In our roles as the elected governance of the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD), we've had front row seats to the extraordinary commitment to our community that has been on display as we navigate the challenges brought by COVID-19. Every single employee of LRSD has played an important role in supporting students, families and their own colleagues. We couldn't be more grateful or proud.
The latter part of the 2019-2020 school year will not be what any of us anticipated. We acknowledge the efforts of parents, guardians, school administrators and teachers in keeping the vital home-school connection running smoothly under such unique and trying circumstances.
Since the March 13 announcement of school closures, Christian Michalik,
our Superintendent, and the LRSD Senior Leadership Team (SLT) have been relentless in their efforts to ensure factual information is being shared, a sustainable plan remains in place for the transition to remote learning and that students and families have what they need to navigate the unknowns. The approach throughout has been driven by caring, kindness, and thoughtfulness, which is putting people at ease at a time when there is so much unease around the world. The LRSD Board of Trustees and SLT are working together to make certain our community stays connected and informed, and that students remain engaged in their learning journey.
Last evening, the LRSD Board of Trustees made history in our division as we held our first ever virtual public board meeting. As we all adjust to the realities and unknowns of living in a pandemic, we can be sure of three things: there is light at the end of the tunnel, we will get through this, and our journey will be taken together. The demonstrations of unselfish support, compassion, and generosity we are witnessing serve to remind us to embrace and celebrate good news, and welcome joy, happiness and simple pleasures in whatever form they arrive.
Trustees Sandy Nemeth (Chair), Louise Johnston (Vice-Chair), Pam Kolochuk, Josie Landy, Robert Page, Tom Parker, Chris Sigurdson, Cindy Turner, Neil Vadeboncoeur