2021 Return To School Resources
As was indicated by the Minister of Education, both secondary and elementary schools in the province of Ontario will be closed to students until January 25 with students learning remotely during that time.
Each day, learning for students will be scheduled based on the Ministry of Education requirements for learning using a combination of both synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning.
2020/2021 Return To School Quick Links
Remote Learning Links
- BGCDSB Digital Best Practices
- Remote Learning Best Practices for Students
- 1:1 Chromebook Information
- Welcome To Virtual School
- Technology Support
- TVO Learn
- Government Support for Learners
- Letter from The Director - January 2021
Return To School
- Mental Health Services
- Grey Bruce Public Health Website
- COVID-19 Advisory Section
- COVID-19 Screening Tool
- Cleaning Protocol for BGCDSB
- BGCDSB 2020 Return To School Plan
- My Bruce Grey School Bus
- COVID-19 Self Assessment Checklist
- FAQ for Parents on 2020 Return
What Happens if My Child is Sick at School?
Screen yourself and your household members each morning before going to school or child care using the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool available here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Use the What To Do When Your Child Has a Symptom guide below to help your decisions.
Staff, students, parents/guardians and essential visitors will be expected to conduct the screening process prior to riding a school bus and/or entry to a school each day. Staff and students will be expected to stay home if symptoms are identified and the school will be notified through the school’s illness reporting protocol. We ask that you please review the Covid-19 self assessment checklist Self Assessment Checklist each day before students leave for school or get on the school bus. This is a very important step in controlling the spread of COVID-19.
As of January 25th 2021, masks are required for students in grades 1-12 when indoors and riding the school bus. Masks are also required outside school (recess, before school) for students if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
We are asking students to bring their own mask to school. Students will be provided with 2 cloth masks for their use during the school day. If students forget their mask, a disposable mask will be provided. Masks are used in conjunction with good hand hygiene and other safety protocols that will be reviewed regularly in class.
Schools are preparing individual student materials packages that contain basic supplies such as pencils, erasers, pens, markers, whiteboard, and scissors so that students will not have to share with others. These materials will be stored in the classroom when not in use. Students are welcome to bring their own supplies but will not be able to share them with their classmates.
1:1 Equipment Program
Effective September 2020, we are pleased to announce the rollout of our 1:1 equipment program for every student in Grade 4 - Grade 12. Each student in Grade 4 to Grade 12 will receive a Chromebook, Headphones, Charger and Case.
Our 1:1 equipment program is about learning and not technology! This program will inspire our students with hands-on learning and can be used to promote creativity in the classroom. This innovative tool has the capability to provide personalised learning and education in a number of different subject areas. The device allows students to gain access to a continually growing bank of educational content. Please watch for further information and a link to the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board Assumption of Responsibility for Borrowed Equipment Form.