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Additional Information: Selection Form for In-Person or Virtual Learning

We look forward to reconnecting all students to their home schools and welcoming them in person in September. While requests for Virtual Learning will be accommodated where necessary, we strongly encourage all students to select In-Person Learning for the 2021-22 school year. 

Note: The details below could change between now and September 2021 as we receive new information and guidelines from the Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health.

Elementary

In-Person Learning

Virtual Learning

All elementary programs will be offered based on program viability.

Programming (French Immersion/Extended French/Specialized Programs/Alternative Schools) will proceed only if there is sufficient enrollment to offer the classes.

Special Education Intensive Support Programs (ISP) will be offered.

Special Education Intensive Support Programs (ISP) will be offered, based on program viability through their home schools or groups of schools. Students will not lose their IPRC placement if attending a Virtual Learning ISP.

Students will be placed in class groups while indoors and larger groups for recesses outdoors.

Students will receive 180 minutes (Kindergarten) and 225 minutes (Grades 1-8) of synchronous (live) instruction each day.

COVID-19 safety procedures will be in place as directed by Toronto Public Health.

Students may be combined from various community TDSB schools into Virtual Learning classes.

Potential for triple combined grade classes.

Potential for triple combined grade classes and larger class sizes.

Before and After School programs will be available at specific school sites.

 

 
Secondary

In-Person Learning

Virtual Learning

Courses (Arts, Tech, etc.) will be offered based on student enrollment sufficient to make the program viable.

Courses (Arts, Tech, etc.) will be offered based on student enrollment sufficient to make the program viable.

Programs (Specialized Programs, Alternative Schools, IB, SHSM, TOPS, AP, Arts, Athletics, French, etc.) will be offered based on student enrollment sufficient to make the program viable.

Programs (Specialized Programs, Alternative Schools, IB, SHSM, TOPS, AP, Arts, Athletics, French, etc.) will be offered based on student enrollment sufficient to make the program viable.

Daily schedule will be one course in the morning for 150 minutes and one course in the afternoon for 150 minutes.

Daily schedule will be one course in the morning for 150 minutes and one course in the afternoon for 150 minutes.

Special Education Intensive Support Programs  (ISP) will be offered.

Special Education Intensive Support Programs will be offered for students, based on program viability through their home schools or groups of schools. Students will not lose their IPRC placement if attending a Virtual Learning ISP.

COVID-19 safety procedures will be in place as directed by Toronto Public Health.

Students may be combined from various TDSB schools into Virtual Learning classes.


Ventilation in Schools
Ventilation is one strategy to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 in schools by helping to reduce the number of virus particles in the air. The TDSB has focused on several areas to improve ventilation in schools and keep students and staff healthy. Learn more about ventilation in TDSB schools


Technology
TDSB is committed to supporting all families who select Virtual Learning as their child’s learning model for the year by providing a loaned computing device (e.g. Chromebook, iPad). There will be a space on the online Selection Form to indicate if your child requires a device for Virtual Learning. Devices will be distributed to families by the home school for the 2021-22 school year. 

Switching Between Learning Models
TDSB is committed to student success. Movement of students between In-Person and Virtual Learning is disruptive to individual student success, to the class and impacts staff ability to support students. There will be one opportunity for students to switch between In-Person Learning and Virtual Learning in February for Term 2 (elementary) and for Semester 2 (secondary).

Selection Form Links
The selection form link will be emailed to the parent/guardian listed as 'priority 1' with the TDSB. We ask parents/guardians to look out for the selection form email (one per child) on August 5 and to check junk/spam folders.

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