October 16, 2020

Good Afternoon Students, Parents & Guardians: 

As per Dr. Brent Roussin’s press conference earlier today: “With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (Orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System effective, Monday, October 19.” More information can be found here.

At this time, school operations remain unchanged. 

Schools have been advised to anticipate additional physical distancing measures. Deputy Minister of Education Dana Rudy shared the following media release: 

“Schools are being advised to prepare for remote learning as part of our overall pandemic response. It is critical that students continue to learn whether they are at home due to isolation, because of a medical accommodation, or for when blended learning is in place (combination of in class and at home). There also needs to be options as risk levels change and the system must adapt accordingly. We continue to work with our education partners to have a robust response plan that supports all students and follows current public health advice. No specific guidance has been released yet; however, consultation on strategies are underway.”

Our goal at St. Paul’s High School is to not only meet but exceed the provincial protocols for safety while maximizing in-class learning. St. Paul’s High School will communicate changes as they arise. 

Please note, until further notice, St. Paul’s High School will follow the current learning plan as we await further communication from the Province.

This change in response level serves as an important reminder for all parents/guardians, students and staff to remain vigilant in following the recommendations of Manitoba Public Health, which encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick or awaiting a COVID-19 test result
  • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.
  • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
  • Wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others.
  • Talk to your son about not attending large group gatherings and minimizing close contacts. 

Please ensure your son uses this flowchart for guidance on COVID-19 Screening and Managing Symptoms before going to school.  

Wishing you all a safe and blessed weekend,

Amanda Camara, on behalf of Kevin Booth ’78, President & Bob Lewin, Principal

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