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New Non-Instructional Days

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#/=
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Play Structures Only for School Use

November 12, 2020
​ Per provincial public health order, all RETSD play structures are open exclusively for school use during school hours. Until further notice, play structures are closed to the public during and after school hours. Thank you for your commitment to helping us keep our schools and community safe.
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Poppies

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.  
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Restricted (Orange) Continues for Schools

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. 
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RETSD Cold Weather Guidelines

October 28, 2020

Picture Day November 5 & 6

October 16, 2020
​Picture Day (Retakes) -- Grade 9 & 12 >November 5 @ 11am-1:15pm.  Grade 10 & 11>November 6 @ 9am-11am
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The Torch Is Now Online

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

GRADS 2021

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....
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COVID-19 Notification Process

September 28, 2020

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Extracurricular Sports in Schools

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...
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Help Keep Our Schools Safe

September 17, 2020

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Letter to Parents (Sept. 11)

September 11, 2020

Home Computer/Technology Survey

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...
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The RETSD Concern Protocol

September 10, 2020

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REC Student Parking

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...
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Family & Guardian Guide to Microsoft Teams

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...
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Letter to Parents (Sept. 4)

September 04, 2020

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RETSD Buys Seven New Buses

September 04, 2020

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Board Chair & Vice-Chair Elected

September 02, 2020

REC Welcome Letter August 2020

August 28, 2020
​ The attached letter was emailed to REC families on August 27.
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Transportation Update

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...
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Weekly Summer Update—Manitoba Education FAQ

August 13, 2020


As we continue to work hard on the division plan that will be released Monday, August 17, 2020, we want to share with you some questions and answers from Manitoba Education. 
We also want to remind parents that it is important to plan now for keeping your student home...
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Weekly Summer Update—Division and School Plans

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...
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Weekly Summer Update—Manitoba School Re-opening Plan Announced

July 30, 2020

Today, July 30, 2020,  the province announced their return to school plan for Manitoba. Details of the provincial announcement can be found here: Welcoming Our Students Back: Restoring Safe Schools We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to the classroom on Tuesday, September 8 and are continuing to plan...
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Weekly Summer Update—Schedules & Transportation

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...
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Summer Transcript Requests

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.
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Weekly Summer Update—Thoughtexchange

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...
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Congratulations to Jordyn Dilk

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!  
   
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Grad Photos

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.    
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2020–21 School Calendar Update

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...
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VolunTeen

June 22, 2020
​To apply, click here: https://tinyurl.com/y9kdvw7g

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Letter to Parents/Guardians

June 19, 2020

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2019-2020 Athletic Banquet

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.
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Details regarding Commencement

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.  
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Service dog at REC in 2020/21

June 08, 2020
​ The attached letter was emailed home to REC families on June 8, 2020.
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Letter to Graduating Students and Families

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....
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Grads 2020

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. ​
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Summer School

June 02, 2020
Click to register now!  Call 204-667-6193 for any additional questions.

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Virtual Career Fair

June 02, 2020

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Proud to be a Kodiak

May 29, 2020
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University of Manitoba - Next Steps for New Students

May 20, 2020
The Student Recruitment team is offering a series of o​f  online presentations   and   resources  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...
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Red River Bachelor of Education Diploma

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.


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Scholarships Available

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...
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Scholarship Opportunity - St. Germain Bursary

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. 
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InformNet Summer School Program

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...
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Online summer school information

May 04, 2020
​ Please see attached for information regarding InformNet Summer School.
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Mayors Scholarship for Community Leadership

April 24, 2020
Call for Applications. Information on application process is attached. DEADLINE IS JUNE 12
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Employment Opportunity - Green Team Maintenance

April 24, 2020
Please open the following attachments regarding employment opportunities working on Green Team  Maintenance - Birds Hill and River Road
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2020 Senior Year Convocation

April 24, 2020

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CMU Webinars

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...
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My Learning at Home

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...
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Social Media & Online Gaming Safety

April 09, 2020
Join the Winnipeg Police Service today—April 9th—at 2:30 p.m. as they host a Facebook Live presentation for parents on Social Media and Online Gaming Safety.   https://twitter.com/wpgpolice/status/1247662649363410945 https://www.facebook.com/events/2541948762683498/
Const. Orlando Buduhan, one of their school education specialists, will share information on: - The most popular online platforms being used
- Some of...
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COVID-19 Travel Update

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...
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Parent Portal Upgrades Complete

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...
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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...
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Evolution of Inclusion

February 19, 2020
​REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

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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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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

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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. 
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2020–21 Budget Meeting

February 03, 2020

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Senior Years Information Evenings

January 14, 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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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 RETLife.ca and follow RETLife on Twitter @RETLifeRETSD!
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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...

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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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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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...
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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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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

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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,...
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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...
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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

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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....
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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...
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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...
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Middle & Senior Years Info Nights

January 11, 2019