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Grand Erie District School Board provides update for online learning

Grand Erie District School BoardGrand Erie District School Board provides update for online learning

The Grand Erie District School Board has reached out to all school families following yesterday’s provincial announcement of the two-week move to online learning.

Beginning Wednesday, January 5, all students will have access to online learning, with synchronous online learning in full operation by Friday, January 7. During this remote learning period, D2L Brightspace and other virtual platforms will be used to provide learning to students throughout the school day.

In-person learning is anticipated to resume on January 17 for secondary students, and January 18 for elementary students, as January 17 is a PA for elementary schools.

Grand Erie families already enrolled in online classes will resume learning on January 5. Parents and guardians can make arrangements with the school to pick up necessary items such as musical instruments, technology, or emergency items such as medication.

Grand Erie has advised all families of this switch to remote learning and provided access to a survey to be used to determine and then meet any device or connectivity needs across the district. Parents, guardians and students are encouraged to visit Grand Erie’s website for access to the survey and for more information, including contact information for the board’s helpdesk to support students and parents looking for assistance with technology support during online learning.

Childcare programs for non-school age children remains open, while before and after schoolmprograms are closed during this temporary move to online learning.

For the latest information, visit www.granderie.ca or follow the Board on Twitter (@GEDSB).mFamilies can also contact Grand Erie via email (info@granderie.ca) or phone (519-756-6301 or Toll Free: 1-888-548-8878).

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