SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021

First-ever SCDSB student census available to students and parents/guardians
Posted on 03/30/2021
The SCDSB is committed to identifying and removing barriers within our system that impact equity, achievement and well-being of students, and to ensuring that all students are offered supportive, inclusive and respectful learning environments. To support these efforts, we must learn more about our students. 

The SCDSB is holding its first student census from April 1 to 30. The confidential SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021 is an important tool that will be used to collect identity-based student data so that systemic barriers can be identified. The results will guide our focus on programs, supports and resources to address inequities within our system.

Students in Grades 7 to 12 and parents/guardians of students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are invited to participate in the SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021. Students in Grades 7 to 12 will be emailed a secure link inviting them to complete their census. For students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, parents/guardians will complete the student census on behalf of their child(ren). Parents/guardians of these students will receive an email invitation which includes a secure link to their child(ren)’s student census. The email used for parents/guardians will be the primary contact email on file at their child’s school.

In order to further advance the work being done to support the Simcoe County District School Board’s strategic priority of equity, diversity and inclusion, we are seeking the input of our students and parents/guardians. Upon completion of the student census, students and parents/guardians will be invited to participate in a ThoughtExchange® to provide input on actions that can address discrimination and enhance equity, diversity and inclusion in the SCDSB. Participation in the ThoughtExchange® is voluntary, and it is completely anonymous and separate from the SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021.

More information regarding the student census is available on our website at

Lisa Newton, Manager of Research and Decision Support
[email protected] 
705-734-6363, ext.11731