February 15, 2022
Dear Parents/Caregivers, Students and Staff of GVSD:
As announced by the premier last week, the new public health orders come into effect today, Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Schools will return to Yellow (Caution) under the Pandemic Response System, Kindergarten to Grade 12 Schools at the Caution level (Yellow). The following are the important updates for schools in Manitoba:
o Masks are still required indoors and on school buses for all staff and students. It is recommended that staff continue to use medical masks but regular 3-layer masks are allowed.
o Masks may be removed when physically active in gym classes.
o Students ages 12 to 17 participating in indoor sports and recreation will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination or recent test results.
o GVSD will be reviewing spectator attendance options. Information will be provided to parents/caregivers shortly.
• Illness and Close Contacts:
o Students and staff should stay home if they have symptoms or are not feeling well. If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID, self-isolation requirements remain in place.
o Close contacts of a person who tests positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to self-isolate providing they have no symptoms.
• Kindergarten to Grade 6 will continue in cohorts.
• Physical distancing of 2 metres, to the greatest extent possible, is still required.
Garden Valley School Division will continue to follow the Public Health Orders and Manitoba Education mandates to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and school communities.
Thank you for your continued support, cooperation, and patience as we work through ever-changing restrictions.
Manitoba Government - COVID-19 Links
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Manitoba Government - Resources and Links
Manitoba Government - Additional Languages (Low German)
Up-to-date public health orders
Shared Health Manitoba COVID-19 Screening Tool
The COVID-19 Screening Questions
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Isolation for Symptomatic Individuals Recovering at Home
Child Care Services during COVID-19
Ensuring Manitobans Stay Safe and Healthy
Southern Health-Santé Sud - Cases and Restrictions
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Manitoba Education - COVID-19 Education Plan
Manitoba Education - Restoring Safe Schools Home Page
Welcoming Our Students Back: Restoring Safe Schools (July 2020 document)
Welcoming Our Students Back: Restoring Safe Schools (August 2020 documents)
Guidance for Mask Use in Schools
Further Guidance on Mask Wearing
Guidelines on Supporting Students Who Require Interventions or Supports that Cannot be Delivered from a Distance
Resources Supporting Students with Special Needs and Students at Risk
Restoring Safe Schools Parent/Guardian FAQ
My Learning at Home
COVID-19 Dashboard: K-12 Schools in Manitoba
Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre
Garden Valley School Division
Update on Mandatory Mask Use
Updated (Sept. 1, 2020) GVSD Return to School Plan
Updated (Sept. 1, 2020) Return to School Plan document
Return to School Update Letter
New Provincial Resources for Parents
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