MRLSC Monthly Update - MAY

May 2, 2022

Welcome!

This newsletter will be created monthly to keep parents and caregivers informed of day to day life in the Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre. Important dates and information will be highlighted to ensure open and efficient communication.

Manitoba Remote Learning Centre - Registration 2022-23

The Manitoba Remote Learning Centre will continue for the 2022-23 school year.


Please read the details below to learn more about the MRLC for the next school year.


  • A team of teachers will be available to offer remote online learning to students learning from home.
  • The allocation, right now, is approximately one teacher per grade (grades 1 – 8) with a maximum capacity of 240 students. Capacity may increase upon demand.
  • Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre teachers will offer English remote learning with the potential for French Immersion, based on need, for students in Grades 1 to 8.
  • For the 2022 – 2023 school year remote learning for students in grades 1 – 8 who are immunocompromised or who live in households with immunocompromised family members.

  • Students receiving remote learning through the Manitoba Remote Learning Centre will become students of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division until they choose to return to their brick-and-mortar school.
  • Schools of Choice Forms may need to be completed to finalize registration.
  • Students will be accepted on a first come first served basis.


REGISTRATION FOR THE MANITOBA REMOTE LEARNING CENTRE CLASSES BEGINS ON MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022 AT 9:00 AM.

Fitness Class Update

Many of our remote learners participated successfully in a short gymnastics unit where they had a chance to improve their core strength and challenge themselves with a series of balances and easy gymnastic moves. All these activities are completely optional, and caregivers should work with children to find what activities are challenging yet safe.


Our next topic also requires caregiver supervision. We will look at indoor obstacle courses that students can develop themselves, similar to Parkour which is traveling over/under obstacles. If students do not have the space or do not feel comfortable with this activity they can continue working on their balances, skipping, juggling, core exercise, flexibility training etc. As always we do a warm up and exercise session every class.


If you have any questions, please contact Scott Lockhart at scott.lockhart@sjasd.ca

Important Upcoming Dates

May 2: LAST new student intake

May 23: Victoria Day - No classes for students

June 10: Inservice - No classes for students

June 21: Last day of regular classes for RLSC students

June 22 - 24: End of Year Triad Meetings - Caregiver, Child, Teacher Triad

June 27 - 30: End of Year Triad Meetings - Caregiver, Child, Teacher Triad

(also time to return borrowed devices to schools)


Calendar | Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre (mbremotelearning.ca)

Caregiver to RLSC Communication Flow Chart

View it here: Caregiver to RLSC Communication Flow Chart


An important page to review can be found at: Remote Learning | Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre (mbremotelearning.ca)


On it you will find the roles and responsibilities of:


  • the Remote Learning Support Centre
  • the Parent/Caregiver
  • the Home Division


Keep in touch with your child’s teacher on a regular basis to learn about your child’s progress and engagement. If your child must be away on a day or part of a day, please inform your child’s teacher so they can mark attendance accordingly. RLSC teachers take attendance once in the morning and once in the afternoon. If a child is marked ABSENT two times in one day, the caregiver will receive a phone call from Mrs. Lori Vassart (lori.vassart@sjasd.ca) to check in to see if things are ok and to encourage attendance the next day.

RLSC Clubs Sign Up

To encourage Students to socialize and have some additional fun during their school day RLSC staff are creating a number of clubs throughout the week. These are entirely optional and just opportunities to connect with different kids and staff. Please check off ALL the options that you are interested in joining!

Sign up anytime! Once this form is completed, the teacher running the club will invite students to a TEAMs meeting to participate!

Note: If a student signs up for a club and it happens during a synchronous lesson, the student must attend the synchronous lesson and then join the club when the lesson is over.


Students can sign up for these opportunities here: RLSC Clubs Registration Page.
Important: an @sjasd.ca email account must be used to access the registration page.

Caregiver Corner

Care for all in Education

RLSC Tech Support

Need help with your tech? Head to the RLSC Tech Support Page for help.

Mr. Mead's Virtual Office - Principal

Learn more about Mr. Mead and to find his contact information.

About the RLSC

The provincial remote learning support centre was established to provide a coordinated effort in addressing the goal of the Manitoba provincial remote learning strategy.


The RLSC is currently partnering with 32 School Divisions/Independent Funded Schools in Manitoba and 229 schools to support 629 students.


Andrew Mead

Principal