September 23, 2021
RETSD is committed to the success of all students. The division is keenly aware of the challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples because of colonialism, the legacy of residential schools, and systemic barriers.
As a division, we have a robust Indigenous education plan that addresses both the academic and cultural domains...
September 17, 2021
John W. Gunn School will be hosting a covid-19 immunization clinic on Oct 6 from 12:30-3:30 for any 12-17 year olds who have not yet received either their first or second dose of covid vaccine. It is voluntary of course, but recommended. You should have received the fact sheet and...
August 12, 2021
RETSD is proud to continue our partnership with WASAC to provide up to 200 of our students an opportunity to attend 2-week day camps for free at either Donwood School, Arthur Day Middle School or Valley Gardens Middle School. Students learn about Indigenous culture and participate in various sports, games and crafts....
June 30, 2021
Please see attached for the JWG June Newsletter
June 30, 2021
Please see attached for the 2021-2022 Grade 8 Supply list
June 30, 2021
Please see attached for the 2021-2022 Grade 7 Supply list.
June 24, 2021
Please see attached for the 2021-2022 Grade 6 Supply List
June 02, 2021
We at River East Transcona School Division, along with all Canadians, are saddened by the recent tragic news of the discovery of the mass grave of 215 children's remains on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. We acknowledge the families and community of Tk'emlúps...
May 31, 2021
We at River East Transcona School Division, along with all Canadians are saddened by the recent and tragic news of the discovery of the mass grave of 215 children’s remains on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. We acknowledge the families and community...
May 09, 2021
NOTE: Parents, please make note of the information in this Summary of Level Red Restrictions. It provides highlights of information
communicated to you earlier: Summary of Level Red Restrictions
March 17, 2021
For the last month or so and until the end of March the students in 7A and 7C have been learning and discussing human rights and how they affect the world around us. In normal times the Grade 7s will visit the CMHR, but since that is not an option,...
March 03, 2021
It would be appreciated if you would participate in a ThoughtExchange. Your responses will assist us in better understanding your personal perspective of your child(ren)’s education and learning during the pandemic.
Learn more here: ThoughtExchange
January 27, 2021
Please see the attached information regarding the upcoming JWG virtual student conferences.
January 20, 2021
Attached are the Registration Forms for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Please note that all forms must be completed and 2 pieces of identification with proof of residency must be included for all new students to our catchment area. Please also note that students coming from out of division will require...
December 18, 2020
John W. Gunn Wildcats who are learning remotely for any length of time are welcome to place books on hold from our library using our Library Destiny Discover system. Once their book become available, the library staff will contact them to make arrangements for pick-up. Once a student is finished with...
December 14, 2020
Students will be dismissed 1 hour early on Friday, December 18th. Students who take the school bus will be picked up at the earlier dismissal time.
December 14, 2020
is a display the grade 7s created this year. At JWG the students and staff have
noticed how diverse our student population is becoming. Teachers Ms. Duggal and Ms. Bernasconi, guided many conversations around sharing similarities,
and celebrating differences. After these conversations, a boy named Remique
said “ it helps...
December 09, 2020
When the snow flies and the temperatures drop, it is important students dress appropriately for the weather. During the winter, bus cancellations become a possibility. If buses are cancelled, an alert will appear at the top of the home page of our website. If, by 6:45 a.m., we have...
December 07, 2020
My House Colours Monday Tuesday Twin Day Wacky Wednesday (Hair/Hat) Tired Thursday (PJ's) Festive Friday (Ugly Sweater Day, Etc.)
November 13, 2020
To support our schools and allow them to collaborate and plan for temporary remote learning during the pandemic, RETSD will have non-instructional co-ordinated days on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, 2020, and Feb. 5, 2021. There will be no school on those days. See our calendars at: https://www.retsd.mb.ca/Pages/Calendars.aspx#/=
October 30, 2020
Update: Nov. 10, 2020 With today's announcement of the Province of Manitoba moving to Critical (Red) on the pandemic response system, schools will continue to be open and operating under the Restricted (Orange) level.
