Self-Screening for Return of Students

Dear Parents/Caregivers, We look forward to seeing our students again, if only for a short time before the summer break. Beginning on June 8th, our schools will participate in a limited reopening. As we prepare to welcome your children back into our school facilities, it’s important to note that the safety of students, teachers, school staff and families remains paramount, which is why we continue to rely on the advice provided by public health officials. Your help in keeping our… Read More

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Limited Reopening of HSD Schools

Dear Parents/Caregivers, We would love to see your child in school before the end of June. As communicated by the province, June will be a time of transitioning from Learning at Home to a very limited school reopening. The reopening of our schools in June will not be a return to in-class learning, and there will be no new instruction for students who attend school. The primary purpose of reopening our schools is to reconnect with our students, focus on… Read More

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Phase 2 Limited Reopening of Schools

The Province of Manitoba has released its draft plan for phase 2 of Restoring Safe Services – Manitoba’s Pandemic Economic Roadmap for Recovery. Included within the plan is the limited reopening of schools, to allow for assessment and transition support. The reopening of our schools is very encouraging news and a positive first step. Schools will reopen with limited access beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. As outlined by the province, the primary purpose of reopening is to support students, focusing… Read More

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School Playgrounds Reopening

In consultation with the Manitoba School Boards Association, Hanover School Division will be reopening play structures, swings, and nature playgrounds (effective Tuesday, May 19, 2020). However, basketball and volleyball courts will remain closed until further notice. Please be advised that our playground equipment has not been cleaned or sanitized, nor will sanitizer be provided. Therefore, the following conditions of usage apply: Parent/Guardian supervision is required. Social-distancing of two meters must be maintained. Users of playground equipment must apply hand-sanitizer before… Read More

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School Planning Sessions

The months of May/June are typically when our schools engage in planning for the next school year. This year is no exception, despite our current uncertainty of when schools will reopen. In fact, this year the planning will be even more complex as we will assess and be responsive to any additional learning gaps that exist due to the suspension of classes. Over the next two months, your child’s teacher may be participating in various planning sessions, either virtual or… Read More

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Week Five of Learning at Home

We are now entering into week five of Learning at Home. Families, schools, school divisions, educational partners, and Manitoba Education are working together to ensure learning continues at home. Indeed, we are all in this together. The indefinite suspension of classroom learning has brought forth new challenges for students and parents/caregivers alike, and this has led to many questions. To ensure easy access to answers, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions page. The FAQ page will provide answers to questions regarding learning… Read More

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Parent/Caregiver Feedback – Learning at Home

We will soon be entering the fourth week of Learning at Home. It’s time for a check-in. To gather your feedback, we are using Thought Exchange – an online tool that will allow participants to share their thoughts as a collective voice. Participants will be asked the following question: As we continue developing Learning at Home, how can we support you? The exchange will be open from April 17-24, 2020. You can participate as many times as you like; the… Read More

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Classroom Learning Suspended Indefinitely

Following the recommendations of the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, the Minister of Education has directed all schools to suspend classroom learning indefinitely for this school year. This action is necessary to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Please note that an indefinite suspension is open-ended. Classes may resume before the end of the school year, but only if it is safe to do so, as determined by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. At present, there are no set… Read More

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Thank-you to Parents/Guardians & Teachers

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… Read More

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Closure of School Playgrounds

In an abundance of caution and to limit the spread of COVID-19, Manitoba School Boards Association has recommended the closure of all public school playgrounds. Effective immediately, the use of all playground equipment on school property (including basketball courts, nature playgrounds, swings, etc.) is prohibited until further notice. Signage will be posted at each of our schools. This temporary closure supports the Province of Manitoba’s social distancing directive. Please share this message with your children. Your cooperation and understanding are… Read More

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