Public elementary school students in Halton will be getting a day off on Monday, Nov. 30.
The Halton District School Board is closing the schools for the day so it can reset as it prepares for the shifting enrolment between students who attend classes in person and those who do so online. High schools will remain open.
The board issued the notice last evening.
The board is using that day because teachers and other staff will be making the preparations necessary to accommodate the changing classroom situation. The board did not say how many students are changing the way they attend classes, however, the closing of the schools indicates the shift is significant.
Students who attend elementary classes in schools that have Grades 7-12 will also be told to stay home.
All students who are switching the way they receive instruction will be notified of their new schedule by the end of this month.