(Covid-19) Response and Precautions
UPDATE: March 21, 2020
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March 17, 2020
Attention Woodland Students and Parents:
At this point, most of you are aware that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will be closed for the two weeks following March Break. I have consulted with Edvance Christian Schools Association, and looked at recommendations from public health and the Ontario government, and connected with members of our board.
Best practices indicate that schools should not meet for 2 weeks after March Break.
We have decided that we will close the school building until Monday, April 6, but we will continue to run classes remotely for the 2 weeks after March break.
We would like to ensure that students complete the necessary hours and are equipped with the critical skills without adding any time to the school year. All co-curricular activities and school trips scheduled during this time will be cancelled.
Teachers will communicate to their students via Edsby by Tuesday, March 24 with expectations and details regarding online learning. As a staff we will be working on establishing the details for this new approach and will not have detailed answers for you until March 24. Parents should expect that students will spend the equivalent hours for the school day working remotely.
On Monday March 23, between 12:00 and 4:00 PM the school building will be open for students to pick up books, instruments, and binders for their classes.
During your time away from the school building we encourage you to follow the recommendations established by public health authorities including:
- no international travel
- limit social gathers with large numbers
- take necessary precautions that limit transmission of the virus.
More detailed information about the COVID -19 in Ontario can be found here.
Please recognize that things change rapidly right now and we will do our best to communicate a measured response to events. Please pray for safety for all our students and families and especially for those working on the front lines to ensure our health.
John Van Pelt
Principal, Woodland Christian High School