Dear Families of Elementary Students:
As communicated on January 13, the decision was made to postpone distributing the Elementary Model Change Survey due to the extension of the Provincial Lockdown.
At this time, the Ministry has set February 11, 2021 as the date for schools to open for face-to-face learning. Whether schools reopen on this date or after, if there is an extension to the shutdown, we will be asking you to let us know if you would like to request a change in your child’s school program model from face to face learning to virtual school or from virtual school to face to face for the remainder of the school year. Following the Ministry’s confirmation of the date of our return to face-to-face learning, we will provide you with the official YRDSB change of program start date for students.
On Monday, February 1, families will receive an email with the process to request an Elementary School Model Change. Only families requesting a school model change need to complete the survey. Please complete the survey (to switch models) by Monday, February 8, at 5 p.m.
Please note that there will not be another opportunity to change program models this school year.
Families who would like to request a change in the model of learning their child is currently receiving within the Community Class blended model, do not need to complete the survey and should contact their school principal to discuss this change. Families whose children are in a Gifted Community Class, and wish to request a change, need to complete the survey.
Staff will continue to work diligently to provide the best program for each child and to comply with the reduced cohort class size targets. However, we cannot guarantee that there will not be an increase in combined grades or a change to the number of students in classes in some schools. Due to the complexity of the pending reorganization and staffing, your child may be assigned a new teacher.
You will be informed of any changes to your child’s class placement or program model through the school principal.
We thank you for your support, patience and cooperation.
Director of Education