In short, the answer is in the interest of public health and to ensure the safety of all involved, if the child does not want to wear a mask to school as mandated by the Ministry of Education, the child will need to choose the alternative method of learning- learn from home. If the parent … Continue reading “What happens if a child refuses to wear a mask?”
At the moment, any music lesson that requires students to share instruments should be avoided. This does not preclude assigning one instrument (drum/xylophone) per student for the duration of the class (i.e no sharing of instruments).
Yes, homework may be assigned for practice using a musical instrument at home. The emphasis is for students to leave their musical instrument at home and use them only at home.
At this point, the plan requires the music teacher to plan to move from class to class. Using a music room requires thorough cleaning every time after each class. This may not be practical as custodian provides priority to cleaning washrooms, high-touch areas etc.
In the case a teacher is away, an occasional (supply) teacher will be assigned to replace the permanent teacher.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a worldwide program. The IB organization is well aware that across the world, students are accessing their education through a variety of formats (remote learning, in-person face to face or a combination of both). They have established guidelines and procedures for all students and teachers, across the world, to … Continue reading “How will the current School Re-entry Plan align with the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum?”
Schools have implemented their own pick up and drop off routines as per the needs of their school. For more information, please contact your school.
Kindergarten educators will use small groupings, outdoor space, explicit teaching of how and why we physically distance and the use of visual cues to support the maintaining of physical distancing where possible. Please note as outlined in the YCDSB re-entry plan which is based on directives from the Ministry of Education and recommendations by the … Continue reading “How will the Board ensure FDK students maintain physical distance?”
No. Students in the kindergarten classrooms will have opportunities throughout the day to move around the room and engage in outdoor play (weather permitting) while adhering to the physical distancing protocols outlined by York Region Public Health.
Learning materials will be available for students to use to address the expectations found in The Kindergarten Program, 2016. All materials used by students and educators will be disinfected on a regular basis in adherence with the guidelines set by York Region Public Health (YRPH). Carpets and rugs, where appropriate, will be removed. Children will … Continue reading “How will FDK classes maintain health and safety (e.g. ensuring clean toys, equipment) measures?”