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Information for students/parents about temporary remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

As communicated last week, the provincial government has directed schools in Ontario to move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break.

All UGDSB elementary and secondary students will begin the new year working remotely, with the exception of DD classes (please see below for further details).

UGDSB elementary schools will participate in remote learning from Jan. 4-8 and will resume in-person learning on Jan. 11. UGDSB secondary schools will participate in remote learning from Jan. 4-22 and will resume in-person learning on Jan. 25.

Please see below for additional details.

ELEMENTARY INFORMATION

SECONDARY INFORMATION

STUDENTS IN SPECIALIZED CLASS PLACEMENTS (ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY)

The UGDSB will continue in-person instruction in specialized classes for students with developmental disabilities (DD Classes) for the duration of the remote learning period. Students who attend DD classes will continue to have transportation to and from school and will receive daily in-person instruction in schools. DD classes will begin at the normal time on Monday Jan. 4.

CHILD CARE AND BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

During the week of Jan. 4-8, all Child Care Centres (ages 0-3.8) connected to UGDSB elementary schools will remain open. Before and After School Programs will not be operating during this week.

The Ministry of Education has implemented targeted Emergency Child Care (ECC) for School-Aged Children at no cost to eligible parents. A list of individuals eligible for Emergency Child Care can be found here. To inquire about eligibility or apply for emergency child care for the week of Jan 4-8, please contact the following based on where you live:

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Junior Kindergarten registration will begin on January 5 as planned. There will be no in-person registration or verification of documents permitted the week of Jan. 4-8, 2021. For additional details about kindergarten registration, please visit https://www.ugdsb.ca/kindergarten/registration/.

SECONDARY INTENT TO CHANGE SURVEY

The Secondary Intent to Change Learning Modes Survey will continue to be open from Jan. 4-11, 2021. This is the final opportunity for secondary students to change between in-person and remote learning, and the change will be effective for the start of Semester 2 (February 2021). For additional details, please visit www.ugdsb.ca/survey.

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