Québec will be under confinement from January 9 to February 8, 2021. A curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and other specific measures will apply during this period. To find out about the measures, please visit the Confinement in Québec page.

For the 2020 back-to-school period, the Québec government is injecting additional resources into the education system to promote the educational success of students. More specifically, an investment of nearly $100 million dollars will facilitate the return to the classroom and the consolidation of students’ learning.

If you notice that your child has fallen significantly behind in their school work, do not hesitate to contact their teacher.

Measures offered

New review, remedial and homework assistance services

  • An additional $20 million available to schools for new activities to support and guide students as they go back to class, and to consolidate their learning
  • For example, your child’s school could decide to:
    • increase the availability of homework assistance services
    • increase the availability of teachers to offer tutoring at school
    • organize review and remedial activities
    • increase the availability of specialized resources

Hundreds of thousands of hours of additional direct services for students with handicaps, social maladjustments or learning difficulties

  • Specialists’ time fully devoted to the needs of students with handicaps, social maladjustments or learning difficulties, thanks to the relaxation of administrative procedures

New complementary tools for distance learning

  • Matières à emporter, a French-language series of 192 original educational videos available online at matiereaemporter.ca This hyperlink will open in a new window. and broadcast on television by SAVOIR MÉDIA, Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., until November 6. See the schedule (PDF 422 Kb) (available in French only)
  • Extended access to the Open School educational resources online platform ecoleouverte.ca This hyperlink will open in a new window. 

More resources and more time for students

  • $18.7 million for an additional 350 new classroom teachers, resource teachers, psychologists, psycho-educators, speech therapists and other professional resources, or additional full-time support
  • Over 700 new resources already hired last year
  • The equivalent of 2.5 days per week of technical or professional services in each elementary and secondary school

The creation of 75 new special classes

  • $7.3 million for the creation of 75 new classes
  • 200 new resources to provide services tailored to students with specific needs, including increased professional support to meet the needs of many students who are particularly vulnerable

Support for encouraging students to stay in school

  • An additional $10 million to support organizations working to encourage dropouts to go back to school, especially those who may have dropped out because of the pandemic

Better access to extracurricular activities and help with homework

  • An additional $41 million to offer more sports, cultural and science activities at school
  • More homework assistance services, a key factor in the educational success of many students

Time scheduled for reinforcing students’ learning

  • Time will be allotted at the start of the school year to consolidate students’ learning.
  • Certain concepts that should have been acquired last year will be covered throughout the new school year, as the teacher sees fit.

Extra support

Special attention will be given to students who:

  • have learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, a language disorder, autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity:
    • increased individualized follow-up
    • adjustment of support measures throughout the school year, based on needs
  • are going through a transition, such as those who have been promoted from Grade 6 to Secondary I (help with stress management, adjusting to a new schedule, etc.)
  • were in the Grade 6 intensive English program and did not have an opportunity to cover the content in the subjects set out in the Basic school regulation
  • are attending French school but whose mother tongue is not French, to enable them to review, reinforce and increase their knowledge of French so that they are able to learn the material taught in the various subjects; efforts will also be made to improve communications with the families of these students