Classes transitioning to online learning
On the advice of the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU), and to protect the health and safety of students and staff, Grand Erie is temporarily closing the Cobblestone Elementary School in Paris, Ontario to in-person learning.
All classes will immediately transition to online learning and during the remote learning period, Cobblestone teachers will use D2L Brightspace and other virtual platforms to provide synchronous and asynchronous learning to students throughout the school day.
At this time, online learning is expected to continue through to the start of the winter break, with the school re-opening to in-person learning on Monday, January 3.
On November 23, the BCHU declared an outbreak at the school. As outlined in the Ministry of Education’s Operational Guidance, an outbreak is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14- day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school.
Understandably, for privacy reasons, the identity of the COVID-19 cases will not be disclosed.