Remote Learning Continues Monday April 19th + More SIB Information

Posted April 15, 2021

Dear SIB parents/guardians,

The following message has been sent out by the Upper Grand District School which directly affects Sir Isaac Brock PS and the continuation of remote learning starting Monday April 19th:

Earlier this week, the Ontario government announced that all schools in the province, including those in the Upper Grand District School Board, will participate in remote learning following the April Break. This decision was made in response to the COVID-19 situation in the province. 

As such, UGDSB schools will remain in remote learning when classes resume on Monday April 19. The province has not yet provided a date for a return to in-person learning. 

Public Health Order

Prior to the April Break, UGDSB schools were participating in remote learning as directed by a Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Order. That Order expires on Sunday April 18, therefore once the Order expires, UGDSB will follow the direction of the province. 

Students in Specialized DD Class Placements

As part of the provincial announcement, the government stated that school boards are expected to provide in-person support for students with special education needs who have complex medical and learning needs and cannot be accommodated through remote learning.

On Monday April 19, school principals will contact parents/guardians of students in specialized DD class placements to determine which students can continue to be accommodated in remote learning, and which students need to be accommodated in person. As it will take time for schools to prepare to welcome these students and arrange staffing and transportation, in-person classes for students in specialized DD class placements will begin in-person instruction on Thursday April 22. These students will participate in remote learning from Monday April 19 to Wednesday April 21. 

Child Care & Before and/or After School Programs

All child care programs serving infant, toddler and preschool-age children located inside UGDSB schools may remain open. Parents/guardians should confirm with their child care program provider if they will be open. While UGDSB schools are closed, all Before and/or After School Programs will also be closed.

SIB Specific Information:

If your child requires a chromebook to use during remote learning (and one has not already come home) please complete the following form and you will be contacted regarding when you can pick one up from the school. 

Chromebook Request: 

Please check your child’s Google Classroom this Monday for the weekly schedule and reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions. Plus a parent tech help guide can be accessed at: 

Grade 8 Graduation Photos which were scheduled to be taken Wednesday April 21st have been postponed. Grade 8 families will be contacted with a new date once it has been organized. 

News regarding school is constantly being updated. SIB will continue to communicate with families step by step with information when it becomes available as we move through the school year. Please continue to check your email, twitter and our website daily for updates. 

Thank you and stay safe!

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