Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Registrations

It’s time to enrol your children in Regina Public Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.

Application for Pre-Kindergarten and registration for Kindergarten are now available. 

OUR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Children 5 years of age as of December 31, 2017 may register for Kindergarten in Regina Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

Our Kindergarten program builds on early learning principles, paying particular attention to the environment and the roles of conversation and play in children's learning experiences.

The full-day program, which runs on alternating days has a qualified teacher who provides programming designed to facilitate inquiry through children's play for up to 25 children.

Environments are carefully designed to inspire children to wonder, ask questions, and be curious; promote the holistic nature of children's learning; and encourage independence, responsibility, and participation.

Regina Public Schools offers Kindergarten in both English and French. Each program follows a language-specific curriculum as set forth by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.

OUR PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Children between three years as of date of application and four years of age as of December 31, 2017 may apply for Pre-Kindergarten in Regina Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

Our Pre-Kindergarten program is a developmentally appropriate early childhood education program for three- and four-year-old children.

Space is limited and children who would benefit most from enhanced programming and meet eligibility criteria, based upon Saskatchewan Ministry of Education guidelines, are prioritized for enrolment.

The half-day program, which runs Monday through Thursday, has a qualified teacher and teacher associate who provide play and exploration based programming for up to 16 children.

Programming is child-centred, self-directed, and focused on holistic child development: socialemotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual.

Family engagement is an important part of the Pre-Kindergarten program. Through active involvement in the Pre-Kindergarten program, parents enhance their parenting skills and share responsibility for the well-being and education of their children.

Regina Public Schools offers Pre-Kindergarten in English. Each program follows a specific curriculum as set forth by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. 

SCC Paint Nite Fundraiser

Please join the School Community Council (SCC) for a fun filled evening

To raise funds needed for our outdoor enhancement initiatives

When: Friday May 26th

Time: 7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30

Where: Sandman Hotel, 1800 Victoria East

Cost: $45 + (PST) per person

Limited spaces available-register early

NOT exclusively for Ford Families, we encourage you to bring a friend, family member, have a ladies night out, bring out co-workers, bring your sister, your mother, have a date night with your spouse, having a birthday come celebrate with us, bring whomever you wish.

The Sandman Hotel has graciously donated their space so we can raise money…

They will be providing appetizers, desserts and beverages for you to purchase at our event. Remember attendees must be 19 to attend.

Please register and pay online DO NOT send money to the school

Log on to the school website to find this event or register at below address- these fill up fast

https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1179289

This is a SCC run event, not a school run event please call or email the committee for more information.

For further information please contact our committee chair-Kari at 306-550-8249 or Lisa- the paint night chair at 306-533-8620.

Or drop us an email at whfordscc@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Regina Board of Education

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the public meeting of the Regina Board of Education, the Director of Education, Greg Enion shared information relating to the 2017-18 Provincial Budget.

The points he made are available on the news page of the Regina Public Schools website.  Please take the time to read this information about the potential financial impact of theProvincial Budget Regina Public Schools.

The direct link to the website information is.

http://www.rbe.sk.ca/news/2017/03/provincial-budget-information-board-meeting

 

W. H. Ford Newsletter

 

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Regina Public School Division Focus

Parent Portal Passwords

In response to Saskatchewan Ministry of Education curriculum outcomes, school divisions across the province have adjusted their report cards. The new curriculum is smaller and expressed in "outcome" rather than objective form.  Teachers base  curriculum on outcomes, using them to determine assessment and decide on the resources that the class will use.  Curruculum requirements require problem-solving, critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, scientific open-mindedness and willingness to question and promote discussion.  Mastery of outcomes requires assessment that goes beyond tests and includes a variety of evidence that goes beyond numbers. 

Elementary (Grades 1 - 8) Regina Public Schools students receive a Progress Report that gives an overall course Level of Acheivement.  In addition, Levels of Achievement are given for specific outcomes for literacy and mathematics in an Outcome Report. 

A parent portal is available to all parents in RPS for students in grades one to eight. 

To encourage regular communication between school and home regarding student achievement, PowerSchool Parent Portal is available for all students from Grades 1 - 12.  Parents should contact their child's school for information for accessing Parent Portal. 

Please visit the office to obtain your Parent Portal password.

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Regina Public Schools 2017/2018 School Calendar

Weekly Calendar for W.H. FORD School

At W. H. Ford School we want to encourage families to visit our school website regularly to find out what is happening in and around the school.

Each week we will be adding new stories, events and updates about the school.

Our School Hours are 8:53am - 11:45am  and   12:45pm - 3:37pm 

 

Monday,  May 22

Enjoy Victoria Day

Tuesday,  May 23  Day 1

Gr. 7 Canoeing

Gr. 3/4 Art Club at 3:37pm

Softball Practice at 3:45pm

Wednesday,  May 24  Day 2

PreK  Family Day

Softball Game vs. Mironuck School

Thursday,  May 25  Day 3

Gr. 1/2's Field Trip 

Ms. Gair Field Trip

Friday, May 26 Day 4

Band Concert at W.H. Ford at 1:00pm Everyone welcome!

Gr. 8 Band Concert at WKC

No school for DPS

SCC Paint Night

Upcoming Events:

Friday, June 9th Professional Development Day

Safe School Procedures

As you visit the school you will notice signs on our main entrance door asking visitors and families to check in at the office.

The safety of your child is most important to us.

Families of students in PreKindergarten, Kindergarten and Discovery Pre-School will be encouraged to pick up their child at the classroom entrance doors.

Families with children in Grades 1 to 8 will be asked to meet their child on the playground

or to wait at the office for their child.

 

Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to ensure the safety of all of our children.

New Cold Weather Procedures

Regina Public Schools transportation has  implemented a new cold weather procedure effective in the 2014-2015 school year. 

If the wind chill is –45C or higher at 7:00 a.m., all student transportation will be cancelled. 

If the wind chill is –40C or higher at 7:00 a.m., transportation for students requiring vehicles equipped with lifts (for students in wheelchairs) will be cancelled. 

All schools will remain open, unless otherwise notified. 

In the event of any cold weather/wind chill cancellations, parents will be notified by school connects telephone or text notification system. Please ensure that your correct contact information has been recorded at your school. 

In the event of a transportation system-wide transportation cancellation or school closure due to weather, all local Regina TV, newspaper and radio outlets will broadcast this information both on the web and on the air. 

 

Information will also be tweeted by @RegPublicSchool, and announced at www.rbe.sk.ca in the Important Announcement section.

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