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High School Open Houses - Discover the Difference!

Explore unparalleled choices and opportunities open to all students throughout Regina.

Get the information you need on academic and extracurricular activities, as well as our unique programming such as Advanced Placement, Campus Regina Public, Martin Academy and the Balfour Arts Collective. Experience the best school spirit anywhere!

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Top 10 Tips for Financial Well-Being

Looking for tips and tricks to help you get and stay on track financially? Have a few money-related questions but haven’t found the right person to discuss it with in a non-judgmental environment? Wondering how you can spark a personal finance-related discussion with your child? This is the session for you! In 75 minutes, you will learn about money awareness, basics of investing, debt management and emergency funds in a fun and interactive discussion.

Join us on February 13th at 7PM at the Regina Public School Division Office

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Advantages to Being on Time to School

  • Smooth transition period - students who arrive at school with time to spare have the opportunity to settle into the classroom, prepare their materials and focus their minds on the lessons to come.
  • Important information – a typical school day starts with announcements and introductions to new lessons and concepts. Students who show up late may miss out on important details and be unprepared for future class events or key learning concepts.
  • Develops long-term positive habits – when students show up on time to school every day, they develop the habit of being punctual with important commitments. 
  • Self-esteem - arriving on time every day makes children feel good about themselves.

Arriving on time for school ensures that your child doesn’t miss out on the important learning activities that happen early in the day when they are most alert. Set your child up for success and make certain he/she arrives to school  On Time. Every Time.

Please take a moment to view videos featuring local community Leaders as they discuss the importance of everyone focusing on school attendance.
Attendance Matters

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Every Day Counts!

Facts about Attendance and Reading:

 

  • Early absenteeism, in preschool and Kindergarten, has a significant effect on a child’s ability to learn and to master reading. Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • A child who reads twenty minutes a day will be exposed to 1.8 million words per year. Source: Scholastic
  • Attending school regularly is consistently and significantly associated with higher rates of childhood literacy. Source: The Brookings Institution
  • Students can show strong gains in literacy if their attendance improves. Source: Attendance Works

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

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Dropping Off Your Child

 
 

Please drop your child off in a safe and appropriate spot. Follow the signs on Rink Avenue and pull over in these areas only.

The entrance to the parking lot needs to be clear for staff and for RPS delivery vehicles.

Please do not use the staff parking lot to drop off your children. This is not safe. Small children cannot be seen by other drivers. Staff have often seen potentially dangerous situations.

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

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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!