FAQ For Families

ALL TBCDSB SITES WILL BE CLOSED (MARCH 14 - APRIL 5)

  • I am travelling out of the country with my family outside of the week of the March Break, do we need to self-isolate ?
    Yes. If you are planning a trip outside of the week of March Break, Canadians are advised by the Ministry of Health to self-isolate. This would be 14 days of isolation upon your date of arrival home. This is a preventative measure to stop the spread of this virus. To learn more, please visit the Thunder Bay District Health Unit site, for more information. Signs will be posted outside of our buildings indicating this procedure as well.
  • Will my son or daughter still receive Social Work Services?
    Yes. School Social workers will be working throughout the closure and reaching out to youth/families via phone support and scheduling appointments at Children’s Centre Thunder Bay.
  • Will Daycares within schools and Before and After school programs be running?
    No. Closure of all Daycares and before and after school programming within our schools is a preventative measure to stop the spread of this virus among our TBCDSB Family and community.
  • Will Community Use of Schools still be running?
    No. All community programming within our schools will not be running. This is a preventative measure to stop the spread of this virus among our TBCDSB Family and community.
  • Will Home Instruction still be administered?
    No. All home instruction programming will be cancelled. This again is a preventative measure to stop the spread of this virus among our TBCDSB Family and community.
  • Will Co-Op/OYAP and Dual Credit programming still be running?
    No. All programming within our schools will not be running. This again is a preventative measure to stop the spread of this virus among our TBCDSB Family and community.
  • Will Extracurriculars (sporting events etc.) still be running?
    No. All extracurriculars have been cancelled until further notice. This again is a preventative measure to stop the spread of this virus among our TBCDSB Family and community.
  • Will the After School Skills Development Program be running?
    The next session is scheduled to begin on April 6th however, the start date will be delayed. Once program staff have more information, they will communicate it to parents.
  • What is Deep Cleaning?
    In addition to our rigorous cleaning practices, disinfecting will take place with focus on high-touch surfaces.
  • Who can I contact during the closure?
    Please connect with us online. Schools can be contacted via email through their school website. For Board Office contact, please email communications@tbcschools.ca
  • Will my student be provided with assignments and work over the closure?
    No. With the shock of the province-wide shutdown, educators have not had adequate time to prepare to provide any homework/assignments, nor would this be expected of them at this time. We are awaiting Ministry directives on this, continue to check the Ministry of Education website for details pertaining to further educational initiatives during the closure period.
https://www.tbcschools.ca/about/covid-19/faq-families

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