September 15, 2020
A number of school divisions in the
Westman area (Brandon, Mountain View, Park West, Rolling River, Southwest
Horizon and Swan Valley) have been collaborating to provide remote learning for
students in Kindergarten to Grade 8, who are immunocompromised or who have
immunocompromised family members in their household and have been medically
advised not to attend school.
The partnership will have school
divisions provide staff members or financial resources, so that students who
have been medically advised not to attend school will be able to participate in
remote learning during this COVID-19 experience. This new partnership between
the school divisions will be called the Westman Consortia.
The School Divisions are currently
working with their schools and communities to identify students and families
who would receive remote learning. The schools will then be contacting these
families next week to formalize how this remote learning plan will look. Our
anticipated start date will be September 17 and 18 as we will have a staggered
If parents in the Brandon School
Division have any questions about this new arrangement, they are encouraged to
contact their school principal.