French catholic college board announces modifications to back-to-school times

French catholic college board announces modifications to back-to-school times

Ted Raymond Digital Multi-Skilled Journalist

Pupils at Jonathan Pitre French Catholic Elementary class get off their college coach Aug. 19, 2020, with their very first day of school. (Jeff McDonald / CTV Information Ottawa)

OTTAWA — the initial day’s college for many pupils in Ottawa’s french school that is catholic changed.

The Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) says when your child returns to class will depend on their school, and grade and whether they’re in class or learning online in a note to families sent Friday.

Pupils in Kindergarten to Grade 8, who will be going back to classes that are in-person will start college on Sept. 3.

Pupils in Grades 9 to 12 will go back to face-to-face classes on Sept. 8, with the exception of those in the schools that are following

  • Ecole Ange-Gabriel (Brockville)
  • Ecole Marie-Rivier (Kingston)
  • Academie Notre-Dame (Kemptville)
  • Centre scolaire Jeanne-Lajoie (Pembroke)

Level 9-12 pupils in these schools will go back to class on Sept. 3.

Two CECCE schools, Bernard-Grandmaitre and Jonathan-Pitre, started classes on Aug. 19.


The CECCE claims remote learning through their Academie d’apprentissage virtuel (AAV) for Kindergarten to level 8 pupils begins on Sept. 8.

Pupils in Grades 9 to 12, who will be learning through Consortium d’apprentissage virtuel de langue francaise de l’Ontario (CAVLFO) begins on line learning on Sept. 8 also.

Nearly 3,400 CECCE students will start their college 12 months on line, the board claims.


For pupils at Ecole Lamoureux, Ecole Edouard-Bond and Ecole Los Angeles Source, classes will start in-person on Sept. 3 and learning that is remote the Centre d’enseignement personnalise virtuel (CEPV) will start Sept. 8


“This choice had been made after consideration and follows an statement through the Ontario Ministry of Education (EDU), that provides freedom to college panels concerning when you should begin college, Director of Education Rejean Sirois said when you look at the letter that is french. “It must also be noted that the choice to take care of the September 3 date for the beginning of the institution year for Brockville, Kingston, Kemptville and Pembroke high schools ended up being taken after consulting the principals among these schools and acquiring their verification which they were prepared to welcome the pupils in the scheduled date. “

The wait to another begin dates is because of staffing and coordinating in-class and on line learning, Sirois stated.

“the primary problems are linked to the staffing for the training staff also regarding the verification of this pupils inside different modes of learning which demand a reorganization to help you to include position the solutions needed to be able to meet up with the need, ” the note explained. “also, considering the fact that distance training for pupils in Grades 9 to 12 will likely to be delivered by the CAVLFO, it had been crucial that you align and adjust to various realities, since CAVLFO acts every one of the province’s French-language college panels plus some panels begin their college 12 months later on. “

Sirois says the board is confident the start that is in-person of Sept. 3 for primary college pupils is “realistic” and schools is going to be prepared.

“The management keeps the date of Thursday, September 3 for the beginning of the institution 12 months for primary pupils (face-to-face) since it is certain that it is a practical date and that the schools decide to welcome the pupils, ” Sirois stated.