In-person learning return dates for WESTPORT (UCDSB) Students

MEDIA RELEASE

January 20, 2021 (Brockville, ON) – This school year has been about balancing our students’ academic needs and the obligation to keep them, and our staff, safe while at school. 

Schools in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGL) will reopen to all students for in-person learning on January 25.   . 

  • Elementary schools served by the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark Health Unit will welcome students back to in-person learning on January 25. Your school principal will be sending out a welcome back letter and informing you of any changes in health practices that will be taking place at your school for the return. If a student lives in EOHU but attends school in LGL, then they can attend.    
      
  • Grade 9-12 students in the LGL health unit area will continue with remote learning until the end of Quadmester 2 (Friday, Jan. 29). This delayed re-start will allow Grades 9-12 students the opportunity to start with a new cohort of students at the beginning of Quadmester 3 on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and limit their number of contacts.    

Further items of note:  

  • As announced earlier this month, it is required that all students in Grades 1-12 will need to wear non-medical or cloth masks indoors at school, including in hallways and during class times, on school transportation and outdoors during recess where students cannot maintain physical distancing. Masking in Kindergarten is optional but encouraged. 
      
  • For Grade 9-12 students currently using non-digital resources, new packages need to be picked up on Thursday, Jan. 21 and completed packages returnedThe final package for the quadmester will need to be returned to your teacher no later than Thursday, Jan. 28 for evaluation. Please contact your teacher if you have any questions.    

While we want to see all students back in our schools, we understand the government’s decision to remain vigilant to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our students and staff safe. We need to ensure that we continue with daily screening for symptoms and follow public health protocols that are in place.   

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