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Back-to-School

Here's the information you need to know as kids go back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Hundreds of Ottawa students still waiting for first day of virtual class

Hundreds of Ottawa students still waiting for first day of virtual class

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) says there are 400 elementary students and 200 secondary students on its waitlist for online instruction. 
Lester B. Pearson high school latest to declare COVID-19 outbreak

Lester B. Pearson high school latest to declare COVID-19 outbreak

OPH says it knows of 631 active cases of the virus in the community at the moment.
Quebec injects $85 million into schools to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Quebec injects $85 million into schools to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The Ministry of Education says schools can also use the cash to take on staff for maintenance and disinfection.
School closures, class cancellations possible if OCDSB doesn't solve its teacher shortage problem, school board says

School closures, class cancellations possible if OCDSB doesn't solve its teacher shortage problem, school board says

The OCDSB also confirmed that there are 11 COVID-19 cases connected to OCDSB schools.
Lack of supply teachers making it hard for CECCE to replace 200 teachers currently on leave

Lack of supply teachers making it hard for CECCE to replace 200 teachers currently on leave

In a statement to 1310 News, the board says an average of 90 teachers per day have not been replaced because of a lack of supply teachers. 
Three more Ottawa schools declare COVID-19 outbreaks; 41 new cases reported city-wide

Three more Ottawa schools declare COVID-19 outbreaks; 41 new cases reported city-wide

Ottawa Public Health says active COVID-19 cases in the community have dropped to 551.
Teacher shortage: OCSB willing to use 'unqualified adults,' OCDSB working to avoid school closures

Teacher shortage: OCSB willing to use 'unqualified adults,' OCDSB working to avoid school closures

Ottawa's largest school boards say they're doing all they can to make sure in-person classes continue to be safe for students, and that there are still in-person classes to go to, as they work through occasional teacher shortages.
Some Ottawa school transportation resumes, not necessarily on a school bus

Some Ottawa school transportation resumes, not necessarily on a school bus

Families are now being informed if their children are getting school transportation back, but it won't necessarily look the same as before.
Retired teachers called on to return to classrooms as pandemic worsens shortage

Retired teachers called on to return to classrooms as pandemic worsens shortage

The Ontario College of Teachers sent a letter this week to retired teachers and those whose licences have been suspended due to non-payment, urging them to get reinstated.
Upper Canada District School Board reports first case of COVID-19

Upper Canada District School Board reports first case of COVID-19

"This is a good reminder to continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community," says the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit's cheif medical officer of health.
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