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Posted On Tuesday, 08 June, 2021

Tonight’s regular meeting of the Thames Valley District School Board has been postponed to provide the community an opportunity to grieve together over the tragic passing of an Oakridge Secondary School student in a hate-motivated car attack Sunday night. 
Yumnah Afzaal was one of four members of a Muslim family, representing three generations, who lost their lives in the attack that also left her nine-year-old brother with injuries in hospital. 
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Posted On Monday, 07 June, 2021

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of an Oakridge Secondary School student – one of five family members targeted in what police have described as a hate-motivated car attack. Four are now deceased, and one is in hospital.
We wish to express our deepest sympathies to family, friends and everyone impacted by this tragic loss. The student, whose name is being withheld at the request of the family, will be deeply missed by fellow students and staff at Oakridge...

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Posted On Thursday, 03 June, 2021

All Thames Valley schools will go ahead with virtual graduation ceremonies later this month for students in Grades 8 and 12 while the Board explores the possibility of holding additional in-person outdoor recognitions. 
“We understand how important it is for students, families and staff to have an opportunity to reconnect in person to mark the end of the school year,” said Education Director Mark Fisher. 
“Teachers, students and families have...

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Posted On Wednesday, 02 June, 2021

The Government of Ontario announced today that schools across the province will remain closed to in person learning until September. 
Thames Valley elementary and secondary students will continue to learn remotely for the remainder of the school year. 
Those students with complex special needs and a placement in one of the Thames Valley’s Special Education classes, who are not able to learn remotely, will continue to learn in person at designated schools.
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Posted On Tuesday, 01 June, 2021

London Trustee Lori-Ann Pizzolato has been elected Chair of the Thames Valley District School Board. Chair Pizzolato was elected as a Trustee in October 2018, representing London Wards 1, 11, 12 and 14.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged public education like never before,” said Chair Pizzolato. “As we work toward reopening schools, we must be keenly focused on mitigating any impacts on student achievement, as well as the health and mental wellness...

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