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Update on return from April Break

Return to Learning
Posted on 04/15/2021
online learning

Students will be transitioning to online learning effective Monday, April 19 as a result of the Government of Ontario’s decision announced earlier this week.

Monday will be an opportunity for elementary teachers to reconnect with their students in the morning and provide them with asynchronous activities in the afternoon. Elementary students should check their email accounts first thing on Monday morning for further instructions on how to proceed that day. Full online learning with all students following their regular schedules will begin on Tuesday morning.

Those elementary students who were learning virtually at St. Isidore prior to the April Break can expect to continue with their regular online learning on Monday, April 19.

For secondary students in Cohorts A, B, and D, on April 19 and 20, students will receive their 150 minute morning block synchronously and their afternoon 150 minute block asynchronously. Quadmester 4 will continue as previously scheduled on Wednesday, April 21 and classes will be delivered synchronously for both morning and afternoon blocks.

Some students with special needs will be allowed to return to school in person, however that will not occur until Tuesday, April 20. Monday April 19 is a transition day, which will allow for school administrative staff to make all of the necessary arrangements for those students with special needs who have been identified as eligible and whose parents wish for them to return to in person learning on Tuesday. If you are a parent of a student with special needs who is eligible and you wish for them to return to school, you can expect to hear from your school on Monday April 19. Bussing for eligible students with special needs will begin on April 20.

If the students in your home still require technology for online learning, please call your school office and we will try to accommodate your requests, keeping in mind that we do have a limited supply of devices.

You may recall that all elementary students were required to have a hard copy of their COVID-19 attestation filled out in order for them to return to school on April 19. We would strongly encourage you to keep your copy of that declaration form in the event that your children may be required to present it when they do return to school.

At this point, we have not been provided with a date as to when school will reopen for in-person learning, but we are committed to keeping our students, staff and families with updated information when it becomes available.

We would certainly encourage all of our students and staff to continue following all of the recommended public health guidelines in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

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