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RETURNING TO SCHOOL | A GUIDE TO THE SAFE REOPENING OF THE TDSB

As we prepare to open our schools in September and welcome back students and staff, we are doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all school community members, while also providing the best academic experience possible for students, supporting mental health and well-being and considering the needs of families and staff.

Read the full Returning to School: A Guide to the Safe Reopening of the TDSB and related slide deck.

On July 30, 2020 the Ministry of Education provided direction to school boards for the reopening of schools plans for September 2020. The Ministry of Education confirmed that:

  • Elementary students (including those in Special Education, French Immersion and Extended French programs) will return to school five days per week with one cohort (regular class sizes) for the full day and with enhanced health and safety measures in place.

    Read our statement on elementary class sizes and our advocacy for additional funds from the Ministry of Education to reduce class sizes to support physical distancing in classrooms and the health and safety of staff and students.
  • Secondary students will return to school in an adapted model, where students will have in-class learning on alternate days and both synchronous (live remote lessons) and asynchronous (independent work) learning daily at home.
     
  • Students who choose not to attend school in person will be able to participate in remote learning.

In order to plan for September, all parents/guardians are required to complete a pre-registration form. More information is coming the week of August 10.



This work is complex and challenging. In the coming weeks, we will continue to finalize the details of our plans for implementation in our schools. As we approach September and the return to school, we are committed to continuing to communicate and provide the necessary information to all staff, students and families in a timely manner.

Our decisions and work will be supported by our guiding principles:

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Prioritize health and safety

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Support well-being

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Provide predictable learning opportunities with high quality instruction

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Foster connections to
staff and peers

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Ensure equity of access

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Consider needs of staff, students and families

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Be adaptable and flexible

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Be financially feasible and sustainable

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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