State of Emergency

The provincial government has declared a State of Emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These are unprecedented and challenging times for education in Manitoba. With schools winding down across the province today (classes suspended March 23-27, April 6-10), we begin the transition to distance-based education for all students in our care. The following information will provide details on school operations for the next several weeks. School buildings will be open during the two weeks of suspended classes but will operate with… Read More

in: Superintendent's Message

Student Absences

Schools will remain open and classes in session through Friday, March 20, 2020. However, the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer of Manitoba is encouraging parents/guardians (who are able) to keep their children home from school. Parents/guardians choosing to exercise this option should inform their child’s school as per regular absence procedures. Absences will be recorded, but not count against student learning records. The Province has also announced the suspension of licensed daycare services in Manitoba effective end of day Friday,… Read More

in: Superintendent's Message

Suspension of Classroom Learning

The Minister of Education in consultation with the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer has announced the suspension of classroom learning beginning March 23, 2020 and extending through April 10, 2020. The provincial announcement was made at 2:30pm today. Schools will remain fully open the week of March 16-20. As noted in our previous email, we respect the rights of parents/guardians to keep their children at home during a pandemic. Safety is a concern for all. Those choosing to exercise this… Read More

in: Superintendent's Message

Suspension of Extra-Curricular Activities

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving. Provincial governments are moving quickly to contain and slow down the spread of the virus through preventive measures such as personal hygiene, social distancing, and disinfection of spaces. Yesterday afternoon, the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer of Manitoba advised schools to ensure ill staff and students stay home from school. Schools are also being asked to reduce large-group, crowded activities, and to increase desk distance between students. It is important to note that Manitoba… Read More

in: Superintendent's Message

Prevention of COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve rapidly worldwide, with more countries reporting cases and an overall increase in case numbers. We recognize that students, parents/guardians, and employees may have concerns regarding the potential spread of the coronavirus in our school communities. To date, no laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases have been identified in Manitoba. COVID-19 can spread through close contact with an infected person who is coughing or sneezing as well as by objects contaminated with the virus. Recommended prevention measures for… Read More

in: Superintendent's Message