Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Near North District School Board (NNDSB) would like to thank you for your continued efforts to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Your caution, cooperation, and commitment to public health has minimized disruptions to learning and increasingly made our schools safer for in-person activities.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the possibility of a transition to remote learning remains. While we have received no indication from either the Ministry of Education or public health officials that schools will close, we want to make sure we are prepared to facilitate a smooth transition to remote learning if directed to do so.
Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure your family is prepared for a possible transition to remote learning after the winter break, we ask that you consider the following:
- Ask your student to bring home all learning materials and personal items from desks and lockers, and any tools or supplies they will need to pivot to remote learning.
- Families that need the use of board-provided technology to access remote learning are asked to complete the Technology Request Survey to communicate technology needs. Families that have devices for their students are not required to complete the survey.
- Inform the school if there have been changes to your e-mail, phone number or other contact information. This information is critical to support ongoing school/parent communication during times of remote learning.
- Visit the Near North Passport to Learning webpage to access a variety of resources and helpful links to support remote learning including technical support, information about virtual learning platforms, and instructional resources.
We wish your family a wonderful holiday season.
Thank you for your support.
Near North District School Board