Dear TWS Parents, Faculty and Staff,
On behalf of the Executive of the Board of Directors and the school leadership, I am announcing that the Toronto Waldorf School will be closing the school from March 23 to April 3, 2020 – the two weeks following March Break. This decision is being made to be consistent with the public school closures throughout Ontario for the same time period, and to ensure families returning from international destinations at the end of March Break have an opportunity to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 without worrying about missing classes.
The school has also decided to close the childcare for the same period of time, starting on March 16, 2020. This is due to the school and childcare programs sharing the same building and facilities, and to have a consistent approach to health-related issues throughout the school.
Therefore, there will be no childcare program or school classes and activities from March 16 to April 3, 2020. Childcare will remain open on March 13, 2020.
I appreciate that this may create difficulties and disruptions for a number of parents. However, this is a decision the school believes is necessary in light of recent decisions made by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 as families return from March Break.
I know there will be a number of questions about the impact of the closure, and we will be in a position to answer those questions at some point after March Break. In the meantime, I hope you all continue to enjoy your March Break.
Chair, Board of Directors