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The MESC-wide reset has been extended for another week. This decision was made in consultation with the Maskwacîs Directors of Emergency Management (DEM’s) and Maskwacîs Health Services (MHS). The number of active COVID-19 cases in Maskwacîs weighed heavily on this decision. During this closure:

➡️ All MESC schools will remain closed to all headstart - grade 12 students for the week of January 31st - February 4th, 2022.

➡️ Transportation for off-reserve students will continue during this reset.

➡️ Learning materials for students from kindergarten - grade 9 will be delivered to students that are registered with MESC Transportation on Tuesday, February 1st. Learning packages for students in kindergarten - grade 9 that do not ride the bus can be picked up at their school.

➡️ Meal packages will be delivered to students that are registered with MESC Transportation Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. Please ensure someone is home to receive these packages and have dogs tied up for the safety of our employees.

➡️ On Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, between 12:00pm - 3:00pm, students that do not ride the bus at Kisipatinahk School, Meshanahk Ka Nipa Wit School and Mimiw Sakahikan School can pick meal packages at their school. Students that do not ride the bus at all other MESC schools can pick up meal packages at either Nipisihkopahk Secondary School or Ermineskin Jr./Sr. High School.

MESC will continue to do everything we can to keep students and staff safe. Please everyone stay well and follow public health orders. Updates will be posted here on the MESC Facebook page and website on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022.
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Teachers have prepared homework packages for students to work on during the reset and the Nanâtohk Mîciwin staff have prepared meal packages. These packages will be delivered to students that are registered with MESC Transportation today, January 20th, 2022. Please ensure someone is home to receive these packages and have dogs tied up for the safety of our employees.

For Kisipatinahk School, Meskanahk Ka Nipa Wit School, and Mimiw Sakahikan School students that do not ride the bus, homework and meal packages can be picked up at their school. Other homework and meal packages can be picked up at either Nipisihkopahk Secondary School or Ermineskin Jr Sr High School after 12:00pm today, January 20th, 2022.

If you have any questions, contact your child(s) school. Stay well, and follow MHS/AHS recommendations. Updates will be posted here on the MESC Facebook page and website.
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As per the “𝗠𝗘𝗦𝗖 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲”, the Executive team has initiated a MESC-wide reset as a preventative measure to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in MESC schools. With the exception of grades 10 - 12, schools are closed to students from Tuesday, January 18th until Monday, January 31st. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 1st. The Executive, in collaboration with the DEM’s and MHS, will reassess the situation on Wednesday, January 26th and provide an update. All MESC administration buildings will remain closed to the public. Please check the MESC website and this page for updates.

Because the end of the semester is quickly approaching, classes for students in grade 10 - 12 at Nipisihkopahk Secondary School and Ermineskin Jr./Sr. High School will resume on Tuesday to Friday during this reset. Students will be completing courses for credits during this time. Lunch and transportation will be provided. Students entering the schools will need to complete the screening process.

Learning materials for the two weeks will be delivered on January 20th and the Nanâtohk Mîciwin program will arrange delivery of student meal packages on January 20th and January 27th. Rapid test kits for students will also be included with the January 27th delivery of food packages. Please ensure someone is home to receive these packages on these days and have dogs tied up to ensure the safety of our employees.

MESC will continue to put the safety and wellbeing of Kiskinwahamawâkanak (Students) and Otatoskewak (Staff) at the forefront of all decisions. We’d like to remind everyone that public health orders for self-isolation are mandatory. Our thoughts remain with those that have tested positive, and we wish them a safe and speedy recovery.

More information and to read the “𝗠𝗘𝗦𝗖 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲” please click here: www.maskwacised.ca/authority/jan-reset/
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A friendly reminder to Parents and Guardians
No school tomorrow -Monday, January 17th We are closed for staff professional development.
We will see the awasisak back on Tuesday. 😊
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A friendly reminder to Parents and Guardians
No school tomorrow -Monday, January 17th We are closed for staff professional development. 
We will see the awasisak back on Tuesday. 😊
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About Us

Grace Marie Swampy Primary School is an elementary school located on Samson Reserve in Maskwacis, Alberta. It was officially opened September 28, 1993. The “Pink School,” as it is commonly referred to in the community, includes a  K4 preschool program (4 yr olds) and kindergarten (5 yr olds), as well as grades one and two.

The “Pink School,” realizing that your children’s success as learners rests on their ability to read well, has incorporated a Balanced Literacy model of instruction. Balanced Literacy is based upon current research and best teaching practices. It incorporates all reading approaches, realizing students need to use multiple strategies to become proficient readers.