York Region Public Health advises that it is reasonable and safer for students to remove their masks when participating in activities that elevate heart rate and increase breathing as long as they are physically distanced, even while indoors. Gymnasiums or large spaces should only be used where physical distancing measures can be followed. Outdoor gym … Continue reading “Can students take their mask off indoors during Physical Education class while physical distancing”
The Board continues to hire occasional teachers and is looking at assigning occasional teachers to specific schools.
York Region Public Health’s current plan is to have 48 dedicated school health nurses with assigned schools to assist in education on proper use of masks, contact tracing, potential mobile testing for potential outbreaks in schools and more.
Yes, Italian language classes will be available.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) organization has stated that they are planning for examinations as the final assessment tool for the 2020-2021 candidates. The exams are always scheduled during the month of May and we will work together at that time to address both the face to face learners and those working remotely.
York Region Public Health advises classes to go outside to conduct lessons.
Preparation for and reception of the Sacraments occurs within the parish. Some parishes have recently resumed registration for the Sacraments and have started planning fall celebrations for Confirmandi and First Communicants. In these cases, parents have been invited to registration sessions. Parents who have questions about this should be directed to contact their local parish.
Our secondary adapted plans are in alignment with all of the GTA boards that have been denoted as “designated boards” by the Ministry of Education. The underlying goal of this designation is to ensure the return to school plan is safe for our staff and students. It has been determined that the safety and risk … Continue reading “Why are the secondary student cohorts still doing half days versus full alternate days?”
Teachers are encouraged to make use of outdoor classrooms whenever possible. Classes may be rotated through these classrooms.
Co-op placements should be offered virtually, where feasible. In-person face to face community placements can be arranged in alignment with the direction and recommendations of the local health unit, the direction of the school board, and with the safety and curriculum requirements of the Cooperative Education curriculum.