Students will be back in the classroom this fall announced Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
All students from kindergarten to grade 8 and special-needs students in all grades will be back in the classroom five days per week. Students in grades 9 to 12 may require some remote learning depending on the ability of high schools to implement public health measures including physical distancing.
School divisions must ensure that students who are learning remotely have access to technology.
“The province is welcoming students back to classrooms for the new school year, while working closely with school divisions and Public Health,” said Goertzen. “The best place for students is in class, giving them the full benefits of the tremendous work of Manitoba teachers and providing parents and caregivers with certainty that their children are receiving the best education possible.”
The minister noted that Manitoba Education and Manitoba Public Health are working with school divisions and individual schools to ensure that as many students as possible will return to classroom learning full-time.
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