In response to the current COVID-19 caseload and hospitalization rates in our province, remote learning in Pembina Trails, and all school divisions in Winnipeg, will continue until the end of the school year.
The shift to remote was first announced on May 9, 2021. Manitoba Public Health shares that the goal is to welcome students back to school the week of June 7, 2021, depending on cases of COVID-19 in the province.
Today’s update means that the majority of our students in Pembina Trails will carry on with their studies at home. There are no additional changes, this announcement is an extension of remote learning.
Understanding that critical service workers (CSW) play a vital role in our community, our schools will still be open for CSW families who cannot make alternate care arrangements. We will also continue to support students with additional learning needs in the classroom. Transportation services will remain status quo.
As we approach the final month of school we know pandemic fatigue is real for everyone. We are aware that this additional period of remote learning can mean more planning, balancing accommodations and stress on our families. Please remember, that staff are here to support you. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to your child’s school or leadership team. Our website has a helpful resource and FAQ that covers what the expectations during remote learning look like.
The current pandemic realities in Manitoba, leave some uncertainties surrounding end-of-year celebrations. In 2020, our schools got creative and found ways to honour achievements while still following health guidelines. We know our staff will do what they can to end a challenging year on a positive note.
We are committed to keeping the Pembina Trails community updated. As always, when health orders change, we will connect with our families to share more on what that means for our students and Pembina Trails schools.