Superintendent’s Year-End Message

As we turn our attention to planning for the next school year, we are optimistic for a safe return of all students to in-class learning. Student and staff safety and well-being are still paramount in our planning. Public health measures in schools will continue to mirror public health protocols and restrictions within our community. Manitoba Education will continue to consult with our public health officials and provide direction on how HSD schools will open for …

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Class Assignments and Year-End Report Cards

As we near the summer break, I want to take this opportunity to thank our students, parents, caregivers, and staff for their unwavering commitment to learning this past year. Teaching and learning in a pandemic has provided new opportunities alongside the many challenges. We are so proud of our students and the work they’ve accomplished this year despite the difficulties. Planning for the next school year is underway but remains tentative, and we anticipate this to be the case until…

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Additional COVID-19 Measures for Schools

Yesterday afternoon the Education Minister announced new COVID-19 measures for schools in Manitoba, some of which will immediately impact Hanover School Division. Effective Wed. May 12, and until May 30, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in the City of Winnipeg and the City of Brandon will move to remote learning. View the official news release and…

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Updates, Preparations, and Learning Forward

As we look towards the remaining two months of the school year, communication and transparency between the HSD Superintendent’s Office, our schools, and our community continue to be of utmost priority for us. This letter provides some updates as well as information pertaining to COVID-19. We wish to remind parents that our schools continue to be in the orange level of the Pandemic Response System. This means that we will continue to follow restrictions in place, including the use of masks, distancing and additional cleaning measures. In addition, we are…

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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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