For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Government of Manitoba website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/
If the public health situation changes or guidelines are not sufficient, current measures will be paused or other measures may be introduced or reintroduced.
In-class learning will resume on Sept. 8, 2020, for all students in public and funded independent schools (FIS) across the province.
- Kindergarten to Grade 8 students will return for five days of full, in-class instruction per week.
- Students in Grades 9 to 12 will return for up to five days per week of in-class instruction if high schools can effectively implement physical distancing and the use of cohorts. Students should expect some remote learning, along with in-class instruction.
- Students with special needs in all grades will return for five days of full, in-class instruction per week.
For Grade 4-12, non-medical masks are mandatory on school buses and within schools for all students, teachers, and visitors when ensuring a two meter distance between yourself and others is not possible.
Masks will be available at school or on the bus if you do not have one.
Where two metres physical distance is not possible, students will be in distinct cohorts (groups), separate from other students, to reduce the risk of virus transmission throughout the school day.
Information on school bus transportation is located here:
According to the Government of Manitoba: “Wherever possible, alternative transportation to school is encouraged. Parents/caregivers/students may provide their own transportation, including carpooling, walking or cycling, to avoid possible virus exposure on the bus. Note that carpooling can also be a risk for transmission.”
School Division-level re-entry plans (including Frontier) are located here:
Information on homeschooling can be found here:
Provincial funding is not available for families that choose to homeschool. “There is no charge to homeschool. Costs to acquire the resources to ensure an appropriate education vary according to the curriculum selected, the subjects taken, and the grade level of the student. Parents who choose to homeschool their children are responsible for obtaining materials and resources for the program of study.”
More information on homeschooling in Manitoba can be located by contacting the home schooling office at: 204-945-8138 Toll free (in Manitoba): 1-800-282-8069, ext. 8138 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre:
The MFNERC Remote Learning Hub houses all your general learning supports, educational activities, and online learning events. Remote Learning Hub https://mfnerc.org/remote-learning-resources/
Manitoba First Nation School System
Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation, Lake Manitoba First Nation and Lake St. Martin First Nation will keep on-reserve schools closed for in-class instruction this September and instead provide remote learning virtually and through take-home packages.
Schools in Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Dakota Tipi, Dakota Plains, York Factory and Fox Lake Cree Nation are planning to reopen on Sept. 8 and rotate the days students attend in-class and remote learning.
Pinaymootang First Nation and Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation have delayed school start dates to later in September, but will welcome students back on a staggered basis.
Most schools are implementing a model that will see half of all students attend class two days a week and work at home remotely two days a week, Murdock said. Some schools will close on Friday for deep cleaning
Jordan’s Principle continues to help First Nations children living in Canada access the products, services and supports they need. This can include, for example, laptops, tablets or other e-learning tools, if they meet an identified health, education or social need. Funding can help with a wide range of health, social and educational needs, including needed supports for First Nations LGBTQ and Two-Spirit youth.
To access more information or submit a request visit this website: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1568396296543/1582657596387#sec3