May 27 2020

Dear Seine River School Division families:

Re: COVID-19 Phase 2 Recovery Plan

We are writing to let you know about last week’s announcement from our Premier indicating that we are entering Phase 2 of the recovery plan.  Since this announcement was made last week staff have been working extremely hard at making appropriate plans for the safe return of students in response to this next phase.  The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer has recommended this decision in order to start loosening restrictions and for schools and teachers to start planning for a return to school.  

We want to assure everyone that Remote Learning will continue throughout the month of June with a gradual transition from new learning to transition planning for the 2020 – 2021 school year.  The provincial announcement does not mean that classes will resume in person full-time in the month of June.  Our school teams and staff are planning for the gradual return of students to the school with the priority remaining the safety and well-being of staff and students.  We deeply appreciate the patience, cooperation and support that families have provided as we navigate these changing conditions.

We are extremely excited to be in a position to invite students back to school in a safe and coordinated manner. We will continue to ensure that we will follow COVID-19 cleaning protocols, social distancing as well as the government re-entry guidelines for public schools.  When attending a school, we ask our students, parents and community to remember the following:     

  • Students and parents may come to school by invitation and appointment only;
  • All visitors will be required to complete the provincial health self-assessment tool prior to entering the school;
    Anyone feeling unwell should stay home;
  • Proper handwashing and social distancing will be strictly required; and
  • Students and parents will be provided instructions for entrance requirements and times for all appointments and we ask that you pay careful attention to their instructions.

We also wanted to remind families that attending appointments is entirely optional for families.  If you are not comfortable sending your child to school there is no obligation.  We also want to reiterate that we will be ensuring all safety precautions are taken and that students will be invited at a time that we feel our schools are prepared to support students in school.

The schools have been provided the following parameters for their re-entry planning:
  • Use of schools is limited for the purpose of student assessment, clinical supports, transition planning, access to specialized equipment, and small group or one on one tutorials.
  • Each room for the month of June, will be restricted to a maximum of 8 students (per classroom) at one time per appointment with appropriate cleaning and hand washing to occur during and after visits. Please note that this is a maximum and individual schools might have lower number of students into the school as we progress.
  • Schools will gradually arrange appointments in a safe manner with students based upon the needs for planning and recovery learning.
  • New classroom learning will gradually be phased out by the middle of June with the end of June primarily focusing on transitioning and recovery learning for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

Important Dates to Remember: 

  • June 12 is the last day for assessment of student work and new learning for grade 12 students
  • June 19 is the last day for assessment of student work and new learning for grade 9 – 11 student
  • June 19 is the last day for new learning for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Throughout the month of June there will be a gradual reduction of new online/package learning as we transition to planning for learning for the next school year.
  • Report cards will be issued on June 29th by email or by mail if requested.

Families should know that we are extremely proud of our inclusionary practices and that the division and the schools will ensure that additional accommodations and plans will be made to take into consideration the exceptional needs of our students.  We are going to continue to ensure that we plan with honesty, empathy and respect for our entire education community.

At this time, we ask for your continued patience and support as we continue to transition to the changing conditions of COVID-19.  We appreciate the challenges, anxiety, caution and excitement that many people are experiencing at this time.  We will continue to take all precautions and we are extremely grateful for the dedication, perseverance and innovation of our staff during these times.  More information regarding educational programming will be forthcoming in the coming days from your respective schools.


Michael Borgfjord

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Before and After School Program
for Ages 5 to 12
(September to June)
The Caisse Community Centre Before and After School Program provides recreational activities to children between the ages of 5 to 12 before and after regular school days.  This is a fun-filled and active program.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.
The Caisse Community Centre Before and After School Program follows the school calendar of the Seine River School Division. The program will be closed on school holidays and inclement weather days. 
  • Runs from 7:00 am to start of school and end of school until 6:00 pm
  • Children are bused from the Caisse Community Centre to the La Salle School
  • Snacks are not provided (snacks brought from home must be nut-free)
  • Cost of the program:
    - $15.00 per day / per child for a MONTHLY Pass which is two spots per day
    - $7.50 per day / per child for a HALF Pass which is one spot per day
Feel free to email if you have any questions or concerns. 


Caisse Community Centre