On May 21, Premier Brian Pallister announced that classroom learning would remain suspended for the remainder of the school year. A draft of the Restoring Services: Phase 2
was also released, and the plan included information about the possibility and implications of schools being opened for staff and students in June to “meet for the purpose of assessment and planning for the resumption of classes in September.”
The Premier reiterated that this was a draft plan and wanted feedback from Manitobans before moving forward. There is no official start date for Phase 2 currently, although June 1 is the earliest the plan would be implemented. I encourage our Louis Riel School Division community to provide feedback on the government’s plan
regarding schools. I will be asking for feedback from my colleagues and offering government LRSD’s perspective in the coming days.
If the draft plan in its current form is made final, there will be opportunities for students and teachers to meet in a small group or in a one-on-one setting “for the purpose of assessment and planning for the resumption of classes in September.” These potential meetings will be scheduled and determined once the Restoring Services Phase 2 is approved for implementation.
As we move into June, remote learning will continue but will wind down so teachers can shift to assessments and planning for the resumption of classes in the fall.
I understand many learners are eager to return to school, however, our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We will continue to consult with the LRSD community and government officials as we do our part to move into the next phase and future phases to safely ease public health measures on a roadmap to pandemic and economic recovery.
- Christian Michalik, Superintendent