All Grand Erie Schools CLOSED by Government of Ontario from March 14-April 5 Due to Precautionary Measures for COVID-19

On March 12, the Government of Ontario ordered the closure of all publicly funded schools in the province from March 14 to April 5 as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The closures were made as a result of recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

This means that all Grand Erie schools will be closed to students and the public for the duration of this time (March 14-April 5). The closure includes all Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education programs offered through Grand Erie, including GELA (Grand Erie Learning Alternatives). Additionally, all child care and Before and After-School programs are also cancelled, along with all school permits, leased spaces, and Community Use of Schools permits.

As further information becomes available, Grand Erie District School Board will share it with students, staff and community members. At any time, families can contact the Board at or at 519-756-6301.

Important Updates:

  • March 27: Director of Education Brenda Blancher sent this message to Grand Erie families to provide them with another update COVID-19 and the continuation of learning for students.
  • March 25: The Brant County Health Unit shared this message for school community members. Find COVID-19 information from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit here.
  • March 24: Grand Erie's Mental Health and Well-Being team shared this resource: How to Talk to Children about COVID-19.
  • March 23: Director of Education Brenda Blancher sent this message to Grand Erie families, providing them with a number of COVID-19 related updates.
  • March 20: The Ministry of Education announced the launch of Learn at Home, an online portal for students and families during the province-wide closure of schools due to COVID-19.
  • March 17: The Ministry of Education cancelled all standardized testing for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. This includes the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) and EQAO for Grade 3/6 students.
  • March 17: Grand Erie's Education Centre will be closed until April 5, with all staff working from home.

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