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...
August 17, 2021
On August 16, 2021, student schedules for middle and senior year students were made available to view on the Parent Portal. Our schools developed these timetables in the last few months of the previous school year and used the Public Health orders that were in place at the time—the...
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 04, 2021
Our school came together to post 215 orange hearts, in our foyer, to honour victims of recent events at residential schools.
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
April 16, 2021
River East Collegiate would like to thank President's Choice Children's Charity for their support in making the Snack Shack program at our school a success.
April 07, 2021
Click on the link below for the latest REC Guitar Ensemble's recording project ( I Want You Back by The Jackson Five). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngaPbb93OV0
Recorded and produced through remote collaboration during distant learning in Spring 2021. The musicians are: Main vocals and keyboards - Sienna Cariati (Gr 11)
Background vocals - Heitha Forsythe Guitars:...
March 25, 2021
Lifetouch has dates available for retakes. Please review the attached file for steps on how to book.
March 25, 2021
Please see attached.
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
February 25, 2021
Please see attached letter regarding booking your GRAD PHOTOS online!
February 19, 2021
The sopranos and altos from our REC Chamber choir have finished an online recording/art video project. They picked this song near the beginning of the year with the idea that the finished product would be available around Valentine's Day. Ariella Pietrano created the artwork to go along with the audio track.
February 19, 2021
It's that time of year again! It's open house season and this year it's gone online for RETSD. If you or your child are interested in learning more about any of our six high schools, you'll find online presentations on each of the schools' websites to help you out. If you're...
February 16, 2021
Please call the office to collect your yearbook. A written note or email must be provided if someone else is picking up a yearbook on your behalf. Phone - 204.338.4611 REC email - email@example.com ...
February 12, 2021
Key Club is collecting supplies for the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter. Collection boxes will be located at each entrance and collected daily so there is no crossing of cohorts.
If you have extra pet supplies now is your chance to put them to good use. Collection boxes will be available starting...
January 27, 2021
Attached REC Grade 11 & 12 Concert Band's arrangement of Coldplay's Viva La Vida. Guitar Flourish Soloist - Jordan Chalmers (Gr 12)
Guest Vocalist - Mr. Jeremy Koz
January 27, 2021
Attached the World Premiere recorded "performance" of this arrangement (by REC Grad Jacob Herd) of The Average White Band's Pick Up the Pieces. Tenor Saxophone Soloist - Nathan Unger (Gr 10)
Solo Vocal/Inflections - Falyn Angus (Gr 10)
December 17, 2020
REC chamber choir has been meeting online this year. They have shown humility, courage, leadership and musicality to complete this project and are grateful to be able to share their efforts with you. Please view this as our virtual Christmas card to share with you, our families and friends. We hope...
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 03, 2020
Attached is the REC Percussion Ensemble's recorded World Premiere Performance of Manitoba Composer, Educator and Performing Musician Kevin Curtis' composition Let's Talk About... for 5-string Bass, Electric Guitar, Rhodes Electric Piano, Saxophone, 3 Percussion and Tape. The musicians are:
5-string Bass Soloist - Colin Corrigan (Grade 12) Electric Guitar - Brett...
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#/=
November 03, 2020
River East Collegiate 2021 Graduates:
The path to this year's graduation day might be different than in the past but that doesn't mean you don't deserve to celebrate!
Our school is working with Jostens, the worldwide leader in manufacturing graduation rings. A grad ring is the diploma you can wear on your...
November 03, 2020
Poppies will be distributed to students Monday & Tuesday ahead of Remembrance Day, November 11th. Donations will be graciously accepted and are donated to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund.
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 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 28, 2020
Grad Wear will be done by online sales. The delivery will be to the school (unless you pay extra to have it sent to your home address). You need to make sure you fill out your Cohort as your Team Identifier so you get your clothing delivered to your cohort room....
September 23, 2020
This fall, the division and our schools are having to make decisions we never had to consider before the COVID-19 pandemic. One such decision concerns the sports programming schools typically offer outside school hours, in addition to physical education classes.
Letters were sent home to senior years families yesterday letting...
September 10, 2020
The attached survey was made available to REC students this week. Student Home Computer and Tech Access.pdf
If your student is in need of technology to support their remote/online learning, please complete this form and return to the school by tomorrow. If you are unable to print the form and return...
