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School information for Treaty 2 Territory Nations during COVID-19

School information for Treaty 2 Territory Nations during COVID-19

Treaty 2 Territory – Please see the information on updates for ‘Back to School’ for the Nation in the Treaty 2 Territory. Miigwech. Ebb and Flow – access to community buildings is restricted to the public and community members. Masks must be worn in buildings. Doors are locked and must be let in for access/appointments. Back to

Treaty 2 Territory – Please see the information on updates for ‘Back to School’ for the Nation in the Treaty 2 Territory. Miigwech.

Ebb and Flow – access to community buildings is restricted to the public and community members. Masks must be worn in buildings. Doors are locked and must be let in for access/appointments. Back to school will begin on September 21, 2020 for the children. The date of the school return will be re evaluated at that time. Following provincial guidelines for Covid 19. 

 Keeseekoowenin – access to community buildings is restricted to the public and community members. Masks must be worn in buildings. Doors are locked and must be let in for appointments. Back to school is tentatively set for September 23, 2020 but will be re-evaluated at that time. Following Provincial guidelines for Covid 19  

 Gambler: access to community buildings is restricted to public and community members. Masks must be worn in buildings. Doors are locked and must be let in for access/appointments. Back to school has started with the children attending Binscarth and Russell schools. Following provincial guidelines for Covid 19. 

 Ochichakosipi – access to community buildings is restricted to public and community members. Masks must be worn in buildings. Doors are locked and must be let in for access/appointments. Back to school date is tentatively set for October 13, 2020. Following provincial guidelines for Covid 19. 

 Tootinaowaziibeeng – access to community buildings is restricted to public and community members. Masks must be worn in buildings. Doors are locked and must be let in for access/appointments. Back to school date has not been set. Home learning kits are being sent home for children that attend the local school. There is no access to the local school. Following provincial Covid 19 precaution recommendations.

Dauphin River First Nation – The School shut down in March 2020 due to Covid-19.  Classes have resumed in Dauphin River School on September 8, 2020.  All students are required to wear masks in school as well as on the school bus. Chief and Council will continue to meet on the Covid-19 and monitor how things are going and get updates through Health Canada and the Province of Manitoba.

LAKE ST. MARTIN FIRST NATION – The Students of Lake St. Martin will not return to classes for the month of September 2020.  I spoke to the Vice-Principal Susan Ryle-Munroe and she advises that the grades 4 to grade 12 have been provided with laptops for virtual learning and homework packages are being sent home to students.  The teachers are back in the school with safety precautions such as hand sanitizing and facemasks.  They are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and Chief and Council are getting health updates before they will make a decision on when school will re-open.

LITTLE SASKATCHEWAN FIRST NATION – Chief Hector Shorting stated the students will receive homework packages for two weeks and they started on September 8, 2020.  The Chief and Council are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and return to school in other areas.  They will have the students return to classes in two groups. Not all students will be in the school at the same time. A tentative return to school date would be September 21, 2020.

PINAYMOOTANG FIRST NATION – The students will return to school on September 14, 2020.  There will be two groups of students with one group going one day and second group going the following day.  The students will rotate. Classes will be from Mondays to Thursdays. Masks are mandatory from grades 5 to 12 in school.  Masks are required while riding on the school bus as well.

SKOWNAN FIRST NATION – There is a tentative start date of September 21, 2020 for students to return to school.

LAKE MANITOBA FIRST NATION – Students have not returned to school yet as of today, September 10, 2020.  Principal Freda Missyabit said that Lake Manitoba Chief and Council met on September 9, 2020 and are monitoring the Covid-19 situation. There are homework packages being provided for the students during this time.  The Chief and Council are planning to meet again on September 22, 2020 and classes could resume after this meeting.

Submitted by:
Darlene Woodhouse, Regional Office Keeper
Scott Lynxleg, Regional Office Keeper
Lana Racette, Special Projects Keeper
Marlene Davis, Special Projects Keeper

 

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