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Returning to School: Planning Ahead for September 2020


As we look ahead to September, we know that school will look quite different as a result of continued efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. We have been planning for our return considering all possibilities ensuring that student and staff well-being and safety is the priority. We are currently planning for three possible options as outlined by the Ministry of Education, with the final direction coming from both the Ministry and Toronto Public Health in August.

  • Normal school day routine with enhanced public health protocols: Students going to school every day, in classes that reflect standard class size regulations.
  • Modified school day routine: An adapted delivery model that allows for physical distancing and groups of students where there would be a limit of 15 students in a typical classroom at one time and students would remain in contact only with their classmates and a single teacher for as much of the school day as possible. This model would require alternate day or alternate week delivery to a segment of the class at one time.
  • At home learning: Should the school closure be extended, or some parents choose not to send their child back to school, remote education would continue. Remote education should be delivered online to the greatest extent possible, including the establishment of minimum expectations for students to have direct contact with their teacher at the same time on a regular basis, also known as synchronous learning.

To help inform our work to reopen, we are working with our communities, including unions and federation partners, as well as asking our staff, parents/guardians and students to share their thoughts through surveys.

Planning for the return to school and workplaces is a complex task with many considerations. TDSB has formed a Return to School and Work Steering Committee and several sub-committees to plan and prepare for September.

On July 15, preliminary plans for reopening the TDSB were shared with Trustees for discussion. This presentation outlines our ongoing plans for back to school and our commitment to French programming. While the staffing requirements remain a challenge in some models, we continue to look at creative solutions to continue French programming — although it may look different than previously offered.  Students are at the centre of our planning and the health, safety and well-being of everyone remains our top priority.

To learn more about the Ministry of Education's approach to reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year, visit their website for information on:

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