As Ontario announces that classrooms at publicly-funded schools will not re-open this school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, details are still being worked out about the best way for Ottawa students to collect belongings that have been in their lockers and desks since mid-March.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board says it's still ironing out details about the balance of the school year, but in a letter to parents, the board's director of education reminded parents that the board's Learn at Home program will continue for the balance of the school year.
"Students are encouraged to participate in these activities to expand learning and improve marks," wrote Camille Williams-Taylor, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board's director of education. "If your child has questions or is experiencing any challenges with participation, please speak with the teacher."
Williams-Taylor promised that the board will be in touch with parents and guardians soon, around things like end of year transitions, celebrations and collecting student belongings.