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Co-existing with Coyotes

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...

YES I CAN AWARD - Emily LaClare

February 26, 2020
​ Emily has spent the last four years in the Independent Skills Program at River East Collegiate. Emily has learned to problem solve and express concerns, she has gained important skills and strategies which she uses in her work experience at Concordia Hospital, Safeway, and John Pritchard school. Emily also helps...
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International Students - Volleyball Tournament

February 26, 2020
 The International students of River East Collegiate took part in an international volleyball tournament at The Beach Volleyball Centre on February 25. Prizes were awarded to the top 3 teams as well as the team with the best cheer. A great time was had by all!

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Evolution of Inclusion

February 19, 2020


Bulletin - February 19-21, 2020

February 19, 2020

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EPH Apparel Grad 2020

February 18, 2020
​EPH Apparel will be here on Monday, February 24 for our grade 12 assembly. Custom grad suit fittings will take place on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Improvements to Parent Portal

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...
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International Students Visit the Mint

February 14, 2020
​The International students visited the Royal Canadian Mint on a frosty Thursday morning on February 13.
On the Tour Walk, they witnessed the entire process of producing coins for over 75 countries around the world. The students shopped The Boutique and took in the unique building design by famous Manitoba architect, Etienne...

New Issue of The Torch

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


Parent Portal Upgrade Letter to Parents

February 11, 2020
This important letter regarding the Parent Portal was emailed home Monday, February 11 to all River East Collegiate families. 

Post-Secondary Tours

February 10, 2020

Any grade 12 student interested in going on any of these post-secondary tours are asked to pick up permission forms from the guidance area.  Permission forms MUST be signed and returned to the office no later than FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14. 
Red River Community College -  Tuesday February 18th, Mr. Anderson will...
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Junior Varsity Girls - Java Jam 2020

February 10, 2020
​Congratulations to the junior varsity girls basketball team for their finalist finish at the Java Jam in Brandon this past weekend.

Congratulations also to Jennifer Kallon who was named tournament all-star.   Well done Kodiaks!! 
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Varsity Girls - Java Jam 2020

February 10, 2020
​Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team for winning the  Java Jam 2020 tournament in Brandon  this past weekend. 
Congratulations to Emily Pokran t for being named tournament All-Star and to Alyssa Porco for being named tournament MVP! 
Way to go Kodiaks!


Bulletin - February 10 - 14, 2020

February 04, 2020

2020–21 Budget Meeting

February 03, 2020


Bulletin - January 20 - 24, 2020

January 17, 2020


Senior Years Information Evenings

January 14, 2020


Bulletin January 13-17

January 13, 2020
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Page Program

January 08, 2020
The Manitoba Legislature is looking for grade 11 & 12 students who are interested in becoming Legislative Pages. If you are interested please come to the office to see Mrs. Dzuba.  Resumes must be received at the Page Program office by Friday, March 6, 2020
Click Page Program for further information. 

Bulletin - Jan 7-10, 2020

January 07, 2020

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Winter Break Office Hours

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 –...
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Exam Schedule -- January 2020

December 20, 2019

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International trip to Legislative Building and The Forks

December 18, 2019

The International students enjoyed a snowy day on Friday, December 13. They visited the Legislative Building where River East MLA Andrew Micklefield met them at the grand staircase. They also skated for their first time at The Forks as the snow continued to fall around them.

RETLife Winter 2020

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 and follow RETLife on Twitter @RETLifeRETSD!
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Bulletin - December 16 - 20, 2019

December 16, 2019

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Mitchell Bulas Reading to Students at Sun Valley School

December 12, 2019
Mitchell Bulas, one of our High STEP students, went to Sun Valley School today to read to Mr. Rawden's grade 5 class. He read them Mortimer , by Robert Muncsh.  The class enjoyed his reading and told him that they really liked how he read the story just like Robert Munsch...
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Email Addresses/School Communication

December 10, 2019
​Your email address is necessary to maintain access to the Portal (where you can see student attendance, timetables, and report cards) 
Please ensure the school has your current/correct contact information, including email address.  Email is used by the school as a major means of communication, and if we don't have your updated email address you...
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GRAD 2020 - Grad Photos

December 10, 2019
​Please watch the REC website for information regarding retakes, which will take place here March 23-March 27.  

