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Move to Remote Learning on January 4

 

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  • ​​Important Dates
  • Q&A
    • 1. ​​What does the school closure mean for students?
  • Resources for Families

Dear Families,

We have received notice from the Ontario Ministry of Education that following the winter break, all Ontario schools will be closed to students for a period of time as outlined below. During this period, all students will participate in online learning. This is in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Important Dates​

Elementary Schoo​ls

Between January 4, 2021, until January 8, 2021, all elementary schools will be closed to students. All students will participate in online learning during this time. Elementary schools are expected to reopen to students on January 11, 2021.

Before and after care programs will not operate while schools are closed to students. For child care programs, please check in with your child care provider. ​


Secondary Schools

Between January 4, 2021, until January 22, 2021, all secondary schools will be closed to students. All students will participate in online learning during this time. Secondary schools are expected to reopen to students on January 25, 2021.


Q&A​

1. ​What does the school closure mean for students?

For students participating in elementary and secondary virtual school, their schedule will continue as normal beginning January 4, 2021. 

 

For students attending in-person elementary school, on January 4, your teacher will connect with you with information about access to synchronous (live) online learning. More information will be available prior to January 4, for families that need access to technology and/or internet services.

 

For students attending secondary school in-person, all of their classes will shift to virtual learning beginning January 4, 2021. Their current schedules will remain the same. 

 

Resources for Families

Families looking for assistance in navigating online tools can find resources available on the Board website. Families looking for virtual school IT support are encouraged to visit our Virtual School IT Support page for FAQs and a student tech help form. 

 

You may be concerned about your child’s emotional well-being. You can find tips on how to speak to your child about COVID-19 on our website as well as mental health supports.  

 

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. We will continue to share updates and information with you as it becomes available.  You can also follow the Board’s Twitter feed: @YRDSB, or for information about YRDSB’s reopening plan, visit: www.yrdsb.ca/school-reopening.