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'Snow days' for some GTA schools will look different during pandemic

Last Updated Dec 1, 2020 at 6:02 am EST

File photo, courtesy of Lisa J. Goodman.

If buses are parked because of the snow, learning is going to look a little different for some students and staff in the GTA this year.

These changes stem from the new way of learning due to the pandemic.

If an inclement weather day is declared and transportation is cancelled, York Region District School Board and Durham District School Board secondary students attending class in person will move to online learning.

York Catholic District and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District boards have said schools will close and impacted students will be taught remotely.

For Peel District School Board, in-class instruction will be cancelled for schools, and staff and students will switch to online. Child care programs will remain open.

In Durham, there is no changes for elementary students, they’ll still have to attend school.

Elementary students in the York District School Board will be given learning activities.

The YRDSB and Dufferin-Peel Catholic’s said decisions will be made by 6 a.m. DDSB and York Catholic’s school board have said 7 a.m.

The Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board are in talks about how those days will look when buses are cancelled.

Students currently learning online will operate as business as usual.