An Update from the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto Regarding COVID-19
Wednesday April 29th, 2020
Dear Student and Teachers,
To our valued students and teachers at the Rudolf Steiner Center Toronto.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto has been carefully monitoring the progression of the virus and closely following the advice of Canada’s public health authorities. We have followed their recommendations and have implemented extra measures for the health and safety of our employees, students and their families.
Following up on our last notice from April 3rd which announced that all classes would be moved online until May 4th, Ontario public schools have now been officially closed until May 31st. The RSCT doesn’t anticipate being able to start in-person classes again until June at the earliest.
For more than a month now, our faculty have been providing online courses via Zoom teleconference for the RSCT’s full-time students in the Waldorf Education programs. Foundation Studies Encounter classes have also moved online. Online classes will continue as necessary.
At this time, the RSCT is still hoping to be able to resume in-person classes in time for the start of the Early Childhood part time program (June 14th) and the Summer Festival (July 6th).
Full refunds (including registration fees) will be issued for any courses or programs that the RSCT would be unable to deliver due to government orders, so don’t hesitate to register now for Early Childhood part time, the Summer Festival, and full-time Waldorf teacher programs.
We expect to be making a decision and an announcement in early June as to whether summer programs, including the Early Childhood part time program, the Summer Festival, the Waldorf teacher part time program, and the Glencolton Farms Renewal Retreat, will go ahead as planned.
We will be monitoring this situation carefully and will update the website and voice mail should there be any change.
When we do start classes again, we will be implementing a science-based, screening and hygiene protocol to ensure the safety of our returning staff and students.
Please stay safe and “most important Stay Healthy.”
James Brian Jan Ney Patterson Robert McKay
Executive Director Director Board Chair RSCT
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