Mary Duncan doors open at 8:40. We are able to provide a nutritious breakfast program through a grant we obtained from the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba. The breakfast program this year will be a grab and go format as we will not be using our kitchen.
Mary Duncan will not operate the canteen for the 2020-2021 school year.
Lunch is scheduled from 11:55-12:55. Students are welcome to stay at Mary Duncan for lunch. Students choosing to stay for lunch will be assigned a classroom and space for eating. Once finished eating, students will need to go outdoors so that sanitizing can take place. Make sure to dress for the weather. We ask that students be respectful and mindful of others and their eating space. Students are required to clean up their lunch area prior to leaving.
The following guidelines will be in place:
Students will need to bring their lunch and dropping off lunches will not be accommodated.
To avoid contact with other groups or cohorts, students who stay for lunch, will be eating lunch in an assigned space/classroom.
A supervisor will be available to monitor behavior and ensure safety.
Students will be required to wash hands before lunchtime.
Students will need to follow cleaning protocols for desk cleaning and garbage disposal after eating.
Masks not are required during eating time or outdoor break times.
Students should wear masks when heading to the washroom or walking in common/shared areas such as the hallway.
Food and beverages cannot be shared.
Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles with their name clearly marked.
According to Department of Education guidelines, PE/Sports classes will be provided through an alternate format.
Students at Mary Duncan are not required to change for PE classes but should wear appropriate clothing and shoes during scheduled PE days. The following guidelines are in place:
No contact sports will be played.
Physical distancing will be required.
Most classes will be held outside, weather permitting.
Masks are not worn during PE/Sports classes however a 2m distance must be maintained.
On days when regular PE/Sports classes cannot be held, the teacher will provide an alternate program such as theory classes on health, fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, etc or introduce lone/alternate activities such as yoga or dance movement, etc. Teachers will determine daily plans and alternate plans depending on location for sports.
Supply List 2020-2021
Calculator (prefer Texas Instruments T1-30XIIS for Grades 9-12)
USB Jump Drive
Face Masks *
Water Bottle *
There will be NO student fee this year
Students are not required to change for gym class, however running shoes that are not worn outside are required.
We are also requesting that you take your student to The Pas Regional Library to register them for a library card and an e-libraries login with password.