Canada/ 30 July 2020/ Source/ https://globalnews.ca/
Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board are among the 24 Ontario school boards moving forward with a hybrid plan when classes resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic in September.
On Thursday, the province revealed plans for elementary and high school students come fall. Elementary students will be in classrooms five days a week while most secondary students will be in class on alternating days.
There are 48 other school boards in Ontario that are allowed to let secondary students go back to school full time because they typically have smaller enrollment sizes.
“Not surprisingly, that in the larger urban areas, such as the London area, that we would be one of the designated boards that with our secondary students is still being cautious,” Linda Staudt, director of education LDCSB said.
“It really won’t be that much different from what families are accustomed to right now when they’re out in public, the masking, the physical distancing, the directional arrows.”