Superintendent’s Update

DEC. 5, 2022

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Hanover School Division remains committed to keeping our community informed and updated with new information as it becomes available. Today’s update includes information regarding guidance for children who are sick and steps for problem solving.

What Should I Do If My Child is Sick?
Our teachers and schools are here to support your child’s learning, and your child’s well-being is important to us. Children who are sick should not attend school. Public health officials strongly urge anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, and headache, to remain at home. Children should stay home until they improve, which means no fever, and other symptoms are clearly improving for a couple of days. Specifically for COVID-19, Public Health recommends that individuals wait for at least five days after testing positive or the onset of symptoms before returning to school or daycare.

With respiratory viruses (RSV) circulating, knowing what symptoms to look for and when to seek help is essential. Visit KidCareMB for healthcare guidance. Working together, we can keep the risk of virus transmission low in our schools.

Positive Problem Solving
Parents, educators, and community members share the same goal: to give students the best education possible. We all work together to make our schools safe, positive, and respectful places for each child to learn. There are times, however, when we may have different ideas about the way things could be done, and concerns could arise.

Hanover School Division supports a collaborative approach to resolving concerns or complaints. If you or your child is having a problem with school, it is important that we work together to solve it as quickly and fairly as possible. We set positive examples for children when we solve our problems respectfully and cooperatively. We also work toward building good, strong relationships among home, school, and community. Please review the attached document (problem-solving steps), which follows HSD Board policy and the recommended protocol of Manitoba Education.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and partnership as we work together to make our schools safe, positive, and respectful places for each child to learn.


Shelley Amos, Superintendent-CEO
Hanover School Division

in: Superintendent's Updates