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Return to school updates

We are happy to welcome students back to school for the 2020-2021 school year.  In addition to our Return to School Plan, we have some important updates to share with families to keep everyone healthy and safe. Schools will also share site-specific updates with you over the coming days and weeks as we all adjust and adapt to our new normal.

COVID-19 family responsibilities

COVID-19 family responsibilities

COVID-19 daily active screening

All families are required to screen their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms before each school day. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has provided a simple one-page daily screening tool (Pdf) (updated September 18, 2020) to assist with screening. Feel free to print and keep a copy in a handy place at home as a reference. It is critical that students do not come to school or go on a school bus if they have any of the COVID-19 symptoms. According to provincial public health direction, if students have any symptoms, they must visit an assessment centre, or call their health care provider immediately to determine if a COVID-19 test is required.

COVID-19 screening

COVID-19 information and assessment

Ensuring our schools can remain open will take all of us doing our part. This means that all students, staff, bus drivers, bus monitors and school visitors must perform the daily self-assessment of COVID-19 symptoms. An information page is available on the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health website, and includes this self-assessment tool to help protect yourself, your family and your school community.

The information page includes the following:

Face coverings in schools

All students in Grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical or cloth masks while indoors at school (including classrooms and common areas, such as hallways) and on the school bus unless there is a necessary exemption (medical conditions or special needs) that would prevent them from wearing a mask. Families are expected to provide non-medical or cloth masks for their child(ren). A supply of non-medical masks will be available at schools for students who forget to bring one.

How to safely wear a mask (Pdf)

Use of face coverings in school (Pdf)

How to safely wear a mask

Confirmed COVID-19 cases

Confirmed COVID-19 cases

Confirmed COVID-19 casesIn accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, this page will be updated on an ongoing basis with information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving an individual(s) in a school setting or office site within the HPEDSB. This information  will be shared upon notification of confirmed cases by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

In the interest of maintaining privacy, information provided here will not identify the individual(s) who has received a positive COVID-19 test.

Important: A positive case at a school does not mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere else in the community.

In the event that Hastings Prince Edward Public Health advises HPEDSB that a class or school should be closed for a period of time, parents/guardians, students and staff will be notified.

If no information is provided below, there are no confirmed cases.

Current status: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases within HPEDSB is 0.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
Date School/Office site Classroom

Mental health and well-being resources

FAQs

FAQs

Back to school planning FAQs from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health FAQs (scroll to bottom of the page)

Health and safety protocols

Who decided that schools will reopen In September 2020?

The Ministry of Education released its Guide to Reopening Ontario’s Schools on July 30, 2020. The document provides directions to school boards and was approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, and was developed in consultation with the COVID-19 Command Table and pediatric experts. The current plan has also been endorsed by our partners at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH).

What safety measures are in place to protect students and staff?

As always, our plans are based on the advice, guidance and directives of provincial and local public health officials. It is important to note that a safe school reopening is contingent on limiting community spread of COVID-19. If circumstances change and we experience an increase in regional cases in Hastings County and Prince Edward County, we may need to adjust the school model. We encourage everyone to follow public health guidelines and remain vigilant in helping to keep our communities safe.

The Ministry of Education document provides guidance on safety and cleaning measures to help keep students and staff safe at school. These measures include the use of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), additional school custodians, enhanced cleaning supplies and protocols, and additional health and safety training for school-based staff. In addition, the government is providing funding for additional public health nurses to assist schools in local health protocols.

Some of the protocols are detailed in other questions on this page.

Are students and staff screened upon arriving at school?

All students and staff must self-screen every day before attending school and arriving at school.  If a student or staff member is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home from school, should seek testing and appropriate medical attention. Staff and students feeling sick should remain at home while waiting for test results. If a symptomatic individual tests positive for COVID-19, they should continue to remain in isolation at home and follow the directions of Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Are temperatures taken at school?

No. Public health officials have indicated that temperatures are not a reliable source for screening of COVID-19.

Are students and staff being tested?

No. Public health officials have indicated that tests are only accurate for one day. The use of active screening and contact tracing is more reliable.

