SCC Parent I.C.E. Presentation

Thank you to all of our W.H. Ford families that attended the ICE presentation on Thursday, January 26th.

Here is a link to a few of the resources that the ICE unit provided us with:

https://www.protectchildren.ca/app/en/overview

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (Sask ICE) is an Integrated Unit that falls under the Criminal Investigations Division of the Regina Police Service.

The Sask ICE Unit is comprised of members from the Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, Prince Albert Police Service and the RCMP.

Due to the increasing crimes of exploiting children through the use of the Internet, a proposal seeking an Integrated Unit to investigate these crimes, was brought forward to these respective Policing agents and the Provincial Government.The Sask ICE Unit became operational in the spring of 2009.

The Units mandate is to reduce Internet-facilitated child sexual exploitation by identifying victimized children and investigating and assisting in the prosecution of sexual offenders.

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 2016/2017 School Calendar

Changes for Grade 1 Transportation for 2016-17 School Year

 

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, February 27  Day 5

Boys' Basketball Practice at 8:00AM

Girls' Basketball Game at Pawson School

Jr. & Sr. FIAP Swimming

Tuesday, February 28  Day 1

SRC Jersey Day

Boys' Basketball Game at Ford

Mrs. Schick Cross Country Skiing

Wednesday, March 1   Day 2

Girls Basketball Game at Mironuck

Thursday,  March 2  Day 3

Full Band at WKC

Gr. 6/7 Healthy Relationships

Friday, March 3  Day 4

Sr. Skating at the Wickenheiser

Upcoming Events:

SCC Meeting March 14th at 7:00PM

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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