Today marked the beginning of our gradual return to school, with some secondary school students attending their orientation session this morning. To help you start off your school year right, we’re sending along some reminders about your child’s first day of school, as well as the upcoming deadline to switch learning models.
YOUR CHILD’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: ORIENTATION SCHEDULE
As you know, rather than all students returning on one day, students are gradually returning to school by attending orientation sessions during the weeks of Sept. 8 and 14. Each student has been assigned specific orientation date(s) (two dates for elementary students, one for secondary students).
Please read this email carefully to ensure that you are sending your child to school on their assigned orientation date(s). Unless your school has told you otherwise, orientation start and end times will be the same as your school hours for the year. Transportation will begin to run on Sept. 8—check www.stopr.ca for more details.
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Elementary – Kindergarten to Grade 8
Elementary students who will be attending school in person have been assigned two orientation days between Sept. 9 and 15, based on the first letter of their last name, and will fully return to school on Sept. 16. Students will attend for the full day, following normal school hours. Review our list of what to bring to school.
Gradual return for elementary students (K-8) in-person learners
Tuesday, Sept. 8
|Wednesday, Sept. 9||Thursday, Sept. 10|
Friday, Sept. 11
No school for elementary students.
Full-day orientation for students with last names between A to G only.
|Full-day orientation for students with last names between H to O only.||Full-day orientation for students with last names between P to Z only.|
Monday, Sept. 14
|Tuesday, Sept. 15||Wednesday, Sept. 16||Thursday, Sept. 17|
Friday, Sept. 18
|Full-day orientation for students with last names between A to K only.||Full-day orientation for students with last names between L to Z only.||Regular school day begins: Elementary schools will open to all students whose families have indicated that they will attend in person.||Regular school day: all students attend.||Regular school day: all students attend.|
Secondary students in the adaptive learning model (mix of in-person and at-home learning) – Grades 9 to 12
Secondary students in the adaptive learning model will join a morning orientation session at their school between Sept. 8 and 11, with a full return to school routines on Sept. 14. Secondary schools have emailed families directly with students’ orientation schedules and cohort groups. If you haven’t received this email or have questions about your orientation schedule, please contact your school directly.
During Sept. 11 to 13, secondary students will receive an email from their school with course timetables for the quadmester.
Students who will be learning at home only
PDSB Online School students will officially begin class during the week of Sept. 14, with online orientation activities during the week of Sept. 8. These orientation activities are self-guided and can be done at your own pace during the orientation week. An email was sent to all PDSB Online School families on Friday, Sept. 4 with further details. You can find a copy of this communication on our website, along with more information about the PDSB Online School: https://www.peelschools.org/
More information about orientation
We have updated our FAQs with more information about orientation dates. Please check this webpage regularly, as we will continue to update it with your frequently asked questions.
SWITCHING LEARNING MODELS: NOTIFY YOUR SCHOOL BY SEPT. 10, 2020
To help us better prepare for this school year, we are strongly encouraging families to remain in the learning model that they have selected, understanding that each family’s lived experience and needs are unique. If you would like to switch learning models (from distance learning to in-person/adaptive learning, or vice versa), please contact your principal directly by Sept. 10, 2020 at 3 p.m.
SOME IMPORTANT REMINDERS
- To help prevent COVID-19 from entering schools, parents/caregivers MUST screen their child(ren) for symptoms every day before they come to school. You can use the Ministry of Health’s Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment tool to do this. If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 or if they are ill, they should not go to school.
- Grade 1 to 12 students must wear a mask on the school bus and while indoors at school. If students don’t have a mask, the school will provide one. Kindergarten students are also strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
Thank you for your continued cooperation to help keep our schools safe. We look forward to welcoming your child back to school for the 2020-21 school year. Stay up-to-date by visiting www.peelschools.org/reopening