Staggered Entry for School Start Up

In order to ensure that all health and safety procedures are in place for students and staff return to school, and to familiarize students with new protocols, the Board has opted to implement a staggered entry for school start up. This model has been created to support a slow and consistent approach to full entry for all students by Thursday, September 10th.

The schedule will ensure all grades have an opportunity to clearly review health and safety expectations as they navigate hallways, classrooms and the school yard. Each day, grades will be added gradually to increase student attendance.

Therefore, the following schedule will be in place for all schools in the CDSBEO:

Friday, September 4: No Students

Tuesday, September 8 will be the first day of school for:
• JK/SK students
• Grade 7 students (in secondary schools)
• Select Special Education students (all grades) – schools will contact parents with more information

Wednesday, September 9 will be the first day of school for:
• Grade 1-3 students
• Grade 8 students (in secondary schools)
• Grade 9 students

Thursday, September 10 will be the first day of school for:
• Grade 4-6 students
• Grade 7-8 students (in elementary schools)
• Grade 10-12 students
• *all students in attendance on this date

Monday, September 14: First Day of School for Elementary Remote Distance Learning

We appreciate your patience as we plan for a safe school start up.