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Update- Ministry Announcement – School Closure

Dear Parents,

Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Premier Doug Ford provided the long awaited announcement that schools will not be reopening again this school year.  

It has been decided that while the Province is moving into stage 1 of reopening, both the Minister and the Premier feel that they cannot risk the safety of Ontario’s students at this time.  Although a disappointing announcement for all, considering today’s status of recovery in our province, we are understanding and supportive of this decision.

Looking ahead, while the Province continues to adjust its course, and as new information comes to light, the Education Minister did commit to providing announcements regarding the September school year before the end of June.  It was suggested that work on new protocols is already being discussed.  We as a staff and administration, continue to monitor all directives and will prepare for this input as we plan for September.

In addition to planning the logistics for reopening on campus, Dearcroft will follow all new protocols and guidelines as they come from the Provincial and Regional Education and Health Ministries. 

Of primary concern moving forward, we will prioritize the safety of our students and staff.   Like you, we greatly anticipate our return to our school campus next fall.  We will continue to update you on related developments and thank you all sincerely for your ongoing support.

Sincerely,

Gord Phippen, Catherine DeBorba and the Dearcroft Staff

Accepting Registrations for September 2020

Prospective Families:

Now Registering for September 2020 Toddler to Grade 8.

Our Administrative team remains available to meet virtually with you. On-campus tours are temporarily unavailable at this time.

To schedule an appointment, please email:

info@dearcroft-montessori.com

Please know that we are here for you…our building may be temporarily unavailable, but we remain here to support you as we navigate the conditions of these extraordinary times.

 

Dearcroft Community COVID-19 Update

Dear Parents,

As we begin this virtual journey together, for the time being while our physical campus has been mandated to close, our team of highly professional, experienced and passionate educators, who are entirely dedicated to your child’s needs regardless of the circumstances we face, remain available and accountable to you during school hours.  Countless hours of preparation and curriculum development have gone into this collective effort to continue being supportive as we move forward together with our work.


Once this mandated closure is over, we will be in a position to return to campus and carry on providing top quality care and programming for your children in the manner we would all prefer.  In the meantime, given our financial obligations as a business, we are not in a position to provide refunds at any level of the school, in order to be able to maintain the campus and staffing required upon our return.  As we work through this fluid period, with monthly April tuition payments due, if you are in a difficult situation financially at the moment, please reach out to us directly by email.  As we engage multi-faceted approaches to maintain all aspects of school operations, we are working closely to support our incredible staff who have continued to work tirelessly through this entire time.  

As we launch our on-line platform that we have developed in response to the mandated closure, we are confident you will find much, if not all, of the content to be useful tools and resources for you, as well as your child.  In addition, it will give your family the ability to stay connected with your child’s teachers and the Dearcroft community at large.  We will be sending login details to all families on Sunday and the site will launch on Monday.  We do ask that you take some time to get familiar with the site going forward and take full advantage of the content and connectivity as features are continually added.  Your feedback on the resources provided will be most welcome!

Please know that we are here for you…our building may be temporarily unavailable, but we remain here to support you as we navigate the conditions of these extraordinary times.

Positive Affirmations For Kids and Youth Project

We have another great idea for you. Creating your own positive affirmations poster.  This is a great time to take advantage of getting in touch with your creative side. Our Positive Art Challenge for today or over the next week is to create a poster, rock, cardboard box, anything you have at home will work to design and create your own positive affirmations/ positive quotes.

Some Ideas:

  • You can create a poster using paper or cardboard and write you positive quote or affirmation and then decorate it using lots of colours.
  • Paint a rock and add your positive affirmation to it.

Make sure that you tag @dearcroft so that we can see your creations.

Hearts for HealthCare Workers

Hearts for Health Care Workers! A great arts and craft project, cutting out hearts to post on your front door for health care to show how much we care about them. Let’s do our part in thanking ER doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers for all that they are doing during this pandemic.

 

Please share your pictures and remember to tag us @dearcroft

Dearcroft’s Positive Art Challenges

 

We want to stay connected! Over the next week we have decided to post some Positive Art Challenges to our Dearcroft families and community.

We hope that you will join in and get your creative juices flowing!

We are thinking of you all and look forward to seeing your creations. Please make sure that you remember to tags us @dearcroft on instagram and facebook. Or you can DM us via email with your photos to s.nelson@dearcroft-montessori.com