The end of the summer holidays have brought a lull in the school year.
But that hasn’t stopped the city’s students from spending their time with friends, teachers and teachers’ families, or playing sports at school.
The final few weeks of the school season are also a time for parents to take their children to parks, schools and parks in the city.
But the holidays don’t come along for everyone, and some parents in the community are frustrated with the closings.
Parents have also complained that they are getting their kids to schools, but aren’t getting the help they need.
“There’s been a lot of people that are saying, ‘Well, the schools are closed because they have to deal with a parent that has a disability,'” said Jennifer Lippman, the mother of a Grade 8 student.
“I’m not going to take that.”
A parent and child in East High School say the closets are a big problem for their children.
“It’s hard to go to the park when you don’t have the resources, when you can’t have enough space for them to do it,” said Kristine O’Connell.
“The kids have to take the responsibility, but it’s hard, especially when they can’t do their homework and they have their own parents.” “
The closure of school at Logan High School has been a source of concern for many parents, with many parents having their kids home with them during the holidays. “
The kids have to take the responsibility, but it’s hard, especially when they can’t do their homework and they have their own parents.”
The closure of school at Logan High School has been a source of concern for many parents, with many parents having their kids home with them during the holidays.
“They’re very upset,” said Jennifer O’Brien.
“Because we know that if you go out to the playground and you go to park and play with your friends, that’s when you get the time to relax, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
“It does make it difficult for me, I’m going to be in the park.
I’m just hoping I can get them out of there and get them to go do something with their family,” said Lippmann.
“That’s what’s important.
If I’m in a situation where I have to put my kids in the car, I have a problem.”
“I’ve been really frustrated with how schools have closed, and I know a lot [of parents] have had to go out of the community and take their kids out to parks,” said O’Connor.
“We want to make sure that when they get back in the neighbourhood, they’re in their neighbourhood, so that they’re doing something with them and they’re happy.”
School closures at other schools also have been a concern for some parents, but many schools have had little to no problems with cancellations.
“As a parent I don’t want to be the one that’s making a decision, because I don’st want to take away from my kids,” said Denny Farrar.
“But I have been really upset, because when I saw my son’s picture in the paper and I couldn’t go to school for the holidays, I thought, ‘This is what it’s going to feel like,'” said Farraar.
Farraro says he and his wife are still deciding if they’re returning to school.
“You’ve got to decide if it’s worth it, and what’s best for your family,” he said.
A spokesperson for the Toronto District School Board said in an email that the board has a number of options to help parents cope during the holiday season.
For some parents with children in the Grade 6-12 range, they offer free classes during the school holidays, such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.
For others, like the Lippmans, the school district provides a variety of services, including help with the student registration process and the hiring of teachers to help students in their classrooms.
The school district also has special classes for families with special needs and children with special educational needs.
For families with children under the age of five, the district also offers the option of using a “pupil-led teacher program.”
“We’re very proactive in looking at the impact of the holidays on families and our school districts,” said a spokesperson for TDSB.
“All schools are closing during the summer, and we work closely with families to help them with their school year.”
As well, TDSR has made an effort to help families find a safe, convenient place to stay during the year, including offering a parent resource centre and offering free childcare and transportation for parents and their children during the month of December.