For the most part, Winnipeg school divisions have announced invite-only sessions for June, during which students will return to classrooms for brief meetings, if both they and their parents feel comfortable. Some schools, however, are encouraging small group instruction and consistent outdoor learning throughout June.
Winnipeg School Division
“Each school has a unique plan based on the needs of their students. For the first couple of weeks, until June 12, it’s anticipated staff will spend at least 50 per cent of their time at school and the remainder continuing to work from home, with more time being spent in the school later in the month. The idea behind this is to allow for flexibility for staff to return to being full time in the school or office. Some staff will prefer to go 100 per cent, right away.”
“We would like to make it extremely clear that learning from home will continue. This announcement does not mean classes are now running full-time in our schools. It does allow opportunities for our teachers, students and parents to meet in a small group or in a one-on-one setting at school. These sessions will be prearranged in a safe and structured way.”
“There will be opportunities for students to have some very small group sessions, or one-on-one meetings with their teachers to support their learning and assessment. Student attendance at these in-school opportunities are at the parent’s discretion, and the length of time the student is in school will be determined by their teacher.”
Division scolaire franco-manitobaine
“June 1-5: sanitary preparations will begin: school cleaning, rearranging classrooms in order to follow the two-metre distancing guideline between desks, affix gel hand sanitizer, etc. June 8-12 (transportation will not be provided): individual student-teacher meetings may begin by appointment. Teachers are to return to school to sort and remove any classroom items that do not follow the distancing guideline. June 15-28 (transportation will not be provided): individual student-teacher meetings will continue. Teachers will meet students in small groups of four-five students at a time to ensure the distancing guideline and cleaning measures.”