Planning for the spring MVSD Ed Tech Community Outreach Series is underway! The goal of this program is to work with families so that they feel informed, confident, and prepared to use technology with the children in their lives. Please click on the link for details and to complete a survey by Mar. 31st to indicate your interest in the proposed sessions for MVSD families.
News & Announcements
The Board of Trustees recognizes annually staff who have served five years or more with Mountain View School Division. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to gather together to celebrate our colleagues' accomplishments. Their years of service with MVSD and dedication to the students we serve is very much appreciated! Click on the link to read more!
MVSD is pleased to announce that two of our schools' submissions for the Manitoba Education 2021-2022 Skills Strategy Equipment Enhancement Fund (SSEEF) grant were successful! The DRCSS has been approved for just over $75,000 in Automotive Technology and Winnipegosis Collegiate for just over $31,000 in Industrial Arts, which will help students to gain skills and experience using industry grade equipment.
On Monday, March 7th, MVSD students and staff are encouraged to show support to Ukraine by wearing blue and/or yellow, or traditional Ukrainian clothing. You may also help Smith-Jackson Ukrainian Bilingual School fundraise for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine by sending a toonie to school with your child. The funds collected will be donated through the Canadahelps.org site.
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.
In recognition of the importance of reading and literacy, the month of February 2022 has been proclaimed by the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning as "I Love to Read Month"!
The month of February 2022 has been proclaimed by Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning as "Manitoba Inclusive Education Month." Inclusive schools provide an accessible learning environment where all students learn, grow, and enjoy all the benefits of citizenship.
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.
The MVSD News Digest, highlighting information from the Feb. 14th Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees is now available! Click on the above link for more info.
Feb. 21-25, 2022 is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week. Teachers: do you have questions about copyright and fair dealing? Click on the above link to the Fair Dealing Decision Tool.