Dear Lakehead Public Schools Families,
Today, the Government of Ontario has announced that all schools province-wide will operate virtually after the spring break, beginning Monday, April 19th.
The Office of the Premier’s news release states “The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. Child care for non-school aged children will remain open, before and after school programs will be closed and free emergency child care for the school-aged children of eligible health care and frontline workers will be provided. To protect the most vulnerable, boards will make provisions for continued in-person support for students with special education needs who require additional support that cannot be accommodated through remote learning.” (Full news release available here: Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break | Ontario Newsroom)
Lakehead Public Schools educators and administrators continue to work diligently to provide your child with meaningful learning through these challenging times. Lakehead Public Schools appreciates the parental and guardian support children have received during virtual learning.
The Government of Ontario’s Stay-At-Home Order, in conjunction with the order of virtual learning province-wide, may create significant difficulties for some families. Lakehead Public Schools offers wellness supports to help families through demanding times. Please visit our Wellness page for informative resources and helpful advice to stay well during challenging times: School Social Work & Mental Health Resources | Lakehead Public Schools (lakeheadschools.ca)