Learning at Home – Parent/Caregiver Feedback

We will soon be entering the fourth week of Learning at Home. It’s time for a check-in. To gather your feedback, we are using Thought Exchange – an online tool that will allow participants to share their thoughts as a collective voice. Participants will be asked the following question: As we continue developing Learning at Home, how can we support you? The exchange will be open from April 17-24, 2020. You can participate as…

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High-Speed Internet for Learning@Home

Hanover School Division is committed to finding new and creative ways to support Learning@Home. During this period of suspended classroom learning, HSD is piloting a new high-speed Internet service for our school community in Landmark. The expansion of our wireless footprint will facilitate learning from home by providing communities that have…

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New Website for Parents/Guardians

The indefinite suspension of classroom learning requires us to adapt and transform how we deliver education to the 8,400 students in our care. With the help of parents/guardians, our schools have developed flexible and innovative ways to accommodate the learning needs of students. We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website today that will provide parents/guardians with access to resources and information to support Learning@Home. Visit https://learningathome.hsd.ca.

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Kids and COVID-19

Kids have questions about Covid-19. This Thursday, join us for a special event where kids ask the questions and receive answers from Lanette Siragusa and Dr. William Li. We’re in this together, so let’s talk about it! Tune in live on Thursday April 2 @11:00am. Send in your questions to…

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Classroom Learning Suspended Indefinitely

Following the recommendations of the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, the Minister of Education has directed all schools to suspend classroom learning indefinitely for this school year. This action is necessary to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The official news release is attached to this email. Please note that an indefinite suspension is open-ended. Classes may resume before…

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Transition to Distance-Based Education

COVID-19 Update (March, 20, 2020) The provincial government has declared a State of Emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These are unprecedented and challenging times for education in Manitoba. With schools winding down across the province today (classes suspended March 23-27, April 6-10), we begin the transition to distance-based education for all students in our care.… Read More

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Suspension of Classes (COVID-19)

The Minister of Education (in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer) has announced the suspension of classes in all Manitoba K-12 public schools beginning March 23, 2020, and extending past Spring Break through April 10, 2020. Schools will remain open and classes in session during the week of March 16-20.

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Lieutenant Governor Visits Elmdale School

The Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M. visited Elmdale school today where she read to a class of Grade 4 students for “I Love to Read” month. Her Honour read from the children’s book “Meet Viola Desmond.” The Lieutentant Governor also presented the Metis Education Kit to…

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How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning

Hanover School Division EY/MY Teachers, Learning Coaches, and Student Service Clinicians gathered at CMS today for a full day of professional development (Superintendent’s PD Day). Guest speaker Dr. Jenni Donohoo presented on the topic of Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning. When teachers believe that together, they are capable of developing students’critical thinking skills, creativity, and…

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Chris MacKinnon Wins 2019 CIO Award

Congratulations to HSD Director of Technology Services, Chris Mackinnon. Winner of Info-Tech Research Group’s 2019 CIO Award (Small Business Division). The CIO Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the IT Industry and is given to Chief Information Officers who receive the highest satisfaction scores on their…

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