In a message to families of students, Durham District School Board (DDSB) yesterday clarified what the continued closure of schools for the current academic year means.
- Schools will remain closed to in-person learning for the rest of this school year and students will continue to learn remotely.
- Students currently learning in-person as part of a special education class will continue to do so.
- We are planning for full-day in-person learning for secondary students choosing to learn in-person for the 2021-22 school year.
- We will be providing families with a one-week window in early-August to confirm their choice of in-person or virtual learning for the 2021-22 school year.
- Secondary school bell times will be from 10am to 4pm for all students.
- Secondary schools will be operating on a quadmester schedule with students taking two courses at a time for approximately 45 school days per quadmester.
- Timetables will be provided to students closer to the start of the school year.
- OSSLT is not required for students graduating this (2020-21) and next (2021-22) school year.
- The requirement to earn 40 community involvement hours has been reduced to 20 hours for this (2020-21) and next (2021-22) school year.