What a week it has been! Thank you to parents/guardians and our teachers for the fantastic work you have done in transitioning learning from the classroom to home.
This transition has been no small feat, given the significant disruption that a public health crisis can have in our personal lives, places of employment, and home communities. The successes of this past week would not have been possible without the support, cooperation, and commitment of parents/guardians, and the inspired work of our teachers.
The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer of Manitoba has publicly stated that a return to school by April 13 may be unrealistic. As of today, there has been no official announcement, nor have we received further direction from the provincial government regarding plans beyond April 10. There will be many questions moving forward, some for which we do not yet have the answers. We will keep you informed and updated as information becomes available to us. In the interim, we appreciate your continued patience.
Lastly, a reminder that next week is Spring Break (March 30 – April 3). Schools will be closed, with no public access. Our students, their home educators, and teachers are expected to take a much-deserved break from curricular activities and put distance learning on hold until Monday, April 6.
Stay healthy and stay safe!
With deep gratitude,
Randy Dueck, Superintendent-CEO