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  • November 12: Worries about octoblocks grow as students, teachers deal with relentless pace
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 12 Nov 2020     Despite mostly positive reports from senior local public school board staff regarding octoblocks, a different narrative emerged powered by student and teacher experiences. Octoblocks, according to a school trustee, a union representative, and three teachers affected students and staff in a number of negative ways.
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 12 Nov 2020   Despite mostly positive reports from senior local public school board staff regarding ...
  • November 25: School board notes - a $3 million deficit, students' resilience, and a 100 day report from director
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 25 Nov 2020     The Trillium Lakelands District School Board met, covering their recent audit, staff reporting on some of the upsides seen during the pandemic, and the director of education's 100-day report.
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 25 Nov 2020   The Trillium Lakelands District School Board met, covering their recent audit, staff ...
  • January 2: Public school board reflects on highs and lows of COVID-19
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 2 Jan 2021     The local newspaper spoke with Director of Education Wesley Hahn from the local public school board about the five biggest challenges and benefits that came out of the COVID-19 pandemic from their perspective.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 2 Jan 2021   The local newspaper spoke with Director of Education Wesley Hahn from the ...
  • January 19: School board reports show education stressors are piling up
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 19 Jan 2021     Reports made by multiple Trillium Lakelands District School Board officials indicated a system that, while working hard to provide the best available education, was straining under the almost constant change being thrown at it by pandemic-related developments and these stressors impacted administrators, front-line staff, parents, and students.
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 19 Jan 2021   Reports made by multiple Trillium Lakelands District School Board officials indicated a ...
  • January 21: Health unit believes schools safe to return during provincial lockdown
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 21 Jan 2021     Despite hundreds of new COVID-19 cases still being reported across the province daily, the local health unit believed that one of the best places for children just might have been back in school.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 21 Jan 2021   Despite hundreds of new COVID-19 cases still being reported across the province ...
  • December 17: School Board recommends kids gather personal items from desks in case of switch to online learning in new year
    VanMeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 17 Dec 2020     The local public school board recommended that all students gather personal belongings from lockers and desks and bring them home for the Christmas holiday in case Ministry of Education decided to extend the break and have all schools closed beyond January 4, 2021.
    VanMeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca, 17 Dec 2020   The local public school board recommended that all students gather personal belongings ...
  • November 15: Minister of Education on when to shut down schools, says priority is to 'keep schools open'.
    Cilliers, Roland, Kawartha Lakes This Week (2004), 15 Nov 2020     Minister of Education explained that keeping school open was an overwhelming priority for both government and public health and that Public Health would provide any direction if this needed to change.
    Cilliers, Roland, Kawartha Lakes This Week (2004), 15 Nov 2020   Minister of Education explained that keeping school open was an overwhelming priority ...
  • December 31: Teachers receive instruction today for online learning protocols set to begin Monday
    VanMeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca (20150713), 31 Dec 2020     Some local teachers have just today (December 31, 2020) received information from the province around the online learning protocols set to begin on Monday (January 4, 2021.)
    VanMeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca (20150713), 31 Dec 2020   Some local teachers have just today (December 31, 2020) received information from ...
  • January 6: Union disputes letter send to TLDSB parents about teacher online training
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 6 Jan 2021     Colin Matthew, president of District 15 of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation, was upset that the local public school board forwarded a letter from the Ministry of Education on to parents with important contextual errors that unchallenged and uncorrected.
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 6 Jan 2021   Colin Matthew, president of District 15 of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's ...
  • January 23: Local students will need to wears masks outside, during recess and breaks when school resumes
    VanMeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca (20150713), 23 Jan 2021     The local public school board sent out a list of new health and safety measures put in place along with a list of reminders about previous measures in advance of children returning to in-school class on January 25, 2021.
    VanMeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca (20150713), 23 Jan 2021   The local public school board sent out a list of new health ...
