Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Our 2020-21 Academic Year

UCC is looking forward to welcoming students back to campus this fall. With the health and safety of our community as our top priority, our preparations are aligned with public health guidelines and the Ministry of Education’s Approach to Reopening Schools. This year may look different, but our commitment to the College’s values remains steadfast. We will continue to provide transformational learning experiences that fulfill our vision and mission to foster the development of head, heart and humanity and inspire boys to be their best selves.
UCC’s Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) will guide our delivery of learning this year. The CLP originated in March 2020 with our COVID-19 campus closure and effectively supported remote learning and student life. It has been updated to reflect and respond to evolving circumstances and is grounded in promoting health and safety, advancing academic excellence, and supporting the wellbeing of our community. 

Continuous Learning Plan highlights

The CLP includes learning models that support a safe return to face-to-face learning on campus; the flexibility to shift delivery of our program between normal, hybrid and remote forms as needed; and technology platforms to support student learning. 

Supporting student learning
Teachers, advisers and the Wernham and West Centre for Learning (CfL) will ensure a smooth transition back to campus with the following support:
  • Content review integrated throughout the year to reinforce fundamental building blocks.
  • Student wellbeing curriculum delivered through advising programs.
  • Instruction geared towards developing agency and independence in learning, including the skills required to learn remotely.
Technology support
In anticipation of a blend of onsite and remote learning, the following is in place:
  • Students will have a working device to support at home learning.
  • New and existing learning management systems, Google Suite products, and parent and student portals available 24/7. 
  • Classrooms have been outfitted with streaming cameras and multi-directional microphones to ensure remote students are connected to the classroom.
  • Help Desk available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and reachable at HelpDesk@ucc.on.ca.

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  • Sam McKinney, Principal

    Looking ahead: Fall 2020 at UCC

    We are planning with much enthusiasm — and appropriate caution — for our return to campus. This includes welcoming all students including our boarders at the earliest and safest possible opportunity. We believe having students engaged in on-campus learning is the best way to deliver transformational experiences that will inspire them to pursue their best selves in all that they do.
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Campus health and safety

Limiting density on campus is a critical component of our plan, including requiring physical distancing, limiting class sizes to 15 students, and ensuring boarding students have single-room accommodations. In addition, we've developed flexibility to implement a modified schedule and remote learning to ensure continuity of learning as required.

Keeping our community safe:
  • Strict policies are in place for symptomatic students and employees.
  • Student screening: Families will be provided with access to a daily screening tool to use before arriving at school.
  • Signs will be posted at entrances to the school to remind students, employees and essential visitors of protocols.
  • We will teach students in age‑appropriate and non‑stigmatizing language how to identify COVID-19 symptoms and what to do if they are experiencing symptoms.
  • Daily records of people entering the school will be maintained to support contact tracing if necessary.

Stay up to date and connected

Email Communications
UCC families will receive further email updates on July 30, August 13 and 27. During the school year, families will receive regular CLP Bulletins with immediate updates and weekly Heads Up emails with school news.
Parent Town Halls
A series of virtual town halls is planned for the summer. Sessions will be recorded and shared.
To share feedback please email principal@ucc.on.ca
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