Published Friday, August 21, 2020 8:40PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:21PM EDT
Different boards in the region are trying different approaches, and at the same time seeking the approval of Ontario's ministry of education.
CTV News Toronto has compiled a list of most of the new plans for boards in the region.
Toronto District School Board
Start date: Sept. 15, staggered
The Toronto District School Board was forced to go back to the drawing board on Monday after the province refused to approve its back-to-school plan because it lacked in-class learning time and included a shortened day for elementary students that would allow teachers to use 48 minutes for preparation.
The board has now revised its plan and elementary students are expected to return to school full-time every day for in-person instruction. They will be required to remain with the same cohort throughout lunch and recess.
The TDSB has stated that it will dip into reserve funds to hire more teachers and find additional space to allow for the physical distancing of students.
High school students will be divided into cohorts that will alternate between in-person and at-home learning. They will attend school two to three days a week.
While one group is learning at school in the morning, the other group will learn from home. All students will learn from home during a live virtual learning session in the afternoons.
The board is also delaying the start of classes by one week. Students in all grades will have the choice to opt out of in-class learning.