Stratford News Premier says kids not going back to school on April 6th SHARE ON: Ashley Roberts, staff Monday, Mar. 23rd, 2020 photo supplied by Pixabay Students in Ontario won’t be heading back to class any time soon. In an update Monday afternoon, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said schools in the province will remain closed past April 6th. Monday should have been the first day back in class for students following the March Break but the schools have been shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ford says he will provide more details on schools on Tuesday.