On July 30th the Ministry of Education, in consultation with Public Health and the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario, announced that designated school boards would open on September 8 at the secondary level in an adaptive/hybrid model. As we are now living, WRDSB has been deemed a designated school board that limits student-student contact by limiting learning time to one course per day for consecutive days.
Aligned with recent announcements by OFSAA and CWOSSA to put on hold championship tournaments, as well as the recent Ontario University Athletics announcement of the cancelation of sports until March 31, and at the direction of the Ministry of Education and Public Health to minimize student-to-student and student-to-teacher contact to avoid community spread of Covid-19, the WRDSB has made the decision to cancel the 2020-2021 WCSSAA winter sports season.
We recognize the important role that inter-school athletics play in the life of our students’ educational experience and have Return to Play as the goal. However the safety, health and well-being of our students and dedicated staff and volunteers is our top priority. Future decisions about Return to Play and the status of the WCSSAA spring season will be announced in the new year.