TMS 2020/2021 Return to School

 

There is no doubt that our Return to School this September 2020 has been a very new experience for students, staff, faculty, and families.   School may not be the same as it was for a while but, with the collective support of our school Community, TMS developed a comprehensive plan for our students to return in a safe and effective way.

The Return to School Plan is structured to cover topics such as: Program Delivery, Health and Safety, Social and Emotional Health, Campus Access, and Student Life – all level specific.  It provides information, guidelines and resources for in-school learning (100% of our Toddler, Children’s House, Elementary and Grade 7 and 8 students have returned to school), as well as Hybrid Learning (a combination program of 50% in-school and 50% online learning for our Grade 9 to 12 students). Both models are robust and ensure that whether our students are in-school or Learning @ Home, they will receive an excellent educational experience.

As we developed the information in the plan, we were guided by five key principles:

  1.  Adherence to social distancing and 'cohorting' (as per current Ministry of Education's guidelines which were supported by information from guidelines created by the Hospital for Sick Children).
     
  2. A focus on Health and Safety in strict accordance with current Public Health directives.
     
  3. Access to excellence in learning.
     
  4. Social and mental health supports for our students. 
     
  5. A desire to maintain a strong school community.

As information and guidelines shift through the year, so too will our plan which is a living website and resource for our community.  While our Return to School will obviously be different this year, with the support of our Community, it can also be great.

September Start at the Lower School

September Start at the Upper School