PRSD Survey - Alternate School Days
Dear PRSD Parents/Guardians,

Manitoba Education’s goal for September 2020 is that all students resume in-class learning.

Prairie Rose School Division is actively planning for three scenarios for implementation. The province’s three scenarios for re-opening schools range from near normal opening to remote learning, based on public health advice and changing public health conditions.

Manitoba Education and PRSD's priority is that all special needs students are scheduled to attend school each day the school is open.

The province will confirm which of the three scenarios will be followed in the fall on or before August 1, 2020, taking into account the public health situation at the time.

Schools need to be prepared to roll-back in-class learning based on public health advice. This may vary across the province depending on different rates of transmission and/or outbreaks in particular areas.

Manitoba Education’s Scenario 2, In-Class learning resumes with additional public health measures. Scenario 2 states that physical distancing is required and that schools are to create more space for children in the classroom with desks spaced two metres apart (minimum one metre).

For PRSD to meet public health’s physical distancing requirements for Scenario 2, physically distanced classrooms at 2 metres can have 8-10 students and physically distanced classrooms at 1 metre can have 12-14 students.

Currently in PRSD, K-8 classroom sizes range from 18 to 26 students. Grades 9-12 courses can range from 10 – 28 students.

One of the options that is listed in the provincial document, Welcoming Our Students Back, Restoring Safe Schools – June 25, 2020, is that alternate day attendance can be considered to ensure classes are meeting the physical distancing requirements. Physical distancing requirements are also in place for bus transportation for those students requiring bus service if parents/guardians are unable to drive their children to their assigned school.

Due to facility space limitations at PRSD schools and increased teacher staffing requirements, alternate in-school scheduling for student attendance is an option that PRSD needs to consider with our planning for our students’ return to in-class learning in September 2020, if public health maintains the current physical distancing requirements.

To assist PRSD with Scenario 2 planning, we are asking that all parents/guardians complete the following survey by 9:00 a.m., Monday, July 13, 2020:
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Should alternate day attendance for all K-12 students be required to support the return of in-class learning in Scenario 2, my preference would be:
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