Education Review, Updates, and Spring Break

As we approach the week of spring break, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our students and staff in the Hanover School Division for their continued hard work these past few months. The upcoming break is certainly well deserved. I truly hope students and staff take the time to enjoy some rest and rejuvenation. I also want to say thank you to our parents and caregivers for all the support you have provided to HSD schools. Your partnership during…

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Term 2 Report Cards and Guidance on Close Contacts (Self-Isolation Requirements)

This current school year has seen students and teachers teaching and learning in various formats, making schedules and routines a challenge. As we approach the upcoming March break, I wanted to reach out to our community to offer my continued appreciation for your work in supporting your children with their schoolwork and in following the fundamentals despite the Covid fatigue that has settled in and become part of our routine. This past year has brought many…

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HSD Participates in Fast Pass Pilot

Manitoba Education has been working with the Government of Manitoba COVID-19 Testing Task Force to implement Fast Pass testing for members of the educational community. The Fast Pass Pilot offers dedicated appointment-based rapid testing for teachers and educational support staff (including those who work in child care centres in schools) with a goal to provide test results within one day. This strategy supports…

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Welcoming Our Students Back

Welcome back to school! We trust that you and your family have had a restful and meaningful break. Pandemic response planning for schools has focused on the safety and health of students and staff while ensuring reasonable measures are in place to minimize the risk of transmission and exposure to the virus in school settings. To this end, we are beginning to prepare for the resumption of in-class learning for K-12 on…

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Winter Break – Looking Back at 2020

As I look back at the tumultuous year that 2020 turned out to be, I would like to express gratitude to all families, and each of our school communities, for their partnership and support, especially over the last four months. Our students, their families, and our staff have shown kindness, compassion, and perseverance amid difficult times. Supporting a school system and our families through a pandemic and…

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HSD Moving to Restricted (Orange) Level

Public Health advises that effective Jan. 4, 2021, Hanover School Division will move to the Restricted (orange) level, joining other school divisions across the province. Please note that Hanover School Division remains at the Critical (red) level until the holiday break. View today’s announcement as listed on COVID-19 Bulletin #282. As was noted in our previous correspondence, between Jan. 4 and 15, students in…

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Two-Week Period of Remote Learning

On Dec. 2, 2020, Manitoba Education announced remote learning expectations for the two-week period of Jan. 4-15, 2021. Hanover School Division is able to provide confirmation to our families that HSD will also move to implement this new model, in alignment with all other school divisions in Manitoba. We acknowledge the hardships that being in the red/critical level created for…

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HSD Schools Moving to Critical (Red) Level

The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer has announced that effective November, 24, 2020, the Hanover School Division will move to the Critical (Red) level of the #MBRestart Pandemic Response System. This action is taken as a preventative safety measure in response to the increased test positivity rate in Steinbach and

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Divisional Preparedness and Updates

Although the Southern Health-Santé Sud region is at the Critical Level (Red), all HSD schools remain in the Restricted Level (Orange). The province sets pandemic response levels for schools. We ultimately hope to return to a safer response level in our communities but…

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Southern Health Region – Critical Level (Red)

Pandemic response planning for schools has focused on the safety and health of students, staff, and families while ensuring reasonable measures are in place to minimize the risk of transmission and exposure to the virus in school settings. As per the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, effective Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, the Southern Health-Santé Sud Region will be operating in the Critical Level (Red) of…

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