Greetings to our entire West Prep Community,
On behalf of all of us at West Prep, we sincerely hope that our students and families continue to be healthy, safe and well as we continue to navigate through these times. We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to everyone in our school community who continue to engage in remote learning to the very best of their abilities.
Please see the letter, sent to TDSB Parents/Guardians on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from our Director, John Malloy, for the most recent update and information regarding TDSB School Closures. As noted in the letter, "the Government of Ontario announced that all publicly-funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and that remote learning will continue until the end of June." West Prep staff will continue to their very best to teach and engage students remotely for the remainder of the year.
There are still many unanswered questions for all of us, but please be sure to stay up to date with our website as well as our West Prep School Twitter for timely and up-to-date details on any and all information.
Access to West Prep
March 13, just before the March Break, very few, if anyone expected to be away from our school for this long. With the Ministry of Education's announcement earlier this month, we know now that all Ontario schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. With this in mind, the TDSB has submitted a plan to Toronto Public Health to allow families to retrieve children's belongings in schools. As soon as we receive direction from TPH, we will share with all of our West Prep families as to how they will be able to safely come to West Prep and retrieve their child's belongings and to return any school books and equipment.
Each year at this time the school is busy working on class organization for the following school year. In order to assist us in our planning and organization for September 2020, we would appreciate it if families that are moving over the summer please email email@example.com
Summer Programs – TDSB
TDSB's elementary summer school program focus is to close the achievement and well-being gap and to continue student engagement into July. Programs for students currently in Grades 3 to 8 will be delivered from July 6 to 31, 2020 from 9am to 12pm. French programs will also be available for students currently in a French Immersion or Extended French Program. Remote synchronous learning will be offered. There is a possibility that learning may move from remote learning to in-class learning environments in accordance with the ongoing guidance of the Ministry of Education. Registration is online and is currently open to the public. More information is available at www.tdsb.on.ca/summer
International Languages Elementary/African Heritage
The International Languages Elementary/African Heritage Program offers language classes to students Kindergarten to Grade 8. Classes will run from July 6 to 31, 2020 from 1:30 to 4pm. A minimum of 23 students is required to open a language class. Remote synchronous learning will be offered. There is a possibility that language learning may move from remote learning to in-class learning environments in accordance with the ongoing guidance of the Ministry of Education. Registration will be online and open on Monday, May 25, 2020. More information is available on www.ileprograms.ca.
Adult General Interest courses will be offered in July to continue to engage with existing learners, while increasing the presence and awareness of Learn4Life programs to new learners. Courses will be offered from July 6 to 31, 2020 through a synchronous online delivery model. Registration will be available through our website at www.learn4life.ca.
Adult ESL is planning on delivering a remote synchronous learning model, with whole group and small group instruction, from July 6 to July 24, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Classes will be five days a week for three weeks. We will also be implementing a modified Portfolio-Based Language Assessment program to include 1 to 2 assessments. The number of classes and levels will be based on student enrollment, interest and funding. More information is available on www.ESLtoronto.ca
To our entire community, we miss you and all of us would all rather be back together at West Prep. However, we must continue to stay safe by being diligent in regards to our physical distancing, hand washing and following health guidelines. Our number one priority will always be the health and well-being of our school community.
Stay Home, Social Distance and Lots of Hand Washing!
Wishing everyone the very best!