October 29, 2020
Please see the attached information from Manitoba Education
October 19, 2020
Parent Teacher Virtual Conferences will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 28th between 5:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 29th between 3:30-5:30 p.m. Each meeting will be 10 minutes in length. For new users, the first step is to register an account on the main login page that you can find in the...
October 16, 2020
Picture re-take day is Wednesday, November 4th in the morning. LifeTouch forms are available for pick up in the office.
October 15, 2020
The new issue of the board of trustees' newsletter, The Torch , hit RETSD-area mailboxes recently, and it's also available on our website in the News & Publications section. The Torch—Issue One
September 25, 2020
Please see the attached information regarding the Terry Fox Run.
September 21, 2020
Individually, we are unique and colourful. Together, we are a community that stays safe, positive, and connected. When life gets tough, step back and look at the big picture. Always remember, you are a part of a community. You are a WILDCAT!
September 09, 2020
We hear you. Your involvement in your student's education is more important than ever. On top of juggling work and personal responsibilities and ensuring that your family stays safe and healthy, you're now assisting with remote learning. You have a lot on your plate. We're here to help. This guide...
September 08, 2020
Please see the attached immunization letter and consent form from Access Manitoba for Grade 6 students. Forms are also available in the school office and are to be returned no later than Thursday, Sept. 23rd. If you have any questions or require additional information please contact Access at 204-938-5555. Gr.
August 27, 2020
We are finalizing bus routes and will be uploading student transportation information to the parent portal next week. We have made an important update to the transportation section of our "Welcoming Students Back
" document regarding walking distance. As we worked through routes—with thoughtful planning around physical distancing, cohorts, and siblings—we...
August 07, 2020
The province announced their return to school plan for Manitoba last
week. Schools in RETSD are planning for a safe return to learning for all students and staff. We know that families have many questions and concerns
regarding the start of school. Details on our divisional plan will
be available and...
July 24, 2020
As we await news from the province and Dr. Brent Roussin regarding school reopening plans, we are currently finalizing our comprehensive plans for the following three scenarios: In-class learning resumes for all with near normal conditions In-class learning resumes with additional public health measures Remote learning from home with...
July 09, 2020
Thank you everyone for participating in our Thoughtexchange. We heard from parents/guardians from across our division on how we can best support their child(ren) in transitioning back to school. Here’s a snapshot of the participants, the top thought of the exchange, and the most commonly used words. We’ll be using this...
June 22, 2020
After reviewing the feedback of parents, students and other educational stakeholders, Manitoba Education has announced that the 2020–21 school year will begin for students on Tuesday, September 8.
Teachers and other staff will return to school for three mandated non-instructional days on September 2–4 to prepare physical spaces, inform staff...
June 16, 2020
Grade 6 and 8 catch-up immunizations will be held in the summer. Please see the updated attached letter from Access Transcona for more information. IMMUNIZATION LETTER June 23.pdf
May 22, 2020
Led by Mr. Paterson's well dressed car, a pontoon boat float and a peloton of costumed cyclists, JWG showed our community how very much we are missing them!
Staff took the opportunity to send messages of care and positivity to our student body, along with so many others we passed along...
May 21, 2020
On May 20th, John W Gunn staff delivered another round of food hampers to families in our community. Many thanks go out to the following companies for helping with our food hamper initiative:
Breakfast Club of Canada for providing funding
Bird's Hill Sobey's for special ordering all the groceries
May 15, 2020
Please see the attached information on the JWG car parade scheduled for Thursday, May 21st (rain date, Thursday, May 28th). We look forward to seeing our Wildcats smiling faces.
May 13, 2020
This year, summer school programming can be accessed online through the InformNet Summer School Program. This is for repeater courses only, so you may only register for a summer school course if you have taken the course before and have achieved a mark of 30 per cent or higher. If your...
