A Message from the Minister of Education to Ontario’s Parents

A Message from the Minister of Education to Ontario’s Parents

Dear Parents,

I write to you as we are just a couple weeks away from the official end to the 2019-2020 school year. Despite the challenges that we have all faced in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, I have been inspired by your determination and spirit. I know that it has not been easy, but your commitment to supporting your children over the last several months has been reaffirming, constructive and exceptionally encouraging. We will continue to safeguard

the well-being of your children and preserve the continuation of learning. Your role as parents and guardians is critical to making this a reality.
 
We know that the start to the next school year may not look or feel the same as it did just 10 months ago.

 

Earlier today, I announced our government’s plan for the safe reopening of schools. While Ontario is clearly on a positive trajectory in terms of our response to the COVID-19 outbreak, my objective is to make sure that the education system is safely prepared for all potential scenarios come September.
 
With that in mind, I have directed all school boards to plan for three scenarios:
  • A return to conventional, regular classroom instruction, with health and safety requirements,
  • A continuation of remote learning, including the use of live, synchronous online instruction, and;
  • An adapted delivery model that enables students to return to class with blended virtual learning, that includes health and safety requirements that will limit the maximum number of students to 15 per class.

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