Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB release back-to-school plan; students opting out of in-class learning asked to register online

Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB release back-to-school plan; students opting out of in-class learning asked to register online

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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is reviewing the board’s reopening plans with parents.

Elementary students in the KPRDSB, which serves Clarington, Peterborough and Northumberland, will attend school five days a week with “enhanced health and safety requirements.”

Secondary students in the board will also attend school full-time, but with timetable adjustments to reduce the number of classes each day and limit student and staff contacts.

“We know that parents have been eager for further information on what programming for students will look like as we move forward in September,” said KPRDSB Chairperson Diane Lloyd. “The recent provincial government decision provided some clarity and allowed us to take their directives and localize them for our school board.”

The board’s back-to-school plan can be seen online here.

It includes information and protocols for students, staff and families in the following areas:

  • School Day Planning for Students
  • Modified School Routines
  • Healthy, Safe Schools and Facilities
  • Support for Students
  • Transportation

“I think it is important to note that our plan is a living document that reflects the most recent provincial directives and public health guidelines,” said Jennifer Leclerc, Director of Education. “We will continue to work to resolve issues as they arise in the coming weeks as we prepare for the new school year.”

Families do have the choice to not attend in-person school in both elementary and secondary grades. Students who choose online distance education will attend daily and participate in both real-time and independent study and follow the same curriculum as those going to school.

Parents who wish to enroll their child in the online learning program are asked to do so by August 19 online.

Students who don’t register will be assumed to be participating in the full-time, in-school model and don’t have to register.

KPRDSB has also released a list of frequently asked questions which can be found here.

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