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Weekly Summer Update—Schedules & Transportation

July 24, 2020

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As we await news from the province and Dr. Brent Roussin regarding school reopening plans, we are currently finalizing our comprehensive plans for the following three scenarios:

  1. In-class learning resumes for all with near normal conditions
  2. In-class learning resumes with additional public health measures
  3. Remote learning from home with limited use of school facilities

Once the province announces the school reopening plan on August 1, RETSD schools will be reviewing schedules and timetables to best meet the safety and learning needs of students. As always, we will follow the recommendations and guidelines given by the province with safety as our priority.

Please note that any schedules that are currently in existence are tentative and subject to change. Final schedules will not be released until later in August.

We also want to thank parents/guardians for their feedback in our recent transportation survey. We will keep the survey link open until July 26, 2020. If you a have one more students who normally ride the bus in RETSD, we encourage you to fill out the short survey by clicking here.

At this time, physical distancing is required on school buses, which will limit the number of riders. Once guidelines are confirmed, information will be shared with you. For the short term, parents are encouraged to transport their own children.

We know that it can be challenging to shift mindsets during times of such uncertainty. Our hope is that we can provide with some information on topics that might impact your family as you think ahead to school opening in the fall. Please continue to watch for our weekly updates on our website throughout the summer.