The Glengarry News

COVID precautions

Schools closed for remainder of year

publisher May 19, 2020 - 2:01pm

Stressing the need to guarantee the safety of students during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government has confirmed that schools will remain closed for the rest of this school year.

At the same time, the government is planning for the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year, the gradual reopening of child care, and the opening of summer day camps subject to the continuing progress in trends of key public health indicators.

All students who were on track to graduate from secondary school before the initial school closure order was made in March will be able to graduate, and all students will receive report cards.

Later this summer, the government will announce a plan to strengthen learning and safety protocols to enable students and staff to return to in-class instruction for the 2020-21 school year. That plan will be bolstered by an enhanced province-wide virtual learning program that will allow all students to learn, regardless of the challenges that may transpire in the coming months.