Schools

Etobicoke – Lakeshore

English Public Rollout: Toronto District School Board*

  • Schools in communities identified by Toronto Public Health as higher risk for contracting COVID-19 will have JK/SK classes capped at 15 students, while Grade 1 to 8 classes would be capped at 20. In all other schools, JK/SK classes would be capped at 27, Grade 1 to 3 classes would be capped at 20, while Grade 4 to 8 classes would be capped at 27.
  • Elementary Students In-Class:
    • Attend school five full days per week
    • Receive 300 minutes of instruction per day within a regular school day
    • Be in a class with the students cohorted as a group (including recess and lunch) with their classmates and homeroom teacher (including one DECE in kindergarten)
    • Receive the full breadth of programming from their homeroom teacher and specialized teachers (e.g. Core French teachers)
    • Likely experience changes in the timing of recesses, lunches, and bathroom breaks as they are staggered to limit or avoid interaction with other class groups
    • Practice health and safety measures, including physical distancing, hand and respiratory hygiene and screening for symptoms. Additionally, all students will be required to wear masks, with exemptions for medical reasons. Regular outdoor breaks will help support students who may need time away from their mask.
    • If a parent/guardian would like to switch their child from in-person to online learning, they may do so on the following days:
      • October 13, 2020 --> if requested by September 30, 2020
      • November 23, 202 --> if requested by November 6, 2020
      • February 16, 2021 --> if requested by January 29, 2021
  • High School Students In-Class:
    • At the beginning of each quadmester students choose between:
      • Adapted In-School Day Model (Smaller Class Size Cohorts)
      • 100% Remote Learning
    • Students/parents must indicate their choice two weeks prior to the start of a quad. Switching during quads is not permitted.
    • Quadmester Calendar:
      • Quad 1: Sept 15 or 17 - Nov. 9 + Exams Nov. 10 and Nov. 11
      • Quad 2: Nov. 12 - Jan. 28 + Exams Jan. 29 and Feb. 1
      • Quad 3: Feb. 3 - April 19 + Exams April 20-21 *April 8, 2021: OSSLT Day
      • Quad 4: April 22 - June 23 + Exams June 24, 25, 28
      • PA Days: September 1-3, November 20, February 2, February 12, June 29
    • Secondary students in the in-school model will be in school with their teacher every other day and will have live video conferencing (synchronous learning) with their teacher daily. Class sizes will be approximately 15 students.
    • The daily timetable for students in Cohort A will be as followed:
      • Day 1:
        • 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Course 1 – In person at school
        • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Student Dismissal/Lunch (return home)
        • 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Course 2 – Live Virtual Learning
      • Day 2:
        • 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Course 1 – Independent at home
        • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Student Dismissal/Lunch (return home)
        • 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Course 2 – Live Virtual Learning
      • Day 3:
        • 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Course 2 – In person at school
        • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Student Dismissal/Lunch (return home)
        • 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Course 1 – Live Virtual Learning
      • Day 4:
        • 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Course 2 – Independent at home
        • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Student Dismissal/Lunch (return home)
        • 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Course 1 – Live Virtual Learning
      • Day 5:
        • Will alternate each week based on cohort.
    • Students in Cohort B will follow an inverted model of Cohort A.
    • The daily virtual 12:30-2:00 learning period may be used for:
      • Support for Students with Special Needs, IEPs, ELLs, etc.
      • Student Success Initiatives (RCR, caring adult meetings)
      • Gap Closing -- Small Group Learning
      • School-Wide or Small Group Wellness Initiatives
      • Support for IB Program Requirements (Extended Essay, ToK, Internal Assessments)
      • Meetings for Leadership Groups (e.g. Student Council, Athletic Council, etc.)
  • Elementary Students Online:
    • There will be four elementary 'Virtual Schools,' each connected with one Learning Centre.
    • Each of the four Virtual Schools will be fully online and will be staffed with TDSB teachers, principals, vice-principals, guidance counsellors, and support staff.
    • Students will be taking part in synchronous (live/online) learning throughout the day with the following maximum class sizes and synchronous (live/online) learning times (in addition to asynchronous learning):
      • JK/SK:
        • Maximum Class Size: 29
        • Time Requirement: 180 minutes
      • Grades 1-3:
        • Maximum Class Size: 20
        • Time Requirement: 225 minutes
      • Grades 4-8:
        • Maximum Class Size: 35
        • Time Requirement: 225 minutes
    • Students will be assigned to an online Homeroom with a Homeroom Teacher who will also be online. Daily attendance will be taken.
    • Students will have 300 minutes of learning opportunities (synchronous and asynchronous) each day.
    • Large Group Instruction will be scheduled for 40-50% of the day, depending on grade level.
    • Guided instruction (small group), synchronous (live), “Check & Connect” (small group or individual) will also be part of the learning process.
    • Independent work will be made available in Brightspace.
    • The online Homeroom Teacher, DECE for Kindergarten where applicable, and prep subject teachers will deliver the grade-appropriate Ontario curriculum.
    • Through TDSB Virtual School, students with special education needs will continue to be supported in alignment with their Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Identification, Placement Review Committee (IPRC) placement decisions whether that be regular class or special education class.
    • Classroom teachers and special education teachers (e.g., Resource teachers, HSP teachers) will work in collaboration to support students and provide accommodations, modifications and/or alternative programming as needed.
  • High School Students Online:
    • The TDSB Secondary Virtual School will be fully online and staffed by TDSB teachers, a principal, vice-principals, guidance counsellors and support staff.
    • Students will maintain a connection with the school that retains their school records, referred to as their home school. Students will be taking part in synchronous (live/online) learning and asynchronous (independent work) learning throughout the day.
    • Class sizes in the Secondary Virtual School will be the same as those in our in-person model. Class size in secondary schools is determined by the type of course. For example:
      • Academic - target of 30 students
      • Applied - target of 23 students
      • University - target of 31 students
      • College - target of 26 students
      • University/College - target of 31 students
    • The day will be structured as follows:
      • 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.:
        • Course 1: 2 hours synchronous / 0.5 hours asynchronous/independent work.
      • 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.:
        • Course 2: 2 hours synchronous / 0.5 hours asynchronous/independent work.
    • If parents/guardians wish to switch their child between in-person learning and Virtual School, they may do so on the following dates:
      • November 12, 202 --> if requested by October 15, 2020
      • February 3, 2021 --> if requested by January 5, 2021
      • April 22, 2021 --> if requested by March 23, 2021

