Schools look ahead to end of mandatory remote learning period
Manitoba schools look ahead to the return to class of older students as a two-week period of remote learning draws to an end. (file image)
Some school divisions in Manitoba are now looking ahead to the end of a post-holiday period of mandatory remote learning for older students.
In December, Manitoba Education announced students in grades 7-12 would learn exclusively from home for the first two weeks of the new year.
That period ends on Friday, Jan 15.
CTV News has obtained a letter to parents from the Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobane advising their schools will return to a level orange status starting Monday, Jan. 18.
The letter stated that students will be in class while maintaining a separation of six feet. This includes students in grades 7 to 12.
Students in grades 7 and 8 may require blended learning for the rest of the year if that distance can’t be maintained.
Elsewhere, Pembina Trails School Division (PTSD) confirmed that the temporary two-week remote learning period wraps up on Friday.
A statement from PTSD welcomed students back to class as of Monday, “unless there is a new direction from Manitoba Education.”
CTV News has reached out to other divisions, Manitoba Teachers’ Society and to Manitoba Education for details on their plans for next week.
This is a developing story. More to come.
- With files from CTV’s Rachel Lagacé and Melissa Hansen