York Region Public Health, along with YRDSB are strongly recommending mask in schools. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms identified in the screening tool should not attend school.
At YRDSB, we continue to monitor student and staff member absence rates to plan for adequate classroom coverage and supervision. As case numbers continue to increase, we know that this will affect our ability to put in place qualified supervision in classrooms. Schools are doing everything they can to ensure substitute staff members or coverage are in place for your child each day. It is always our goal to keep schools and classrooms open. However, there may be some cases where as a last resort, the school may be required to move a class or school to online learning due to lack of available substitute staff members. The Board continues to hire more substitutes and look for ways in which to continue to operate classrooms and schools, but we are also mindful of prioritizing student safety.
In addition to COVID-19 pressures, we are anticipating a significant number of absences for April 22, 2022. We will be closely monitoring and will communicate with any schools/classrooms that may be affected. Please check your email BEFORE sending your child to school tomorrow morning.
Where classes are moved to online, learning will continue virtually either asynchronously or synchronously. Families will receive notice through email and/or text. Your child’s teacher(s) will communicate with students regarding the learning arrangements for that day. Tips and resources are available on the Board website to support families in accessing online learning tools.
We recognize that this information may be concerning for families. Please know that these decisions are not taken lightly, and are made to ensure continuation of student learning and to support student safety and well-being.