Ontario students to return to school full time in the fall, with no class-size limits for youngest learners

" Some infectious disease experts have warned that transmission could be underestimated because children are less likely to be tested and may not have symptoms."

Ontario schools will reopen this fall with no class-size limits for its youngest learners, a mix of in-class and remote learning at the secondary level, and the country’s only mandatory mask requirement for middle- and high-school students.

The government announced on Thursday that most of the province’s two million students will be in school full-time, similar to plans rolled out in other provinces, including British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia. Manitoba released a similar plan on Thursday, where learning in classrooms will be full-time for students in kindergarten to Grade 8, with some remote learning for high-school students to maintain physical distancing and minimize the spread of coronavirus.

“Reopening schools is crucial to the social-emotional development of Ontario students,” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Thursday. “It’s also crucial to allowing parents to return to work and to support Ontario’s economic recovery.”

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Written by Caroline Alphonso
The Globe and Mail
July 30, 2020
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