Please be advised that cafeteria services will not be available during the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch to school or purchase lunch off-premises if possible.
RETURN TO SCHOOL SEPT. 2021 - SECONDARY
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.
Secondary students will attend full day, every day in September.
Secondary students will be scheduled in a four-course, semester model. Students will participate in two, 150-minute classes each day. Students will participate in Course 1 and Course 2 in Week 1, and in Course 3 and Course 4 in Week 2 to limit the number of student interactions throughout the day. This schedule will alternate each week for the first semester. Regular school bell times will be followed, with a 40-minute lunch break between morning and afternoon courses. Students attending in-person will remain in that learning model for the entire year.
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
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.
The Minister of Education has suggested that more information will be shared throughout the summer months regarding the return to schools in September.
To opt-out of in-person learning: Click on this link for Opt-out Form