French catholic college board announces modifications to back-to-school times

French catholic college board announces modifications to back-to-school times

Ted Raymond Digital Multi-Skilled Journalist

Pupils at Jonathan Pitre French Catholic Elementary class get down their college coach Aug. 19, 2020, for his or her very first day’s college. (Jeff McDonald / CTV Information Ottawa)

OTTAWA — the very first day’s college for a few pupils in Ottawa’s French catholic college board changed.

In an email to families sent Friday, the Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) claims whenever your kid comes back to course is determined by their college, and grade and if they’re in course or learning on the web.

Pupils in Kindergarten to level 8, that going back to classes that are in-person will start college on Sept. 3.

Pupils in Grades 9 to 12 will come back to face-to-face classes on Sept. 8, with the exception of those in the schools that are following

  • Ecole Ange-Gabriel (Brockville)
  • Ecole Marie-Rivier (Kingston)
  • Academie Notre-Dame (Kemptville)
  • Centre scolaire Jeanne-Lajoie (Pembroke)

Grade 9-12 pupils during these educational schools will go back to course on Sept. 3.

Two CECCE schools, Bernard-Grandmaitre and Jonathan-Pitre, started classes on Aug. 19.


The CECCE claims remote learning through their Academie d’apprentissage virtuel (AAV) for Kindergarten to level 8 pupils will start on Sept. 8.

Pupils in Grades 9 to 12, who’re learning through Consortium d’apprentissage virtuel de langue francaise de l’Ontario (CAVLFO) begins on the web learning on Sept. 8 too.

Nearly 3,400 students that are CECCE start their college 12 months on line, the board states.


For pupils at Ecole Lamoureux, Ecole Edouard-Bond and Ecole Los Angeles Source, classes will start in-person on Sept. 3 and learning that is remote the Centre d’enseignement personnalise virtuel (CEPV) begins Sept. 8


“This choice ended up being made after consideration and follows an statement through the Ontario Ministry of Education (EDU) , that offers flexibility to college panels regarding when to begin school, Director of Education Rejean Sirois said into the French page. “It must also be noted that the choice to take care of the September 3 date for the beginning of the college 12 months for Brockville, Kingston, Kemptville and Pembroke high schools had been taken after consulting the principals of those schools and acquiring their verification they had been willing to welcome the pupils in the scheduled date. “

The delay to another begin times is because of staffing and coordinating in-class and learning that is online Sirois stated.

“the issues that are main regarding the staffing regarding the training staff aswell regarding the verification associated with students inside different modes of learning which need a reorganization in order to include position the solutions needed to be able to meet with the need, " the note explained. “additionally, considering the fact that distance training for pupils in Grades 9 to 12 will likely to be delivered because of the CAVLFO, it absolutely was crucial that you align and adjust to various realities, since CAVLFO serves every one of the province’s French-language college boards plus some panels begin their college 12 months later on. “

Sirois claims the board is confident the in-person begin date of Sept. 3 for primary college pupils is “realistic" and schools may be ready.

“The management keeps the date of Thursday, September 3 for the beginning of the institution 12 months for primary pupils (face-to-face) since it is confident that this can be a date that is realistic that the schools are prepared to welcome the pupils, " Sirois said.