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 on assessment and transition into the next school year. Students will have the opportunity to reconnect in-person, as needed, with our teachers. I can assure you that the health and safety of students, their families, and our staff will continue to guide our planning.
Student academic programming will continue in its current format, delivered remotely using digital media and print materials. Learning at Home will wind down in mid-June. Classroom learning will remain suspended for the remainder of the school year.
Additional information will be provided next week.
Randy Dueck, Superintendent-CEO
Hanover School Division
Details regarding the province’s draft plan for the limited reopening of schools, including a proposed fall session start date, can be viewed on the Government of Manitoba website at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html