Coronavirus live updates: Quebec reports 64 new cases, two more deaths

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According to the Canadian Press, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board reports that of the 91 percent of parents who responded, the majority will send their children back to class.

It says about 73% of elementary school students will return to class, while 27% will learn at home.

And 78.5% of high school students will return to class on an adapted model that will allow them to learn remotely half the time, while 21.5% will stay at home full time.

The Toronto District School Board, meanwhile, says 71% of elementary students will return to school if class sizes are not reduced, compared to 78% who would return if class sizes could be reduced to between 15 and 20 students.

It indicates that 83 percent of high school students will resume in-person lessons, also under the adapted model.


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Back to school, practically for all CEGEPs

CEGEPs across the province will begin their fall semesters this week, but for many, there will be no physical school per se.

Most CEGEPs have adopted distance learning strategies for almost all classes, at least for the fall semester.

At John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, distance learning is in place for everyone, except for certain laboratories or technical courses.

The school said it realizes this is not the ideal situation, but has switched to distance learning as the safest way to follow the health guidelines set by the province in June.

The school’s student association has also expressed concerns about the plan, saying it will be difficult for students to focus on their studies.

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