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COVID-19 Information & Links

St. John Brebeuf Re-Opening Plan

updated August 25, 2021


Provincial Screening Tool

Flow Chart for Attendance


NEW COVID-19 Immunization Clinics for 5 to 11 Year Olds

Critical Services Worker Definition

Message to Families from Deputy Minister of Education – October 8, 2020

COVID Alert-Canada’s Free Exposure Notification App

Letter to Parents from Dr. Brent Roussin – August 31, 2020

Restoring Safe Schools: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Students – August 13, 2020

Restoring Safe Schools: Parent / Guardian Frequently Asked Questions – August 13, 2020

Welcoming Our Students Back Frequently Asked Questions – August 7, 2020

What Does Social Distancing Look Like

Restoring Safe Schools – List of Resources

MB Department of Education Website for Latest COVID-19 Education News


Re-Opening Plan 2021-2022 School Eblast – August 25th, 2021

Dear Families and Friends,

St. John Brebeuf School is pleased to welcome back all students on a full time basis this September.  The St. John Brebeuf School Re-Opening Plan details pertinent information for families regarding the return to school.  Please read this document carefully and in its entirety.  This plan is subject to change based on new directives and unfolding circumstances.


  • All students must attend school in person.
  • Masks are mandatory for all students in kindergarten through grade eight, all school personnel, and anybody entering the school building.
  • School employees must engage in frequent (3x weekly ) COVID-19 testing or provide proof of vaccination.
  • Cohorting and staggered entrances and exits remain in effect.  Please see the plan for details.
  • Continued focus on the fundamentals of self-screening, hand hygiene, and staying home when sick.
  • Students will not change for PE and do not need gym uniforms at this time.
  • The increased cleaning regimen for the school remains unchanged from last year.

First Week Schedule

  • Tuesday, September 7th – Administrative Day; no classes for students
  • Wednesday, September 8th – Triad Day, conferences to take place virtually via zoom; no in-person attendance
  • Thursday, September 9th – First day of classes for grades 1 – 8; BASC begins
  • Kindergarten students follow a different schedule for the first week, communicated by the classroom teacher
  • Items regularly mailed out in our August mailer (including Triad schedule) in previous years, will be emailed to the community once the school office opens on August 30th

Mental Health

The school is adopting a cautious approach to re-opening at this time.  The guidelines presented in the plan will be reviewed monthly and may be loosened or become more restrictive based upon unfolding circumstances.  Any changes implemented as a result of these reviews will be communicated to the community via email.

Thank you for your adherence to our plan and your endeavours to keep our community safe, especially your support of the Manitoba Immunization Campaign.


St. John Brebeuf School





Updated Re-Opening Plan School Eblast – September 2nd, 2020

Dear Families and Friends,

Please be advised that the school re-opening plan has been updated as of today, September 2, 2020.  The updated plan can be viewed here.

Based on scheduling, adjustments have been made to student cohorts to allow the integrity of these cohorts to be maintained across all school activities (arrival, departure, recess, and BASC).  This has resulted in minor changes to the arrival and departure schedule for students. The affected classes are 3B and 5I.

Here is the updated schedule for student arrival and departure:

Class Arrival & Departure Doors Arrival Time Departure Time
K North (playground) doors 9:00 am 3:00pm
1W North (playground) doors Drop off between 8:20am and 8:40am 3:10pm
2M North (playground) doors 3:10pm
3B West (parking lot) doors 3:20pm
3K West (parking lot) doors 3:20pm
4C West (parking lot) doors 3:20pm
5I Main (Renfrew Street) doors 3:10pm
5M Main (Renfrew Street) doors 3:10pm
6S Main (Renfrew Street) doors 3:10pm
7B Gym doors (located on south side of building off John Brebeuf Place) 3:20pm
8T Gym doors (located on south side of building off John Brebeuf Place) 3:20pm


St. John Brebeuf School



School Information Eblast – August 31st, 2020

Dear Families and Friends,

This email replaces our traditional August mailer.

