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York Region Public Students Head Back to School
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York Region Public Students Head Back to School
Aurora, ONTuesday, September 5 will mark the first day of the school year for most York Region District School Board students.
The following schools will be available for media opportunities:
Coppard Glen Public School
131 Coppard Ave.
Markham, ON
8:55 a.m.
Rima Ishtiaque
905 471-0419
Redstone Public School
235 Redstone Rd.
Richmond Hill, ON
9:10 a.m.
Wendy Thompson
Mazo De La Roche Public School
860 Arnold Cres.
Newmarket, ON
8:00 a.m.
Michael O’Reilly
Vellore Woods Public School
115 Starling Blvd
Woodbridge, ON
8:40 a.m.
Shawna Gates
“We look forward to welcoming back all of our students and families in September and to continue engaging in meaningful conversations with our communities,” said Loralea Carruthers, Chair of the York Region District School Board. “This promises to be an exciting year as we continue to grow as a board by opening two new schools in Markham and Stouffville, Barbara Reid Public School and Bill Hogarth Secondary School.”
“We have been working diligently over the summer to continually improve on our safe, nurturing and inclusive environments for students and staff,” said Kathryn Wallace, Interim Director of Education for York Region District School Board. “Our teachers, administrators and support staff are excited and prepared to greet our students to begin a very successful 2017-18 school year.”

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 123,000 students in 177 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow @YRDSB on Twitter.


For more information contact:
Dale Brusselers
Corporate Communications
Tel: 905-727-0022, extension 2521


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