What happens if a student feels sick? Will they be sent home? Will they have to isolate for 14 days?

All students and staff must self-screen every day before attending school using a checklist before arriving at school. If a student or staff member is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home from school and should seek testing and appropriate medical attention. If a student or staff member feels sick, or develops symptoms while at school, schools will follow the following protocol:

  • Students or staff who develop COVID-19 symptoms will immediately be separated from others and the family will be contacted to arrange pick-up.
  • Staff and families will be directed to consult their health care provider and should be provided with information about COVID-19 testing locations.
  • Staff and/or students who test positive may not return to school until they are cleared by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
  • Staff and/or students who test negative can return to school once they are symptom-free for 24 hours.
  • HPEDSB schools will immediately report any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
  • HPEDSB schools will participate in contact tracing through keeping records of classes, transported students and school visitors.

Further information will be provided once the provincial school outbreak protocol is released.

What is contact tracing?

Contact tracing is a way for schools and public health to keep track of positive or suspected cases of COVID-19. Schools will keep daily records of attendance of all persons within the school. These will be made available to Hastings Prince Edward Public Health to facilitate contact tracing in the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case or outbreak.

What if a student or staff member tests positive? Does the whole class need to be tested or self-isolate?

If a COVID-19 positive case is identified in a school, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health will provide further instructions on who else in the school may need testing and/or monitoring/isolation at that time. Staff/children who are being managed by public health (e.g. confirmed cases of COVID-19, household contacts of cases, etc.) must follow their instructions on when they can return to school. Further information will be provided once the provincial school outbreak protocol is released.

Do all students have to wear masks? What if they can’t wear a mask due to medication conditions?

All students in Grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical or cloth masks while indoors at school (including classrooms and common areas. such as hallways) and on the school bus unless there is a necessary exemption (medical conditions or special needs) that would prevent them from wearing a mask.

Families are expected to provide non-medical or cloth masks for their child(ren). A supply of non-medical masks will be available at schools for students who require one. For students who choose to wear a cloth mask, families will be responsible to ensure it is appropriately cleaned.

Staff are also required to wear masks while indoors unless there is a necessary exemption that would prevent them from wearing a mask.

Public health nurses will be assisting students and staff on how to properly wear, take off and store masks.

Learn more about face coverings in schools from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Are masks provided to students?

Families should provide their students with non-medical or cloth masks. Schools have a supply of non-medical masks for students who forget or damage theirs.

Can students wear face shields?

Non-medical or cloth masks are mandatory for students in Grades 4 to 12 unless they have a necessary exemption. Student can also wear a face shield if families choose but it does not replace mandatory masks for Grades 4 to 12.

Learn more about face coverings in schools from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

How do students store their masks for lunch breaks and recess?

When not in use, masks should be stored in a labelled paper bag or reusable container that does not allow moisture build-up.

Learn more about face coverings in schools from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Can students use lanyards or chains to hold their masks so they don’t lose them?

No. That is not good mask protocol. Masks should be stored in a paper bag or container that does not allow moisture build-up. Also, lanyards are a potential choking and safety hazard.

Learn more about face coverings in schools from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Are there adequate hand cleaning stations? How often do students clean their hands?

All classrooms have hand sanitizer available, some have hand washing stations. Regular hand cleaning will be incorporated into students’ daily routines (upon entering school, before lunch and recess breaks, after using the washroom, returning from outside play/recess and after sneezing or coughing). Students will be taught proper handwashing hygiene.

How can you ensure proper adequate physical distancing?

The Ministry of Education has indicated that standard physical distancing of 2 metres is not possible in most schools. Schools will provide 2-metre spacing as much as possible and try to reduce face-to-face interactions. Because physical distancing is not possible in most schools, masks are mandatory for staff and students in Grades 4 to 12, and are encouraged for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3. Where possible, staff will be encouraged to take students outdoors or into larger spaces to further reduce risks.

How are schools and classrooms cleaned?

Schools will implement a more frequent cleaning and disinfecting routine according to Ministry of Education and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health recommendations. Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected at least twice a day throughout schools. Schools will undergo extra cleaning and disinfecting at the end of each school day. Soft surfaces that cannot be easily cleaned will be removed from classrooms (e.g. plush/absorbent items, upholstered furnishings).

