January 2020 Reopening Information

We wanted to wish all of our Bayview Glen P.S. families a very happy New Year.  We hope that you have had a wonderful holiday season.

As you are aware, for the period of January 4th to 8th, 2021, learning for all students will take place virtually and schools will be closed to students.  The virtual learning will be asynchronous for the first day (Monday, January 4th) and then move to synchronous for the rest of the week (January 5th to January 8th).  During the synchronous period, the school’s regularly scheduled timetable will be followed as closely as possible, including recess and lunch.  Please note that recess and lunch times are not supervised by staff, providing an opportunity for students to take a break during the day.  Many students are already familiar with accessing and navigating their class’ online platform.  However, if your child’s homeroom teacher hasn’t shared these details previously, they will be in contact with you to share further details about accessing the Google Classroom.

School staff will be mindful of each family’s decision to participate in virtual learning. However, if your child will be absent for any reason, please continue to notify the school as you have previously.

Due to the possibility of a higher than normal number of teacher absences that cannot be filled during the virtual period, there may be times when students are asked to access asynchronous learning resources. In this event, families will be able to access learning materials on the Elementary Online Learning Site website.  In addition, in partnership with TVO the Ministry of Education has launched TVO Learn.  This new portal includes educational resources developed by Ontario certified teachers.

Families who borrowed school technology in the Spring should continue to use the devices deployed to them previously.  In cases of students who hadn’t previously borrowed school technology and who do not have access to an internet-enabled device for the week ahead, please contact the school office as needed and we will coordinate an opportunity to borrow a school device on Monday, January 4th.

Thank you for your ongoing flexibility and support as we pivot to a remote learning model.  We know this is not the return to school we had hoped for, however, the safety of our students, staff and community remains our utmost priority. That being said, we are optimistic that the New Year will provide for greater consistency and a return to more established procedures.

Based on current information from the Ministry of Education, students attending school in person for face-to-face (F2F) learning will return to in-person learning at schools on January 11, 2021.

Once again, we wish you a very Happy New Year filled with happiness and good health!