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School Board Medal Award Winners

June 22, 2022
​ The RETSD board of trustees congratulates the winners of the 2022 School Board Medal Awards. Every year, the trustees bestow six School Board Medal Awards on graduates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, contributions to their school and community, and positive relationships with school staff. Our six senior years schools each...

Co-existing with Coyotes

June 15, 2022
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...

Grad 2022 Updated Information

June 13, 2022
​ Please see attached letter regarding Commencement and Cap and Gowns.

RETSD Indigenous Graduates Event

June 13, 2022
If you're interested in joining the virtual event honouring RETSD self-identified Indigenous graduates, check with your child as they have received an email with a link to the event.  If you have questions or require assistance, contact the school office.
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RETSD Welcomes New Superintendent/CEO

June 08, 2022


Calling MB Students in Grades 9–12

June 01, 2022


REC Commencement 2022 Info

May 19, 2022

Congratulations REC Class of 2022 Update information on booking convocation times. Group Bookings - Only 1 form returned per group.  The school will enter the groups into Conference Manager and we will then open Conference Manger for singles from June 1 – 5. This form will be available in the...
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Class Rings

May 09, 2022
Class of 2022 It's not Too Late to Order $40 OFF CLASS JEWELRY
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Summer School 2022

May 04, 2022

Summer School Sessions "InformNet"

April 27, 2022
Please see attached regarding Summer School Sessions.​


Permits Now Accepted for Facilities Use

April 21, 2022
​ Permit request forms for public use of school facilities are now being accepted by RETSD for the 2022–23 school year. 
The deadline is May 15, 2022.  For more info, visit: Facilities Use
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2022–23 School Year Calendars Online

April 19, 2022

​The 2022–23 school year calendars have been added to our website.  This includes the kindergarten caterpillars and ladybugs calendars, as well as the six-day and two-day calendars for students from Grades 1–12.
To see them, visit: Calendars
Note:  The province has not yet decided if September 30, the National Day for Truth...
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Budget Issue of Torch Now Online

April 18, 2022

The budget issue of the board of trustees' newsletter, The Torch , will hit RETSD-area mailboxes this week. 
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Parent Intervention Program

April 12, 2022

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Can my child attend school after returning from travel?

April 06, 2022


Letter to Parents/Guardians

April 04, 2022

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Spring Break Hours

March 25, 2022
​ For the spring break (March 28 to April 1, 2022), the Administration Offices hours will be: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 4, 2022.

Torch Now Online

March 14, 2022

The board of trustees' newsletter, The Torch , is now online!  It was created several days before the fire occurred at Westview School, so the information about Westview in The Torch has completely changed.  The board and the division senior administration have made Westview their priority, along with supporting...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians

March 11, 2022

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Take It Slow in Ice & Snow

February 25, 2022
​A message from Curtis Basso, Director of Transportation.


Virtual Open Houses

February 16, 2022
​ ​It's that time of year again! It's open house season and 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 (there are links...

2020/ 2021 Yearbooks Available

February 15, 2022
Graduates and former students of 2020/ 2021 can pick up their yearbooks at the school between 8:30am - 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.  


Keeping You Informed

January 18, 2022
​ Recently, we updated parents/guardians regarding changes in how we are keeping our school communities informed about presumed COVID-19 cases and attendance rates.
Public Health measures have been adapted to reflect the changing public health situation. The increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant of concern has changed the approach to testing...
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Virtual Community Consultation

January 13, 2022
​ The board of trustees of River East Transcona School Division invites the community to attend a Virtual Community Consultation on the ThoughtExchange results and to inform budget deliberations.  Via Microsoft Teams.  To register, click: https://

Letter to Parents/Guardians

January 12, 2022


Restricted Level (Orange)

January 12, 2022

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Extension to Winter Break

December 22, 2021
Click on image for attached letter from the minister of education

Your Trustees Want to Hear From You

December 16, 2021
Schools are the heart of the communities they serve.  They exist to help students become inspired, skilled, responsible members of society. Public education provides inclusive, innovative, engaging, quality programming for all students, embracing diversity, in a safe and caring environment.  In addition to core subjects, public education offers many services including...
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Board of Trustees Holiday Greeting

December 15, 2021

Graduation Photos - April 4 to 11, 2022

December 09, 2021
​ Please read the attached pdf to book your Grad Pictures.  