How are washrooms cleaned?

High-touch surfaces in washrooms will be cleaned throughout the day. The use of washrooms will be staggered where possible to support cohorting (grouping) of students. Signs will be posted to indicate the maximum number of people using washrooms at any given time. Depending on the size of the school and the location of washrooms, schools may assign students to specific washrooms.

How are you supporting student mental health and well-being?

Child and youth workers are in elementary schools and social workers are in secondary schools. Both are available to provide in-person or virtual support. There are also supporting organizations that offer mental health and well-being services and resources.

School day/operations

What does return to school look like at the HPEDSB?

Elementary: The Ministry of Education has directed that elementary students in K-Grade 8 will attend school in-person, five days per week, with one cohort (the same group of students) for the full day, including recess and lunch. Enhanced health and safety protocols will be in place and schools will provide the full range of elementary curriculum.

Secondary: The Ministry of Education has provided two models for secondary schools, depending on whether a school board is considered to have a high or low risk profile. HPEDSB has been identified as a low risk school board which means secondary school students in Grades 9 to 12 will attend school in-person, five days a week with an emphasis on cohorting (grouping) students and limiting student contacts as much as possible. This may mean a change to the current schedule and the number of periods attended by students each day.

Opting out of returning to in-person school: HPEDSB has created a K-12 Virtual School to accommodate students who have chosen remote learning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The HPEDSB K-12 Virtual School will use the same content and expectations in The Ontario Curriculum, as regular in-person learning.

Do students have to return to school?

No. Families have the option to choose whether their child(ren) return to school in person or at the K-12 Virtual School. The current plan has been deemed safe by provincial and local public health officials who underscore the need for students to return to school for their overall well-being.

How is the school day affected by health and safety protocols?

Adjustments to school routines/movement: HPEDSB has developed strategies to support general physical distancing throughout the school day. Students, for example, will notice visual cues, such as directional arrows in hallways and stairwells, and signs on walls to guide appropriate distances in lines and at other times. Classrooms will be organized in such a way to reduce face-to-face interaction between students.

Drop off/pick up: Student entry into the school may be staggered according to their classroom to provide physical distancing and less congestion in hallways and corridors. School parking lots and drop off areas will be closed off with pylons to all non-bus traffic during the arrival and departure of buses. It is strongly recommended that non-bused students walk to/from school. If there is a need to drive students, vehicles should be parked off site in a safe location and the student should be walked to school. Students will be dropped off and picked up outside of the school to limit visitors into the school building.

Use of outdoor spaces: Weather permitting, some activities (classes, lunch breaks) may be held outside.

Large gatherings/assemblies: These will be postponed for the immediate future.

Lunch breaks: Elementary students will eat in their classroom and staff/students will need to bring their own lunch/snacks from home. Secondary school cafeterias will not operate until further notice. Secondary students can eat within their classrooms as a class cohort or other designated areas where they can physically distance. Secondary students will also be encouraged to eat outdoors where possible.

Water fountains: Water fountains will be closed but water refilling stations will be available.

Are visitors permitted inside the school?

Non-essential visitors to the school are limited, including family members. Visits to ensure school safety (by health and safety authorities) will continue under current health and safety protocols. All visitors must make an appointment with the principal prior to entering the school or school board offices. Visitors will be required to self-screen, wear a non-medical or cloth mask while indoors, sign in (and out) at the main office (for contract tracing purposes), and wait for further direction. In the exceptional case where families must enter the school (in an emergency and as approved by the principal), they will be required to follow the same protocols as noted above. Parents/guardians will not be permitted to attend classrooms or other common areas of the school. At entry and dismissal times, parents/guardians must remain outside the school in designated and identified areas, and adhere to physical distancing protocols.

What if I need to drop something off to my child, or pick them up for an appointment?

