Important Information and Resources: COVID-19
Based on advice and recommendations from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government has indicated that all public schools will be closed until May 3, 2020.
Please see here the April 3, 2020 message from our Chairperson of the Board and Director of Education regarding Distance Education.
Please find here the March 31, 2020 letter for parents from Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education.
The letter includes important information in a number of areas, including:
- Schools across the province will remain closed until at least May
- Guidelines on instructional time for students each week, as part of planning for distance learning at home
- A commitment to support students on track to graduate
We recognize that this will not fully replicate face-to-face learning, and will not be “business as usual” but we are working to meet the unique needs of our students and families. In the interim, we encourage parents to continue to access the many additional learning resources available online here
Ongoing Learning Resources for Parents and Students
As a first step to ensure the continued learning of your children, the government launched an online portal to provide access to a wide variety of educational resources, for all students from Kindergarten through to Grade 12.
Support for Families
While schools and child care centres are closed, parents can apply for direct funding to offset the cost of buying materials or online learning subscriptions to support their children’s learning, while they practice self-isolation and physical distancing. KPR does not expect or require parents to purchase items at this time, but for those who choose to, this funding can help.
Eligible parents will receive a one-time per child payment of:
- $200 for children aged 0 to 12
- $250 for children or youth aged 0 to 21 with special needs
We know that not all KPR students and families have access to WiFi. As we work to support our communities in these challenging days, we have designated all our schools as public WiFi hotspots. Members of the public may access the internet at no charge from outside our buildings. In using this resource, we encourage everyone to follow public health directives and maintain physical distancing. Please click here to see the instructions for accessing the WiFi.
To see the March 26, 2020 Letter to KPR Families from Director of Education, click here
To see the March 22, 2020 Letter from the Ministry, click here
Important Online Health Resources
Ministry of Health
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Peterborough Public Health
Durham Public Health
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
Are you a KPR Staff member?
Find information regarding:
- Leaves (Medical, Parental)
- Who to contact
in our Staff FAQ here: https://kprweb.kprdsb.ca/