May 01, 2020
Any families who were not able to make it to the school during their scheduled pick-up time will still have the chance to pick up the locker contents. Parents/guardians are asked to please contact the school to set up a time to pick up their son/daughter’s supplies.
May 01, 2020
On April 29th, staff at John W Gunn delivered food hampers to families in the community. A huge thank you goes out to the following companies for their support: Breakfast Club of Canada for providing funding for this initiative Bird's Hill Sobey's for special ordering groceries and making pick-up of them...
April 17, 2020
Attached are the Registration forms for the
2019-2020 school year.
Please note that all forms must be filled in and 2 pieces of identification
with proof of residency must be provided for all new students to our catchment
April 16, 2020
Please see attached the information from the Provincial Government regarding the postponement of the upcoming in school student immunizations.
April 14, 2020
If you are requiring Fee-For-Service transportation, the application form must be submitted to Transportation Dept. each school year. Transportation Application – Fee-For-Service 2020-2021 forms are available from the school office or follow the Quick Link “Busing Information” on the RETSD website at www.retsd.mb.ca
Fee-For-Service applications must be submitted to the...
April 14, 2020
Report cards will be available to view on the Parent Portal on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd. We strongly encourage all RETSD Parent Portal users to save a copy of your child's report card to your home computer or device (or print out a hard copy). This ensures you'll always have a copy...
April 09, 2020
The province is providing a supplemental online resource for Manitoba families whose children are learning at home during the suspension of in-school classes because of COVID-19.
The web portal, My Learning at Home/Mon Apprentissage Chez Moi, will go live online today, providing a comprehensive resource to assist families in supporting...
April 07, 2020
Since the beginning of time, artists have paid great attention to the world around them and responded in a myriad of ways. Our Wildcats are no different. Some of our grade 6, 7, and 8 artists are responding to the coronavirus by drawing masks, rolls of toilet paper, and creating emotional,...
March 25, 2020
Please see the attached information regarding food hampers from Winnipeg Harvest
March 23, 2020
If you need to get in touch with
the school, you have a number of options available to you: • Call the school directly. Be sure to listen to the entire voice message and if you would like to
leave a voice mail, please do so. We will be retrieving messages...
March 20, 2020
Please see the attached letter regarding online educational resources for our students.
March 18, 2020
Please see the attached information on student TEAMS support.
March 18, 2020
Please see the attached letter that was sent by e-memo today.
March 15, 2020
Staff or students, if you are returning from international or inter-provincial travel, you will need to:
Self-isolate for 14 days after your return. Monitor your health for fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Wash your hands often for 20 seconds and cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing. If symptoms develop during the...
March 13, 2020
The Grade 7 and 8 students of John Gunn along with all Grade 7 through 12 students in the province of Manitoba will be participating in a survey prior to May 5, 2020. The survey created through a partnership of the Manitoba government departments of Families, Education and Manitoba Health,...
March 09, 2020
We have some exciting news to share with you regarding the Parent Portal. Upgrades are complete and for your convenience, primary contacts will now use their email address as their username (if you have not provided your email address to the school, please do so ASAP). Since we launched the RETSD...
February 28, 2020
Coyotes have been seen in the vicinity of some of our schools. If you see a coyote near a school, we ask that you contact the school to inform them. Coyotes adapt very well to a variety of environments, including urban, rural, and wilderness areas, so it's not uncommon for them...
February 28, 2020
Is your child interested in
the JWG Canadian Culture Trip in June 2021? Please see the attached invitation
to learn more about it. Please RSVP if you will be attending the informational meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the school mini-gym.
February 19, 2020
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE
February 14, 2020
We will be making improvements to our Parent Portal system from February 18 to approximately mid-March. During these upgrades, the portal will not be available using parent/guardian login credentials. Students will still have access during this time under their own login credentials. Please ensure you log in to see and...
February 13, 2020
The new issue of the board of trustees' newsletter, The Torch , hit RETSD-area mailboxes recently, and it's also available on our website in the News & Publications section.
