August 5, 2020
On July 30, 2020 the Ministry of Education (MOE) unveiled their plans to return students to school safely in September. The NNDSB is identified as a non-designated school board. Therefore, with guidance from public health officials the MOE outlined the following guidelines:
- The full reopening of all publicly funded secondary and elementary schools five days a week;
- Ensuring families have a choice for in-class or online learning, and the latitude to change that decision throughout the year, and;
- Providing a safe and healthy school environment for students, teachers and staff, and safeguarding the broader communities in which they live.
The NNDSB continues to work diligently to develop our plans for the safest and most effective return for students and staff. This includes consultation with our local health unit, the Ministry of Education, our community stakeholders and parents/guardians. The intent of our reopening plan is to remain vigilant to ensure safety while endeavouring to support all students and families with learning opportunities that best suit each circumstance.
A survey was sent through email last week to request information of families regarding their child/children’s return to school preferences. The purpose of the survey is to gather initial data regarding students’ return to school and transportation requirements. At this time, the information will be used for board level planning purposes. The NNDSB is committed to supporting the learning needs of all students’ and families with a safe re-opening. If you did not receive an email please follow the link below to access the survey.
The NNDSB will continue to update our website with the most up-to-date information. Please continue to monitor our website at www.nearnorthschools.ca. For more specific information regarding your child/children’s return to school please contact your school principal.