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Our response to Province's January 4 COVID-19 update

Our response to the Province’s January 4, 2022 COVID update


On January 4, 2022, the Province of Manitoba released new COVID-19 guidelines.

Here are the details:

Remote learning begins on January 10*

Starting on Monday, January 10th, all schools in Pembina Trails will return to remote learning, with the exception of students whose parents are Critical Service Workers or are children with additional needs. 

In-class learning is scheduled to return January 17

Everyone wants in-person education, and we want our schools to be safe for our children.  The phased-in return to in-class learning on January 17 will allow health care officials more time to better understand the impact of Omicron on our students, staff, and schools. 

*Children of Critical Services Workers and children with additional needs

Parents of children in K-6, who work in Critical Services and are not able to make alternative arrangements, as well as parents of children with additional needs, will be invited to bring their children to school for in-person learning, starting on January 10.

For a full definition of Critical Services Worker, please click here.

Masks will be mandatory

When students and staff return to school on January 17, staff will be required to wear a medical mask. Students will be expected to wear a well-fitting, 3 layered mask (cloth or disposable). Schools will have masks on hand for families who are unable to provide them.

Vaccines remain our best defense to COVID-19

Families are encouraged to get their eligible children vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccines, mask-wearing, washing hands and physical distancing remain our best defense against COVID-19.


The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. Proper ventilation is an important part of our safety strategy.

All schools in Pembina Trails are in full compliance with the Province’s ventilation guidelines. 

Possible disruptions

Please be aware that staff shortages could result in adjustments to our busing schedules and may require additional adjustments in schools, up to and including remote learning, on a class-by-class basis.


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