Graduations Unlikely This Year - TLDSB
Trillium Lakelands District School Board Director, Larry Hope updated the Board of Trustees on the COVID-19 pandemic and Learning@Home initiatives on Tuesday.
Hope told the Board that continued efforts are being made to ensure elementary students are receiving Learning@Home programming and instruction that focuses on numeracy and literacy, while secondary schools students focus on course and credit completion.
Hope also said that the Board is not in a position to allow students and family members into school to pick up items, as per Public Health recommendations.
In response to parents’ requests for more programming surrounding other areas of learning, arts activities are being added to the list of online offerings for parents to engage with students at home.
Hope said that support staff, including educational assistants and assessment staff are now engaged with learning opportunities and support, while clerical staff are being engaged with professional learning opportunities while working from home.
School boards are engaging in conversations about what graduations will look like. Some large boards have cancelled graduations for this year. TLDSB is likely to do the same as the likelihood of Public Health permitting large group gatherings at the end of June is unlikely.