On Wednesday, May 27, the Manitoba Government finalized Restoring Safe Services: Phase 2. Although in-class learning remains suspended, this phase permits the limited use of facilities at schools starting June 1. This means teachers and other staff could invite students back to school for scheduled meetings to:
- Conduct student assessments
- Provide clinical supports
- Administer recovery and remedial learning plans
- Provide therapeutic services
The safety of students, staff and the community are our top priority. Teachers and other support staff in LRSD will not begin inviting students to in-school meetings until schools are able to meet operational, health, and safety requirements. These include:
- Developing robust in-school protocols that meet public health requirements
- Implementing safe work procedures
- Creating a scheduling system that ensures maximum school occupancy limits are always maintained
- Monitoring access to the facility to avoid congestion at entrance ways, hallways and stairways
- Increasing frequency of cleaning and sanitation, particularly high touch surfaces and common/shared areas
- Ensuring a two metre (six foot) distance is always maintained between staff, students and visitors to schools
- Displaying posters with important public health information
- Enhanced school building sanitation protocols
- Increased access to hand washing stations or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Once a school is ready to begin scheduled meetings, school principals will share information and details directly with their school community.
Careful and thoughtful scheduling of students will occur in each school to ensure proper physical distancing measures. Drop-in visits will not be permitted and students arriving at the school for their scheduled and purposeful appointment will be escorted in and out of the building by a teacher or school staff member. If a student or staff member is feeling unwell, they should stay home.
The final date for formal remote learning is June 19; however, teachers will continue to engage remotely or through scheduled meetings with students until the end of the school year for assessments, transition planning for the fall, farewells and other activities.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your school’s administration or contact us here.
- Christian Michalik, Superintendent