The mandatory two-week remote learning period for all Manitoba students grades 7 and up comes to an end after today.

Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer is expressing confidence in the decision to have students return to the classroom.

“There’s lots of safeguards, lots of great work from our education colleagues and operators. So we think the safeguards they have in place are keeping our kids safe. There’s so much benefit in having our kids back in school,” said Dr. Brent Roussin this week.

Older students from Grades 7 and up have been remote learning from home since the beginning of January, following the holiday break.

The Mountain View School Division anticipates the province will continue allowing school divisions to offer a remote learning option for students grades K to 8.