School operates on a six-day cycle as
entry bell 8:55
begin 9:10 am
Morning recess 10:20–10:35 am
entry bell 12:45
Afternoon recess 1:55–2:10 p.m.
Afternoon dismissal 3:30
This service is
designed to ensure your child's safety. If your child is going to be absent or
late arriving to school, please notify the school in advance (prior to 9:00
a.m.) by calling the school at 204-663-5078 and leaving a message on the answering
machine. If the school has not received prior notification of your child's
absence, you will be contacted as soon as
Assessment & Reporting
Assessment is an ongoing process that supports
learning on a daily basis in our classrooms. Report cards are sent
out in November, March, and June. Parents/guardians are invited to
parent/student/teacher conferences at these times to discuss their child’s
progress and celebrate success.
& After School Care
Skipper’s Scholars, a before-and-after-school program, provides daily care for École Springfield Heights School students
between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. For information on options
of care, program fees, and registration, call Skipper’s Scholars at
Child Custody Documents
If there is a court order that limits the rights of
one parent regarding custody or visitations, please submit the original Court of Queens Bench order to
the office so a copy can be made for reference. Unless this is done, access
to either parent cannot be denied. Please notify the office of any
Students who arrive
late to school are required to report to the office for a late slip before going
There are 2 Lost & found bins located in the main hallway. Please feel
free to check it for articles that may belong to your
child. Items not claimed at the end of December, March, and June
will be donated to a local thrift shop. Please label your child’s
clothing and belongings to assist in a prompt return if
ÉSHS has a user-pay lunch program. The program provides a safe,
supervised environment during the lunch period on a not-for-profit basis, within
the policies and guidelines of both River East Transcona School Division and ÉSHS.
Students are not allowed to leave school property unless
accompanied by a parent/guardian. Supervision is provided to ensure
safety for students who remain at school for lunch.
You have the option of purchasing milk to accompany
your child's lunch from October to May. Milk cards are available for purchase in the school office.
The parent association is an opportunity for
parents/guardians to be involved in their children’s education and be informed
about school issues. It is made up of a parent executive, parents,
a staff representative, and the school administrator who meet informally once a
month at 6:30 p.m. in the library during the school year. The goals of
the association are to work with the school to:
- Promote parental involvement in educational issues
- Organize activities/fundraisers that support the
- Promote a positive family/school/community
Each September, we host an open house for parent(s)/guardian(s) so you may be introduced to staff and visit your child's classroom. This
evening is designed to give you an overview of the classroom program, as well as
to provide an opportunity for questions regarding school
The school parking lot is reserved for staff use only. You may
park on Kingsford Avenue or Mark Pearce Avenue. Please do not drop off or pick up your
child(ren) in the parking lot, as it is unsafe. You may drop off or pick up your
child(ren) on Sharron Bay, past the front of the school (beyond the orange
cones), or at the walkways from the playground on Kingsford Avenue or Mark Pearce Avenue.
Students have a 15 minute recess in the morning
and in the afternoon. The morning recess is from 10:20–10:35
a.m. The afternoon recess is from 1:55–2:10 p.m. Students are expected to come dressed for outdoor weather, so they
can enjoy these breaks.
Please keep the school up to date by informing us of any changes
in business, home, sitter, or emergency phone numbers and/or
Visitors to the school are required to report to the school office
first where a sign-in/sign-out log is kept. All volunteers are asked to wear a
Lockdown, Hold & Secure Information for Schools
Your child's safety is very important to us. We have policies and procedures in place at both the divisional and school level to support their safety. Our school division has worked with the Winnipeg Police Service—as well as referencing materials from the RCMP and Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning—in order to review and strengthen the procedures we have in place to protect students and staff in the event of a safety threat at school. We would like to share details of these updated procedures with you now.
Safety procedures now fall into two categories: Hold-and-secure, and lockdown.
A hold-and-secure will be activated if there is a potential threat outside the school. In these situations, the police typically contact the school and direct the school to go into hold-and-secure. When there is no longer a threat outside the school building, the police inform us that we can resume regular activities.
If our school is in hold-and-secure, the following procedures will apply:
- All exterior doors will be locked.
- NO ENTRY signs will be placed on each door.
- No one will be permitted to leave or enter the school until school administration announces that hold-and-secure is over.
A lockdown will be activated if there is a potential threat inside the school building. If the school is in lockdown, the following procedures will apply:
- All students and staff will proceed to the nearest classroom or office.
- All doors to classrooms and offices will be locked and/or barricaded by the supervising adult.
- Students will be kept away from windows and doors and instructed to remain silent and still.
- No one will be permitted to leave their room until the lockdown is over.
All schools in RETSD are required to hold at least two lockdown drills and one hold-and-secure drill each school year. The purpose of the drills is to provide training for staff and students, so everyone knows what to do in the event of a safety threat. Everyone in the school building will participate in these drills. Students, staff, and parents will be informed in advance of these practice drills.
If your child arrives at school during a hold-and-secure or lockdown procedure, they must proceed to the school evacuation site, sign in, and remain there until directed otherwise by administration or police. The evacuation site for your child's school is: North Kildonan Community Centre, 1144 Kingsford Place, phone: 204-663-5028.
If you arrive at the school during a hold-and-secure or lockdown, do not attempt to enter the school. Instead, please proceed to the parent/guardian information site where divisional personnel will be available to assist you. The parent information site for your child's school is: North Kildonan Community Centre, 1144 Kingsford Place, phone: 204-663-5028.
If you hear about a serious emergency at your child's school through media reports or other means, do not proceed to the school. Instead, proceed immediately to the parent information site identified above.
Please do not call your child's cellphone during an emergency; particularly in a lockdown situation where it is critical to remain silent and still and not draw attention from any threat-makers who may be in the building
If you would like to read more information about safety policies in RETSD, please visit the RETSD website and scroll to Section E: Support Services.
If you have any questions about the procedures described above, please feel free to contact the principal or vice-principal at the school.