A Message from the Minister of Education to Ontario’s Parents

The following is a letter to parents and caregivers, from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore. Dear Parent or Guardian, We know how critical in-person learning is to the mental health, well-being and academic success of Ontario students. As we meet the challenge presented by the Omicron […]

Celebrating Educational Assistant and Child and Youth Worker Appreciation Day

January 19 is Educational Assistant and Child and Youth Worker Appreciation Day. On this day, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) asks you to take a moment to acknowledge and show your appreciation to all the incredible Educational Assistants (EAs) and Child and Youth Workers (CYWs) in the WRDSB. The incredible dedication and work […]

Elementary: Short Term Virtual Learning Option Now Live

As we announced last week, the WRDSB has developed a Short Term Virtual Learning Option (STVLO) for the families of our elementary students who may not feel comfortable sending their children back to school immediately. You can now access the Elementary Short Term Virtual Learning Option website here: https://sites.google.com/wrdsb.ca/wrdsb-stvlo/home Join us on January 19, 2022 […]

Update on COVID-19 in Schools

As students return to the classroom this week, we understand parents and caregivers have questions and concerns over the Ministry of Education’s decision to stop reporting COVID-19 cases in schools. We want to assure you that we will do our best to continue to provide as much information and transparency as possible when it comes […]

January 17 – All schools closed and transportation cancelled

Due to the current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes are cancelled and all schools are closed. Extended Day Programs, Child Care Centres located in our schools, and our Education Centre are closed. All WRDSB students will participate in a Weather Impacted Remote Learning day. Educators in both the in-person and […]

Elementary: Short Term Virtual Learning Option – WRDSB Commitment to Student Learning

In Person Learning The WRDSB is pleased to be opening up and welcoming students back to in person learning on Monday, January 17, 2022. As we welcome students back to in person learning, we recognize that some families might not be comfortable with their child(ren) returning immediately to school on January 17, 2022. In response […]

Friday, January 21 is a PD Day for elementary WRDSB students

Friday, January 21, 2022 is a professional development (PD) day for Elementary school staff. Students will not attend school, both in-person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning […]

Ontario Screening in Multiple Languages

Go here to access the Ontario School Screening in Multiple languages including:  Persian, Arabic, Spanish, Hindi, French, Portuguese, Tigrinya, Korean, Italian and Chinese.

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Elementary: Students Daily Confirmation of Screening

As part of enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning after the Winter Break, the Ministry of Education has directed school boards to verify the daily screening of all students, staff and essential visitors, for the first two weeks of in-person school in January 2022 (January 17 to 28). While we have always […]

Update to Parents

We are excited to be opening our doors to in class learning for all students on Monday January 17, 2022. You can check the details of this on the WRDSB website at: https://www.wrdsb.ca/blog/2022/01/12/schools-reopen-to-in-person-learning-january-17-2022/

Please check this website regularly (or subscribe) as it will continue to be updated as we continue to receive more direction from the Ministry of Education and WRDSB.

Please ensure your child has completed the NEW COVID daily screener before attending school each day. This is available on both the Courtland and WRDSB websites. Here is a link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/?WRDSB_Schools_Button

Here are some details about the Temporary Remote Learning Program that I have been asked by WRDSB to share with our families. Please note that this program will NOT be run by your student’s regular teachers. Here is the message from WRDSB:

This program is meant to be temporary in nature, up to and including February 11, 2022.

  • Families who wish for their children to return to in-person learning prior to February 11th will be welcomed at any time.
  • Students may continue to access learning materials posted within their own classroom’s VLE (D2L or Google Classroom)
  • Beginning January 19th until February 11th, central staff will be available throughout the school day between 8:15-4:15 to answer student questions – contact information will be available on the website
  • Students will need to use their @wrdsb account in order to access the website.  Please ensure students have their login information
  • This temporary program is not expected to meet the requirements of PPM 164
  • The completion of the temporary withdrawal form ensures attendance will not be impacted. This form will be shared in School Day and on the School Website.
  • There will be no assessment or evaluation of student work
  • Additional learning opportunities are available throughTVOntario TVO Learn and Télévision française de l’Ontario TFO
  • Mathematics support for students grades 6-11 including 1:1 tutoring is available throughTVO Mathify

We know these are very challenging for everyone and we will continue to do our best to keep your student safe, connected, and learning. Thank you for your ongoing partnership in making this happen.

Mike Coates (he/him)

Principal, Courtland Senior Public School


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