For the 2020-21 school year, elementary students will either return to school in-person, five days a week, with enhanced health and safety protocols, or enrol for distance learning only in our PDSB Online School.
School routines in elementary schools will be adjusted until it is safe to return to our regular routines. Amidst these challenging COVID-19 times, our goal continues to be to provide a high-quality educational experience with a focus on student learning in a manner that is as safe as possible for all staff, students and essential visitors to the school.
Here is an overview of what to expect in elementary schools leading up to and during the 2020-21 school year:
- Before the start of the school year
Gradual return to school (new), Pre-Registration, New Registrants, School Schedules, Practice Preventative Measures at Home, Bus Routes
- At the start of each school day
Screening, What to Bring, Arrival/Departure Procedures, Hand Hygiene, Reporting Absences
- During the school day
In-class Instruction, Distance Learning, Lunch and Nutrition Break, Recess and Outdoor Play, Washroom Protocols, Program/Subject Considerations
- Throughout the school year
Extracurriculars, Field trips, Assemblies
Translated overviews of Reopening Plans for families
To help students and families prepare for a safe return to school, we've created overviews of the elementary
Reopening Plans. The overviews are also available in the following languages:
(Last updated: Aug. 13, 2020)