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Here’s a list of start dates for all GTA school boards

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Web Staff, CP24.com Published Monday, September 7, 2020 4:02PM EDT Last Updated Monday, September 7, 2020 6:57PM EDT

Thousands of students in the province are returing to schools in the next few days amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many schools boards in the Greater Toronto Area have delayed and staggered the start of the year. CP24 have compiled a list of all the start dates.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Peel District School Board

Secondary: Morning orientation session

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Secondary: Grade 9 Cohort A (Focus on Well-Being and Health and Safety Protocols for students Orientation to secondary school)

Durham District School Board

Elementary: Last names A-G Secondary: Possible full-return for students

Durham Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Online preparation of students Secondary: Online preparation of students

Halton Catholic District School Board

Kindergarten: orientation

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Peel District School Board

Elementary: Full-day orientation with last names A-G only Secondary: Morning orientation session Online: Student orientation (Students will be provided with orientation materials to adjust to their new school routines, including information about digital citizenship, the use of technology and learning expectations)

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Surname of A-F of School FDK-Grade 8 return to school (Focus on Health and Safety protocols, student wellbeing and academic assessments) Secondary: Only Grade 9 Cohort B (Focus on Well-Being and Health and Safety Protocols for students Orientation to secondary school)

Durham District School Board

Elementary: Last names H-M

Durham Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Online preparation of students Secondary: Online preparation of students

Halton Catholic District School Board

Kindergarten: orientation Elementary: Students with surnames beginning with the letters A-F Secondary: Grade 9-12 Cohort A begins in-class instruction, Grades 9-12 Cohort B online

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Peel District School Board

Elementary: Full-day orientation with last names H-O only Secondary: Morning orientation session

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Surname of G-N of School FDK-Grade 8 return to school (Focus on Health and Safety protocols, student wellbeing and academic assessments) Secondary: Only Grades 10, 11, 12 Cohort A (Focus on Well-Being and Health and Safety Protocols for students)

York District School Board

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Kindergarten: Year 2 students will attend school Elementary: Grade 1-8 students will be divided into two groups by last name alphabetically and go to school on alternate days for the first four days. Secondary: Grade 9 cohort A will attend school in the moring and participate in virtual activities in the aftenoon. Grade 10 to 12 Cohort A and B will have a compressed online schedule for all courses

York Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Grade 1-3 Secondary: Grade 9 orientation cohort A face to face (Cohort B+C virtual)

Durham District School Board

Elementary: Last names N-S

Durham Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Online preparation of students Secondary: Online preparation of students

Halton District School Board

Elementary: Optional in-person school orientation. Students will be divided alphabetically into two groups. Secondary: Online preparation of students

Halton Catholic District School Board

Kindergarten: Year 2 students begin classes Elementary: Grades 1-8 students with surnames beginning with the letters G-N Secondary: Grades 9-12 Cohort B begins in-class instruction, Grades 9-12 Cohort A online

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Peel District School Board

Elementary: Full-day orientation with last names P-Z only Secondary: Morning orientation session Online: Meet your teachers (Your child’s assigned teacher(s) will reach out directly to introduce themselves and make connections.)

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Surname of A-F of School FDK-Grade 8 return to school (Focus on Health and Safety protocols, student wellbeing and academic assessments) Secondary: Only Grades 10, 11, 12 Cohort B (Focus on Well-Being and Health and Safety Protocols for students)

York District School Board

Secondary: Grade 9 cohort B will attend school in the moring and participate in virtual activities in the aftenoon. Grade 10 to 12 Cohort A and B will have a compressed online schedule for all courses. Online: Regular schedule for all online students.

