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Opt-out Period for In-person Learning

NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 26th, 2021

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

Opportunity to Opt-out of In-person Learning

- deadline August 6th, 2021 -

The GECDSB is planning for a return to in-person learning for all students, K to 12 in September. As directed by the Ministry of Education, the GECDSB will provide a remote learning option for families for the 2021-2022 school year.

All elementary and secondary students have been enrolled for in-person learning for September 2021. From July 28th – August 6th Families will have the opportunity to opt-out of in-person learning. An opt-out form will be distributed to families through email and will be shared on www.publicboard.ca.

Elementary Remote Learning Model:

Elementary students who choose to opt-out of in-person learning for 2021-2022 will be timetabled in the GEC Elementary Virtual School and will follow a timetable similar to the 2020-2021 school year. Students who enroll in the Virtual School must commit to do so for an entire term.

Students who opt out of in-person learning for Term 1 (September 7, 2021 to January 28, 2022) will have an opportunity to return to in-person learning for Term 2 (January 31, 2022 to June 29, 2022). In-person learners will not have the option to switch to virtual learning in Term 2.

Secondary Remote Learning Model:

The September 2021 remote learning model for secondary students will be determined based on the number of students who opt-out of in-person learning. Remote learning may include a Hybrid Model, a Virtual School, e-Learning, or courses that are available at our alternative secondary school. Students who opt-out of in-person learning may be placed in any one of these alternatives. In-person learners will not have the option to switch to remote learning in semester 2.

For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224.