Dear Ventura Park families,
All families with students in a YRDSB elementary school should have received the following letter from Louise Sirisko, our Director of Education, earlier this week.
Please read over the information carefully. The request form will be sent to families on Monday and must be completed by 7:00pm on Tuesday September 22nd. This will be the last chance to request a change to or from the Elementary Virtual School until the end of January. Please fill out of the form even if you have given your name to the school for the Elementary Virtual School wait list.
Thank you for your support as we work through COVID-19 school reopening. We recognize that some families are requesting a change in their school program model from face to face learning to virtual school or from virtual school to face to face. On Monday, September 21, we will share a School Model Change request form for families requesting a change.
Only families requesting a school model change will need to complete this form. The form must be completed by Tuesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. to be considered.
We had previously communicated an elementary transition time at the end of October. We have adjusted this to provide the opportunity now and the best continuity of learning for our students throughout the remainder of the term. There will not be another opportunity to change program models before the end of January 2021.
Due to the complexity of the pending reorganization and staffing, your child may be assigned a new teacher.
Staff will continue to work diligently to provide the best program for each child and to comply with the reduced cohort class size targets. Please note, however, that there may be changes prior to September 30, 2020. The number of combined grade classes may increase and the number of students within each class may increase.
You will be informed of any changes to your child’s class placement or program model through the school principal.
We thank you for your support, patience and cooperation.
Director of Education