Dear Families of York Catholic District School Board,
The situation with provincial bargaining remains fluid, but we want our families to have enough time to plan for alternative childcare arrangements for tomorrow. For that reason, and for the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff, York Catholic DSB schools will be closed to students on Friday, November 4.
Here is some further information about the planned school closure on Friday:
- Please do not bring your child to school on Friday, November 4. There will not be supervision available for students.
- Students should have been provided with work they can complete independently on Friday.
- From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and also from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. teachers will be available to answer students’ questions on a specified platform (i.e. Google Classroom, D2L, email).
- On Friday, teachers will also be planning Virtual Learning Environment lessons for next week, in case they are needed.
- All continuing education programs will be cancelled on Friday and Saturday, including tutoring.
By Sunday afternoon, we will provide more information about what to expect for classes next week. We would encourage families to continue to make alternative childcare arrangements for next week, in case they are needed. We will provide updates via email, the YCDSB website and the YCDSB Twitter account.
We understand that you likely have many questions about this situation and we have published a FAQ from families page on our website.
We know that closing schools to students will be a hardship for many families. We made the decision to close the schools to students because the health, safety and well-being of our students is always our Board’s first priority. We continue to pray for an agreement and a return to the classroom.
Yours in Christ,
Director of Education