Bulletin - December 9-13, 2019

December 10, 2019

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Bulletin - December 9 - 13

December 09, 2019


Seasons Greetings

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...
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Landon Colburn - Grey Cup 2019

November 28, 2019
​ LANDON COLBURN was selected to be part of the 2019 Nissan All-Canadian TITAN Team, as part of the sixth annual Nissan Kickoff Project.  High school students traveled to Calgary for a four-day sporting opportunity to experience the 107th Grey Cup festivities. As part of their experience, the high school student-athletes...
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Bulletin - November 25 - 29

November 25, 2019

RETSD Winter Concert Schedule

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
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Bulletin November 18-22

November 18, 2019


November 12, 2019
​ Registration for the winter/spring 2020 Driver Z term will begin on December 2, 2019.  Where can students go for information about this program? Course Information: under Driver Education Driver Z Course Finder Driver Z Program Information: under Driver Education MPI’s Driver...

Report Cards

November 12, 2019
REC First quarter report cards were posted to the Portal on Friday, November 15th.  You will find the report cards in STUDENT PORTFOLIO.
The link to the Portal can be found at the top of the REC website, here: If you need assistance accessing your Portal account, please email

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences - Nov. 28, 2019

November 12, 2019
​The Conference Manager is now open for booking appointments for Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Conferences will take place on Thursday, November 28th from 3-4:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm. Appointments must be booked using our online booking system found here: Please see the attached document for further instructions on booking your conferences.

Bulletin - November 12 - 15

November 12, 2019

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FREE Parent Intervention Program

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...
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Bulletin - November 5 - 8, 2019

November 04, 2019
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EAL Class to Law Courts

November 04, 2019
Mrs. Stepaniuk's EAL class traveled to the Law Courts Building on November 1 where the students observed a trial as well as a sentencing. An opportunity was available to speak to the judge, Crown attorney and defense lawyer. The students had just wrapped up their study of the novel, Monster, which...
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Walk With Us

October 29, 2019

International Students - Boonstra Farms

October 24, 2019
The International Students travelled to Stonewall on Wednesday October 23 to visit Boonstra Farm. It was a chilly day but the students found warmth in the barn when they came upon a litter of kittens. They also had an opportunity to feed and pet the farm animals. In the afternoon, they...

Bulletin - October 21 - 24, 2019

October 21, 2019
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University Fair Poster 2019

October 16, 2019

Bulletin - Oct 15 - 18, 2019

October 15, 2019
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The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba - Page Program

October 10, 2019

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2109.  Should you have any questions or require more information please contact the House of Commons Page Program at 613-996-0897 or at 
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Evening of Excellence - U of M

October 08, 2019
​ The University of Manitoba will be hosting our annual Evening of Excellence on Tues. Oct. 29.  Grade 12 students who excel in the classroom, as volunteers, or as a leaders in their school or community are highly encouraged to attend this evening information fair.  Parents, family and friends are welcome...


October 07, 2019
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Grad Ring Display - October 22, 2019

October 07, 2019
Grade 12 is a time to celebrate your time at River East Collegiate. Whether you're the proud parent or the accomplished senior, Jostens has all you need to commemorate high school achievements and memories. Check out our Graduation rings and jewelry at

Jostens will be here to help with your ring...

Arts Tour to Chicago 2020

October 03, 2019
Any REC student in grade 9-12 taking a band, choir, dance, drama, guitar, music production or visual art course ​is eligible to go on the Chicago Arts Tour. Please see attached information letter and intent to participate form. Completed forms should be returned to Mr. L. Chalmers as soon as possible....
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Award from Respect Group

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...

