Please read these documents to learn about the DDSB's Safe and Inclusive Schools plans.
Please don't forget to check out our School Community Council page under the About Our School tab. If you are interested in an executive position, nomination forms are available in the main office and are due by September 14. Elections will take place at the first SCC meeting of the year, September 18, 2012.
Ajax is looking for parents to lend their expertise to the school community. This may be for you. Read more on this committee .
Please read these documents prepared for you.
Parents and Guardians, please be aware that the Durham District School Board does NOT provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries. If you are interested in purchasing insurance, please read about the Student Accident Insurance Program.
Fieldtrips and out-of-school activities provide a unique learning experience for all students. These enrichment opportunities have become a natural extension of the in-school curriculum. All school trips follow Durham District School Board (D.D.S.B.) procedures and guidelines. Although the majority of fieldtrips are one-day excursions normally during school time, there are opportunities for students to participate in extended overnight trips. Traditionally these have included trips during the March Break and other Long Weekends. In some instances, the school has partnered with registered tour companies to assist with the trip itinerary.
To ensure your son/daughter is participating in a school arranged and approved trip, the following procedures are normal requirements:
Only Outdoor Physical Education has an overnight trip component as part of the curriculum which follows the procedure above. There may be other papers and procedures depending on the trip itinerary and destination. If there are any questions to the validity of the trip, please contact Administration at the school. The school does not endorse or support trips provided by outside tour agencies which are not part of the school program.
Parent and Community involvement is very important in supporting the success of all of our students, from our youngest learners in Kindergarten to our soon-to-be high school graduates.
Parents/guardians can become involved in our students' school lives by:
Another way for parents/ guardians to become involved is to participate in their school's School Community Council (SCC). The SCC is made up of parents, school staff, students and community members who work together to support student achievement. If parents or community members wish to be part of the SCC, please visit the school office for more information in early September.
The Parents as Partners Conference is another opportunity for Durham families, staff and community to network and explore parenting and learning ideas. Lenore Skenazy, journalist, author and television host, will be the keynote speaker at this conference coming up on Saturday, October 27th, 2012. Registration information will be available on the DDSB website as of September 6th, 2012. Register soon!
The Durham District School Board and Ajax High School School follow the Guidelines and Procedures for the Accommodation of Religious Requirements Practices and Observances. This document has been produced in compliance with requirements of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy within the contexts of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code . This document assists us in creating and maintaining equitable and inclusive environments within our schools and facilities, and guides the process of providing religious accommodations as the need arises. The document is available for viewing at http://ddsb.durham.edu.on.ca/DDSBmain.htm (highlight programs on the left panel, then Equity and Inclusive Education, then Guidelines) or you may ask to review a copy at your child’s school.
If you anticipate that you or your family might require religious accommodation at any point during the school year we ask that you inform the administration at your child’s school as early as possible, preferably at the start of the school year. Areas that you might consider include, but are not limited to, the following:
You are also welcome to speak to your school administration about unanticipated religious accommodation needs as they arise.