Non-essential visitors to the school are limited, including family members. Visits to ensure school safety (by health and safety authorities) will continue under current health and safety protocols. All visitors must make an appointment with the principal prior to entering the school or school board offices. Parents/guardians may be asked to wait outside until a staff member can attend to them. In the case where parents/guardians or community partners must enter the school (as approved by the school principal), they will be required to self-screen, wear a non-medical or cloth mask while indoors, sign in (and out) at the main office (for contract tracing purposes), and wait for further direction. Unscheduled parents/guardians and visitors are not be permitted to enter the school.

What do lunch breaks look like?

Schools have developed site-specific plans which may vary due to school size, location and physical space. Class dismissal times may need to be staggered to ensure hallways are not congested.

Elementary: Students eat lunch in their classrooms with their cohort (group). Intermediate students who otherwise have parent/guardian permission to leave the school property at lunch are encouraged to remain at school and in their cohort.

Secondary: School cafeterias are not operational until further notice. Secondary students can eat within their classrooms as a class cohort or other designated areas where they can physically distance. Students will also be encouraged to eat outdoors where possible.

How are lunch supervisors or staff doing lunch supervision protected as students are not wearing masks during this time?

Lunch supervisors are encouraged to maintain physical distancing and wear appropriate PPE (masks are mandatory) including face shield, gown and gloves, if desired.

How are student supplies and shared learning material cleaned?

Staff are to limit the sharing of supplies, equipment, textbooks and toys. Adequate supplies for instructional purposes will be provided to each student. Where it is not practical to give each student their own resources, classroom resources that are used regularly will be cleaned daily, and students will clean their hands before and after use. Staff will review specific safety precautions required for classes that traditionally involve the sharing of resources between students (e.g. construction, auto shops, hospitality, science, arts, physical education etc.). Plans will be established for specialized protective equipment that cannot be cleaned between use (e.g. welding gloves, chaps, coat, coveralls, aprons, oven mitts, lab coats).

Are students able to use lockers or cubbies?

No. At this time, student lockers and cubbies are not available. Students are to keep their belongings with them at their desk and are encouraged to only bring the materials they will need that day for learning. If lockers are made available, access will be restricted to particular times of the day. This will be revisited as the weather changes.

Since lockers are not be used at this time, how are students belongings being secured during gym class?

Students should minimize the amount of personal items brought to school. School and class specific plans will be developed to support the safety of student belongings.

Are field trips allowed?

The Ministry of Education has indicated that schools should not plan field trips and activities requiring group transportation at this time. This may be revised as public health data suggests otherwise.

Are playgrounds open?

Elementary schools have developed school/site specific plans for cohorts (groups) and yard space depending on school population and yard size. Equipment will not be cleaned. Students will be required to clean their hands before and after outdoor play. Recess and lunch breaks may need to be staggered to avoid congestion and allow yard play.

Are there clubs and extra-curricular activities?

No. Extra-curricular clubs and sports are not be permitted at this time. Interschool sports in elementary and secondary schools will not operate for the fall season. A decision on the winter season will be made at a later date. School clubs that can maintain physical distancing, or run virtually, may proceed after the first few weeks of school as approved by each school principal. If physical distancing or virtual meetings are not possible, clubs will not be permitted at this time.

Are bike racks available for use?

Yes. Students should clean their hands after use.

Are child centres open

All child care centres and before/after school programs hosted within our schools are operated by third party operators. Students attending these programs are considered to be part of two separate cohorts (groups), one being the child care/before/after school program and the other being the child’s classroom). Student attendance lists and contact information will be maintained and available to public health for contact tracing purposes in accordance with all applicable legislation, including the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please submit any inquiries about child care directly to the operator.

Have community use of schools (rentals) resumed?

No. Our priority is to provide a safe environment for students and staff. For that reason, we are issuing any permits for community use of schools so that we can focus on enhanced cleaning in schools and offices daily.

Will there be class photos?

The decision to arrange student/class photographs is school-based. Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions.

Learning models

What does the elementary school model look like?

In each of our learning models, students will receive grade-level content from The Ontario Curriculum. Quality instruction will require teachers to: 1) understand student readiness; and 2) design learning tasks to best meet the individualized needs of their students.

Students in K-Grade 8 will have 300 minutes of instruction per day, five days a week while remaining in one cohort (group) of students for the full day, including recess and lunch. Enhanced health and safety protocols will be in place.

