The Thames Valley District School Board says Princess Elizabeth Public School in London, Ont., Has been closed to personal learning due to “operational concerns related to staffing issues.”

A statement from the board did not explicitly state the reason for the staffing issues. In addition, while the province started report school closures and absence figures due to COVID-19 on Monday, no data was listed for Princess Elizabeth PS from Tuesday at 07:30.

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The TVDSB announced just before 20:00 on Monday that the school at Thompson Road and Adelaide Street South will be closed from Tuesday, with the closure lasting until at least the following Monday, 31 January.

“Classroom teachers will contact families to coordinate synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities,” the board said in a brief statement.

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“Thames Valley understands this is a challenging time for families and staff and TVDSB is available to provide support.”

The board then highlighted resources for mental health and wellness available on his website.

A Facebook post of the board The announcement of the decision made many frustrated comments, with several pointing out that the late notice would have left many parents and guardians confused on Tuesday morning.

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This is the second time in so many months that Princess Elizabeth has had to switch to online learning.

The school closed on December 10 due to challenges posed due to quarantine requirements linked to an Omicron variant cluster.

At the time, the school was expected to reopen January 3 after the winter break, but the province later announced that schools would move online until January 17.

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