COVID-19 / Updates
May 29, 2020
Hello MBCI Families,
Monday, June 1 begins Phase 2 of Manitoba’s Roadmap for Recovery and Re-Entry Plan for Limited Use of Schools. We continue to apply government guidelines within our MBCI context. The information to follow covers dates and student learning expectations for the month of June, as well as the safety protocols required for time spent at school. Together with students, we want to work to end this school year well, as prepared as possible for next year and for the eventual return to in-person classes.
June 1 – 12: Distance learning plans continue with the addition of in-person student appointments and assessment.
Distance Learning Plans: will continue through to June 12 for all students in grades 6-12. Please continue to follow our learning schedules for learning plans, Monday Morning Live, Chapel and live classes during this two week period.
One-on-one Student Appointments with Teachers: In addition to regular distance learning plans, teachers will be scheduling one on one appointments on campus with students on an as-needed basis. Teachers will contact student and parent/guardian through Edsby with requests for appointments. These meetings will give an opportunity to check-in on what students have been able to complete, allow for assessment of essential outcomes, and set goals for recovery learning where needed.
Student Services Appointments: During these first two weeks in June our Student Services team will also be scheduling appointments with small groups of students who, for various reasons, require additional support. Parent/guardian(s) and students will be contacted where needed, through Edsby.
We appreciate that phase 2 guidelines allow us to meet face to face on a limited basis, for the purposes of addressing student assessment and supports where needed to promote a successful closure to this school year.
June 15-19: Additional assessment and recovery work as needed.
As of June 12th, distance learning plans are complete for the 2019/2020 school year.
Throughout the week of June 15-19 students who have been identified as requiring additional assessment or recovery learning will:
- Be given opportunity to complete necessary learning activities for determining a final report.
- Be asked to be at school for either morning or afternoon blocks with their teachers. This in-person requirement is designed to provide additional support for engagement, completion of core subject curriculum outcomes, and additional assessment for success leading into next year's course/grade levels.
Please note that we will be communicating directly with parents/guardians and students who will need to be in these support sessions as soon as possible, prior to June 12th.
Year-end Dates and Events
More information will follow for the remainder of June for our year-end events, including but not limited to MBCI awards and collection of chrome books, text books, uniforms.
Health and Safety: Checks and Protocols
It is both important and necessary that students and teachers adhere to the protocols assigned by the Manitoba government. Thank you for your consideration of these guidelines. While it looks like a long list of rules, these health and safety measure are in place to protect MBCI staff and students. We appreciate the ability to meet one-on-one with students on a limited basis, and are committed the following the protocols necessary for allowing us to do so.
Beginning June 1, the MBCI office will be open 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Appointments with students will be booked between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
- We request that parents continue to access the school by appointment. Please call 204-667-8210 to find a suitable time.
- Teachers will request student appointments through Edsby, which will be limited to 1 – 2 hours and will either be in the morning or afternoon, and will not extend over the lunch hour. Students are invited to bring their own water bottles.
- Any student or teacher that is ill or experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms of headache, fever, coughing, sneezing, sore throat or difficulties breathing should stay at home.
- Students should enter through the main entrance door and check in at the front office. Please follow floor signage/markings throughout the school.
- Students and staff will adhere to social distancing of 2 metres at all times and are reminded to practice proper hand and respiratory hygiene.
- Students should plan to leave school following their appointment and should please check out at the office.
- Students are welcome to wear masks on campus but must provide their own.
- Parents and students are required to provide their own transportation for appointments.
Thank you to our students and families for your continued engagement through June, and your commitment to following the needed guidelines so that these next weeks are both productive and safe for everyone involved.
P.S. Please refer to the following links for information regarding the Federal Government’s response, as well as the most up to date guidelines from Manitoba Health:
Government of Canada Public Health Agency: