Media Release (Jan 4, 2021) - Online Learning and Support from our Communities

Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) is educating local Huron and Perth county employers about the online learning expectations for students during the current provincial lock-down and temporary shift to online learning. 

While students will be learning from home until January 11 (grades K to 8) and January 25 (grades 9 to 12), their days will be filled with learning as they are expected to be logging on throughout the usual school day. They will be engaged in “live learning” with their teachers for 225 minutes each day and 75 minutes of learning on their own time. 

AMDSB is asking that local employers be respectful of these requirements and not use the time period as an opportunity to bring students in for extra shifts throughout their school day. Attendance will be taken each day and students who do not participate will fall behind and experience attendance concerns as a result. 

“We hope that by educating local employers about student expectations that they will treat this online learning time frame the same way that they do the usual school schedule. It is important that we come together as a community to support our students as they navigate this challenging time.” said Dr. Lisa Walsh, Director of Education. 

We all need to work together during these very unusual and challenging times. We appreciate the support of our parents, local communities and employers as we support our students.