October 1 - October 3 Bulletin

October 01, 2019
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Faculty of Music - Open House

September 27, 2019


Orange Shirt Day - September 30

September 25, 2019
​Orange Shirt Day is September 30 - Orange Shirt Day recognizes the harm done to generations of children by the Indian Residential Schools and is an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that EVERY CHILD MATTERS. Orange Shirt Day also recognizes our commitment to reconciliation, anti-racism and anti-bullying in general.
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International Student Field Trip

September 24, 2019
The International students of River East Collegiate traveled to Assiniboine Park on a sunny fall day on September 23, 2019.
The day started with a visit to The Pooh Gallery where they read Harry Colebourn’s WW1 diaries and discovered Winnie’s connection to Winnipeg. 

The most anticipated moment arrived at The Journey...

Bulletin - September 23 - 27

September 23, 2019

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Scotland/Ireland Parent Meeting

September 20, 2019
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 6:30 pm River East Collegiate - room 103​
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Grad Wear 2020 - LAST CHANCE

September 19, 2019
The final grad wear sale of the year will take place  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 at lunch in front of the office. Don't miss out! No more sales will take place after this date.
Please open this PDF for order form.  Gradwear 2020.pdf

High School Apprenticeship Program

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...
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Mayor's Youth Advisory Council

September 17, 2019
Congratulations to Alex Smolianytskyi who was selected to be part of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council. The Youth Advisory Council is a resource to the mayor to ensure youth voices in Winnipeg are heard. It gives youth the chance to give their own perspective on city programs, services, and proposals. Way...

Bulletin - September 16 - 20

September 16, 2019


Student Portal

September 13, 2019
All students have access to the Student/Parent portal.  Students who have never logged in should check their RETSD student email accounts for their lo​gin credentials.  If you are unable to access your student email, please ask one of your teachers to reset your password for you.
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Congratulations to Angela Kroeker

September 10, 2019
Congratulations to Angela Kroeker who placed 3rd at the Western Canada Summer Games which took place in Swift Current, Saskatchewan August 9 - 18, 2019.   Over 1,700 athletes, coaches, officials and other staff from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut took part in the 10 days of competition.

Bulletin - September 9 - 13, 2019

September 09, 2019
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Register for Youth Programs

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
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Introducing... RETLife!

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....
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Concern Protocol

September 06, 2019



September 05, 2019
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Board Chair & Vice-Chair Re-elected

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,...


September 04, 2019

Job opportunity - World of Water

September 03, 2019
​ World of Water on Henderson Hwy at the Boardwalk Mall (next to Quizno's) has a part-time job opening for a hard working, reliable, energetic individual. Student must be available 3:00 - 6:00pm weekdays and weekends during the day. Must be able to handle 50lb water bottles. Apply in person with...

Transcript Requests

June 25, 2019
​ 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). 
Click HERE for an Official Transcript Request form.
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Parent Portal—Report Cards

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...
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Create Your Future This Summer

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"...
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Science for Kids!—Science on the Run

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...
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Summer School Registration

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...

Pysanky Decorating Workshop

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)
$15/person Registration...
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Parent Intervention Program

March 20, 2019


Board Passes 2019–20 Budget

March 13, 2019
​ The RETSD board of trustees passed the 2019–20 budget on March 12, 2019. For details, see the media release.
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Register for a Spring EDVenture!

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....

Ukrainian Program Announcement

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...
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Science for Kids—Open Heart Surgery

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)
757 Roch...
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An Important Letter for Parents

January 28, 2019

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Register for ‘Mindful Me’

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...

French Immersion Boundary Changes

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...

Middle & Senior Years Info Nights

January 11, 2019

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2019/20 timetable changes

June 27, 2018
Students requiring timetable changes should listen to the announcements during the first week of school. We will provide direction & instructions on the procedure they should follow.

Changes to students' 2019/20 timetables will only be considered for students who meet the following criteria: 1.) Insufficient credits for graduation.
2.) Needs arising...