounds
● in child care centres, or where an early years program is provided
● in places where home child care is provided – even if children aren’t present
In YRDSB, we want families and students to be informed about the facts of cannabis legalization. To support this learning, you may find the following resources helpful . You can also request a hard copy through the school office.
Cannabis: What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know
Cannabis Talk Kit: Know How to Talk With Your Teen
We will continue to provide students with information and support to make positive and healthy decisions.
Family/staff interviews are set for the evening of Thursday November 22, 2018 and the morning of Friday November 23, 2018. This year we will be continuing our use of an online process through Edsby to manage our interview scheduling this year.
Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families.
Families will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for interviews. Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened November 7th will have access. For more information on EDSBY please see http://www.edsby.com/help/parents/.
If you have not yet registered, you will receive an email from York Region District School Board with instructions on how to create an Edsby account. If you do not see the email, please check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss this opportunity. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address we have on file for legal parents and guardians. If this information has changed, please let our office know. If you ahve already registered there is nothing you need to do at this time.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact our main office.