Kindergarten to Grade 8 Back to School Full-Time in Ontario

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For students in grades 9 to 12, the Department of Education designates 24 school boards to reopen their high schools using an adapted hybrid model. Two French-language school boards, the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Center-Est and the Conseil des écoles public de l’Est de l’Ontario appear in this list.

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High schools in non-designated school boards will be allowed to open full-time, the ministry says, since they have a smaller workforce.

Francophone school boards authorized to reopen their high schools full-time

  • Nouvelon Catholic District School Board
  • Franco-Nord Catholic District School Board
  • Far North Ontario District School Board
  • Northeastern Ontario District School Board
  • Viamonde School Board
  • Mon Avenir Catholic School Board
  • Providence Catholic School Board
  • Northern Lights Catholic District School Board
  • Grandes Rivières Catholic District School Board
  • Eastern Ontario Catholic District School Board

Parents will have a choice, however, and will be able to opt for distance learning for their child, which will be offered by all school boards. Exceptions may also be made for high school students with special educational needs.

Teachers will not have to return to work in schools either. These teachers will be assigned to online education, for students who choose this option, said Minister Lecce at a press briefing.

The ministry will reassess the list of designated school boards based on the evolution of the virus in the province.

We made this decision following recommendations from public health experts, who believe that the risk of transmission is higher among high school students.

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education

Masks for students

Students in grades 4 to 12 will be required to wear a non-medical or cloth mask at school and on school buses. For Kindergarten to Grade 3 students, wearing a mask in common areas will be encouraged, but not compulsory.

During a technical briefing on Thursday, the Assistant Deputy Minister of the French Language Success, Teaching and Learning Division Denys Giguère, however, specified that there will be opportunities to relax the rule of wearing a mask at recess for the youngest, and the older ones are able to wear the mask longer.

School boards will be required to provide medical masks and visors to teachers and all other school staff, including bus drivers, while tolerating reasonable exceptions.

A youngster and his mother at home wear a mask.

Photo : Getty Images / Imgorthand

Health and safety protocols, including disinfection, adapting school environments and limiting the number of visitors, must be respected.

The ministry specifies that a new health surveillance system will be set up in collaboration with local health units to, in particular, make it possible to quickly isolate students or staff members who develop symptoms of COVID-19.

Students should dine in class when possible, and physical education lessons should be given outdoors whenever possible.

Additional investment of 310 million

The Ford government is adding $ 310 million to help school boards, including $ 60 million for the purchase of masks and personal protective equipment. A total of 80 million is allocated to help with the hiring of staff, including 30 million for the hiring of additional teachers.

The province will also invest 50 million dollars to hire 500 nurses who will have to ensure that health protocols are well respected. Each nurse will be responsible for a small group of schools, said Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario.

The Ford government had asked school boards to prepare a plan for the three educational models.

Several parents and school boards, who spoke out against the hybrid model. The TDSB had called him complicated see untenable for many families, especially when it comes to child care.

Ontario is following in the footsteps of several other provinces, including British Columbia, which announced Wednesday that most K-12 students will return to school full-time as of September 8.

Quebec had already confirmed in June the return to full-time class for most students in September.

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