Local Catholic school board addresses extension of school closures

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) has released information for its students after the extension of school closures was announced yesterday.

On Monday, Mar. 23, 2020, Premier Doug Ford announced that all schools closures would be extended beyond Monday, Apr. 6, 2020. The Premier also indicated that more information on the extension would be released by the Ministry of Education in the coming days.

“We understand that these closures puts an added pressure on families across our Catholic school communities,” David DeSantis, Director of Education for the ALCDSB said in a letter sent to all families within the board on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020. “Staff at ALCDSB have been working diligently to create a robust plan to best support our students academically.”

Part of that work includes the creation of five documents aimed at supporting home learning for primary, junior, intermediate, secondary, and French as a Second Language students. The documents can be found here.

The board’s hope is that the documents will become “an additional at-home learning resource to supplement resources provided by the provincial government,” the letter reads.

“Our senior team continues to work together to plan and support our Catholic school communities during this difficult time. Please continue to check the Board website for regular updates,” DeSantis said. “We are committed to providing updates as they become available during this rapidly evolving situation. The health and safety of our students, staff and greater community remain a priority for ALCDSB. Please continue to follow the advice of our public health officials and stay well.”

For more information and resources from the ALCDSB during the school closures, click here.

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  • Hi
    Thank you for the update
    I do have a question my son had co op last semester all day I was wondering what may be the substitute for that so he may continue to get his grade 12.
    He is a senior and I am concerned he obviously may not graduate

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