Bluewater District School Board letter to parents on province Emergency Brake

The Ontario government announced today a province-wide Emergency Brake for the next for weeks in an attempt to reduce patient numbers due to COVID-19.

In a recent letter sent home to parents and guardians of students and according to Bluewater District School Board Director of Education, Lori Wilder,  “… today’s announcement and the new province-wide restrictions will not impact schools across Ontario for the time being. This means schools in Bluewater District School Board will remain open for in-person learning with health and safety measures in place. This extends to child care centres and before and after programs in our schools, which will continue as usual in accordance with health and safety protocols.”

“At this point in time, the spring break from April 12 to 16 is also expected to proceed as planned,” she added.

Wilder pointed out that ensuring continuation of in-person learning is a priority when it comes to the mental health and well-being of students.

“As always, should anything change regarding the status of our schools as per provincial and public health direction, we will let you know accordingly,” she said.  “Thank you for your ongoing support, and have a safe, healthy, and relaxing Easter weekend. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child(ren)’s school(s).”