Restoring Safe Services

Restoring Safe Schools: June 25 - Scenario Planning

Manitoba''s framework to resume in-class learning will allow K-12 students and staff to return to the classroom following the suspension of in-school learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The framework provides guidance for provincial consistency, while allowing for some local flexibility, based on preparedness, the extent of transmission, and safety. It aligns with the province''s Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba''s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery and puts student and staff safety first.

Throughout Manitoba, school buildings were closed from March 23 to May 31, with all students learning remotely. The Limited Use of School Facilities started on June 1, 2020 with Restoring Safe Services: Phase 2. Guidelines for this scenario are already developed. Teachers and some students were back in schools, for specific programming, planning and student assessment purposes, while practicing physical distancing. Summer programming will also follow these guidelines.

Manitoba is planning the return to in-class learning in September for all students while continuing to follow public health advice throughout the school year and for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means the K-12 system must be ready to adapt to changing public health conditions at any time. Uncertainty around COVID-19 may have some families reluctant to send their children back to in-class learning. Building confidence and mitigating risk will be key to full participation. Ultimately, decisions about the extent to which in-class learning resumes throughout the 2020-21 school year will be guided by public health advice and the extent of COVID-19 transmission in Manitoba''s communities at any given time.

Guidelines for K-12 schools are under development to support the transition back to in-class learning.

Restoring Safe Schools: June 25 - Scenario Planning

Restoring Safe Schools

Restoring Safe Schools: June 25 - Scenario Planning (pdf)