SUPERIOR NORTH -- Superior North Catholic District School Board is preparing students to return to in-person learning next week.
Director of Education for the SNCDSB, Maria Vasanelli, after having been informed by the Ministry of Education, that all elementary students in Ontario school boards will return to in-person learning on Jan. 17, 2022, shared a letter with parents and guardians.
In it, the director acknowledged parents’ and staff commitment to the remote learning programming that had taken place this week. Additionally, she included several important instructions for parents and their children:
- That their child returns the device they used for work at home this week (whether a Chromebook or iPad along with all cords,) on Monday, Jan. 17.
- Students will bring their devices home each evening to be better prepared for any future shifting from remote to in-person learning.
- Ensure these devices are returned to school each day to support their child’s educational program.
She also stated that students who are currently in their remote program will continue virtually with their remote learning teachers. Director Maria Vasanelli, said that the Board will “inform their actions with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the Ministry of Education as the safety and well-being of all their students and staff is their priority.”
Consequently, she indicated that as they prepare for a return to school, that it is very important for them to follow the health and safety protocols that have been put in place in their schools to keep students and staff healthy and safe. Thus, they will continue to reinforce: the wearing of masks and use of hand hygiene, cohorting and physical distancing with students and staff, and all students, staff and essential visitors should conduct a daily screening for symptoms of COVID-19 every day before attending school.
The full printable PDF version of the Director’s letter can be accessed by using this link: