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.
Gord Phippen, Catherine DeBorba and the Dearcroft Staff
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.
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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.
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.
- 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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org