 

English Catholic Rollout: Toronto Catholic District School Board*

  • Elementary Students In-Class:
    • All elementary students will attend school 5 days per week, limited to one cohort for the entire day including recess and lunchtime with 300 minutes of instruction per day.
    • All students K-12 will be required to wear a mask at all times.
    • Enhanced cleaning and health and safety protocols will be in place.
    • Some adaptations to program delivery will occur in order to adhere to Public Health protocols.
    • Cohorted classes will stay together and with one teacher (one teacher and one DECE in kindergarten), where possible.
  • Elementary Students Online:
    • Students will be assigned to virtual classrooms for distance learning.
    • Teachers will record daily attendance.
    • Students will receive 300 minutes of learning daily with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous opportunities.
    • Teachers will support students in large and small group instruction.
    • Staff will engage in ongoing and regular synchronous Check & Connect with students.
    • Asynchronous independent work available in Google Classroom/Brightspace.
    • All teachers to maintain a robust Google or other approved platform for learning resources.
    • Access to platform for relevant assigned itinerant staff and administrators to support and monitor learning.
    • Students will receive timetables outlining weekly schedules for all classes.
    • Central staff will provide resources on board website to enhance learning in all subject areas to enhance learning platforms.
    • Roles and responsibilities of Mental health team to provide enhanced resources to support students and families.
    • Teachers will focus on core curriculum delivery and other subjects including Religion, Core French, Music, Visual Arts, Drama & Dance and Physical Education & Health.
    • Distance Learning by Grade:
      • Kindergarten:
        • Daily synchronous instruction opportunities based on Kindergarten program
        • Asynchronous activities/resources on classroom platform
        • Whole Group Instruction (Synchronous and Asynchronous)
        • Guided Small Group Instruction (Synchronous)
        • Synchronous Check & Connect
      • Grades 1 – 3:
        • Daily synchronous instruction opportunities in Numeracy, literacy, religion
        • Asynchronous activities/resources on classroom platform
        • Whole Group Instruction
        • Guided Instruction (Synchronous) & Independent Work
        • Synchronous Check & Connect
      • Grades 4 – 6:
        • Daily synchronous instruction opportunities in Numeracy, literacy, religion, science
        • Whole Group Instruction
        • Guided Instruction (Synchronous) & Independent Work
        • Synchronous Check & Connect
        • Asynchronous activities/resources on classroom platform
      • Grades 7 – 8:
        • Daily synchronous instruction opportunities/Whole Group Instruction: Numeracy, literacy, religion, science, geography, history
        • Guided Instruction (Synchronous) & Independent Work
        • Synchronous Check & Connect
        • Asynchronous activities/resources on classroom platform
  • High School Students In-Class:
    • All regular classes will be cohorted and split into two of approximately 15 students or less.
    • Students will attend every second day and will take two courses at a time through a quadmester timeline for the school year. Further learning in the two courses will take place through Distance Learning.
    • Students who regularly attend Special Education ISP DD/ME specialized classes will attend every day for the full day.
    • Classes will also utilize a recognized Learning Platform (Brightspace or Google Classroom) to facilitate the Distance Learning component of each class.
    • Distance Learning: occurs when a student is demonstrating learning outcomes in communication with his/her teacher when they are not in the typical in-person classroom environment. Distance learning can be synchronous or asynchronous.
    • Synchronous Learning: occurs when the teacher interacts with a student or group of students in real-time either online or through other means in relation to the course content, lessons or assessment tools. Learning platforms such as Brightspace and Google classroom can be used to support this approach.
    • Asynchronous Learning: does not occur in-real time. Students respond to course content, lessons or assessments typically through accessing the learning platform where the teacher has placed these activities. Although this can seem to look like independent work, ideas, response and feedback can still occur. The feedback does not happen simultaneously with the teacher.
    • Students typically take two courses per quad and will attend school every second day from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
    • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.:
      • One half of the class will attend school for in-class learning (alternating cohorts of the same class during the week).
      • The other half of the same class will participate in asynchronous learning in the morning.
    • *11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.:
      • Lunch for staff and exit for students.
    • 12:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.:
      • Learning in the other course will occur through synchronous learning Course 1 or Course 2 Synchronous Learning (both cohorts together) - prescribed by week.
  • High School Students Online:
    • Will follow quadmester calendar:
      • Quad 1: September 14 or 16 – November 18
      • Quad 2: November 19 – February 5
      • Quad 3: February 8 – April 23
      • Quad 4: April 29 – June 29
    • At the beginning of each quad, students/parents choose between in-class and 100% remote learning models and must indicate their choice two weeks prior to the start of quad.
    • Most students are expected to complete two courses/quad.
    • No switching is permitted during quads.
    • Parents/guardians will need to notify the school in advance of the quad to ensure that appropriate programming will be able to take place.
    • Students will have a daily schedule as outlined below. A minimum of 90 minutes/course/day must be synchronous through BrightSpace or Google Classroom.
      • Course 1: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      • Course 2: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