Or click here: The Torch—Issue Two
February 13, 2020
MATC is presenting a seminar on Wed. March 18th for caregivers of children/youth who struggle with big emotions. Please see the attached poster for more information.
February 12, 2020
It is imperative that
the school has the correct parent/guardian email address on file in order for
you to access your student’s information in a timely manner. Please
see the letter attached and ensure that any changes have been forwarded to the school no later than Friday,
February 14 th...
December 20, 2019
If you need to get in touch with us over the winter break, the Administration Offices winter break hours are as follows: December 23 – 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. December 24 – 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. December 25 & 26—Closed December 27 & 30 – 8 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
December 31 –...
December 20, 2019
Please see the attached newsletter.
December 17, 2019
Learn something new with RETLife—RETSD's continuing education program! Whether it's professional development to help you land your dream job, leisure courses that will ignite your passion, or the popular one-time kids courses, there's something for everyone. Register for Winter 2020 now at RETLife.ca
and follow RETLife on Twitter @RETLifeRETSD!
December 17, 2019
Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and repurpose markers, highlighters and dry erase markers. Our school is registered...
December 03, 2019
The River East Transcona School Division board of trustees hopes that you are surrounded with the spirit of peace, hope and goodwill this Christmas season. To each of you and your families, we send our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy new year–a year filled...
November 19, 2019
' Tis the season to enjoy one (or more!) of the many winter concerts taking place across our division. Please see the attached schedule for a comp lete listing of events : Winter concert schedule - Poster.pdf
November 05, 2019
The Parent Intervention Program offered by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba is a free two-evening program for parents/caregivers seeking information and support regarding their young person's substance use. This program is also for parents/caregivers interested in learning more about the signs to watch for to determine if your young person...
November 04, 2019
Please remember that although the weather is getting colder our students are still expected to stay outdoors until the 8:30 a.m. bell rings as well as during the second half of the lunch hour. Please make sure that they are dressed appropriately for the weather.
October 21, 2019
When our grade 7 students heard that one of their classmates was seeing his first snow fall, they wanted to celebrate by teaching him how to build a snowman. There were lots of smiles and giggles as they shared their knowledge of proper snowman making technique! What a great way to...
October 11, 2019
Please see the attached letter regarding the school cell phone policy.
October 02, 2019
Last night, River East Transcona was presented with an award by Respect Group, an organization co-founded by Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD).
RETSD was the first school division in the province to partner with Respect Group and the first to have 100...
September 16, 2019
Please see the attached information sheet regarding the Sept 26/19 session on Homework Tips for Kids with ADHD
September 09, 2019
RETSD offers a series of programs designed to keep our youth (Grade 6–12) engaged outside of school hours. Have you considered any for your child? Click here to learn more and to register— Youth Programs
September 06, 2019
River East Transcona School Division is excited to announce... EDVentures is now RETLife! Whether it's professional development to help you land your dream job or leisure courses to ignite your passion—learning a new skill can change your life. And with RETLife, you can do it all without leaving River East Transcona....
September 04, 2019
RETSD congratulates Colleen Carswell, trustee for Ward 1, who was re-elected as school board chair for the 2019–20 school year at the board’s inaugural meeting on September 3. We also congratulate trustee Jerry Sodomlak (Ward 1) on being re-elected vice-chair.
Trustee Rod Giesbrecht (Ward 2) was elected chair of the Finance,...
August 22, 2019
In the event that your child will be absent from school, please give the school a call at 204-958-6500 to let us know. Our answering service is available 24 hours a day and our office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 24, 2019
Please see the attached Grade 6, Grade 7 or Grade 8 supply lists.
June 19, 2019
We strongly encourage all RETSD Parent Portal users to save a copy of your child's report card to your home computer or device (or print out a hard copy). This ensures you'll always have a copy of your child's report cards, even if you no longer have access to the...
May 14, 2019
Student fees for current Grade 6 and Grade 7 students are now being collected for the 2019-20 school year. Due to increased costs our student fees have increased to $50.00 for the year. Fees are due on or before Friday, June 14/19 and should be handed in to the homeroom teacher....
