Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen to answer questions about back-to-school plan at 12:15 p.m.

By | September 2, 2020

Manitoba parents are getting more details about next week’s return to classes in a new back-to-school guide.

The province released new guides with a wide array of information for parents and guardians on things like how to properly use face masks and how to screen kids for symptoms before sending them to school.

Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen will speak about the information at a news conference at 12:15 p.m., which will be live streamed here.

Parents in Manitoba have already been getting more information this week about what the Sept. 8 return to classes will look like at their kids’ schools.

In the Pembina Trails School Division, students who live with someone who has a compromised immune system will now have the option to access remote learning this school year, the division said on Monday.

That was a departure from the province’s Aug. 24 back-to-school plan, which only allowed that option for students who were immunocompromised themselves.

Parents of nearly 300 students in the Louis Riel School Division learned last week that their kids will go to different schools this fall to create space for physical distancing.

Face masks are also now mandatory for students in all grades on the bus, the province said on Tuesday. Previously, the plan was to only require students in Grade 4 and up to wear face coverings while on board.

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