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As with each school in the York Region District School Board, Black River P.S. support student learning through the curriculum standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education and many other co-curricular activities.
Our school:
  • provides student and community engagement & support through Performance Plus initiative 
  • promotes a safe and supportive learning environment through our Board's Caring and Safe Schools Policy and Procedures
  • provides targeted appropriate Special Education interventions using a tiered approach
  • hosts before and after school care is available onsite through Upper Canada Childcare.


We are also very proud to offer the following programs to our students:

  • Bullying awareness and prevention activities and ongoing programming to support student mental health and well-being
  • Guest speakers and workshops drawing upon authors,musicians and artists, as well as presentations from community agencies and resources
  • Career and Pathways planning to support student success and well-being
  • Instruction in the Ojibwe language
  • Ongoing and informal interventions focused on social skills, mental health, equity and inclusion 
  • Progressive Discipline and Restorative Approaches for student incidents and conflicts
  • Student Leadership programs:  Reading Buddies, Lunch helpers, Door Monitors, hosting and emceeing assemblies (all grade levels), announcements, school mascots, organizing and running Playday, Bus Buddies, anti-bullying role models, fundraising, school spirit days and events
  • VIP program (in partnership with the York Region Police)
  • A focus on healthy, living through outdoor learning and daily physical activity 
  • Extra Curriculuar Sports: volleyball, basketball, track and field, cross country, relay, high jump, running  
  • Arts: Theatre/Musical productions, primary and junior choirs, bands
  • Library Partnerships: Book Fairs, author visits
  • Special Events: Terry Fox Trot, Jump Rope for Heart, Halloween Happenings, skating
  • We Scare Hunger Halloween food drive
  • Recognition of the holidays and celebrations of our diverse school community
  • School community recognition and celebration assemblies
  • Welcome to Kindergarten information evening
Safe and Supportive Schools/Equitable and Inclusive Education
Regardless of abiltity, race, culture, language, sexual orientation or identity; every Black River student has the right to learn in a caring, safe and supportive environment. The York Region District School Board has a Caring and Safe Schools Policy and a defined procedure to implement the policy. Both the policy and procedure support the view that student discipline involves a continuum of support including prevention, intervention and appropriate consequences.  The YRDSB remains committed to the inclusion of anti-racist and equity education in its policies and programs.
In addition, as a school community, we at Black River P.S. support our board's mission and vision and advance our goal to foster and develop within our students the YRDSB's values:
Inclusivity, Relationships, Innovation, Engagement, Resposibilty and Optimism
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