York Catholic District School Board

Elementary: JK/SK Secondary: Grade 9 orientation Cohort B face to face (Cohort A+C virtual)

Durham District School Board

Elementary: Last names T-Z

Durham Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Online preparation of students Secondary: Online preparation of students

Halton District School Board

Elementary: Optional in-person school orientation. Students will be divided alphabetically into two groups. Secondary: Online preparation of students

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Halton Catholic District School Board

Kindergarten: Year 1 students begin (staggered) classes Elementary: Grades 1-8 students with surnames beginning with the letters O-Z

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Elementary: 1/4th of each class begins Secondary: Grade 9 Students attend

Peel District School Board

Elementary: Full-day orientation with last names A-K only Secondary: Full return to school Online: Classes begin for all PDSB Online School students

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Group A Surname A to L, FDK to Grade 8 (Focus on Health and Safety Protocols within a larger group setting, student well-being and academic assessments) Secondary: Only Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 regular schedule based on cohorts

York District School Board

Kindergarten: Year 1 students will be divided into two groups by last name alphabetically and go to school on alternate days Secondary: Regular school schedule for all students

York Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Grades 7-8 Secondary: Grade 9-12 Cohort A face to face (Cohort B+C virtual)

Durham District School Board

Elementary: Last names A-M

Durham Catholic District School Board

Elementary: In-Class ½ of each class Secondary: In-Class learning begins

Halton District School Board

Elementary: In-class learning begins Secondary: In-class learning begins Online: Classes begin for all HDSB online school students

Halton Catholic District School Board

Kindergarten: Year 1 students begin (staggered) classes Elementary: All students will attend in-class instruction Online: Classes begin for all HCDSB Online School students

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Toronto District School Board**

Kindergarten to Grade 5 schools: Senior Kindergarten, Grade 5, all ISP classes Kindergarten to Grade 6 schools: Senior Kindergarten, Grade 6, all ISP classes Kindergarten to Grade 8 schools: Senior Kindergarten, Grade 4, Grade 8, all ISP classes. Grade 6,7,8 schools: Grade 6, all ISP classes Grade 7, 8, schools: Grade 7, all ISP class Secondary: Full return (Quad 1)

**Once a student starts school on the first day for their grade, they continue to attend school every day.

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Elementary: 1/4th of each class continues*** Secondary: Grade 9 Students attend

Peel District School Board

Elementary: Full-day orientation with last names L-Z only

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

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Elementary: Group B Surname M to Z, FDK to Grade 8 (Focus on Health and Safety Protocols within a larger group setting, student well-being and academic assessments)

York Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Grades 4-6 Secondary: Grade 9-12 Cohort B face to face (Cohort A+C virtual)

Durham District School Board

Elementary: Last names N-Z

Durham Catholic District School Board

Elementary: In-Class ½ of each class

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Toronto District School Board**

Kindergarten to Grade 5 schools: Junior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 4 Kindergarten to Grade 6 schools: Junior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 5 Kindergarten to Grade 8 schools: Junior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 7 Grade 6,7,8 schools: Grade 7 Grade 7, 8, schools: Grade 8

**Once a student starts school on the first day for their grade, they continue to attend school every day.

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Elementary: 1/4th of each class continues Secondary: Grade 10, 11 and 12 students return

Peel District School Board

Elementary: Regular school day begins

York District School Board

Elementary: All students will begin attending school

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Elementary: All students FDK to Grade 8

Durham District School Board

Elementary: Last names A-M

Durham Catholic District School Board

Elementary: In-Class ½ of each class

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Toronto District School Board**

Kindergarten to Grade 5 schools: Grade 2, Grade 3 Kindergarten to Grade 6 schools: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 Kindergarten to Grade 8 schools: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6 Grade 6,7,8 schools: Grade 8

**Once a student starts school on the first day for their grade, they continue to attend school every day.

Toronto District School Board

Elementary: Staggered return

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Full class return

Peel District School Board

Elementary: Regular school day

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Elementary: All students FDK to Grade 8

Durham District School Board

Elementary: Last names N-Z

Durham Catholic District School Board

Elementary: In-Class ½ of each class

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Peel District School Board

Elementary: Regular school day

York Region District School Board

Kindergarten: All Year 1 students will begin classes

Durham District School Board

Elementary: All elementary students return

Durham Catholic District School Board

Elementary: Full in-class return

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