  • January 20: Kawartha Lakes students back to school Monday
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 20 Jan 2021     Many parents in Kawartha Lakes were overjoyed to hear that their school-aged children who attended in-person learning before the 2020 Christmas holiday would be returning to school on January 25, 2021.
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 20 Jan 2021   Many parents in Kawartha Lakes were overjoyed to hear that their school-aged ...
  • December 9: First learn-at-home snow day discussed by board
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 9 Dec 2020     The local public school board discussed the first snow day of the year, now made into learn-at-home days.
    Winter, Kirk, The Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns), 9 Dec 2020   The local public school board discussed the first snow day of the ...
  • February 3: Questions remain as to who will administer rapid COVID-19 testing in schools
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 3 Feb 2021     At a recent press conference, Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams were vague on key school issues. One question was who would be administering the rapid COVID-19 test in school settings. According to Colin Matthew, president of Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation District ...
    Winter, Kirk, Lindsay Advocate (Lindsay, Ontario: Roderick Benns, 201804), 3 Feb 2021   At a recent press conference, Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Chief Medical ...
  • December 30: Kawartha Lakes students rising above gaps created by COVID-19
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 30 Dec 2020     Kawartha Lakes students rose above the challenges presented by learning in a time of COVID-19, according to the local public school board.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 30 Dec 2020   Kawartha Lakes students rose above the challenges presented by learning in a ...
  • July 29: Sick Kids experts say students should attend school every day, smaller classes 'a priority' in updated report
    Rushowy, Kristin, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 29 Jul 2020     A report released by experts at Sick Kids, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Holland Bloorview rehab hospital and some educators and parents strongly encouraged the provincial government to reopen schools for full-time access with smaller classes in Fall 2020. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and the Ontario English Catholic ...
    Rushowy, Kristin, Kawartha Lakes This Week, 29 Jul 2020   A report released by experts at Sick Kids, Children's Hospital of Eastern ...
  • January 26: Working with multiple health units means back to school not for everyone
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 26 Jan 2021     Dealing with multiple health units and differing COVID-19 zones was challenging enough, but local school boards also had to navigate through the issue of some students still having to learn virtually.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 26 Jan 2021   Dealing with multiple health units and differing COVID-19 zones was challenging enough, ...
  • February 3: Rise in homeschooling concerns Trillium Lakelands education director
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 3 Feb 2021     Local public school board reported close to double the number of families teaching children themselves compared to previous year. The number of reasons for this included parents working from home opting to keep children home too, consistency in providing their child's education (twice in less than a year, students had ...
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 3 Feb 2021   Local public school board reported close to double the number of families ...
  • February 1: Province expanding testing and enhancing school protocols with funds from the federal government
    VanMeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca (20150713), 1 Feb 2021     As more students return to class today, the Ontario government says it is providing an additional $381 million, provided through the federal Safe Return to Class Fund, to keep schools safe from COVID-19. This funding will be used improve air quality and ventilation in schools, support online learning,promote student mental ...
    VanMeer, Pamela, Kawartha411.ca (20150713), 1 Feb 2021   As more students return to class today, the Ontario government says it ...
  • January 8: Some parents and caregivers frustrated as online learning extended
    Walker, Jennifer, Kawartha411.ca (20150713), 8 Jan 2021     Many working parents and caregivers are feeling pressure and anxiety after the government announced at home learning has been extended until January 25.
    Walker, Jennifer, Kawartha411.ca (20150713), 8 Jan 2021   Many working parents and caregivers are feeling pressure and anxiety after the ...
  • January 13: Special needs students take advantage of option to stay in school
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 13 Jan 2021     Area school boards saw more than 500 students return to in-class studies after the 2020 holiday break while the province extended online learning orders until at least January 25, 2021.
    Whitnall, Catherine, Kawartha Lakes This Week (Kawartha Lakes, ON: Kawartha Media Group, 2004), 13 Jan 2021   Area school boards saw more than 500 students return to in-class studies ...
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