Dear Blyth Academy Families,

Our London Academy continues to grow with a move planned to a new, dedicated facility in September 2016. The school, which has been located at the Mount on Richmond Street since its inception in 2012, is moving into the heritage building that formerly housed the Nancy Campbell College school on 441-443 Ridout Street North, London, ON.

This beautiful turn of the century building with a view of the Thames river is a perfect central location for the new home of Blyth Academy. All four floors of the building are being renovated to provide state of the art classrooms, meeting rooms, study spaces and science and technology labs for our growing school.

We will be hosting an information session at The Mount on April 27th at 7:00 pm to unveil our plans in more detail to students and families. We hope that you will be able to join us to discuss this exciting development. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to re-enroll now for next year while spaces are still available.

For further details please contact our Principal, Jennifer Flynn Clark, at 519-204-6016.

Sincerely,

Patrick Shaw
President and Managing Director

Jennifer Flynn-Clark
Principal

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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