learningThe Minister of Education has announced that schools will remain closed at least until the end of June. However, there will be expanded summer school opportunities and by the end of June, the Ministry will provide a detailed re-entry plan for the fall.

There are a number of ideas under consideration for the fall, including:

  • adaptations to the rhythm of the school day and the physical aspects of classrooms.
  • supports for different learning structures if some schools have to stay closed in the fall, including combinations of in-person and online delivery
  • funding to support students whose special education or mental health needs may make the re-entry to school challenging.
  • new health and safety protocols for cleaning, use of personal protective equipment, and for the participation of staff whose age or health profiles puts them at higher risk.
  • changes to school bus policies and practices, possibly including things like fewer students on buses, and different bus schedules.

The Ministry is looking for feedback on the plans which can be sent to [email protected] Be sure to include your name and the name of your organization. Use “Ontario’s Plan to Reopen Schools” in the subject line.

Read more about the fall plans and expanded summer school opportunities.

source: media release, People for Education