Ontario announces three options for the return to school in the fall: Final decision expected in August

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced the government’s plan for the reopening of schools in the fall on Friday, June 19, 2020.

The plan includes three options: the continuation of learning at home; a return to in-school instruction with enhanced health and safety protocols; and an adaptive learning model that features a combination of learning at home and in-school instruction with limited class sizes and alternating days and/or weeks.

The adaptive learning model, as outlined by Minister Lecce, provides for a maximum of 15 students per classroom per day. It also requires students to register prior to the start of the school year so that class assignments and timetables can be set in advance. If the adaptive learning model is selected for the start of the 2020-21 school year, the decision will be re-evaluated at the end of September based on direction from the Ontario Medical Officer of Health as well as local health officials.

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