YCDSB 2020-2021 School Re-entry Plan

The Ministry of Education has released its guidance document outlining what will happen if there is a COVID-19 outbreak in a school – Operational guidance: COVID-19 management in schools. The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) 2020-2021 School Re-entry Plan is currently being updated to reflect this new guidance.

The YCDSB 2020-2021 School Re-entry Plan was developed was developed with a focus on meeting students’ academic, mental health and wellbeing needs while ensuring a safe re-entry for all in September.

Staff worked closely with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and York Region Public Health (YRPH) to create the plan based on directives given by the MOE, and recommendations from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Here is a copy of the plan which was presented at the Special Board Meeting on Thursday, August 20.

Updated York Catholic District School Board’s Re-Entry Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year

Please keep in mind that this is a living document. If we receive additional direction from the MOE and/or YRPH, we will update the plan accordingly and will communicate any updates with all stakeholders including parents, students, and staff.

The Special Board Meeting was broadcast via the YCDSB YouTube channel and a video of the meeting can be watched here.


Please view the YCDSB School Re-entry Plan FAQs (frequently asked questions).

If you have a question about the YCDSB 2020-2021 School Re-entry Plan you can submit it here. Questions will be compiled and added to the FAQ document.

York Region Public Health

Parent Resources

In order to help parents prepare their children for the new COVID-19 related routines they will experience when returning to school in September, here is an advance copy of some of the resources that will be used in our schools.