Update from the Peel District School Board regarding COVID-19

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Premier Doug Ford has announced all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed beyond April 5--when they had originally been projected to reopen. 

Additionally, Peel District School Board (PDSB) schools are not providing an estimate for when they will reopen--"we are waiting for Ministry direction on when schools and worksites will be expected to reopen," Peter Joshua, director of education for the PDSB, said in a news release. 

Further, according to Joshua, teacher-directed learning--from a distance--is projected to commence sometime in April. 

Moreover, students and families looking for resources for independent, self-directed learning can access: 

"We understand that student needs and family circumstances are different. We also acknowledge the extraordinary pressure families are under and do not wish to add to it by asking you to recreate the classroom experience at home," Joshua said

That being said, we have a responsibility to ensure that every student has access to learning at home and we are working diligently to ensure all learning needs are met. And here's how we're preparing," he continued. 

As well, PDSB has made the difficult decision to cancel all field trips, athletic banquets, semi-formals and proms for the remainder of the school year. However, a decision regarding graduations and commencements has yet to be made. 

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