Welcome to the TMS Return to School Site
There is no doubt that our Return to School in September will be a very new experience and will require all of us to see the start of school through the lens of the current situation. School may not be the same as it was for a while but, with our collective support, it can still be really great. Using information we have gathered from jurisdictions around the world who have already opened up their schools, we know it is possible, with appropriate and deliberate adherence to health and safety measures, to have an extremely effective and safe school experience. But it will be different.
The plan, featured on this site, is structured to cover topics such as: Program Delivery, Health and Safety, Social and Emotional Health, Campus Access, Student Life, and our most current information on what our initial September return will look like – all level specific.
As we developed the information in the plan, we have been guided by five key principles:
- 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 in).
- A focus on Health and Safety in strict accordance with current Public Health directives.
- Access to excellence in learning.
- Social and mental health supports for our students.
- A desire to maintain a strong school community.
I look forward to confirming additional details with you in the coming weeks but I am very encouraged by the comprehensive robustness and creativity in our planning. Please check back to this site regularly as new/updated information will be posted throughout the summer and into the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
The planning you find on this site is based on current guidelines and recommendations but we recognize those may change at any time. While our Return to School will obviously be different, it can also, with your support, be really great.
Head of School
PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION
All York Region Public Health Resources can be found HERE.