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Remote Learning Planning for 2022-2023

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Remote Learning Planning for 2022-2023

HWDSB has started to plan for the 2022-2023 school year. To ensure that staffing can be in place for the start of the school year it is necessary to beginning planning regarding remote learning for the 2022-2023 school year.

Currently there is no formal directive from the Ministry of Education regarding possible remote learning requirements. The HWDSB will begin initial planning using the current funding and staffing processes. This planning may have to change based on Ministry direction, funding, or Public Health requirements.

The HWDSB has a strong eLearning program that has been in place for over 15 years. Students desiring remote learning for the 2022-2023 school year can select a timetable of all eLearning courses through the regular course selection process. Students are encouraged to see their guidance counsellors regarding registering for eLearning courses.

To ensure appropriate staffing of eLearning courses, families are encouraged to select eLearning courses during the course selection process in February 2022. While timetable changes can be made at later dates, space in eLearning courses is not guaranteed after initial staffing and some students may be waitlisted for specific courses.

For the 2022-2023 school year, the HWDSB is currently planning on continuing an emergency remote learning program from Kindergarten through Grade 8. This remote learning program will be staffed in the same dual-track model that was used in the current 2021-2022 school year. In the dual-track model, students are registered as full students of the school that is hosting the remote learning class. This may differ from the student’s catchment home school. Students receive all supports through the school hosting the remote learning class.

Please visit the Elementary Remote Learning 2021-2022 page for further information regarding the remote learning model.

It is important that planning for this program is part of our educator staffing process. This ensures that staff can be in place to start the school year. The HWDSB recognizes that this is a significant decision for families. An intent to register form will be available on the Parent Portal starting 8:00 A.M. Thursday February 17th and will run through to 11:59 P.M. Thursday February 24th. Families can contact their current school to assist with this choice if they encounter difficulty with the Parent Portal.

This Intent to Register will signify that:

  • Students are choosing remote learning for the full 2022-2023 school year.
  • Students will begin the school year registered in a remote learning class. This class is likely to be at a school different from the student’s home catchment school.
  • There will be a confirmation of remote registration form at the end of August as the school year begins. Students will have an opportunity to transition as part of the re-organization process that happens early October.
  • Other than the opportunity to transition as part of the reorganization, there will be no other opportunity to transition throughout the school year.

A virtual information session took place on February 16, 2022. Visit https://hwdsb.info/remote-learning-2022-23 to view the MS Teams recording or view the session below:

Submit your intent to register in Remote Learning in the Parent Portal or by contacting your child’s home school.

Below are questions from the Elementary Remote Learning info session that took place on February 16, 2022.

Will my child still be registered at their home school if they are in full-time remote learning? Likely not. Remote learning classes are hosted at a physical HWDSB school, with a variety of geographic locations for different grades. Students in remote learning will be registered to the school hosting their remote learning class for the school year, and all supports (IEP, ESL, etc.) will be provided by the host school.
My child is currently in a remote learning class. Do I need to re-register them for in-person learning? No. Students who are in the 2021-2022 remote learning program will return to their in-person home school for the 2022-2023 year. Parents will need to complete the remote learning survey if they want their child to continue in remote learning.
Will there be an opportunity for my child to transition back to in-person learning? There will be an opportunity to transition back to in-person learning as part of the fall reorganization in early October. This will be the only transition opportunity.
Will my child’s class be taught in a hybrid model? No. Remote learning teachers will only teach remote students.
My child is an incoming junior kindergarten student and does not have a profile in the Parent Portal. How do I register them in remote learning? Registration for new HWDSB students should be completed as usual. If a remote learning option is confirmed, families can contact their in-catchment school directly to indicate their choice to register for remote learning.
How can secondary students register for remote learning? Secondary remote learning takes place through eLearning. When making their course selection, secondary students should choose all eLearning courses. Secondary students registered in full-time eLearning will remain registered at their home school.
How can I provide feedback on the current remote learning program? Please send your feedback via email to info@hwdsb.on.ca. with “Remote Learning Feedback” in the subject line.

For other frequently asked questions, please visit the FAQ section on the Elementary Remote Learning 2021-2022 page or the Secondary Learning Model 2021-2022 page.

Updated on Thursday, February 17, 2022.
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