May 02, 2019
As part of our Science for Kids! Series, we're offering MECHANICAL ENGINEERING workshops held by Engineering for Kids Winnipeg for two different age groups: ages 4–7 and ages 8–12.
TUES., MAY 14, 2019
Pulleys (ages 4–7) 6–7 p.m. $20/child
Learn about the properties of simple pulleys. Then put your knowledge...
May 01, 2019
As part of our Science for Kids! Series, we're offering SCIENCE ON THE RUN workshops held by Wise Kid-Netic Energy for two different age groups: Grades 4–6 and Grades 7–10.
Grades 4–6 / 6–7 p.m. $15/child
Grades 7–10 / 7–8 p.m. $15/child
This workshop has the wow factor of Science...
April 11, 2019
Learn the ancient art of making beautiful pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs). A wax-resist or batik method is used to create the designs, and the eggs are then dipped in brightly-coloured dyes.
TUES., APRIL 16, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Chief Peguis School (Art Room)
For youth, adults & families (ages 12 & up)
April 01, 2019
If you are requiring Fee-For-Service transportation, the application form must be submitted to Transportation Dept. each school year . Transportation Application – Fee-For-Service 2019-2020 forms are available from the school office or follow the Quick Link "Busing Information" on the RETSD website at www.retsd.mb.ca
Fee-For-Service applications must be submitted to...
March 21, 2019
For parents/caregivers and their children ages 7–12. Registration is required and ONLY THE FIRST 12 REGISTRATIONS received will be accepted. There will be a waiting list in the event a spot opens. My Tween & Me is a facilitated group program that provides parents and their tweens with the knowledge,...
March 13, 2019
The RETSD board of trustees passed the 2019–20 budget on March 12, 2019. For details, see the media release
March 05, 2019
The warmer weather is on its way! Celebrate
spring and sign up for a class with
EDVentures Continuing Education. You can start a new fitness routine, take
ballroom dancing, learn how to make sushi, or participate in some
great classes designed just for kids or for the whole family to enjoy....
February 05, 2019
In September 2020, the early years (K–5) Ukrainian language program—that is currently offered at Bernie Wolfe Community School and Springfield Heights School—will be united and relocated to Prince Edward School.
To ensure all students in RETSD have a safe, stimulating learning environment, the board of trustees frequently reviews boundary lines and...
February 05, 2019
Does your child love all things science? Here's their chance to get up close and personal with biology!
Students will dissect a pig's heart and explore the circulatory system and heart anatomy in a tangible way. February 25
6–7 p.m. (Grades 5–11)
7–8 p.m. (Grades 5–11) Miles Macdonell Collegiate (Room 4)
January 15, 2019
RETSD students from Grades 6–12 are welcome to join us for our first Empowerment Project of 2019 — Mindful Me. It takes place on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 from 6–8 p.m. at Bernie Wolfe Community School. It's a FREE, fun-filled, and interactive day that will include snacks, crafts, and activities—discussions around mental health, mindfulness...
January 14, 2019
The RETSD board of trustees has completed a review of middle years French immersion enrolment and related catchment areas west of Lagimodiere.
The review was identified as a priority in the 2017–18 school year due to increasing demand for French immersion programming in RETSD and the impact it is having...
January 09, 2019
Does your child love all things science? Here's their chance to get up close and personal with biology! Students will learn about the parts of an eye while dissecting an animal's eye. They will also learn about optical sensors while programming an Ozobot to solve a problem.
January 14, 2019
December 12, 2018
Please do not drop off or pick up students in the parking lot of the Lutheran
Church parking lot as this is a private parking lot.
November 15, 2018
The School Conference Manager will be open to parents on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. for booking student led conference times. Instructions regarding the School Conference Manager booking system are attached. Please note that at this time the system will only allow you to book a conference...
October 03, 2016
Please see the attached for information on the week's happenings.