Dear WRDSB Families,

The health, safety and well-being of students and staff is our highest priority. We continue to receive advice from our Public Health agencies and direction from the Ministry of Education related to COVID-19.

OSSLT and EQAO Provincial Assessments

Effective today, March 17, 2020, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which is administered to all students across the province, is cancelled and has been waived for graduating students who do not yet have the literacy requirement. Students who are not graduating this school year will have the opportunity to write the OSSLT in the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

In addition, all EQAO assessments previously scheduled for the 2019-20 school year are cancelled. We greatly appreciate the work staff has done to prepare students for these assessments.

Continuity of Learning

The Ministry of Education is working on plans to support the continuity of learning during the closure period and has stated that it will be sharing resources to support students in their learning from home while schools are closed. WRDSB staff will work collaboratively with our Ministry of Education partners and will provide more information on our website when it becomes available.

We encourage students, families and staff to monitor news outlets and the WRDSB websites and social media for further updates and information.

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