As we all prepare for a much needed winter break, the TDSB is planning ahead for the New Year and what learning may look like as we return to school in January. As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Toronto, so too does the possibility of individual classes, schools or the system moving to remote learning for a period of time. As a result, we want to be as prepared as possible. It is important to note that any decision on the closure of a school or the system is made based on the advice of public health officials or the provincial government and is not made by the TDSB. We have received no indication that schools will close, however, we do want to make sure we are prepared to implement any decision smoothly and efficiently and continue to support our students’ learning and well-being.
So to ensure your family is prepared for any shift to remote learning — whether at the class, school or system level — please consider the following actions:
- Ensure you have a working device at home.
- Ensure that the school has your correct email address.
- Login to teacher’s online platform to confirm you have access. Your child should have done this with their teacher.
- Bookmark the Student Virtual Learning IT Support page.
Also, as we get ready to leave for a couple of restful weeks, please ensure personal belongings, such as shoes, clothing, and anything else your child may need over the break is brought home, as well as any food that may be left in their locker or cubby.
Thank you for your continued support. We wish your family a safe and healthy holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.
Dr. Kathy Witherow
Interim Director of Education