School Measures Announced – WPG Metro Region

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, Oct. 26, 2020, schools in the Winnipeg Metro Region will be…

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Thought Exchange – Parent/Guardian Feedback

We have now entered into the seventh week of our return to modified in-class learning. Like all school divisions, there have been many success stories and some challenges along the way. On behalf of our schools, we would like to take this opportunity to check-in via Thought Exchange and ask for…

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Announced COVID-19 Cases

As you are likely aware, this past week, we dealt with our first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in HSD schools. Public Health identified individual cases in Kleefeld, Mitchell, Steinbach and Niverville. Although not unexpected, the announced cases in our…

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COVID-19 Prevention Measures

Yesterday evening Manitoba Public Health advised Hanover School Division of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an individual from Kleefeld School. This is the first confirmed case in Hanover School Division, and we do expect there will be…

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What To Do When My Child is Sick

It’s hard to believe we have reached the three week mark of the resumption of school! Once again, I’d like to send a thank you for all your support, patience and cooperation with the implementation of health protocols to create safe learning spaces in our schools. Please find attached some further information, which I trust will be helpful for all. The two-page printable document outlines…

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Public Health Response in K-12 Schools

The recent news of positive COVID-19 cases in Manitoba schools serves as an important reminder for all parents/guardians, students and staff to remain vigilant in following the recommendations of Manitoba Public Health. Fortunately, in most of the recent cases, the risk of widespread impact and further transmission in the schools was deemed low by Public Health, who indicated that “physical distancing was maintained while at school and a mask was worn.” At present, there are no confirmed…

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Keeping our Students and Staff Safe

As we end this first week of in-class learning, I would like to give a big thank you to everybody. Thank you to our parents for your support and patience as we continue to work on all the plans and implementation strategies. Thank you to all our division staff who have worked so hard to prepare our buildings to be ready for students. As I toured schools this week, it was a pleasure and a joy to see…

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Welcome Back Video – Restoring Safe Schools

Dear Parents/Guardians, As part of our Welcoming Students Back: Restoring Safe Schools Plan, Hanover School Division is committed to providing parents/guardians with ongoing updates and communication. View a video message from Shelley Amos, Interim Superintendent/CEO.

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Provincial Directive on Mask Requirements

The Government of Manitoba has mandated the use of non-medical masks in all schools. As per the provincial directive, all students in Grades 4-12, and all staff and visitors are required to wear non-medical masks where 2-metre physical distancing is not possible. Bus drivers and all school bus passengers in Grades 4-12 are required to wear non-medical masks on the bus. Parents/Guardians will continue to choose…

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Restoring Safe Schools – HSD Plan

As September approaches, I would like to begin with another opportunity to say thank you. Thank you for your partnership, your support, and your willingness to make the best of the circumstances we have found ourselves in these last few months. Thank you for pulling together alongside your children, our teachers, and schools to implement distance learning opportunities in homes across our division. On behalf of…

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