Aurora, ON - Today, York Region District School Board (YRDSB) provided an update on planning for the 2021-2022 school year. The Board will be implementing a hybrid model of learning for elementary and secondary schools for 2021-2022.
“Through feedback, we have heard from families that their priorities include students being connected to their home school, the ability to switch more readily when required between remote learning to in-person learning, and access to continuity of remote learning as needed,” said Louise Sirisko, Director of Education for YRDSB. “Through the hybrid model, families will continue to have the ability to opt for in-person or remote learning, and placement for all students will be in their home school.”
Students attending face-to-face and students attending remotely will be taught simultaneously by the same educators. Where numbers warrant and when operationally feasible, in some schools, some classes may begin in a fully face or face or fully virtual format; all classes however have the potential of being hybrid. In Secondary, we will be continuing with an adaptive model to be developed based on Ministry of Education directives and Public Health requirements.
YRDSB will be reaching out to families during the summer to provide more information about the learning models and request for families to indicate a preference for face-to-face or remote learning for their children.
York Region District School Board is the third-largest school district in Ontario with over 128,000 students in 180 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow YRDSB on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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