Media Release

For immediate Release

Information on Grand Erie’s Switch to Remote Learning

TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2022

The Grand Erie District School Board has reached out to all school families following yesterday’s Provincial announcement of the two-week move to online learning.  

Beginning Wednesday, January 5, all students will have access to online learning, with synchronous online learning in full operation by Friday, January 7. During this remote learning period, D2L Brightspace and other virtual platforms will be used to provide learning to students throughout the school day. In-person learning is anticipated to resume on January 17 for secondary students, and January 18 for elementary students, as January 17 is a PA for elementary schools.

Grand Erie families already enrolled in online classes will resume learning on January 5. 

Parents and guardians can make arrangements with the school to pick up necessary items such as musical instruments, technology, or emergency items such as medication. 

Grand Erie has advised all families of this switch to remote learning and provided access to a survey to be used to determine and then meet any device or connectivity needs across the district.

Our survey is now closed. If you need a device or connectivity for a student to access online learning, please contact your school directly.

Childcare programs for non-school age children remains open, while before and after school programs are closed during this temporary move to online learning.

For the latest information, visit or follow the Board on Twitter (@GEDSB). Families can also contact Grand Erie via email ( or phone (519-756-6301 or Toll Free: 1-888-548-8878).

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Grand Erie District School Board represents more than 25,000 students in 58 elementary schools and 14 secondary schools within the City of Brantford and the counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk as well as students from Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. With a dedicated staff of more than 2,500, Grand Erie is committed to learning, leading and inspiring. 

Grand Erie Communications
Grand Erie District School Board
349 Erie Avenue, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5V3

We are an Eco-School

Did you know our school is an eco-school? Well we are, and that means that our school is making efforts every day to stay green. Some of the things our energy efficiency group is doing include implementing eco-friendly browsers, starting lights out lunches every Monday and Friday, creating signs for lights and monitors, and adding important information to our school website about being eco-friendly. We're also having a fun sweater day where we’re lowering the temperature of the school by two degrees and we will all wear sweaters. We’re also adding Ecosia to all our browsers. Ecosia is a company that plants a tree for every forty-five searches on the internet. Students are also making fifteen signs and posting them around the school, to remind people to turn off lights and monitors. Sweater day will be held on the 29th of November, and the 16th and 17th of December. Remember to check the school website for more cool information about how we are going eco-friendly, and the steps to become a platinum school, and to watch a video about implementing eco-friendly habits. Always remember to stay green!


The Energy Efficiency Team of École Confédération