Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians of secondary school students,
Near North District School Board (NNDSB) had announced that it would move to a normal four-course semester system when approval was given by the Ministry of Education and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. As we had not received such approval, we announced in our Letter to Families on Jan. 7 that we were moving forward with a quadmester model for the second half of this school year.
Since that communication, the Ministry of Education confirmed that all school boards in Ontario can resume a four-course semester timetable with the approval of the local health unit and that the local health unit was in support of this model.
Plans are being made to transition secondary students from octomester to semester timetables effective Jan. 31. Families and students do not need to take action, and course selections will remain unchanged. Questions about the semester timetable should be directed to the school.
We will be maintaining our commitment to student and staff safety and well-being and will continue to follow the directions and advice of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and the North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit.
Thank you for your support.
Near North District School Board