March 31, 2020
Att: Parents/Guardians and Staff of Garden Valley School Division Students
On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the advice of the chief public health officer, Premier Brian Pallister and Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that Kindergarten to Grade 12 classes will be suspended in schools indefinitely for this school year to help “flatten the curve” and reduce the impact of COVID-19 throughout the province.
In the news release provided by the province the following information was shared:
“No student will be held back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but students must actively engage in learning. All students on track to graduate will do so. Teachers will teach remotely, assign work, conduct assessments and prepare final report cards. For students in Grade 12, provincial exams will be cancelled, but teacher assessments will be implemented. For students in early and middle years, provincial assessments are complete for the current school year, but other assessments will continue.”
For parents/guardians, staff and students, we realize this announcement brings many questions and we are actively working with Manitoba Education to provide further information in the coming days.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in our province, we will do our best to keep you informed of any changes and updates.