b'Message from the SuperintendentFor the past three school years,The Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) was an acknowledged the pandemic has dominated everyleader in the public sector across the province in implementing these measures. Although opinions on the matters differed, aspect of our way of being. Althoughwe were able to be kind and caring as we built a collective I dont want COVID-19 to be theunderstanding of the importance of risk mitigation strategies. focus of this years Annual Report toEnsuring the health and safety of students and staff willl continue to be a focus as we step into the 2022-2023 school the Community, it cant be ignoredyear and beyond.given the time and effort it occupied Despite living through another year underscored by uncertainty, throughout the 2021-2022 school year.we advanced important priorities highlighted in the pages During the first week back at school, we hit the groundahead, including the launch of LRSDs Diversity, Equity, running by verifying vaccination status and developing aInclusion and Anti-Racism Services and a continued focustesting site for staff to align with our Mandatory COVID-19on the well-being of students and staff. Vaccination of Staff & Visitors policy. We also implementedThe beginning and end of the school year looked vastly the Mandatory Mask Usage policy for all students, staff,different. In the spring of 2022, after two years of navigating and visitors in our buildings. We were able to enforce thesea pandemic, we were able to bring community back together policies because they paralleled and were supported byfor retirement celebrations, convocations, musical theatre provincial public health orders.performances and much more. In January, we launched Student and Staff ReportedAlthough the 2021-2022 school year may, at times, have felt Absences Dashboards to allow our community to monitorlike we were taking a step back, I am so proud of all we were the impact of COVID-19 in our schools. This informationable to collectively accomplish by allowing ourselves time to helped the division make decisions about our schoolspause and look after one another. As we move into LRSDs 20th responsiveness and provide information to the government year of existence and the final year of our Multi-Year Strategic in a timely and evidence-informed way.Plan, we will continue to focus on our core values of ensuring learners thrive and communities flourish. I look forwardto moving forward on that path alongside each of you.Christian Michalik08'