Cohorted classes will stay together with one teacher in their classroom where possible. Rotary and specialized staff will travel to classrooms to provide programming for students.

Staggered timing of recesses, lunches, and washroom breaks to support cohorting should be expected.

What does the secondary school model look like?

School boards are to adopt secondary timetabling methods that emphasize cohorting (grouping) of students as much as possible, to limit the number of student-to-student contacts. To reduce risk of transmission and to support contact tracing, school timetables limit the indirect and direct student contacts to approximately 100 students in the school.

At HPEDSB, the secondary learning model was revised on August 26, 2020. Secondary schools are using a blocked timetable with one class occurring at a time. This model further reduces the number of direct and indirect student contacts and enhances existing safety protocols. Through the blocked timetable, students complete one class (period) at a time for five weeks. Each block includes 300 instructional minutes per day for 23 days (22 instructional days plus one day for culminating activities/exams). Students have access to obtaining four credits between September 2020 and January 2021, as they would under a normal semester system in the order. Breaks and lunches will be staggered throughout the day, based on school timetables.

What does the blocked timetable look like?

Through the blocked timetable, students complete one class (period) at a time. Each block includes 300 instructional minutes per day for 23 days (22 instructional days plus one day for culminating activities/exams). This is similar to how Summer School operates.

Students remain in one classroom at the same desk for the period of time, without travelling to another classroom (similar to elementary model). This allows for less direct and indirect student contact over the course of the day.

School hours remain the same. Two breaks and lunches will be staggered throughout the day, based on school timetables.

Students have access to obtaining four credits between September 2020 and January 2021 as they would under a normal semester system in the order.

What does lunch break look like under the secondary blocked timetable model?

School cafeterias are not operating at this time. Secondary students can eat within their classrooms as a class cohort or other designated areas where they can physically distance. Students will also be encouraged to eat outdoors where possible.

Do remote learners also follow the blocked timetable?

Yes. All secondary students follow the blocked timetable whether they are learning in-person at school or remotely via the K-12 Virtual School. This is the only way to allow students to opt in or out if space and availability exists.

How can students catch up if they miss a day of blocked timetable learning?

Teachers always work with students to make up lost time whether that is due to illness or other circumstances that see them absent for school for an extended period of time. Schools also have Student Success teams that work with teachers and students to ensure students are supported. In extreme cases, options such as credit rescue and credit recovery, where a student works with a Student Success teacher to earn their credit.

Is health and physical education (gym) permitted?

Physical Education classes will take place outside, weather permitting. Gyms should only be used where physical distancing measures can be followed. All activities should support physical distancing while limiting use of shared equipment. Shared equipment should be cleaned regularly, and students should practice proper hand hygiene before and after participating in physical activity and equipment use.

What about expanded opportunities programs, such as co-operative education, specialist high school majors, apprenticeships, dual credits, and technological educational programs? Are these offered?

Co-operative Education:  In-person community placements can be arranged and co-op placements may be offered virtually, where feasible. Students will be provided with PPE for co-op placements as needed, and pre-placement must include a safety component related to COVID-19 precautions.

Technology/Foods classes: Technology shops should only be used where physical distancing measures can be followed. Activities should support physical distancing while limiting use of shared equipment . Shared equipment should be cleaned regularly, and students should practice proper hand hygiene before and after participating in equipment use. Students should have individual safety equipment where possible, and if shared, must be cleaned between use.

Can a student do in-person school and take a course through e-learning (not remote learning)?

Students can choose to take a supplementary e-learning course arranged through their school Guidance department the way it would traditionally be arranged. In this case, you would not “opt out” of in-person school.

What if a student begins in-person learning but becomes ill, or is required to self-isolate? Will they be provided remote learning?

No. The absence will be treated the same as any other absence due to illness. The teacher(s) would work with the student and parent/guardian to determine a catch-up plan.

If children are registered for French Immersion and decide to opt for remote learning, can they do so in English?

French Immersion programming is not provided at the K-12 Virtual School. Contact your child’s school if you have questions about this.

How are you addressing learning gaps that have worsened by the pandemic and extended school closures?

