Dear Elementary School Parents and Guardians,
Since the beginning of the school year, the TDSB has made parent/guardian and student choice of in-person or virtual learning, a priority. As you know, the last opportunity to switch in early October resulted in many students having to change classes and teachers, class sizes being adjusted, and the addition of more double and triple grades, etc.
With these challenges in mind, the November switching opportunity was limited to requests to switch based on compassionate grounds where space was available, resulting in significantly less change to student and teacher placement in both virtual and in-person schools.
The next opportunity to request a switch was originally scheduled for the end of January (to take effect on February 16th) however we are requesting this information sooner to help with decision making.
This week you will be receiving an email from your child’s school asking you to indicate if your child wants to switch between in-person and virtual learning or between virtual and in-person learning. For those wishing to switch, it’s important to note that this email survey will not guarantee that a switch will be possible. However the information will help inform our decision making for this last opportunity to switch for the 2020-2021 school year.
Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s school prior to the Winter Break.
Dr. Kathy Witherow
Interim Director of Education