Update: COVID-19

Learn at Home
03/23/2020
On Friday, March 20, 2020 the Ministry of Education launched the first phase of a new online portal called Learn at Home that will provide resources for families so students can continue their education while schools are closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. For more information visit the Learn at Home page at www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home
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Talking to Children and Youth About COVID-19
03/22/2020
As caring adults in students’ lives, we can help young people by being a steady calming influence, providing developmentally-appropriate and factual information about our local situation, and helping students to feel some level of control. Fostering supportive relationships with caring adults and encouraging children to talk about their feelings can greatly benefit a child who may be feeling distress.
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Letter from the Minister of Education
03/22/2020
Dear Ontario parents, I am writing to you in unprecedented times. The foremost priority of the government is to keep all Ontarians safe, including our students and educators. Working with our partners and all levels of government, we will do whatever it takes to deliver on this imperative.
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EQAO Assessment Update
03/21/2020
Please be advised the Ontario Ministry of Education has announced that all EQAO assessments will be canceled for the remainder of this school year. We appreciate the work done to prepare for these assessments by EQAO and school board staff. The literacy graduation requirement (OSSLT) for students who are graduating in the 2019-20 school year has been waived.
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Board Office Closed March 19-April 5, 2020
03/18/2020
Following the actions taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 set forth by the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Ontario, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board central office will be closing, effective 4:30pm on March 18, 2020. Staff will continue to be available during the closure, working remotely to continue services and support our board community during these challenging times.
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Letter to Parents Regarding School Closures March 14-April 5, 2020
03/13/2020
As you are aware, the Premier’s Office has announced that in response to the emergence of COVID-19 in Ontario, all publicly funded schools in Ontario will be closed for two weeks following March Break. As a result, all schools in the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020...
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Public Health Information and Resources: COVID-19
03/09/2020
The health and well-being of all students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (NPSC). NPSC works in collaboration with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit on issues related to public health, including COVID-19.
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