News & Announcements

Closures - Thursday, Apr. 14th

Due to the conditions of continued snowfall and blowing snow in much of the Division, and Environment Canada’s ongoing blizzard warning for the Parkland, all MVSD schools and division facilities will be closed on Thursday, April 14. Staff may work from home.

Closures - Wednesday, Apr. 13th

Due to Environment Canada’s warning of a major spring storm poised to hit our region beginning overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning and lasting until Friday morning, all MVSD schools and division facilities will be closed on Wednesday, April 13.  Widespread snowfall accumulations of 30-50 cm accompanied by northerly winds gusting from 60-70 km/h resulting in zero visibility at times is being forecasted.  Staff may work from home. We are making this announcement prior to the storm due to the severity of the forecast and so that parents can plan in advance.  We will assess the situation as the storm progresses prior to making a decision on school closures and/or bus cancellations for Thursday, April 14.

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.

MVSD News Digest - Mar. 14, 2022

The MVSD News Digest, highlighting information from the Mar. 14th Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees is now available! Click on the above link for more info.

New Public Health Guidelines

Please click on the link to view a letter to the MVSD Community regarding changes to school-based COVID-19 measures as updated Public Health Orders come into effect on March 15, 2022.

MVSD Ed Tech Community Outreach Series

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.

MVSD Staff Recognition Awards

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!

Manitoba Education SSEEF Grant Awards

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.

MVSD Stands with Ukraine

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 site.

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.
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