PRINCIPAL’S WEEKLY UPDATE

As I am sure you are aware, ‘in response to the COVID-19 situation in our province, Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools currently in remote learning in the cities of Winnipeg and Brandon, as well as in the Red River Valley and Garden Valley school divisions, will continue with remote learning until June 7, 2021. This decision is informed by various public health factors and variables such as cases, and ICU and hospital capacity.’

The Department of Education and Public Health continues to emphasize the importance of getting students back in classrooms for in-person learning while focusing on safety, health, and well-being.

For students who are doing remote learning for another week, your child’s classroom teacher will be sending you an email to arrange pickup of a student learning package for next week. If you are not able to pick up, please know that we understand, and just let your child’s teacher know.
Again, thank you for your continued support and understanding while we navigate this pandemic.

We can’t wait to have all of our SCCS students back in our building!

PRINCIPAL’S WEEKLY UPDATE

The Pandemic and Spring Break Travel/Self-isolation
If you are thinking of travelling internationally or inter-provincially over Spring Break, please note that there will be a required 14 days of isolation when you return, and prior to be able to come back to school. Please see the information below and click on the link below for up-to-date information.

“As per the public health order, 14 days of self-isolation is required for people returning or coming to Manitoba from all jurisdictions.
Individuals who travelled internationally or inter-provincially must go into mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) for 14 days from the date of arrival to Manitoba.”

Here is the link for more information:
https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html#travel-self-isolation

PRINCIPAL’S WEEKLY UPDATE

I want to start my update this week with recognizing everyone’s concern about the growing number of COVID cases in our city and province.  There is a shift in concern in the way we are looking at the daily case numbers and the news surrounding those numbers. 

I want to thank you very much for all your support, kind messages/words, and for understanding the uncertainty of navigating this pandemic from a school perspective. I am continuously sharing your well wishes with my staff, and I know many of you have reached out to them as well.  Staff appreciate your support as they continue navigate through the many changes being implemented from the government level. 

To put it into perspective, our SCCS community started the school year in the Yellow Response Plan, (seems so long ago doesn’t it?).  We were then moved to the Modified Orange Level Response Plan, followed by the Restricted Orange Plan that we are currently in. As you are aware, plans for our Critical Red Response Level are now being put in place in case we get notification from the government that we need to move to this level. 

On behalf of all my staff, I would like to thank you for keeping your children home when they are ill or picking them up quickly if they become ill at school.  Also, please remember that if someone in your household is ill, students are not allowed to come to school even if they are well.  (as per the government mandate that came into effect not long ago) 

PRINCIPAL’S WEEKLY UPDATE

Thank you very much for your prompt responses to our Tier 1 and Tier 2 critical services workers emails that were sent out this past Tuesday. Please note: Our Tier 2 responses have now been closed.

All parents who are Tier 1 workers will have a spot at SCCS for your child if schools are moved to the Critical Red Response Level. Any Tier 1 parents who are not going to send their child to school during this Critical Red Response Level are asked to notify me immediately at tnarynski@stccs.ca

If you are a Tier 2 parent, I will be in touch with you early next week to let you know if accommodations can be made for your child during the Critical Red Response Level.

If we are mandated by the government to move to RED more details will be made available for SCCS’s Critical Red Response Level Plan. Remote learning will be offered to Kindergarten to Gr. 8 students if schools move to RED, and a timetable will be provided to all families with this information.