For the 2020-21 school year, secondary students will attend school on an adapted schedule, with a blend of in-school and at-home (distance) learning. Families will also have the choice to enrol their teen in the PDSB Online School
for online, at-home instruction only.
School routines in secondary 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 safe for all staff, students and visitors to the school.
Here is an overview of what to expect in secondary schools leading up to and during the 2020-21 school year:
Before the start of the school year
Gradual Return to School (new), Pre-register for School, Understanding the Adaptive Learning Model, Quadmesters, Cohort A and B, School Schedules, Bus Routes, PDSB Online School, New Registrations
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, Assessment, Reporting and Evaluation, Graduation Requirements (OSSLT and 40 Hours requirement), Lunch, Washroom Protocols, Program/Subject Changes
Throughout the school year
Extracurriculars, Field trips, Assemblies, School Council, School Volunteers
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: