Parents asked to confirm whether children returning to school

Posted On Thursday August 06, 2020

Thames Valley is asking parents and guardians to confirm whether their children will be attending school in-person in September – or choosing full remote learning at home.

Parents have until Tuesday, August 18 to make their selection on the Parent Portal – – a key communication tool for families that works on cell phones, tablets and computers.

Separate entries must be completed for each child so the Board can ensure adequate classroom space and teaching staff are in place when schools reopen.

Parents and guardians who wish their children to participate in full remote learning will be asked for additional information about access to the Internet and availability of necessary technology devices.

While schools will make every effort to accommodate families requesting to change their selection later in school year, parents and guardians should anticipate children may be placed on waiting lists due to available classroom space and staffing. Course selections may also be impacted. 

Thames Valley is excited to welcome students back to school and plans are underway to make this a safe and welcoming experience. Parents and Guardians can learn more at

The Ministry of Education announced on July 30, 2020 that all elementary students will return to school every day, five days a week. Secondary students will return in an adapted (cohort) model that combines in-person attendance and remote learning. Cohorts of approximately 15 secondary students will attend school on an alternating schedule. Students in special education classes-developmental education will attend five days a week in both elementary and secondary schools.

Parents will receive more information about Thames Valley’s plan following consultation with the Ministry of Education.   

For problems accessing the Parent Portal, such as lack of access to technology, parents can reach Thames Valley’s technical support team by calling 519-452-2005 or emailing