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Return to School Sept. 2021 - Elementary

The GECDSB is planning for a return to in-person learning for all students, K to 12, in September 2021! We believe that this is the best place for our students to learn. Working with the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, we will continue to update school safety plans and protocols for an effective return in the Fall. 

Elementary students will attend full day, every day in September. 

The Government of Ontario has announced that school boards shall provide a remote learning option for families for the 2021-2022 school year. We will be providing families with an opportunity to opt-out of in-person learning for 2021-2022 from July 28 to August 6, 2021. At that time, families may have up-to-date information on the status of the pandemic and will be in a better position to make an informed decision for the 2021-2022 school year.

Remote Learning Model: 

Elementary Students who choose to opt-out of in-person learning for 2021-2022 will be timetabled in the Elementary Virtual School and will follow a timetable similar to the 2020-2021 school year (including a minimum of 225 minutes of synchronous instruction). Students who enroll in the Virtual School must commit to do so for an entire term (Term 1 – September 7, 2021 to January 28, 2022; Term 2 – January 31, 2022 to June 29, 2022). Students who opt out of in-person learning for Term 1 will have an opportunity to return to in-person learning for Term 2.  In-person learners will not have the option to switch to virtual learning in Term 2.

Additional information about our return to school will be shared with all staff and families as part of our September School Planning.

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