The CDS return to school plan, created in consultation with a team of dedicated medical experts (Dr. Tarek M. Sardana, Dr. Todd Walters, and Kelsey Houston)
, will create a school environment that allows our students to learn, thrive, and achieve as much normalcy as reasonably possible, in a shared educational setting back on campus. At CDS, we support the statement from SickKids and the Ministry of Education that “it is critical to balance the risk of transmission and infection of Covid-19 in children with the harms of school closure on their physical and mental health.”
We continue to work diligently to create a carefully measured reopening plan for our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. We are working closely with our York Region independent school partners and neighbours, many of whom face additional challenges of dealing with boarding students living on campus. We are confident that our plan will be a balanced one that focuses on the safety of our community first and foremost while providing the educational experience that your family has come to expect from CDS.
In the coming weeks, we will continue to enhance the FAQs and update content shared on this page, so we encourage you to check back often. Notwithstanding the thoroughness of our planning, we recognize that Provincial and Ministry guidelines will likely continue to evolve and we ask for your patience as we will likely be adjusting our plans for the foreseeable future.
As we prepare for the fall, the following is an overview
of what returning to CDS will look like for our students in September.