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Waterloo Region District School Board date to change stream moved to Friday

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The Waterloo Region District School Board has changed the timeline for families who are looking to adjust a child’s mode of learning.

Parents will now have to decide by Friday whether their kids will learn in a classroom or online.

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Initially, parents had until Oct. 16 to pick which stream they would have their children in.

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In a letter to parents, the board said it was making the change to “ensure equity of opportunity for all families and students, and reduce disruptions in learning.”

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If parents wish to adjust their children’s mode of learning, parents are to speak with their school’s principal.

The next deadline to make a change will be Jan. 15. Those who choose to switch learning streams will see that change take place on Feb. 3.