Adult Day Credit - Return to School

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In preparation for the return to Adult Day School learning, we would like to share some information and updates with you.  We encourage you to check our website regularly and monitor your email, including your junk mail, for any updated information.  

To access the DCDSB's COVID-19 Updates webpage, click here. 

Format for Classes

All Adult Day school credit courses will be offered as a combination of in-school and online learning.   Students will attend campus on their scheduled day and time receive teacher-led instruction and have opportunities for additional support.    

Orientation Week: Wednesday, September 9 - Friday, September 11

All students registered for Adult Day School will receive an orientation to their class and will be expected to complete a Health and Safety module during orientation week.  Please note the schedule below.  Specific information about day and time to attend school will be sent on Friday, September 4.   If the class is large, it will be split into an AM and PM cohort; otherwise, the class will run in the AM.

You can email cont.ed@dcdsb.ca or call Oshawa 905-438-0570 or Ajax 905-683-7713 if you do not receive an email on Friday, September 4 with your day and time to attend school.

Students must ensure that the main office has your updated cell phone and email address so that Continuing Education can communicate with you.  Email this information to cont.ed@dcdsb.ca and in your email identify your name, contact information and if you are attending the Oshawa or Ajax Campus.

Please note that visitors are not permitted at the school unless they have booked an appointment with the main office or with a teacher.

Day Period Time
Wednesday, September 9 1

AM Cohort - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PM Cohort  - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 10 2
Friday, September 11 3

  

In-School Schedule for Adult Day Credit and Fast Track Program

This in-school schedule begins on Monday, September 14

Day Period Time
Monday 1

AM Cohort - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

PM Cohort - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 2
Wednesday 3
Thursday Flex Day - All Periods by appointment
Friday Flex Day - All Periods by appointment

Please Note:

  • Thursday and Friday have been designated Flex Days where students may book a time with their teacher for additional support.  Students are not required to attend campus on Flex Days.  
  • On days students are not attending in-school, they will be completing their course work online. 
  • Students will be provided their Cohort information (AM or PM) after they are registered and before the first day of class.   If the class is large, it will be split into an AM and PM cohort in order to maintain physical distancing.  However, if the class is small enough, it will run in the AM only.
  • During the first week of class, students will receive an orientation to their course by their teacher and will be required to complete a Health and Safety module.

Health and Safety Information

The health and safety of our students and staff is our priority and we are actively working with Durham Region’s Health Department to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our school.  The following are some of the actions we are taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in our school:

  • enhanced cleaning and air ventilation in the school.
  • signage and reminders to physically distance and wash your hands
  • reducing the number of contacts among individuals in the school, including students, staff, and others.
  • visitors (eg. parents, guardians and community members) only allowed in the school by appointment.
  • Should a student or staff member exhibit symptoms, the school will work with the public health department to contact trace and test  
  • In the event of an outbreak, there may be a need to transition to online learning for a period of time 
  • Students and staff will be unable to share materials.  This means students must bring their own pens/pencils, notebook, etc.

Masks

Students are required to wear a mask while in school.

Screening and Symptoms

In order to protect the health and well-being of all our students and staff, you are asked to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving to school.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever (temperature of 37.8°C or greater)
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)

Other symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • New olfactory or taste disorder(s)
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Runny nose, or nasal congestion (in absence of underlying reasons for these symptoms such as seasonal allergies, post nasal drip, etc.)

You can use the Ministry of Health’s Ministry of Health’s Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment tool for this purpose. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are ill, you should not attend school. You should report your absence from school by calling the Ajax or Oshawa Campus.

Covid-19 Information

If you’re concerned that you or any member of your household has been exposed to COVID-19 or develops symptoms, please self-isolate and seek clinical assessment by:

  • Contacting Durham Health Connection Line 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729 and;

Completing the Lakeridge Health online assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca to get an appointment at the COVID-19 Assessment Clinic.

Please click on the links below for the Region of Durham's Public Health Resources:

Note: The COVID-19 Assessment Clinic does not accept walk-ins.

 

Register for Classes

To view our current course offerings and register for Ajax and Oshawa credit classes, please visit our Adult Day School webpage by clicking here.

Durham Catholic District School Board - Return to Learning Plan

To access DCDSB's Return to Learning plan, please visit the webpage by clicking here.

For further information about re-opening schools, please visit the Government of Ontario's Covid-19: reopening of schools webpage.

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