MCI Code Orange Plan

Rolling River School Division

Appendix F – Template for School Level Planning – Orange Restricted Code

School: Minnedosa Collegiate (MCI)

Grade (s): 9-12




Manitoba Education: Level 2

Manitoba Pandemic Response System: RESTRICTED



MCI students will be required to participate in blended learning activities. Students will participate in both in person classes and at home learning.

Grade 9/10 students will attend days 1, 3, 5

Grade 11/12 Students will attend days 2, 4, 6


Groups will be kept separate. Individualized education plans will be developed for students with special learning needs.



School Day Structure




For the most part, timetables will remain the same. There will be some considerations made for courses that alternate day by day. These will be addressed with the classes involved.

MCI I-Learn time will be reassigned to the 5 daily classes to eliminate any additional transitions throughout the school. Please see the adjusted Bell Schedule on the MCI Website

In person classes will remain the same.

Students will be assigned project based work or assignments to complete on their home learning days. During their days at home staff members will be able to assist during their regular time slot via email and teams. There will be no formal class on those days




Students will be working remotely from home or in the classrooms on a rotational basis. When students attend school they will be enter through the EAST door and ensure physical distancing is in place.

2-meter physical distancing will be required at all times (including before exiting and entering the building)

There will be staggered dismissal times for any students attending MCI.


Movement of Students

2-meter distancing will be required at all times. Masks must be worn at all times.

The school will be divided into two “wings”. TCS students will move into the West wing of the school. Students attending in person classes at MCI, and MCI staff will be in the East wing.

TCS students will enter through the West Doors only and MCI students will enter only through the East doors.


Academic Program


Classroom Configuration

Classrooms will be set up so that all students and staff desks are a minimum of 2-meters apart from one another.

Plexiglass sneeze guards are available to provide additional protection.

Hand Sanitizers and wipes are available in all classrooms.

Posters promoting hand hygiene, coughing, and sneezing etiquette and physical distancing are posted throughout the school.


Instruction (Core Courses)

Use of remote learning platforms to ensure student familiarity for changing learning scenarios

Curriculum focus is on essential learnings in core subject areas: math, literacy, science, social studies

Elective courses are also being taught for credit.

Student-teacher contact time will be prioritized regardless of the delivery format Differentiation of instruction will be necessary


Assessment and Reporting

Teachers will use their professional discretion to determine appropriate formative and summative assessment practices for the learning context

Reporting will occur as per division processes and regularly scheduled reporting periods identified on the RRSD school calendar for 2020-2021.

Grade 12 provincial tests have been cancelled for first semester courses. There is no news as of yet for second semester.


School Supplies and Personal Belongings

All students should have a school issued personal device in Grades 9 to 12

Sharing of belongings, food, and water bottles is not permitted

Students should bring a knapsack or another item to carry their supplies and belongings, as there will be no locker usage.



Alternate Learning Spaces - No Cohorts – 2 meters required



The gym may be used by the 9-12 Phys-Ed classes when the weather is extreme and outside is not an option.



The library will be used as an alternative space for k-8 students.

The library is not available for students to sign out books


Common Area/Canteen

The canteen and other common areas on the east wing of the school will be used as an alternative space for students who are attending in class instruction (2-meter distancing will be maintained)

Students are encouraged to go home for lunch when possible. Students staying for lunch will have 15 minutes to eat inside and then will be outside for the next 25 minutes. This will provide students with time for fresh air and a mask break.


Alternate Areas/ Classrooms/Schools

Grades 9-12 students will participate in blended learning – the canteen and other common areas on the east wing of the school may be used as an alternative space for students who are attending in class instruction additional instruction. (2-meter distancing will be maintained)



Supporting Transition to Orange Restricted Code
(e.g. family/student/teacher communications)

Parents and students are responsible to self-screen every morning before leaving for school.

Students are not to come to school if they are sick

A Virtual tour of the school will be available on our webpage

Visitor access to the school will be limited.

Parents and guardians must make an appointment to enter the school for appointments or dropping off items.

Students and Staff will be familiar with Teams and other learning platforms prior to moving to Orange Restricted Code. The school will communicate with parents via school messenger and emails from teachers.

The school will notify families of the change to Blended Learning prior to the start of Level Orange.



Student Well-Being

School Based Student Services teams will offer a hybrid of individual counselling services: both on-line and in--person as circumstances warrant.

Student services teams are available for consultation with staff members about their student concerns and referral to external community supports if required.

Capacity Building resources for Mental Health and Well Being have been provided by Manitoba Education for students, staff and families. The resources and online counselling supports can be accessed through the RRSD website:

VTRA protocols already exist in RRSD schools

Provide instruction to students on internet safety


Bus Transportation

Grade 9-12 students will be participating in blended learning and will attend on assigned days only.

Transportation department will assess their ability to operate school buses with reduced capacity (one child per seat unless you are from the same household).

All school bus passengers (including the driver) are required to wear a non-medical mask.

Parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to transport students if they are able.



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