September 10, 2020
A limited number of student parking spaces are available through a lottery process at the start of the school year. All students submitting their names for a student parking spot will be required to show a valid drivers license. Parking spots obtained through the lottery are non-transferable. Please note that...
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...
August 28, 2020
The attached letter was emailed to REC families on August 27.
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 13, 2020
Over the summer, while schools are closed, transcript requests can be sent to the RETSD Administration Offices at 589 Roch St. (Phone: 204.667.7130; Fax: 204.661.5618)
Please fill out an Official Transcript Request form.
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 24, 2020
Jordyn was presented with a Winman Volleyball Club Scholarship on Tuesday, June 22 at River East Collegiate. She is pic tured here with Sharlene Keenas and Timonty Au. Congratulations Jordyn!
June 23, 2020
Lifetouch will be resuming Graduation Photo Sessions at their Winnipeg location for High School Graduates only. Please see the attachment for detailed information on booking your appointment.
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 18, 2020
Although we could not gather this year for the 2019-2020 Lettermens Athletic Banquet, we were happy to share a video compilation and awards presentations online and to surprise some of our winners in person. Please visit our athletic page for the documents and links. Click Athletics Page
to view information.
June 17, 2020
Grads will receive a paper copy of the attached letter when they pick up their Cap and Gown at the specified appointment time on June 18 and June 19.
June 08, 2020
The attached letter was emailed home to REC families on June 8, 2020.
June 08, 2020
The information attached was mailed out to our grads and their families late last week . You should be receiving your copy in the mail within the next few days. Please note there are two appointment times listed; one for cap and gown pick up and one for your Commencement time....
June 04, 2020
REC staff were out and about early today (Thursday, June 4) delivering grad signs to all of our graduates. Keep your eyes open for signs around our neighborhood celebrating REC graduates of 2020.
May 20, 2020
The Student Recruitment team is offering a series of of online presentations
to assist your students with the Next Steps of becoming a UM student. These presentations and resources are intended for graduating students who have applied for admission to the University of Manitoba for the...
May 20, 2020
Red River College's Bachelor of Education five year joint diploma/degree program with the University of Winnipeg in Business/Technology Education is still accepting applications for this fall. This program focuses on developing teaching and technical skills in business, management, information technology, digital photography and film, animation and multimedia and much more.
May 20, 2020
Indigenous students who choose to study at the Asper School of Business can apply now for a $15,000/year RENEWABLE scholarship. This scholarship, offered by the Indigenous Business Education Partners at the I.H. Asper School of Business, could represent a life-changing opportunity for any Indigenous students who have expressed interest in studying...
May 14, 2020
Are you a Grade 12 Metis Student? Would you like to be the recipient of a $1,000 bursary? Please open the attached document for details and application process.
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 04, 2020
Please see attached for information regarding InformNet Summer School.
April 24, 2020
Call for Applications. Information on application process is attached. DEADLINE IS JUNE 12
April 24, 2020
Please open the following attachments regarding employment opportunities working on Green Team Maintenance - Birds Hill and River Road
April 17, 2020
In light of our new reality of physical distancing, CMU Admissions is launching Wednesday Webinars ! Each Wednesday afternoon we'll cover a topic relevant to students entering university.
Our first Wednesday Webinar is entitled ' It All Adds Up ' and will take place April 22 at 2:00 PM CT...
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...
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 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 19, 2020
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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 11, 2020
This important letter regarding the Parent Portal was emailed home Monday, February 11 to all River East Collegiate families.
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 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 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...
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 18, 2019
Are you an RETSD student interested in pursuing a skilled trade? You should look into the High School Apprenticeship Program. It allows students the opportunity to start an apprenticeship in the skilled trades prior to graduating.
This program is perfect for students who are currently working in the skilled trades, are interested in pursuing...
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,...
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...
June 18, 2019
For RETSD students in Grades 9–12. If you want to be ready to apply for part-time jobs or volunteer opportunities in the fall, we can help you prepare to put your best foot forward. And meet some new friends while you're at it! At our "Create Your Future This Summer"...
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 12, 2019
River East Transcona School Division will once again offer a summer school program administered by Adult and Continuing Education. All classes will be delivered at Transcona Adult Learning Centre (130 Regent Ave. E.). Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should register early to improve their chance of...
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)
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...