COVID-19 Learning Updates:

2021–2022 Back to School Overview for Parents and Students

August 30, 2021:

St. Paul’s High School is returning to in-person, full-time learning as per Manitoba Education’s “Restoring Safe Schools: Planning Guide for 2021– 2022 School Year."

​Our plan reflects our priorities of providing a safe learning environment for all, maximizing in-person learning, and returning to regular practices, procedures, and routines, to the greatest extent possible, according to Public Health orders and recommendations. St. Paul's will continue to evaluate our practices and procedures and will adapt according to any new Public Health orders and recommendations issued throughout the school year.

Parent welcome e-mail can be found here.

Mask Requirements

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All students, staff, and visitors will be required to wear disposable, medical-grade masks with a minimum of three layers while indoors. St. Paul’s may be providing students with an initial supply of masks in September. Further details to come. Students may purchase their own supply of masks available from the Crusader Shoppe and at many retail outlets. St. Paul’s will continue the mask recycling program that was implemented last school year.

Parent & Student Communication: 

St. Paul’s High School uses SchoolMessenger to communicate with parents and the Online Community to communicate with Students. Microsoft Teams is used to help your son stay
connected in the event they are unable to be physically present in the classroom.

Visitor & Volunteer Access 

As per Public Health, school visitors/volunteers will be permitted. All visitors/volunteers must adhere to self-screening, physical distancing, and recommended hygiene practices. Masks are required indoors.

Contingency Planning

The degree to which schools can remain open for in-class learning depends on several factors, such as vaccinations, variants of COVID-19 and the capacity of our health care system. St. Paul’s High School is committed to working with Public Health and Manitoba Education to implement the appropriate public health measures and contingency plans accordingly.

St. Paul’s will plan to implement additional public health measures as outlined in the Caution (Yellow), Restricted (Orange) and Critical (Red) levels of the Pandemic Response System provided by Manitoba Education.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

At this time, all young people in Manitoba born on or before December 31, 2009, are eligible to be immunized against COVID-19 with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

In accordance with Public Health orders, all St. Paul’s staff are required to be fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021, or submit to regular COVID-19 testing. This requirement will also be in place for external coaches and regular volunteers. More information will be provided by program coordinators.

At this time, St. Paul’s will not be mandating vaccinations for students as there is currently no Public Health direction or mandate for schools to proceed with developing a vaccination mandate for students. Public Health will be launching immunization clinics in schools during the school year and the school will work with Public Health to facilitate immunization clinics at the school. More information will be provided as it becomes available. St. Paul’s strongly encourages students to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. St. Paul’s will continue to evaluate this practice and look for direction from Public Health.

"St. Paul’s High School strongly encourages all those that are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible."

Manitoba Education's Guide to
Welcoming our Students Back:

Restoring Safe Schools (Aug 2021):  Planning Guide for 2021-2022 School Year

Restoring Safe Schools (Aug 2021): A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Students

Manitoba Education COVID-19 Planning: Restoring Safe Schools

COVID-19 Public Health Information

Focus on the Fundamentals

Shared Health Manitoba Self-Assessment Tool

Public Health Updates

Canadian Travel, Quarantine & Borders Information

#ProtectMB Individual Resources

#ProtectMB COVID-19 Vaccination Booking

Vaccine Eligibility Criteria