On June 2, the Ontario government announced that schools will not reopen for in-person learning this year. To read the full news release visit: Remote Learning to Continue across Ontario for the Remainder of School Year
Based on this announcement, there will be no regular in-class learning at any school in the province, including in CDSBEO schools. Students will continue with remote learning until the end of the school year, with the same support that has been in place since April. Students with high needs who have been receiving in-school support will continue to do so.
Pick up/Drop off of Items at School
Building on practices implemented at the end of the last school year, we are preparing plans in consultation with local health units, to allow access to school property by students and families to retrieve personal belongings or return any material/items that belong to the school. Schools will arrange details directly with any families that need to pick up personal items, drop off board tech devices, etc. Please watch for information to come from your school principal on this matter.
Information on Graduations
CDSBEO continues to follow local Health Unit recommendations around Covid-19 safety for students and staff. As we did last year, each secondary school is preparing a virtual graduation that will highlight and celebrate our graduates. Special packages and take-aways will be prepared to mark this momentous occasion. Secondary schools are planning drive by celebrations with each graduate having an opportunity to wear the cap and gown, to receive their diploma, and to take photos. Parents and students will be asked to sign up for a specific time slot for this opportunity, and schools will send details to families of graduating students.
We continue to uphold the many Catholic traditions established in our secondary schools despite the pandemic. Valedictorians are being chosen, bursaries will be awarded, and students will be recognized for their resilience, determination, and hard work. We are very proud of our graduates, and we plan to ensure they feel celebrated while still respecting the health and safety protocols in place.
Health Canada has approved the expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to youth aged 12 and over. Families have received information on vaccination clinics on behalf of local health units. To ensure as many youth as possible are fully vaccinated before the start of the school year, the province expects to provide a first dose to all willing youth aged 12 to 17 before the end of June, and a second dose before the end of August 2021. For more details, please visit our website at: www.cdsbeo.on.ca