KITCHENER – The Waterloo Region Public School Board plans to offer virtual learning as an option during the 2021-2022 school year.
John Bryant, director of education for the board, said in a blog post Monday that the board recognizes that some families may request an e-learning option for their child.
“Over the next few months, we will be sharing updates and timelines with you and hopefully the impact of the pandemic will lessen,” Bryant wrote.
Students from the Waterloo Region District School Board will automatically be enrolled in their home school for the 2021-2022 school year as usual.
Meanwhile, the Waterloo Catholic School Board surveyed parents and guardians on whether or not they plan to return to class next year. Only 750 pupils, out of 24,000, wish to continue virtual learning in the next school. Of those 750, only 185 are in high school.
The WCDSB plans to check back with the families in June and confirm a final decision. Parents will not be able to change their choice as they could during this school year.
The WRDSB plans to hold a similar survey of families soon and will seek a decision on the type of learning later this spring.