News & Announcements

MVSD News Digest - Jan. 24, 2022

The MVSD News Digest, highlighting information from the Jan. 24th Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees is now available! Click on the above link for more info.

MVSD Reporting Update

In its recent guidance, the Manitoba Government asked schools to regularly report to school communities on attendance patterns and the prevalence of COVID-19 cases within their schools. Click on the link to access pages dedicated to reporting Student Absenteeism Rates and Self-Reported Positive COVID-19 Cases in MVSD. The reports will be updated on Mondays with the previous week's data.

New Guidelines on Cases in Schools

On January 13, the Manitoba Government announced changes to how cases of COVID-19 will be managed and reported in schools throughout the province. Please click on the link for a letter that details the change in approach and also provides links to important info on what to do if your child is sick and the related isolation requirements.

DRCSS 2022 Assessment and Final Grades Change

Beginning in February 2022, DRCSS students and families will notice on PowerSchool that final percentage grades will not be posted for semester 2 courses. Individual assessment grades, assignments names and due dates, and student attendance will still be visible on the PowerSchool app or the PowerSchool website. Please consult the updated Student Handbook, available on the DRCSS website.

Travel and Self-Isolation Requirements

Considering travelling during the winter break? If so, click on the above link for information on the requirements for travellers upon return to Manitoba from within or outside of Canada. For those not travelling, guidelines for holiday celebrations and current gathering rules are also provided.

DRCSS Final Assessments Suspended

The DRCSS will be suspending all Final Assessments for Semester 1 and Semester 2 for the 2021-22 school year. This decision is in response to the uncertainties that Covid may have on our students and staff. We want to alleviate added anxiety on the part of both students and teachers. Our goal is to allow teachers to adapt classroom practices as the public health situation warrants. Lastly, we want to allow our teachers to be able to better respond to mental health and well-being concerns of students without any added pressures of a final assessment.
Final grades will be calculated at 100% of regular course work. There will not be a “final assessment week” in either semester. Students will attend until the last day of classes for each semester to learn and be assessed. February 3rd is the last day of classes for semester 1.
Please contact Mr. Casavant should you have any questions.

Students Return to In-Person Classes

Students will return to in-person classes on Monday, January 17, 2022. Please click on the link for a letter to the MVSD Community outlining what they may expect as students return to school.

MVSD News Digest - Jan. 10, 2022

The MVSD News Digest, highlighting information from the Jan. 10th Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees is now available! Click on the above link for more info.

DRCSS Remote Learning Update

Happy New Year! The DRCSS will deliver remote learning to our students from January 10th-14th. For each subject, teachers will provide learning materials for the week through Teams. These materials are to be a form of meaningful engagement that will be assessed. This material will be distributed daily or all at once. Either way, the initial learning materials will be distributed by noon on Monday. For students without access to Teams, arrangements can be made to pick up hard copy packages. All student learning packages are to be completed and submitted by the due dates Teachers have established. Should you require any further clarity, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Casavant.
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