The Torch is Now Online

November 23, 2021

Safe Grad Update November 2021

November 22, 2021
​Please find attached Safe Grad Update Information dated November, 2021.
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Letter to Parents/Guardians

November 19, 2021

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Bus Cancellations

November 09, 2021
​ Sometimes, severe weather causes us to cancel buses.  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 not announced or posted a cancellation alert, buses are running.
If transportation is cancelled in the morning, this...
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Veterans Week

November 08, 2021
​ November 8–12 is Veterans Week, where we remember, acknowledge, learn about, and vow to never forget those who served our country and the many who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Today is Indigenous Veterans Day, a day to reflect on the Indigenous soldiers who served our country. Manitoba was the first province to...

Virtual Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences - May 3

November 03, 2021
May Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place virtually on May 3, 2022. Please see attached for detailed information.

May virtual SPTC.pdf

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Taking Pictures?

October 19, 2021

Grad 2022 Information

October 14, 2021
Information regarding Grad 2022 will be posted on our school website or follow on Instagram​ @recgrad22.

Kodiak Athletics Information

October 14, 2021
Everything to do with Kodiak Athletics please follow on Instagram @kodiakathletics​. Or
check our school website under Programs & Services - Athletics.

Grad Wear 2022 - Last Chance to Order!

October 12, 2021
Grad Wear 2022 online ordering dates February 15 to March 15, 2022. (Delivery date around April 15)
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Picture Retakes - Oct 28 PM GR. 9 & 12/Oct 29 AM GR. 10/11

October 08, 2021
​ Lifetouch will be at our school for Retakes with all proper health and safety precautions in place.
Here are details:
WHEN: Thursday, October 28 pm - Grades 9 & 12
Friday, October 29 am - Grades 10 & 11
WHERE: REC Gymnasium
RETAKES: Students wanting retakes must return their unwanted purchased...

Our Commitment to Truth & Reconciliation

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...
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RETSD Board Elections

September 08, 2021

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A Note About Schedules on the Parent Portal

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...

WASAC 2021 Summer Camps

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....
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Request a Stop Bill 64 Lawn Sign

July 28, 2021

Call the Administration Offices at 204.667.7130 or fill out the Bill 64 Sign Request form to request your free lawn sign. Please see the Board of Trustees section of our website for more information on the impacts of the proposed educational changes in Bill 64. ...
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The Torch

July 20, 2021
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VolunTeen—Free Virtual Summer Program

June 11, 2021

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REC - Honouring Victims of Residential School

June 04, 2021
​ Our school came together to post 215 orange hearts, in our foyer, to honour victims of recent events at residential schools.

Flags Flown at Half-Staff

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...

Every Child Matters

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...
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Strategic Plan 2021–23

May 20, 2021

The Strategic Plan is a roadmap for achieving our goals. Click below for "online readable" and printable versions of our Strategic Plan to learn more about our strategic directions and actions we will take to achieve our goals. Strategic Plan 2021–23 (Online Readable) Strategic Plan 2021–23 (Printable)


Remote Learning Extended for Remainder of 2020–21 School Year

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

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Letter to Parents (May 3)

May 03, 2021

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Summer School 2020–21

April 29, 2021

President's Choice Children Charity

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.

REC Guitar Ensemble's Recording Project

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).  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:...

GRAD 2021 PHOTO RETAKES - Information

March 25, 2021
Lifetouch has dates available for retakes.  Please review the attached file for steps on how to book.

Mental Health Presentation and Resources

March 25, 2021
Please see attached.​

Grad Quotes - Yearbook

March 15, 2021
​Please use the link below to submit your Grad Quote for the yearbook.  Deadline extended to Friday, April 23, 2021.

Your Trustees Want To Hear From You

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

Convocation 2021 Parent Letter

February 24, 2021

La Vie En Rose REC Chamber Choir

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.  ...

Virtual Open Houses

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...

2019 - 2020 Yearbooks have arrived!

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 - ...

Pet Supply Drive - Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter

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...

REC Grade 11 & 12 Concert Band's Viva La Vida

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

REC Grade 10 Concert Band Pick Up The Pieces

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)

A Wreath of Carols - REC Chamber Choir

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...

Winter Weather Bus Cancellation Notification

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...

Remote Learning Period

December 08, 2020


REC Percussion Ensemble Performance

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...

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:

2022 Graduates - grad ring orders

November 03, 2020
River East Collegiate 2022 Graduates:
What is a graduation ring? A grad ring is the diploma you can wear on your finger. It celebrates you the individual and also your group of friends and ultimately your graduation year and your high school. Imagine a piece of jewelry that has your school's name...


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.  

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. 

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...

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


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...

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...

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...

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.

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!  

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...


June 22, 2020
​To apply, click here:

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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. ​

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


Proud to be a Kodiak

May 29, 2020

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.


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...

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. 

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...

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

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...

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.
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...

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...

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


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...

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. 

2020–21 Budget Meeting

February 03, 2020


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 –...

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!

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...

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,...

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