Here are all the dates and staggered starts for GTA schools

Aug 26 2020, 1:09 pm

With school starting in just a few weeks, school boards have been figuring out their back-to-school plans, ensuring students have a safe start to the year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week, Ontario allowed school boards to have a staggered start to the academic year, to avoid overcrowding of students and therefore prevent virus spread.

But with all the delayed and staggered starts for different grades and school boards it can be confusing to know when school is in fact starting.

Luckily, all the GTA school boards now have their plans for the year, and parents or family members can know when their children go back to school.

Toronto District School Board

The staggered start for the TDSB begins on September 15, but grades will be staggered over the first week.

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Classes will begin on September 14. For elementary students, a quarter of each class would start each day with full attendance by September 17.

And Grade 9 students will attend for the first two days, while Grade 10, 11, and 12 would start September 16.

Peel District School Board

Students will gradually return to school by attending orientation sessions during the weeks of September 8 and 14.

The staggered start for elementary students will be according to last name, which can be found here.

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

The first day of classes is September 18 for Grade 1 to 12.

York District School Board

The first day of classes is September 8 for Grade 1 to 12.

York Catholic District School Board

Elementary School:

  • Grade 1 to 3: first day of classes September 9
  • Grade 4 to 8: first day of classes September 10
  • Junior and Senior Kindergarten: first day of classes September 11

Secondary School:

  • Cohort A Grade 9: first day of classes September 8
  • Cohort B Grade 9: first day of classes September 9
  • Grade 10 to 12: first day of classes September 10

Durham District School Board

  • Families with last names beginning with A – G: September 8
  • Families with last names beginning with H – M: September 9
  • Families with last names beginning with N – S: September 10
  • Families with last names beginning with T – Z: September 11
  • Families with last names beginning with A – M: September 14 and September 16
  • Families with last names beginning with N – Z: September 15 and September 17
  • Full Attendance: September 18

Durham Catholic District School Board

Week One:

  • Tuesday, September 8: Orientation Day (quarter of each class)
  • Wednesday, September 9: Orientation Day (quarter of each class)
  • Thursday, September 10: Orientation Day (quarter of each class)
  • Friday, September 11: Orientation Day (quarter of each class)

Week Two:

  • Monday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 16: half of each class
  • Tuesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 17: half of each class
  • Friday, September 18: Full classes

Halton District School Board

The first day of class is September 8 for Grade 1 to 12.

Halton Catholic District School Board

The first day of class is September 8 for Grade 1 to 12.

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