It’s that time of year again, schools in session! The kids are all getting pumped up in hopes of a better school year than the previous year. As we all know, the pandemic wreaked havoc on children's ability to obtain a proper education, resulting in school closures that forced them to study everything online rather than in person. So what is the 2021/2022 school year going to look like in Oakville and Burlington?
The Reopening Plan for the Halton School Board
The Halton District School Board states that students and staff will be back in secure and productive learning environments by September 2021. They pledge to maintain an inclusive, safe, and discrimination-free environment.
The Reopening School Guide for September 2021 covers five areas: health and family, operations, instruction, wellness and technology. It is essential to understand that things may change.
Health and family
- Student Self-Assessment and Screening
- Personal Hygiene
- Physical Distance
- Masks, including cloth masks and face coverings
- Enhanced Care Cleaning Procedures
- Environment and Air Flow Fountains for Drinking
- Student Learning Communities
- Potential student with COVID-19 prior to entering school
- Potential student with COVID-19 at School
- Personal protective equipment used by staff members
They've put out a daily operational plan for a school's involvement in ensuring the safe reopening.
- Family responsibilities
- Student belongings
- The school’s outdoor play structures facilitate entrance and exit points
- School hours and student access
- Lunch and food items
- Academic Calendar
- Before and after-school programs, early childhood educational programs
- On-the-spot crisis resolution
The School Board will implement the Ministry of Education's new approach by creating a few days dedicated to face-to-face education in methods that are both engaging and student-centered.
Staff members will need to focus on helping kids become reacquainted with one another and rebuild a solid pattern of support as they return to school after being away for some time. Guidance counsellors, social workers, and other school-based support staff will provide all the assistance that students need.
We will provide students' support through a program geared for those studying through Distance Learning.
The details mentioned are the Halton District School Board's intention to reopen. Their website provides access to further data, and you can also contact your children's schools for more information.
We've all been swept into a new educational and cultural reality with the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Working together, we can minimize the problems faced by our kids as school begins again.
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