Absences Add Up!

Did you know?
-Being on time for school sets your child up for a great day of learning.
-Even in Kindergarten, absences can cause children to fall behind in their learning.
-Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it difficult to learn to read – a critical future skill.

Please take a moment to view this video featuring local community Leaders as they discuss the importance of everyone focusing on school attendance. Attendance Matters - United Way Regina

Click to view the full poster:  Absences Add Up


Awesome Education Week at W.H. Ford

The theme this year was A World of Learning for Every Student.

We celebrated with our first Best. Effort. Always. Assembly that recognized 14 fantastic Ford students demonstrating effort and grit. This is not about marks or test scores! It is about doing your best work even when the work is tough.

Ford Families joined us for Going Bananas for Books!  Students read with their families Thursday morning and we enjoyed a nutritious snack together.

We had Chief Evan Bray and three star Pat Players reading to students on Friday morning. The students loved the hear them read and answer questions.

Orange Shirt Day, September 28

On Friday, September 28 our school with recognize Orange Shirt Day.

From the 1880s until the last school shut down in 1996, Canada's residential school system forced about 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Metis children to attend church-run facilities that aimed to "take the Indian out of the child."

The students faced widespread neglect and abuse in the schools, which was examined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that released a report with 94 recommendations.

It took Phyllis Webstad 40 years to find a way to re-frame her experience to fight racism and bullying under the motto "every child matters" — and by using orange.

On Sept. 30, 2013, Webstad organized the first Orange Shirt Day in Williams Lake to acknowledge the harm that Canada's residential school system has left in generations of indigenous families and their communities.


School Cash Online HELP

If you need some help getting set up on this program....

Under the Parents tab at the top of the page, you will see School Cash Online. Select this. Look for "Get Started Now" and follow the Steps. Once you receive a confirmation email, please select the "Click Here" option and then login and add each of your children to your household account.  

IF you have any questions or difficulty, you need to reach out to the experts on this website. There are three ways: You could select the GET HELP option in the top right hand area of the School Cash Online website. You can also call the parent help desk at 1-866-961-1803 or email parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com. They are available 24 hours a day. They can assist you!

Best. Effort. Always.

Families play an integral role in student achievement and success at school. We want to work with you to support your child’s growth.


One way we are doing this is through the “Best. Effort. Always.” vision. We expect each student at Ford to show us his or her best effort each and every day. It isn’t about the final mark… it is about the growth from where ever he/she starts. We are working towards building “grit” and having the ability to keep trying when work is tough. We believe this can have a life-long impact. Consider watching Angela Duckworth’s “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” on Youtube to understand our hope and vision for our students. Perhaps you can carry this motto into your home too!