School is just around the corner, and each board is preparing for class a little differently. Follow along with our guide to how each school board is getting ready for students in the fall.
Toronto District School Board
- Reducing elementary class sizes in areas with a high COVID-19 risk
- 300 minute long school day – shorter by 48 minutes
- self assessment for COVID-19 before school. Second assessment upon arrival each day
- remote learning available
- Full TDSB guide to re-opening.
Toronto Catholic District School Board
- staggered entry plan over first two weeks
- Grades 9-12 – class sizes of 15 with two cohorts. One in morning, one in afternoon.
- All students will be required to wear a mask, which will be provided by the TCDSB, with
reasonable exceptions for some students.
- Full TCDSB guide to re-opening.
York Region District School Board
- staggered start to school year
- students in cohorts of 15
- emphasis on learning online – 75 percent of learning may be out of class
- Full YRDSB guide to re-opening
York Catholic District School Board
- elementary up to grade 8 students will be in one cohort, all day, including lunch
- secondary students in cohorts of 15 on alternating days, 50% of learning online
- students can opt to learn from home – with specific re-entry dates should they choose to change
- Full YCDSB guide to re-opening
Peel District School Board
- Elementary students (K-8) will attend school in-person, five days a week
- High school students in cohorts of approx. 15 students, combination of in-person and distance learning, quadmester model
- ALL families can choose to opt out of in-class learning
- Full PDSB guide to re-opening
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
- In-person learning five days a week for elementary and secondary school students – unless the Ministry of Education enforces a class-size limit.
- If limit is enforced, all students would be placed in cohorts, alternating between attending class two and three days a week for three hours per day.
- Online learning for those who choose it, with daily teacher check-in and instruction.
- Full DPCDSB guide to re-opening
Durham District School Board
- Elementary students will attend school five days a week, with students placed in cohorts for the full day
- Secondary students will receive a combination of in-person and at-home learning, in cohorts of 15 students
- All student will be kept a minimum of one metre apart, and ALL students will be required to wear a mask unless they have a medical exemption
- Full DDSB guide to re-opening
Durham Catholic District School Board
- Elementary students will attend school five days a week for the full day in cohorts with one teacher, where possible
- Class sizes will be no higher than 22 for Kindergarten, 20 for grades 1-3, 25 for grades 4-8.
- Secondary school students will spend half the day in class, and half learning at home, in classes of approx. 15
- Full DCDSB guide to re-opening
Halton District School Board
- Elementary students will attend class five days a week in cohorts
- Non-medical masks are mandatory for grades 4-8, encouraged but NOT mandatory for Kindergarten to grade 3
- Secondary students will take two courses over 10 weeks, with a split of in-person and online learning
- Full HDSB guide to re-opening
Halton Catholic District School Board
- Elementary students have the option to attend class full time, or learn from home (180 minutes a day for Kindergarten and 225 minutes a day for grades 1-8
- Secondary students will be placed in cohorts of 15 students per class, with a hybrid model of in-class and online learning
- Families who choose to opt out of having their child attend class can rejoin in-class learning after Thanksgiving, Christmas or March Break
- Full HCDSB guide to re-opening
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
- Elementary students will attend school full-time in classes of 20-23
- Secondary students will be placed in cohorts of about 15 students, with a combination of in-person and at-home learning
- Gymnasiums, cafeterias, and learning commons may be adapted to classroom settings if more space is needed
- Full HWDSB guide to re-opening
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
- Elementary students will attend school five days a week for full-day learning
- Secondary students will be divided into cohorts of 15 students, attending school on alternate days
- Online learning is an option for students of all ages
- Full HWCDSB guide to re-opening