In-School Classes Paused

Due to continued increases in active COVID-19 cases in Maskwacîs, and a large number of those being the variant, MESC schools will be closed to students until further notice. All students will return to learning from home on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis and an update will be…

Spring Break Extended

Due to the current number of COVID-19 cases in Maskwacîs and in consultation with Maskwacîs Health Services (MHS) and the Maskwacîs Directors of Emergency Management, MESC has extended  the spring break for all MESC schools until April 9th. Student learning will resume on Tuesday, April 13th. A decision will be made on April 8th whether…

ay-hay/Thank You Kevin Wells

Miyo Kisikaw,    On behalf of Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC), we are announcing the retirement of Kevin Wells, Executive Director of Administrative & Branch Projects.  Kevin has worked in education for 40 years, of which 36 years were in Maskwacîs. Kevin had worked in various capacities including Teacher, Principal and Superintendent of Nipisihkopahk Education…

Plains Cree Syllabics for Chromebooks

MESC Learning Services, in collaboration with Eddie Santos from Alt Labs at the University of Alberta, and Craig Cornelius, Software Engineer at Google, are pleased to announce the successful integration of Plains Cree syllabics into Google Chrome.  This is a historic first, and we are thrilled that MESC played a role in the preservation and…

In-School Learning Delayed

Students return to in-school learning has been delayed until February 2, 2021 (Student Cohort 2), dependent on the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Maskwacîs. This decision was made in consultation with Maskwacîs Health Services, as the health and safety of our students and staff is priority. Learning packages and hampers will be ready…

Winter 2021 Evening Cree Language Program

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JAN. 29, 2021: Interested in learning Cree? Register for one of MESC’s FREE Nehiyawewin Programs today! Registration opens January 18, 2021 – online classes begin on February 1, 2021. For more information regarding the programs and to register, please visit: https://www.maskwacised.ca/wintercree2021/

Students Will Begin the New Year Learning From Home

In consultation with Maskwacîs Health Services, the holiday break for MESC schools has been further extended for students. Students will resume learning from home on January 19th, 2021. We ask ohpikinahawasiwahk (parents/guardians) to continue supporting their children with the learning packages distributed before the holiday break.  Students (cohort 1) will tentatively return to in-class learning…