French Public Rollout:

  • Daily access to schools is limited to students and staff only, parents who wish to access the school must make an appointment to do so.
    • All students and staff must self-screen each day before going to school and all symptoms of COVID-19 must be monitored.
  • Elementary Students In-Class:
    • Will be given 300 minutes of instruction per day and will stay in the same group all day (including recess and lunch).
    • Recess, lunch/snack and restroom hours will differ based on cohort to ensure proper distancing.
    • If parents choose to reintegrate their child into the school system, they will have to directly report to the school principal and integration could take up to 15 working days.
    • For students with special needs, they will continue to follow the strategies outlined in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Elementary Students Online:
    • Students will have access to online materials that promote both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
    • Students will have a schedule equivalent to a school day at school.
    • The commission favours the use of Microsoft TEAMS platform.
    • For students with special needs, they will continue to follow the strategies outlined in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • High School Students In-Class:
    • Will be given 300 minutes of instruction per day, organized in cohorts.
    • Some students will be allowed to leave the classroom for additional support.
    • Mental health services will continue to be provided to students who need them, regardless of teaching delivery model.
    • For students with special needs, they will continue to follow the strategies outlined in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
    • The use of lockers is prohibited, students are able to bring knapsacks.
  • High School Students Online:
    • Students will have access to online materials that promote both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
    • Students will have a schedule equivalent to a school day at school.
    • The commission favours the use of Microsoft TEAMS platform.
  • Transportation:
    • All families are encouraged to provide their own method of transportation.
    • If a bus is required:
      • Students in Kindergarten – grade 3 strongly encouraged to wear mask.
      • Students in grades 4 – 8 are required to wear a mask at all times.

English Public Board – Toronto DSB

$5,954,698 for Additional Custodial Staffing Supports.

$1,142,261 for Health and Safety Training for Occasional Teachers and Casual Education Workers.

$732,744 for Additional Support for Special Education.

$848,370 for Additional Mental Health Support.

$1,732,735 for Technology resulting in an estimated 3,465 devices.

$ 459,930 for Enhanced Cleaning Supports.

Total of $10,870,738 for Toronto DSB

English Catholic Board – Toronto Catholic

-$2,208,626 for Additional Custodial Staffing Supports.

-$437,064 for Health and Safety Training for Occasional Teachers and Casual Education Workers.

-$309,524 for Additional Support for Special Education.

-$440,484 for Additional Mental Health Support.

-$642,680 for Technology resulting in an estimated 1,285 devices.

-$172,198 for Enhanced Cleaning Supports.

-Total of $4,210,576 for Toronto Catholic District School Board

French Public Board 

-$324,134 for Additional Custodial Staffing Supports.

-$73,183 for Health and Safety Training for Occasional Teachers and Casual Education Workers.

-$96,620 for Additional Support for Special Education.

-$235,292 for Additional Mental Health Support.

-$94,318 for Technology resulting in an estimated 189 devices.

-$26,882 for Enhanced Cleaning Supports.

-Total of $850,429

French Catholic Board 

-$424,666 for Additional Custodial Staffing Supports.

-$94,680 for Health and Safety Training for Occasional Teachers and Casual Education Workers.

-$107,978 for Additional Support for Special Education.

-$246,240 for Additional Mental Health Support.

-$123,572 for Technology resulting in an estimated 247 devices.

-$34,859 for Enhanced Cleaning Supports.

-Total of $1,031,995