Parent Engagement

Durham District School Board (DDSB) recognizes the importance of partnerships with parents and guardians in creating positive learning environments. The School Community Council (SCC) is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Principal and school board to further student achievement and well-being. Every school in the DDSB has an SCC. The SCC is made up of parents, school staff and community members and should represent the diversity of the school community.

Parent Portal Assistance

All parents can request access to the Parent Portal. This application provides a detailed overview of your child's attendance, grades, and so much more. To access the parent portal, you must register for an account and link your child to your account. During the registration process you will be emailed an access code, which will be used to link your child to your account, if you have lost this email, or cannot remember your child's access code, you can reach out to the Eastdale CVI main office at

Login to your existing parent portal account.

Register for a Parent Portal account.

Join our School Community Council

To join the SCC as a voting member at your school, contact the school Principal. You will need to fill out a nomination form in September. All members of the SCC are elected within the first 30 days of the school year.

Nomination Form

School Community Council Handbook

Read the Durham District School Board School Community Council Handbook for more information about SCC organizational guidelines, tools and resources. You can also visit the Ministry of Education's website for more information about school councils.

SCC brochure

Frequently Asked Questions brochures are available in the following languages:


SCC meetings are open to the public, but only those who are elected members will have a vote. Meetings are held at least 4 times each year.

Regional SCC meetings

Regional SCC meetings take place throughout the year and provide SCC members an opportunity to attend workshops and exchange ideas with SCC members from other schools in the DDSB. The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) plans and executes the Regional SCC meetings with input from school community councils.

SCC guidelines, policies, and regulations

School Community Councils follow these guidelines and regulations:

Parent Reaching Out Grant (PRO Grant)

Apply for the Parent Reaching Out Grant through the Ministry of Education. This funding supports initiatives that get parents involved in student learning.

Eastdale SCC Information

Eastdale's SCC is currently meeting virtually at 7:00 pm on scheduled Wednesday evenings.  All parents and community members are welcome to join in at anytime.  If you are interested, please email us at or send an email to our school email to indicate your interest in joining one or more meetings.  You will receive a meeting link via a calendar invitation following your request.

The current SCC is working hard to plan out events and opportunities for next school year.  In addition, the committee provides a great deal of input on important school happenings.  Below you will find meeting minutes from past meetings this year.







Our next meeting will be held of Wednesday, March 24th and will include a short presentation from our technology coach on navigating Google Classroom for parents.