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Full guide to GTHA school re-opening plans

Last Updated Aug 21, 2020 at 12:28 pm EDT

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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
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