Family Communication (2020/2021 School Year)

A number of letters and Fact Sheets have been sent to families outlining information for the 2020/2021 school year. They are also listed in our "AMDSB Back to School Plan" and linked individually below. Note: the Board website ( has a news item called "COVID-19 Information and Advisory" and all school websites have a link in their header so that when users visit any of the websites, they can quickly navigate to that page. 

April 9: Letter to families re: Spring Break (asymptomatic testing, public health recommendations, etc.)

April 6: Message to families in response to the province-wide "emergency brake" shutdown

March 31: Long weekend message to families

March 11: Email to families with Huron Perth Public Health's Frequently Asked Questions for parents/guardians. 

March 9: Email to families with information about Ministry of Education voluntary, asymptomatic testing for staff and students. Click here for details

March 1: Email to families with the HPPH Decision Tool which helps parents navigate what to do if their child does not pass the daily school screening

February 22: Update families about asymptomatic testing, new screening and isolation requirements

February 11: Announcement to families that March Break would be delayed until April 12-16.

February 3: Announcement to families that in-person learning will resume on Monday February 8.

February 2: Letter to parents/guardians from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce.

January 26: Update to families outlining the additional safety precautions that will be put in place when in person learning resumes

January 20: Announcement to families that online learning will continue until further notice. Details for online learning posted here.

January 7: Updated information for families outlining that elementary students will continue online learning until January 25 (along with secondary students)

December 23: Details to families about the return to school after the holiday break and the impact of the province-wide shut down.

December 17: Letter to families about the possible return to online learning after the holiday break.

December 15: Letter to families from Director Lisa Walsh as we approach the winter break

December 11: Letter to families from Huron Perth Public Health

November 20: Letter to families outlining the plans for inclement (winter) weather days.

November 3: Email to families asking them to complete a survey IF they require technology to learn at home (if we were directed to shift to full online learning). Click here for details about the survey.

October 7: Email to families with a letter regarding preparations for Models B and C and a statement from HPPH Dr. Miriam Klassen

October 2: Email to families about the revised provincial self-screening tool. Parents should use this tool each day before sending their child to school

September 18: Email update to families (commitment to self-screen, student health agreement, informing schools if students have underlying health conditions that may present like COVID-19, mask exemptions)

September 11: Email update to families (bus planner app, remote learning update, release of COVID-19 Management in Schools)

September 8: Email update to families (first day, board-owned technology, bus riders, remote learning update)

September 3: Fact Sheet about how to prepare children/youth for returning to school in person

September 2: Details for students who ride the bus were announced and parents are asked to login to the Parent Portal to check bus information by Friday September 4 at noon. Also, back to school videos (posted on Back to School Planning page) were sent to all families. 

August 27: Letter to families introducing the AMDSB Back to School Plan and staggered entry plan

August 21: Email update to families

August 13: Letter to families from Dr. Miriam Klassen (Huron Perth Public Health)

August 12: Fact Sheet for families of students with special needs

August 11: Fact Sheet for Kindergarten families

August 7: Fact Sheet with information about elementary and secondary in person and online learning

August 6: Fact Sheet with additional information about a return school in-person

August 4: Letter providing a brief overview of Model A and introducing the pre-registration form

July 30: Letter to families from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce