Updated September 8, 2021
SBC Fall 2021
SBC is following the guidance and directives of the Public Health Authorities. We will regularly assess the risk level and evaluate our protocols and response throughout the school year.
- Self-screening for symptoms and staying at home if they are feeling sick.
- Practicing good hand hygiene.
- Exercising good cough etiquette.
- Practice physical distancing from those outside your household.
- Mask use is mandatory in all indoor public college spaces.
In-person – Classes resumed in-person Wednesday September 8 with opening day activities and registration on September 6 and 7.
Capacity – Classroom capacity limits will follow Provincial guidelines.
Streaming – Live classes continue to be streamed to allow for the option of students joining us in-person or online.
Semester 1 Schedule
- September 6: Opening Day
- September 8: Classes begin in-person
- September 24-26: All College Retreat
- October 25-29: Fall Break Week
- December 7-10: Exam Week
Chapel – Chapels are live and in-person.
Athletics – Athletics will be run in accordance with current vaccination requirements. We are planning to resume our sports teams as soon as the leagues start up in fall. The Fitness Room will remain open to student and staff usage. SBC Run Club has resumed with outdoor group runs twice per week in fall.
Dorms opened for residence student arrival on Monday September 6.
Dorm Care Groups begin on Tuesday September 7.
M-F — 8:30am to 4:30pm.
2021-22 College Theme
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (NIV)
SBC will continue to follow guidance from Manitoba Public Health as we prepare for the Fall 2021 semester.
SBC commits to following MB Public Health Orders as they evolve and will use discernment and risk assessment to determine how best to fulfill the mission of SBC and pursue the well-being of our community.
Out of Province Student Arrival
To accommodate this, SBC will have quarantine spaces available for the early arrival of students from August 16-31 for Student Leaders and August 21/22-September 5 for all other students. Students can book their quarantine package here. The quarantine package is $400 but all applicants are eligible to receive a $400 bursary to cover the cost.
Students will have meals and essentials delivered to them, Wi-Fi access, and be able to utilize a small courtyard for fresh air and recreation. If an out of province student cannot arrive early to do their quarantine for the dates stated, they will be responsible for arranging their own quarantine location and plans. The location should have access to adequate internet connection so that classes can be attended online.
It is also recommended that arriving students be tested for COVID-19 on Day 1 and Day 10 of their quarantine. Steinbach has a COVID-19 testing site which facilitates easy access to testing.
International Student Arrival
Individuals arriving from outside of Canada are subject to the federal Quarantine Act which states that all persons entering Canada must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and follow all testing and isolation requirements. All international students are expected to arrive at least 14 days before the start of the term. For the fall semester, this means they should arrive in Canada by 11:59pm on August 23rd.
International students will be required to show that they have an adequate quarantine plan to border services upon arrival. Use ArriveCan to provide mandatory travel information on and after your entry into Canada. It only take minutes to help keep each other safe.
Exemption: In a news release on June 21st, Canada announced that beginning on July 5th at 11:59pm EDT, fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada (which includes international students) will not be required to quarantine. For further details including approved vaccines, how to show proof of vaccination, and other requirements still in place, please read the news release. Current international student requirements from the Government of Canada can be found here.
Students and families may have questions about COVID-19 vaccinations. Here is a helpful and informative video interview between two local pastors and Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead for Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force.