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Dr. J. E. Davey Elementary School Students Temporarily Transition to Remote Learning 

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Dr. J. E. Davey Elementary School Students Temporarily Transition to Remote Learning 

Hamilton, Ontario – Saturday, March 20: Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) announced that effective Monday, March 22, 2021, students at Dr. J. E. Davey Elementary School will temporarily transition from in-person to remote learning, up to and including Friday, March 26, 2021. 

Due to the number of staff close contacts identified by Hamilton Public Health Services, the school is unable to provide appropriate staffing levels to ensure safety and support student programming.  

During this remote learning period, Dr. J. E. Davey educators will use The Hub and MS Teams to provide real-time and independent learning to students throughout the school day. School staff will work to deploy technology to families who indicated they needed a device for learning.  

Students will transition back to in-person learning on Monday, March 29. The HWDSB COVID-19 response team will monitor the situation with HPHS. Communication to families will be shared immediately should there be an extension to remote learning. 

The before- and after-school program provided by Wesley and Beyond the Bell, provided by YMCA Hamilton | Burlington | Brantford, will be closed. The child care program provided by Wesley for infants, toddlers and preschoolers will be open. 


“Safety continues to drive our school operation decisions as we respond to COVID-19 in our communityWhile we want our students learning in person and at school, we have to be ready to pivot our learning model to manage school cases and respond to the impact on staffing levels.”  

Manny Figueiredo, Director of Education 


  • Dr. J. E. Davey was declared an outbreak on March 18, 2021  
  • Since March 15, the school has 6 students and 2 staff members 
  • The number of cohorts dismissed are not shared as part of our HWDSB COVID-19 Dashboard  
  • Dr. J. E. Davey is the second school to move from in-person to remote learning since January 2021 (Glenwood School was the first school closure)  
  • Status of Cases in Hamilton displays the outbreak lineage as screened positive 
  • School closures are not typically associated with schools with an outbreak designation 

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Media Contact: 

Shawn McKillop, APR
Manager, Communications and Community Engagement
905.515.6227 | smckillo@hwdsb.on.ca 

Updated on Saturday, March 20, 2021.
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