COMMUNITY INFORMATION BULLETIN – July 23, 2020
DPCDSB Return to School Plan Overview: September 2020
On June 22, the DPCDSB advised its community of the Ministry of Education's direction to all Ontario school boards to prepare return to school plans for September 2020 using three scenarios:
- Continuation of online/distance learning if schools remain closed;
- Adapted delivery of program with students attending school in-person on alternate days/weeks and participate in some distance learning when not physically attending. Students would be placed into a cohort of up to 15 students per class or course, per day. Special Education students enrolled in self-contained classes of less than 15, not including students who attend Gifted programs or students who spend part of their day in a Special Education Resource Class, would be in school every day in this program delivery model.
- Conventional delivery of program with strict Health and Safety protocols where all students attend school all-day, every-day and class sizes remain unchanged.
DPCDSB staff has been working over the past few weeks to develop a plan for each scenario, which will be presented to the Ministry of Education next week.
School boards will be presenting their plans to the Ministry of Education beginning the week of July 27, and it is expected that the Ministry will provide final direction/guidance on boards' reopening plans by early August.
An overview of the DPCDSB plan, which is in draft format at this time is provided below for information and reference. Please note that the plan is in unapproved, draft format and subject to change due to numerous factors including Ministry of Education and Provincial Health Authority approval.
DPCDSB Return to School Plan Overview for September 2020