Notes about our Virtual Learning Mode

Dear Families,

Please note that attendance will be taken as usual and students that are not in class will be marked absent. If your child is not participating in class, has to leave early or will arrive late to class please make sure you enter it on Edsby.

If you are having technical issues logging into Google Classroom, please try to trouble shoot the issue with your child’s homeroom teacher first. Otherwise, you can fill out the following Google Form for technical support.

Please note that the best way to communicate with teachers is via Edsby. If you need to reach out to the Office Staff or Administrators please email

We wish you all safe week,

Ventura Park Spirit Wear


Our official school approved web store for Ventura Park Public School spirit wear is up and running again!

To view and order the Merchandise visit

Order your gear online and have the order shipped directly to your home at a flat rate of $10.99, or you can select curbside pickup at our Marchant’s office location – 849 Progress Avenue, Toronto, ON, M1H 2X4.

We are excited about the new options for Ventura Park Public School gear wear which students and parents can wear with pride!

* is the School Spirit Wear Division of Marchant’s School Sport ltd. Click here for Ordering Guidelines.

April Break Update

Dear Families,

Thank you for your cooperation in these challenging times. At this time, we are not able to:

1) Distribute technology to students;

2) Have parents come to the school to collect items.

As you know, we are following all directives from York Region Public Health related to health and safety. We are grateful for our ongoing partnership and will keep you informed as the situation evolves.

Thank you,

Greg Farrell

Melanie Chamberland

School Closure – Monday, March 29th, 2021

Dear VPPS families,

We are anticipating a significant number of staff absences on March 29, 2021. Given requirements to maintain cohort sizes and minimize contacts, these absences will result in significant system operational issues, including the challenges associated with obtaining the required replacement coverage to ensure the safe supervision of students in our elementary schools.  

Due to the safety concerns that this creates , the YRDSB has had to make the decision to close Ventura Park P.S. to in-person learning on Monday, March 29. This means that students should not come to school on this day. The school will reopen on March 30. 

Unless otherwise indicated, other YRDSB schools remain open at this time.

Before and After Care Programs will also be cancelled for this day. 

This closure is a result of securing staff coverage and maintaining contact and cohort numbers; it is not a public health direction based on COVID-19 exposure or case counts at your child’s school.   

During this time, learning will continue virtually either asynchronously or synchronously. Your child’s teacher(s) will communicate with students regarding the learning arrangements for that day.  If your child requires access to a technology device please contact the school.Tips and resources are available on the Board website to support families in accessing online learning tools.

We recognize that this information may be concerning for families. Please know that this decision was not taken lightly, and was made to ensure continuation of student learning and to support student safety and well-being. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. For up to date information, please visit and the Board’s twitter feed @yrdsb


CEC West Superintendents