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Acknowledging Algoma District School Board’s Graduates of 2020

ADSB staff were tasked with thinking of alternate recognitions and celebrations for their Grade 8 and Grade 12 graduates. School administration and staff took up the challenge with enthusiasm, creativity and a strong desire to honour the Graduates of 2020 which in ADSB numbered close to 1500.
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Algoma District School Board Summer Learning Opportunities

(June 29, 2020) There has been an incredible response to the summer learning opportunities ADSB is offering with over 275 elementary students and over 300 secondary students taking part from across the district.  Thirty-five educators will be supporting our elementary students and eighteen educators will be instructing our secondary students.

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ADSB Summer Wellness Line

The ADSB Summer Wellness Line is now available! ADSB parents (or students age 14 and older) are welcome to phone the Summer Wellness Line.

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Jennifer Sarlo

Message from the Chair

(June 2020) As we approach the end of tumultuous school year, I want to commend our students and staff for their resiliency and perseverance! The 2019-2020 school year was unique for many reasons, but not just for its unusual end, due to the global pandemic. As we reflect on the past year, I hope you will recall the many successes and unique opportunities that highlighted your academic experience.

Thank you to our wonderful teachers and staff members who provided a welcoming, caring and engaging environment for our students every day. Thank you to all the parents, community partners and volunteers who were involved in our schools and who helped provide diverse experiences and assistance to our staff and students. Educators and parents had to adapt quickly to provide curriculum to our students from a learn at home model and you are to be commended for courageously and effectively rising to the challenge.

To our graduates, we missed celebrating with you, but we want to congratulate you on reaching this milestone. As our grade 8 graduates move on to high school, we wish you continued success. To our high school graduates, we wish you all the best in your future endeavours, whether you are going on to post-secondary education, an apprenticeship or the world of work. Our mission is to build confident learners and caring citizens and we hope you will continue to pursue every opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to your community in meaningful ways.

Best wishes to those retiring staff members. Thank you for your years of dedication to our board!

As plans unfold over the summer months, we will keep you informed as to what the return to school will entail in September. In the meantime, check out our website for enhanced summer learning opportunities that are available to our students.

To all our students, staff and their families we wish you a safe and happy summer! 
 
Jennifer Sarlo
Chair - Algoma District School Board
Director Reece

Message from the Director

Thank you for visiting our site and, by following this link, the Director’s Report!
 
As a teaching and learning organization, we embrace life-long learning and value opportunities to learn and work with and from one another, through collaboration and teamwork. As role models of life-long learning, we are committed to continuous improvement and to ensuring that we are using current, research-based practices to support success for all.
 
We provide our students with a large breadth of programs, as it is our goal to have a pathway for every learner. Our core priorities of Achievement, Well-Being, Engagement and Equity have kept us focused and motivated to be continuously improving, all while keeping students at the centre of our work. We support and celebrate the diversity of people and cultures as we work to ensure all learners feel welcome and safe in our learning and work environments. In addition to academic success, we promote character with pride, as we know that the combination of academic excellence and good character is essential to personal success.
 
The ever-changing world we live in reminds us of the necessity and importance of a strong, public education system. Thus, our mission, to graduate confident learners, caring citizens, is critical, as our students need to leave our schools confident in their ability to continuously learn, collaborate, innovate and create new knowledge, while possessing strong character and an understanding of who they are as contributing, caring citizens.
I hope you enjoy the stories and evidence throughout this report, that demonstrate our commitment to learning, continuous improvement, academic excellence and character.
 
Ancora Imparo (I’m still learning),
 
Lucia Reece

Mission

Confident learners, caring citizens.

Vision

In partnership with our stakeholders, the Algoma District School Board will create a collaborative learning community where all flourish as confident learners who see themselves as capable, self-directed and open to learning and as caring citizens who value good character and contribute positively to our communities.

Values

We are guided by:
ADSB character traits; lifelong learning;
empathy; ethical relationships;
equity & inclusion; accountability