October 1, 2020

Next deadline to switch learning models is Oct. 14 at 12 p.m.

​Dear Peel District School Board families,

We hope your child(ren) are adjusting well to their new school routines and have begun building connections with their educators and peers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve across Ontario, we understand that families' and students' needs may have also changed since the school year began.

Over the next two weeks, families will have the opportunity to request a switch in learning models from online to in-person learning, or vice-versa. The deadline to submit your request is Oct. 14, 2020 at 12 p.m. These changes will take effect on Nov. 18, 2020.

A separate communication will be sent out directly to families of our Balanced Calendar schools (Ray Lawson, Roberta Bondar, and Tony Pontes public schools).

How can families request a change?

Families who would like to switch learning models must contact their in-person school via phone or email by Oct. 14, 2020 at 12 p.m. Please provide your school with the following information:
  1. Student name
  2. Student number (This can be found on your child's last report card)
  3. Learning model choice (For K-8 students: in-person or online. For Grade 9-12 students: adaptive learning or fully online)

If your child will be remaining in the same learning model, no action is required.

When will students start their new learning model?

Students' first day in their new learning model will be Nov. 18, 2020.

Leading up to this date, students should continue to attend their classes as usual. We will use this time to plan for your child's smooth transition into their new learning model, ensure health and safety measures are in place, and make any necessary adjustments to staffing.

What if I miss this deadline? Will there be other opportunities to change learning models?

After the Oct. 14 deadline has passed, students will remain in their chosen learning model until the next key entry date. We anticipate another opportunity to switch learning models in January 2021.

Due to the considerable impact switching learning models has on staffing, physical distancing and students' continuous learning, transitions between learning models can only take place at key entry dates. Families are strongly encouraged to avoid switching between learning models multiple times throughout the school year.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support as we continue to navigate this new way of teaching and learning. If you have any questions, please visit our webs​ite or contact your child's school directly.​

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