January 7: Deadline for Elementary Students Switching to/from DDSB@Home

Posted On Monday January 04, 2021

The final transfer of elementary students to/from DDSB@Home will be taking place at the start of Term 2 on February 2, 2021. In order to be part of this final transfer, you must inform the DDSB of your intention to switch to or from DDSB@Home no later than January 7, 2021.

How to Request a Transfer:

You can request to be added to the waitlist by logging into the parent portal, clicking the DDSB@Home Waitlist button in the navigation menu and following the instructions on the page. Click here to see an example of the page. You can opt to be added or removed from the waitlist this way and can change your selection there.

Please do not e-mail the school office to request a transfer as the page on the parent portal is the best way to make this request. If you are having trouble logging into your parent portal account, please contact your home school for further assistance.

Deadline to Request a Transfer:

You must inform the Durham District School Board no later than January 7, 2021 if you would like your child(ren) to switch to/from DDSB@Home at elementary.  

The deadline is necessary for us to accurately know how many families would like to switch between in-person learning and DDSB@Home. We then will need to assess the size of the waitlist and undertake a reorganization that will result in staff likely being shifted from in-person classrooms to DDSB@Home. This is a complicated process and some students will have different classmates and will likely have a different classroom teacher. It is critical that we know by January 7, 2021 of your intentions.

You can find more information in this flowchart that outlines the process for students to switch. Please also see the FAQs for switching to/from in-person and DDSB@Home on our Return to School webpage by clicking here.

Please note that the waitlist for secondary students to request a transfer to/from DDSB@Home Secondary is now closed and parents/guardians of secondary students should contact your current school’s administration to have a discussion about learning options for your child.