To those of you returning to us, welcome back, we have missed you.  To our new students in grades six, seven, and eight joining us from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet we welcome you to the community.  This year will certainly look different from any other, but we are happy to have our students back in school and look forward to reconnecting with everyone.  A reminder to please read our Re-Opening Plan before the first day of school on September 8th, as it contains important details regarding routines and procedures for the upcoming year, many of which differ from previous years.

Bulk school supplies have again been purchased, yielding savings for both the environment and our families. This year the cost is $61.00 per student (grades 1-8).  This cost covers common school supplies. Parents must still supply water bottles, backpacks, lunch kits, and scientific calculators (grades 7-8).   Please send a cheque payable to St. John Brebeuf School to the classroom teacher with your child on September 8th.

Students in grades three through eight will receive an agenda, compliments of the Parent Advisory Council.  Agendas are an important tool for building study and organizational skills in our students.  We ask that you encourage your children to develop the skill of properly entering daily key information into their agenda.


Uniforms – must be purchased on-line through Top Marks at, school code: SJB01.  A reminder that pants must be purchased through Top Marks, other brands do not meet our uniform requirements.

Zoom Conference Triads - will be held on Friday, September 4th for students and their parents in grades one through eight.  Zoom conference times will be at 9am, 11am, and 1pm.  Students and parents may log in to the session most convenient for them.  Invitations will come via classroom teachers by email.  Specialist teachers will not host conferences this year.  Their information will be available on their portals at (password: bobcats) on Friday.

Kindergarten students – have separate assessment appointments and will not have a zoom conference.  This information has been communicated by their classroom teachers.

First day of school for grades 1 to 8 – will be on Tuesday, September 8th. This is a full school day.  Students are required to wear uniforms.

Before and After School Program – begins on Tuesday, September 8th.   Registration forms are available here and must be submitted along with payment by September 8th.  Forms may be dropped off in the school foyer before September 8th.  On September 8th, they must be sent to school with your child.  This year, casual users must give a minimum of 24 hours prior notice to use BASC.

Parent/Student Handbook – is available here.  Please read this important document over before the start of the school year.

School Calendar– and a list of important dates can be found under the calendar tab on the school homepage.   For your convenience, the important dates have also been attached to this email.  A September calendar will be sent home with your child in the first few days of school.  Please note that all days in September after the 8th are full school days with no early dismissals or in-service days.

Hot Lunch – PAC continues to explore ways to deliver a hot lunch program safely.

Milk Program -  is suspended until further notice.  The school is working on a plan to deliver the milk program and will communicate once it is in place.

Academy of Music – will be offering after school lessons in piano and guitar starting in September.  Please click here for information on registering.

Parents should expect emails to be answered by staff within two working days.  Any emails received past 4:30 pm may not be checked until the next day after 3:30 pm.  All emergencies should be reported to the school office at any time during the school day.

The school continues to work diligently on providing a safe environment for our students.

Wishing everyone a happy and successful school year.


St. John Brebeuf School



Re-Opening Plan School Eblast – August 24th, 2020

Dear Families and Friends,

Please be advised the St. John Brebeuf School re-opening plan is now available on the school website.  Please click here to view it directly.

It is important to familiarize yourselves thoroughly with the information provided concerning your child’s return to school before September 8th.

Please note there will not be an August mailer this year.  The information will instead be sent electronically on Monday, August 31st.

We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Tuesday, September 8th.



St. John Brebeuf School



August Update School Eblast – August 17th, 2020

Dear Families and Friends,

St. John Brebeuf School is pleased to welcome back all of our students on a full time basis as of Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

A school re-opening plan is being developed and will be available on the school website early next week.  This plan is being informed by our school pandemic response committee, which includes medical and public health professionals from within our community and school administration.  Information regarding safety procedures, scheduling, triads, and before and after school care will be included in this plan.

In all aspects of our re-opening, the school will follow the mandates provided by the provincial government, public health, and the department of education.  Here is a link to the most up to date information regarding the reopening of Manitoba schools:

There will be a follow up email notifying the community once our re-opening plan is online.

The school staff is very much looking forward to seeing all of you in September.  The school office will open on Monday, August 24th, 2020.



St. John Brebeuf School