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