Students won’t head back to class Monday

The statement posted by Education Minister Stephen Leece on Twitter tonight.

No indication when student’s will leave virtual learning behind

Students in Lambton County won’t be returning to the classroom next week.

This evening on Twitter, Education Minister Stephen Leece announced schools in seven health units – Renfrew, Grey Bruce, Kingston/Frontenac/Lennox&Addington, Leeds/Grenville/Lanark, Hastings/Prince Edward, Haliburton/Kawartha/Pine Ridge, Peterborough – would be returning to class. The rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 people is between on and five per 100,000.

Lambton students will continue online, however Lambton-Kent District School Board Director of Education, John Howitt, says there is no indication when students here might return.

Lambton has among the highest rates of COVID-19 in the province with 26.3 cases per 100,000.

“No face-to-face, in-person learning in school settings will occur during this remote learning period, except to support in-person instruction and support to students with special education needs, in self-contained LKDSB classes, who cannot be accommodated through remote learning,” wrote Howitt in a letter to parents.

Virtual schools will continue to operate on their regular schedule.