Today, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced online courses and more educational programming to support the continuation of learning for Ontario students. Programming will be available on a new online portal called Learn at Home. This education programming is not for assessment purposes, but is intended to keep students engaged in learning. The Minister of Education has stated that this is the first phase of continuity of learning and will provide additional updates in the coming days. We are currently looking for ways to support families without access to technology or internet and will provide more information as we learn more.
We have also provided a list of online learning resources for families and students to support ongoing learning.
We’re sure you have a lot of questions and concerns. We know you are concerned about your child’s academics. You want to know about marks, graduation requirements, post-secondary applications, and more. While we don’t have all of the answers today, we’re going to share as much as we can, and we will continue to keep you updated as we learn more. For now, it is important to focus on keeping our community safe and healthy.
You may be concerned about your child’s emotional well-being. You can find tips on how to speak to your child about COVID-19 on our website.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. We will be sending follow-up communications as more information becomes available. For up-to-date information, please visit www.yrdsb.ca and the Board’s twitter feed @yrdsb. On behalf of all of the Trustees and employees at York Region District School Board, we wish you and your loved ones safety and health during these uncertain times.