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Return to School 2022 / 2023

(Aug 5, 2022)
INFORMATION FOR ADSB FAMILIES RE: REMOTE LEARNING FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
We hope our students and families are enjoying a sun-filled, fun-filled summer! While we continue blackboardto learn to live with COVID-19, we have many successes to celebrate, thanks to the ongoing patience, understanding and support of our students, families and staff. As we begin to finalize plans for the 2022-2023 school year, we want to advise that protective measures such as hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, and additional ventilation measures will remain in place, as keeping schools open for in-person learning has been vital to supporting mental health and well-being. Note: Further information about students’ access to learning during COVID-related absences will be coming at the end of August, as we will not be supporting “hybrid” learning for the 2022-2023 school year.
 
This past year, we were thrilled to have over 98% of our students return to in-person learning! We do encourage in-person learning as the best way to maximize learning and social development, however, do recognize that this is a decision based on family circumstances. For the upcoming school year, the Ministry of Education is requiring school boards to provide the option for remote learning for one more year, thus we will be offering a virtual school model for the year, with the following parameters:
 
Elementary (JK-8)
• most, if not all, elementary classes will be combined grades (ie. Gr. 4/5 or by division Gr. 1-3), given the anticipated low enrolment;
• due to logistics and staffing, parents opting for remote learning must commit to remote learning for the school year, with only one option to return to in-person learning, which will be in early February, 2023;
• due to limited enrolment and staffing demands, the virtual school will be an English program, however, French Immersion students will be supported in transitioning back to Immersion upon return to in-person learning and will have access to Core French while in the virtual program;
• students/families commit to the expectations/considerations for remote learning (see attached document).
 
Secondary (9-12)
• the secondary program will include access to a variety of eLearning courses through the Ontario eLearning Consortium and limited synchronous course offerings, dependent on enrolment;
• due to logistics and staffing, parents opting for remote learning must commit to remote learning for the school year, with only one option to return to in-person learning, which will be in early February 2023;
• due to limited enrolment and staffing demands, the secondary program will be an English program, however, French Immersion courses may be accessed via eLearning and tvoILC, through ADSB;
• students/families commit to the expectations/considerations for remote learning (see attached document).
 
If you wish to enrol your child for remote learning for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the request form, using this link, by noon on August 24, 2022. In order for us to allocate staff, it is imperative that this deadline be respected, thus we cannot accept new registrations after the deadline.
 
We appreciate your understanding as we work to support families and learning. Thank you for your ongoing partnership,
 
Lucia Reece, Director of Education