Return to Learning - Introduction

  • Read the comprehensive Return to School Plan 2020-21 (PDF)

    Important Note: This plan was established as a guideline for returning to face-to-face instruction at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. As the pandemic evolves, parts of the plan will be updated and communicated directly to schools/departments. Please contact your school with any questions regarding current practices.

    Lea el plan integral de regreso a clases (PDF)

    Nota importante: Este plan se estableció como guía de regreso a la instrucción presencial a comienzos del año escolar 2020-21. A medida que la pandemia evolucione, se actualizarán partes del plan y se comunicarán directamente a las escuelas/departamentos. Por favor, póngase en contacto con su escuela si tiene alguna pregunta sobre las prácticas actuales.


    We remain committed to doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff for the safe return to on-site instruction and learning. Our team worked to develop a comprehensive framework that incorporates the most current guidance from health experts, educational leaders, as well as feedback from parents and students. The protocols outlined in our plan will help us deploy risk-reduction strategies to hopefully mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

    We must all be prepared to adapt to any number of actions to increase preventative measures in response to changing circumstances throughout the school year.  There may be changes to community health requirements that would require school districts to shift strategies, which could include limiting the number of students at school or shifting to a remote learning where few or no students attend school on-site.

    We will continue to rely on the recommendations of public health experts. We remain in a pandemic and must continue to depend on the expertise of our public health partners. This is a time to be careful, deliberate and prudent.

    This document is divided into two sections: In-Person Learning and Remote Learning. The In-Person Learning section contains guidelines for Public Health and Safety, Classrooms, Common Spaces, Transitions, Extra & Co-Curricular Activities, Health Office, Facilities, Food Service and Transportation.  The Public Health and Safety section contains information that is important for every aspect of school operations whereas the other topics provide specific guidance for certain areas of school operations.