We know that the pandemic has affected our students in different ways. We are working together to assess the ongoing needs of all students. Several mental health and well-being resources are available online with links to community partners (click the tab “Mental health and well-being resources”)

How do I talk to my child’s teacher?

Wherever possible, families will communicate with their child’s teacher or school via telephone, email or a pre-scheduled virtual meeting.

What is the status of international students?

At this point, if international students are permitted to enter Canada, they will be subject to 14 days of quarantine along with COVID-19 testing. Federal and provincial regulations govern entry of international students into Canada.

What is the status of alternative education sites and adult education?

Alternative education sites and adult education are operating as normal and are following the required health and safety protocols.

Remote learning

Transportation

Are students still be bused to school?

The Ministry of Education provides guidance for busing. Our bus provider, Tri-Board Student Transportation Services, is working with Hastings Prince Edward Public Health to optimize the health and safety of student riders and bus drivers. Increased disinfecting protocols are in place for frequently touched surfaces (e.g., handrails, seatbacks) at least twice daily. Riders in Grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical or cloth masks, as they are in school. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 are encouraged to wear masks on student transportation. Exceptions will be made for students with medical conditions or special needs that prevent masking. Bus drivers and other adults riding the bus are also required to wear masks. Students will be assigned seats and a record of the seating plan will be kept to assist with contact tracing in the case of a student or driver contracting COVID-19. Students who live in the same household or are in the same classroom cohort (group) will be seated together, as much as possible. Families always have the choice to use school bus transportation or active forms of travel (e.g. walking and cycling). Private transportation by parents/guardians and caregivers is encouraged where possible to ease pressure on the transportation demand.

How are buses cleaned?

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services will work with Hastings Prince Edward Public Health to ensure increased disinfecting protocols for frequently touched surfaces (e.g. handrails, seatbacks) to at least twice daily.

Busing doesn’t allow for the maintenance of cohorts (groups) of students. Why is this allowed?

Public health officials have indicated that with proper cleaning protocols and the use of universal masking (with noted exceptions), operating buses at regular capacity is safe. Buses will use assigned seating (and siblings will be seated together where possible) to assist with contact tracing. It should be noted that municipal, public transportation is allowed to currently operate at full capacity with masking.

How is seating handled on buses?

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services will assign seating plans to buses to assist with contact tracing. To assist with this process, if your child has opted for remote learning or they will not be taking the school bus, please advise Tri-Board by filling out its Opt Out of Transportation form.

Can students go on a friend’s bus?

No. Students will not be permitted on buses other than their own due to assigned seating and contact tracing protocols.

Will buses be cancelled if a driver test positive for COVID-19, or has to isolate due to COVID-19 symptoms?

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services has indicated there will likely be more bus delays and cancellations this year due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families should have a backup plan to transport their child(ren) to school, and to arrange child care where required, if their bus is cancelled for any reason and they cannot transport their student to school. Families should ensure they are signed up to receive direct notifications, either by email, or Tri-Board’s app. Delays and cancellations are also posted to Tri-Board’s Twitter account.

How will my child get to school if their bus is cancelled due to a driver shortage?

Transportation to and from school is not guaranteed. Families should have a backup plan to transport their child(ren) to school, and to arrange child care where required, if their bus is cancelled for any reason and they cannot transport their student to school.

If buses are running in the morning, will they still run in the afternoon?

Not necessarily. It is possible that a bus would not be available for the afternoon runs if a driver must be pulled out of service due to COVID-19 screening. Families should have a backup plan to pick up their child(ren) from school if their bus is cancelled for the afternoon run.

How do students make up the day/continue to learn if they are unable to find an alternate route to school if their bus is cancelled?

Teachers will work with affected students and families to ensure students are kept engaged in learning if they are unable to attend in-person school due to bus cancellations. Families should contact their child’s teacher directly to determine a plan for making up missed school work.

Please be patient as we work through these unusual times, and as we receive new information and guidelines from the Ministry of Education and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. Visit the HPEDSB COVID-19 page to find letters to families, information about school closures, resources and FAQs that were shared during the pandemic.

Last updated: September 28, 2020 at 1:43 pm
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