UCDSB: French Immersion will not be offered for remote learners

Nick Laurin
UCDSB: French Immersion will not be offered for remote learners
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CORNWALL, Ontario – On March 9, 2022, Superintendent Susan Rutters updated the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Trustees on the status of remote learning for the 2022-2023 school year.

Rutters noted that the Ministry of Education is requiring all school boards in the province to make remote learning available for students who wish to select that option for the 2022-23 school year.

“Our elementary remote learning model for next year will be structured so that students enrolled have a dedicated online teacher for each class,” said Rutters.

Additionally, Rutters explained that the new remote learning model for next year will make remote students not attached to a teacher or peers from their community school.

Remote learners will have the options to switch to in-person learning at the beginning of term two, February 2023.

French immersion programming is not available in the remote learning program, due to the shortage of French language teachers in Ontario.

Rutters explained the learning options that remote students will have.

“Students will have the opportunity to register in either synchronous learning or asynchronous learning. Non-digital-programming will not be available in the 22-23 school year,” said Rutters. “Remote learning classes and teachers will be assigned to existing elementary schools for supervision and support. It is not a stand-alone remote school.”

Families received program information and registration details on March 4 about remote learning for the upcoming school year, and have until March 14 to register for remote learning for 2022-23 so that staffing can be appropriately assigned.

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