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Elementary Classroom Reorganization

In the fall of every year, schools review actual student enrolment compared to the initial projections from last year, and reorganize classes where required. We do our best to plan for the new school year, but there are always factors, such as new or departing students, that might affect how classrooms are organized — leaving some larger than they should be or smaller than they should be. This year, in addition to these factors, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact enrolment and the allocation of staff across the school board.  

During reorganization, our goal is to lower class sizes system-wide to comply with Ministry of Education regulations and collective agreement requirements, while also addressing very large and very small classes. When reorganizing classes in a school, we always try to limit disruption for students and staff as much as possible. We also know that for students and parents/guardians, changing classes may be difficult and may require an adjustment period. Students will be supported as they transition through these classroom changes.

In some cases, the reorganization process requires the establishment of new cohorts. We have consulted with Toronto Public Health and are taking the following measures to ensure the health and safety of students and staff:

  • TDSB Student Information Services is keeping track of all cohort changes and will provide this information to Toronto Public Health to conduct efficient contact tracing, should there be a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the class
  • Enhanced cleaning prior to the classroom changes taking place
  • Continue to ensure mask/face coverings, physical distancing, handwashing/sanitizing, and daily school and classroom cleaning

The reorganization process is currently underway in TDSB schools and will be completed by October 29, 2021. The majority of impacted students and their families have already been contacted. Should you have any additional questions about the reorganization process at your school, please contact your Principal

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