Today, the Government of Ontario announced plans for the return of school following the Winter Break. Among the items announced is a change to the first day of school for students (in-person and virtual), which will now be Wednesday, January 5. This will allow time for school boards, including the Toronto District School Board, to prepare for the public health measures announced today including:
- Updating the COVID-19 school and child care screener ahead of the return to school.
- Providing high-quality three-ply cloth masks to students free of charge.
- Pausing high contact indoor sports and some extra-curricular activities.
- Updating COVID-19 reporting requirements for school boards.
Please note that child care centres can continue to operate, but parents should connect directly with the operator to confirm.
We know that families will have additional questions, however the TDSB is continuing to review today’s announcement and will provide more details as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding.
Director of Education