Update on School Closure beginning April 7, 2021

April 6th, 2021 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families

This is a very important update about the status of in-person learning at the TDSB. Toronto Public Health (TPH), has just announced that all schools in Toronto, including those at the TDSB, will be closed to in-person learning as of Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and remain closed up to and including Sunday, April 18, 2021.

This TPH order is being made under Section 22 of Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

During this time, including over the scheduled Spring break, TPH has advised that before- and after-school programs for students in kindergarten to grade 6 located in schools are not permitted to offer care. Before- and after-school program staff are advised to bring home all essential items at the end of the day today. Child care programs serving infants, toddler and preschoolers may continue to operate during this period, unless otherwise advised by TPH.

Should we be advised of further closure to our infant, toddler and preschool programs we will notify you as soon as possible.

Fees for April will be prorated for those programs that have been closed. Any payments made for April will be carried forward and applied to your account

February 16, 2021: reopening of FDK and School-age programs

February 5th, 2021 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families,

As you are all aware, The Province and The Ministry of Education announced that school will resume in Toronto on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. We are happy to notify you that our care for the Kindergarten and School age will also resume on the same day, pending any changes made by The Province and The Ministry of Education. We will continue to follow all required COVID-19 health and safety protocols and adjust these as we receive direction from the Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health to provide a safe and healthy environment for your children. Please note that we will also be returning to online screening for the Orde Site families starting on Tuesday, February 16 so please check your junk or spam if you don’t receive it that morning. Please note the the screening closes at 12:30 p.m. each day, and each child must have a screening completed prior to attending daycare.

Fees will be adjusted for the month of February to reflect this new return date. Invoices will be sent out in the coming days. We want to thank you for your patience during this time and understand how difficult it may have been for our families during this lock down.

We look forward to having all our families back at the centre and welcome the children back with open “social distant air hugs”.

Stay safe,

Anna

Update on Infant to Preschool Care under Emergency Orders

January 13th, 2021 by Anna Gionet No comments »

Dear Families of Orde Day Care

Today, the Province of Ontario was placed under a state of emergency. School closures to in person instruction will remain in effect until February 10, 2021.

Childcare that support children who are not school aged (Kindergarten to Grade 6) will be allowed to continue to operate their infant to preschool programs. Therefore, Orde Satellite and Orde Daycare will continue to operate our infant, toddler and preschool programs unless further direction is received from the Province or Municipal officials.

We will limit the number of staff at the centre to those who are essential to the operations, to ensure the safety of your children and our staff and respect the direction of Toronto Public Health and the Province of Ontario.

The reduction of staff will have more of an impact at the Orde site and may result in your child being cared for by a staff who typically would not work in the preschool program but who is familiar to your child.

Hours of operation will continue from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m

School age and kindergarten care will not be offered on the upcoming PD day January 15, 2021, as per the Provincial direction.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me directly at admin@ordedaycare.org[mailto:admin@ordedaycare.org] . Please do not reply to all.
Thank you
Anna

Emergency Child Care link for kindergarten and school age children beginning January 4, 2021

January 8th, 2021 by Anna Gionet No comments »
Dear Families of Kindergarten and School age children;
Please see below the link for emergency childcare services available for those eligible workers during the period of online schooling.
Should  you have any additional questions, please email me directly at admin@ordedaycare.org
Thank you