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Catholic school students might face delayed start to school year in Brampton: DPCDSB

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Catholic school students might face delayed start to school year in Brampton: DPCDSB

Catholic school students, much like their public school counterparts, could return to school a little later than Sept. 8, according to a letter posted on the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board’s (DPCDSB) website. 

According to the Aug. 23 letter, the board–which operates Catholic schools in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon–will initiate a staggered start to the school year for both elementary and secondary students.

The board also said it will follow public health recommendations and require students in Grades 1 through 12 to wear a mask or face-covering while indoors at school. 

Masks and face-coverings are also strongly recommended for Kindergarten students, the board wrote. 

Accommodations and exemptions will apply to students who cannot wear masks or face-coverings for medical reasons. 

“We appreciate the patience and understanding that our community has afforded us as we continue to prepare for school re-opening in a rapidly changing landscape and acknowledge the uncertainty and anxiety that parents/guardians are faced with as we approach the start of the 2020-21 school year,” the letter reads. 

The board said details on the staggered start, mask policy and more will be shared with families on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

To learn more, click here

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