April 5 / 2019

Dear York School Community,

I am honoured to be the Interim Head of The York School and look forward to a successful and rewarding conclusion to the school year. I look forward to sharing the exciting next few months with you and working with our excellent leadership team. For those that I have not yet met, I have had the privilege of serving as Principal of the Junior School and Deputy Head of the whole school for the past year and a half. I look forward to meeting many more of the York School family.

On Wednesday you received a communication from the Board of Directors regarding Mr. Conor Jones’ resignation as Head of School. A decision of this nature is never an easy one and we know the news came as sudden to many. As a parent, Mr. Jones remains a member of our community and we ask that you honour and respect his privacy on this matter.

I join The Board in thanking Mr. Jones for his contributions to our community. In his 17 years at The York School he oversaw the design and construction of our two campuses as well as the redesign of many elements of our curriculum.

Yesterday our entire staff gathered at the end of the school day for a school-wide meeting and we collectively agreed that we have everything we need as a team to support the school and students. We have a strong transition plan in place.

The Board of Directors will lead the search for Mr. Jones’ replacement and our parent community can expect updates throughout the process.

To reaffirm the message from The Board, we are extremely fortunate to have a wonderful faculty and administration who will continue to support our students in their pursuit for continued academic excellence. We will ensure a smooth transition and continue to be committed to delivering an outstanding educational program for our students.

Struan Robertson
Interim Head of School

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Community Incident Report in the Rosedale Area

Toronto police have issued a public safety alert following a series of suspicious incidents involving girls being approached by a stranger in a vehicle in the city’s Rosedale neighbourhood.

Police said they responded to a call on March 15 around 3:30 p.m. in the area of Elm Avenue and Sherbourne Street.

Authorities said a 13-year-old girl was on the sidewalk when an unknown man in a silver Nissan Altima began following her and making inappropriate comments.

More detail is in the Toronto Police News Release .  

Student wellness advisors have worked with homeroom teachers to give age appropriate walk home safety reminders to all Grade 5 to 12 students.

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