The COVID-19 emergency has changed the way we live, interact and operate at home and in the community.
I am very proud of the way the GECDSB community responded and answered the challenges of a radically different teaching and learning model in the final quarter of the 2019-20 school year.
We learned a great deal from our experience. The delivery of our services evolved; advancing rapidly over those months. The knowledge we gained and the awareness we developed has served us well in the creation of our plan to return to school for the 2020-21 school year.
The goal in reopening is to minimize risk and increase safety for everyone while continuing to offer the learning and educational resources that our families demand and our students deserve. The following document is a guide for learning, instruction and our expectations for operating under restrictive conditions.
We all have responsibilities to promote everyone's health and safety during these uncertain times. The guidelines have been developed from a variety of trusted sources.
To be successful this year, it will require the same type of fortitude and resilience we have witnessed over the previous 6 months. It will take cooperation with and consideration for each other to safely manage the demands of reopening our schools and continue to provide our essential service to our students.
Be kind, stay safe.
Director of Education