Dear Students and Families of Beamsville District Secondary School
We are excited to announce that along with all secondary schools in the DSBN, we will be returning to a 4-period school day starting Monday November 29th. We will no longer be following the modified semester schedule of week 1 and week 2 with two courses per day.
There will be a change to student daily schedules. The return to a regular school day is supported by both the Ministry of Education and our local Niagara Region Public Health.
School will begin at 8:10 and follow the schedule below:
Period 1 - 8:10 - 9:30
Break 9:30- 9:40
Period 2 - 9:40 - 10:55
Lunch 10:55 - 11:40
Period 3 - 11:40 - 12:55
Break 12:55 - 1:05
Period 4 - 1:05 - 2:20
More details to follow for students enrolled in cooperative education programs and dual credit courses.
We credit the resilience of students with this step forward to a regular school day. It is because of student continued diligence of self-screening, staying home when unwell and following all of our enhanced health and safety protocols that we continue to progress back to pre-pandemic conditions.
Although the familiar 4-course per day semester system is returning on November 29, it is important that everyone continue to follow safety protocols. Daily screening for both students and staff, limited visitors and spectators for indoor sports and events, and school assemblies will continue to be paused. Extracurricular activities that were reintroduced in the fall will continue with safety measures still in place.
We thank you for your patience as we adjust our schedules next week. We know that it will take a bit of time for everyone to adapt to the new schedule.