French catholic college board announces modifications to back-to-school times

Ted Raymond Digital Multi-Skilled Journalist

Pupils at Jonathan Pitre French Catholic Elementary class get off their college coach Aug. 19, 2020, because of their very first day of college. (Jeff McDonald / CTV Information Ottawa)

OTTAWA — the initial day’s college for a few pupils in Ottawa’s french school that is catholic changed.

The Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) says when your child returns to class will depend on their school, and grade and whether they’re in class or learning online in a note to families sent Friday.

Pupils in Kindergarten to level 8, that are time for classes that are in-person will start college on Sept. 3.

Pupils in Grades 9 to 12 will go back to face-to-face classes on Sept. 8, with the exception of those in the schools that are following

  • Ecole Ange-Gabriel (Brockville)
  • Ecole Marie-Rivier (Kingston)
  • Academie Notre-Dame (Kemptville)
  • Centre scolaire Jeanne-Lajoie (Pembroke)

Level 9-12 pupils in these schools will go back to course on Sept. 3.

Two CECCE schools, Bernard-Grandmaitre and Jonathan-Pitre, started classes on Aug. 19.


The CECCE claims learning that is remote their Academie d’apprentissage virtuel (AAV) for Kindergarten to level 8 pupils will start on Sept. 8.

Pupils in Grades 9 to 12, that are learning through Consortium d’apprentissage virtuel de langue francaise de l’Ontario (CAVLFO) will start on the web learning on Sept. 8 too.

Almost 3,400 CECCE pupils will start their college 12 months on the web, the board states.


For pupils at Ecole Lamoureux, Ecole Edouard-Bond and Ecole La supply, classes begins in-person on Sept. 3 and learning that is remote the Centre d’enseignement personnalise virtuel (CEPV) will start Sept. 8


“This choice had been made after careful consideration and follows an statement through the Ontario Ministry of Education (EDU), that offers freedom to college panels regarding when you should begin college, Director of Education Rejean Sirois stated into the French page. “It must also be noted that the choice to take care of the September 3 date for the start of the institution 12 months for Brockville, Kingston, Kemptville and Pembroke high schools had been taken after consulting the principals among these schools and acquiring their confirmation which they had been prepared to welcome the pupils on scheduled date. “

The wait to another begin times is a result of staffing and coordinating in-class and learning that is online Sirois stated.

“the issues that are main associated with the staffing for the training staff besides regarding the verification of this pupils when you look at the different modes of learning which need a reorganization in order to include position the solutions required to be able to meet up with the demand, ” the note explained. “furthermore, considering that distance training for pupils in Grades 9 to 12 may be delivered because of the CAVLFO, it absolutely was crucial that you align and conform to realities that are different since CAVLFO acts most of the province’s French-language college panels plus some boards begin their college 12 months later on. “

Sirois states the board is confident the start that is in-person of Sept. 3 for primary college pupils is “realistic” and schools is likely to be prepared.

“The management keeps the date of Thursday, September 3 for the beginning of the college 12 months for primary pupils (face-to-face) since it is certain that that is a date that is realistic that the schools decide to welcome the pupils, ” Sirois stated.