Choose your child’s learning model for September 2021

Posted On Wednesday April 28, 2021

Parents and guardians have until Tuesday, June 1 to declare whether they wish their children to attend In-Person or Full Remote Learning for the next school year beginning in September 2021. 

Thames Valley looks forward to welcoming students back to In-Person learning in the Fall and will continue to follow current health and safety practices and procedures. Parents will also have the option to enroll their child in full-time synchronous remote learning.

“We realize that making the decision now may be challenging for some families,” said Mark Fisher, TVDSB Director of Education. “The choice that families make for each child will be a commitment for the full year.”

Director Fisher added that movement between learning models can cause considerable disruptions to many students, including those who are not changing learning models themselves. 

“While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we also recognize that given unique circumstances, some families may want their child to learn remotely” said Director Fisher. 

Parents will be contacted by email this week with a special document called Getting Ready for September 2021The document outlines key differences between each learning model to support families to make an informed declaration for each of their children. 

Follow these links to download a copy of the documents: www.tvdsb.ca/Readyfor2021

Thames Valley strongly recommends parents carefully read the document and contact their child’s school for further information, if necessary, to determine which learning model is right for their children. 

Some important considerations include:

  • Due to the nature of some courses, not all courses will be available to secondary students enrolled in Full Remote Learning
  • Your child’s strengths as a learner and ability to use technology independently?. Engagement and participation online are required and critical to student success?
  • The need for student interaction with peers?
  • Your family’s ability to support and, for younger students, supervise remote learners during the day?
  • Access to and involvement in extra-curricular activities such as clubs, teams and events

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