On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Minister of Education announced that elementary schools will open for conventional in-person delivery of teaching and instruction, five days a week. This means, students in full cohorts will be attending. Secondary schools will open on an adapted model, with class cohorts of approximately 15 students, on alternating schedules with at least 50 per cent of in-class instructional days.
We’re committed to continuing to provide high quality instruction to our students in safe and healthy environments. Our focus on underserved and underperforming students will continue, and ensure that all students have the ability to reach their potential.
We appreciate that these are uncertain times and may present questions and concerns from families as they send their children back to school. We will continue to prioritize health and safety and take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through the reopening of schools.
Instruction will be provided in all subject areas as outlined in the Ontario Curriculum. As a result of health and safety measures some of our curriculum delivery may be modified to meet the needs of our students and staff members. These changes are based on guidelines and advice from Public Health, the provincial Ministry of Education and our goal of offering high quality public education for all. We will ensure that staff members receive training on these measures and are prepared to welcome students back on September 8.