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The dates and staggered starts for all GTA schools

Last Updated Sep 9, 2020 at 6:06 pm EDT

Des Moines Public Schools custodian Cynthia Adams cleans a desk in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. The cost of bringing students back to classrooms is proving a major stumbling block to safely reopening schools across the U.S. States are furloughing workers, borrowing billions, delaying construction projects and reducing aid to local governments and schools as ways to cope in response to revenue drops that are expected to top 20% in some states, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

When does your child head back to school? We’ve compiled a complete list of how and when each school plans to re-open.

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Elementary School

  • Tuesday, September 15 – Staggered start begins.
  • Thursday, September 17 – All students have resumed classes.

Secondary School

  • Tuesday, September 15 – Staggered start begins for students in Special Education Congregated Sites and Intensive Support Programs.
  • Thursday, September 17 – The rest of secondary students begin.

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TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD 

Elementary School

  • First day of class is September 14, with one quarter of each class starting each day, full attendance by September 17.

Secondary School

  • Grade 9 students to attend September 14, 15
  • Grade 10-12 to start September 16

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PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Elementary School

  • Wednesday September 9 – First orientation for elementary students with last names A-G
  • Thursday, September 10 – First orientation for elementary students with last names H-O
  • Friday, September, 11 – First orientation for elementary students with last names P-Z
  • Monday, September, 14 – Second orientation for elementary students with last names A-K
  • Tuesday, September, 15 – Second orientation for elementary students with last names L-Z
  • Wednesday, September, 16 – First day of classes for all elementary students

Secondary School

  • Secondary students will have an orientation between September 8 and 11
  • First day of classes for secondary students is September 14

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DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Elementary School

    Students from FDK – Grade 8 will have a staggered start depending on the first letter of their last name and their group, beginning September 9.
    All students return to class September 21.

Secondary School

    Grade 9 COHORT A returns to class September 8.
    Grade 9 COHORT B returns to class September 9.
    Grade 10 – 12 COHORT A returns to class September 10.
    Grade 10 – 12 COHORT B returns to class September 11.

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YORK DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Elementary School

  • Elementary school students will begin classes on September 10 or September 11
  • Senior Kindergarten will begin classes on September 10
  • Junior Kindergarten will begin classes on September 14 or 15

Secondary School

  • COHORT A Grade 9 will begin September 10
  • COHORT B Grade 9 will begin September 11
  • Grades 10-12 first day of classes is September 10

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YORK CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Elementary School

  • Grades 1-3 first day of classes is September 10.
  • Grades 4-6 first day of classes is September 15.
  • Grades 7-8 first day of classes is September 14.
  • Junior & Senior Kindergarten first day of classes is September 11.

Secondary School

  • COHORT A Grade 9 Orientation first day of classes is September 10.
  • COHORT B Grade 9 Orientation first day of classes is September 11.
  • Grades 9-12 COHORT A face to face is September 14
  • Grades 9-12 COHORT B face to face is September 15.

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HALTON DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • First day of school for students is September 14

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HALTON CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • First day of classes for students grades 1-8 with surnames between A-F is September 9
  • First day of classes for students grades 1-8 with surnames between G-N is September 10
  • First day of classes for students grades 1-8 with surnames between O-Z is September 11
  • All students in grades 1-8 will be fully in class by September 14
  • First day of classes for secondary students is September 9

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DURHAM DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Families with last names beginning with A – G
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Families with last names beginning with H – M
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 Families with last names beginning with N – S
  • Friday, September 11, 2020 Families with last names beginning with T – Z
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 and Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Families with last names beginning with A – M
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and Thursday, September 17, 2020 Families with last names beginning with N – Z
  • Friday, September 18, 2020 Full Attendance

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DURHAM CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Week One

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020 – Orientation Day (1/4 of each class)
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – Orientation Day (1/4 of each class)
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 – Orientation Day (1/4 of each class)
  • Friday, September 11, 2020 – Orientation Day (1/4 of each class)

 

Week Two

  • Monday, September 14, 2020 and Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – 1/2 of each class
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 1/2 of each class
  • Friday, September 18, 2020 – Full classes

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