Superintendent’s Update – Sept. 24, 2021

Once again, I’d like to take an opportunity to thank our staff and parents/caregivers as we continue to learn and work through both the successes and challenges of returning to in-person learning in our schools. As HSD or the Pandemic Response System plans change, we remain committed to keeping you updated. Here are some important recent updates. As noted in Dr. Brent Roussin’s recent Letter to Parents/Caregivers, it has been 18 months since…

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Superintendent’s Update – Sept. 17, 2021

During the past eight days, we’ve been thrilled to welcome back our students and to hear and see the excitement in the hallways as we resume school. These initial days have not been without challenges, and we thank our staff and parents/caregivers as we continue to learn and work through any challenges. As HSD or the Pandemic Response System plans change, we remain …

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Superintendent’s Update – Back to School Plans

We look forward to welcoming back our students next week and to hearing and seeing the excitement in the hallways as we resume school. As HSD or the Pandemic Response System plans change, we remain committed to keeping you updated. We are dedicated to keeping our schools safe and open by following Public Health guidelines. These guidelines include…

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Back to School Plans for Sept. 2021

On September 8, 2021, Hanover School Division looks forward to welcoming our students back into our schools. We believe the best place for learning is in school with teachers and alongside peers. Our planning for the school year focuses on renewal and addressing the pandemic’s impacts on mental health, well-being, and learning. Schools will begin the school year at the Caution (Yellow) level of the Pandemic Response System. Schools will work with Public Health officials and…

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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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