The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) looks forward to welcoming students for a safe start of the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, September 8.
The Ministry of Education directed that LKDSB elementary and secondary schools will reopen in September with a return to full-time, in-class learning with enhanced safety measures. The LKDSB’s plan for the return to school in September will provide a safe launch to the upcoming school year and reduce the opportunities for transmission of COVID-19. The plans incorporate the most current information from the Ontario Ministry of Education, Public Health,consultation with LKDSB educators and education workers, and our communities.
The plan is a multi-layered approach with various safety measures to mitigate opportunities for the transmission of COVID-19, including physical distancing, hand hygiene, cohorting, isolation, enhanced cleaning, screening and masking. The implementation is a shared responsibility between LKDSB staff, local Public Health, family households, students and Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS). By collectively implementing the plan, our schools will be safe for our students and staff.
Student and staff safety are the top priorities for the LKDSB. As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, LKDSB is prepared to respond to changes, as necessary, based on directions from the Ministry and provincial and local Medical Officers of Health.
We understand that some families may have further questions after reading the plan outlined in this report. The LKDSB will continue to provide updates and communicate with parents/guardians as perthe typical means of communication. Should you have specific questions about your child, please contact your school.
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