On behalf of all former and present staff and students of South Oaks, we offer our deepest condolences to the family of Traudi Guenther on her passing. Many of us in the school worked “shoulder to shoulder” with Traudi for many years and have a special place in our hearts for her. We also have some of Traudi’s relatives currently working in the school or attending as students, so we also want to keep them in our prayers as well.… Read More
I hope you are all staying well. By this time you have most likely heard the news that all HSD schools are moving into the Red Level on Tuesday, Nov. 24. This news was just as sudden for us as it was for you yesterday. We did have a preliminary plan in place for the Red Level, but we are now working on fleshing it out and pivoting as needed. I cannot thank our staff enough for their ongoing commitment… Read More
The province has announced that we are moving to the Orange Level in all Manitoba schools. We have a plan for the Orange Level in place. Staff will review plans on Monday, Nov. 2 and then we will spend the week preparing as needed, with the intent of implementing the Orange Level plans the following week. The main aspect of the Orange Level is striving for 2 meters of Physical Distancing for as much of the day as possible. See… Read More
As we are starting to see a few students with symptoms at times, it is important that we all understand the guidelines from the province. The document COVID-19 Response in K-12 Schools (p. 5), speaks to a scenario where a child shows symptoms of COVID-19. Among the list of possible responses, it notes; ■ If they have had COVID-19 symptoms and tested negative for COVID-19, they can return to school/ child care 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If they do not get tested, they should… Read More
Each year at this time, South Oaks students enjoy a Bike Rodeo put on by MPI. This is an important review for students to remember guidelines for riding their bikes safely. Due to the pandemic, we are not able to host the usual event. However, MPI has produced a very helpful page to review safety tips for young bike riders. Please have a look HERE .
Students and Parents! Our Artist in the School, Mr. Dimitry, is looking forward to seeing your ideas for our beautiful, large mosaic project! Any time between now and next Friday (May 22nd) you can drop off your sketches or ideas at the South Oaks Lobby. If you’re not able to drop off your ideas, you could also email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org Are you having trouble thinking of ideas? Please watch the Artist in the School videos on our Youtube channel! There are so many possibilities… Read More
What questions might you and your children have about COVID-19? Can they play outside? Can they have a sleepover? Tune in live to have these and other questions answered by health care professionals. The event is on Thursday, April 2 at 11:00 am and is hosted by Ace Burpee. Watch live at YouTube.com/ManitobaGovernment.
Do you feel like you’re missing some of the normal parts of school, these days? We would encourage you to click on the blue square above that links to our YouTube content! You’ll find announcements from Mr. Martens, stories read to you by Mrs. Beaudette, and more coming soon! Check in regularly and enjoy the feeling of being back at school, even if it’s just for a bit.
South Oaks now has a subscription to two excellent online educational resources. Tumblebooks is an online reading service that offers a huge variety of books to read, listen to, and interact with. We highly recommend this service for regular reading practice, especially during the time that students will be learning from home. TumbleMath is a related service that uses children’s stories to teach & practice math. Enjoy the story, practice the idea, try the quiz!