At Branksome Hall, we have been working collaboratively throughout this academic year to respond to the progression of COVID-19 and to limit its impact on our students and employees. The health and safety of our community remain our primary focus, aligned with our guiding principles, and following public health guidelines.
Following the Ontario government’s announcement on April 6, 2021, and as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the province, Branksome Hall will transition to a fully virtual learning environment starting Wednesday, April 7 and until further notice. See our FAQs for more information.
In our ongoing commitment to social-emotional learning, we consider our parents our partners as we support students in feeling grounded in their strengths and coping strategies, especially in the face of changing situations and uncertainty.
This is a learning journey for us all and we continue to invite your collaboration and feedback as we shift to this phase of fully virtual learning and working together.
While these plans are subject to change, I have every confidence that the flexible learning plans we continue to develop will fully support learning and well-being, and maximize the social connections we have all come to value, now than ever.
The potential to accelerate our students’ agency, independence and resilience is one of the great opportunities the pandemic has provided. Honed now, these skills will serve a lifetime of success.
Our community continues to show great resilience, and I wish you and your family optimism, strength and equanimity as we weather these extraordinary times together.