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Survey time!

January 14, 2021--Your Board of Education and school division would like to know your thoughts about the recent temporary remote learning in which all students participated, before and after the holiday break.

We are asking parents, guardians, students and employees to participate in a voluntary, anonymous and confidential survey. Deadline for completing the survey is January 29, 2021.

A summary of the survey results will be on the Regina Public Schools website, when available.

Surveys were sent home from all schools on January 14, 2021. The survey link is available here.

Welcome Back

JANUARY 5, 2021 -- Welcome back to all staff and students. Temporary remote learning has begun for all elementary, high school and eSchool students. Schools will reopen for in-class learning for elementary and high school students on Monday, January 11, 2021.

The school division office is now open for regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. Monday to Friday. All visitors to the school division office or to schools are asked to please follow instructions posted on every building entrance, including using the QR code for potential future contact tracing. All visitors must also  wear masks and use the hand sanitizer available at every entrance.

Board Season's Greetings

DECEMBER 11, 2020 -- The Regina Board of Education has made a video wishing all Regina Public Schools employees season’s greetings. When you have a moment, please take the time to view the heartfelt messages from our trustees.

This video is also a great opportunity for parents/caregivers, students and the public to be further introduced to the new Board members. It is worth the watch! Subtitles are included in the video for the benefit of all viewers.

Board Season’s Greetings Video

Beware of Thin Ice Conditions

DECEMBER 8, 2020 -- Even though ice has formed on some water surfaces in Regina, residents are reminded to stay away from all bodies of water, including Wascana Lake and creek/storm channels and detention ponds in residential neighbourhoods.

Throughout the winter season, do not walk, ski, skate or play on any body of water. Parents/caregivers are asked to take a few moments to talk with children about this important safety rule.

If you see people, particularly children, close to thin ice, call Regina Police Service at (306) 777-6500. In an emergency involving people or pets, call 9-1-1.

Temporary Remote Learning Announced

DECEMBER 7, 2020 -- Regina Public Schools is announcing that all schools will move to temporary remote learning. Effective December 14, 2020, all Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in all elementary and high school classes will move from in-class learning to remote learning, and will return to in-class learning on January 11, 2021.

All Regina Public Schools staff will continue to work safely in schools and offices. Teachers and school-based staff will provide ongoing online learning coursework and resources for all students to continue their learning for the weeks of December 14th and January 4th, with the scheduled holiday break taking place from December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021.

COVID Identified, Parents Called, School Open

December 5, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Health Authority informed us that there was one case of COVID-19 in an individual at Balfour Collegiate. 

For the safety of students and staff, and in consultation with Public Health, we have informed all close contacts and provided them information about self-isolation. The affected students and classes will begin remote learning and will not return to the school until December 15th, as long as they are feeling healthy. Remote Learning will begin for those students on December 7th.

We have also contacted all school families by automated telephone call to inform them.

Letters will be sent to all school families on Monday, December 7, 2020

New Board Chair and Vice-Chair

The Organizational Meeting of the Regina Board of Education was held on November 17, 2020. Mr. Adam Hicks was declared elected by acclamation to the office of Chairperson, and Ms. Tara Molson was declared elected to the position of Vice-Chairperson, both effective immediately.

In addition, the Board adopted the following motion:

That, during the period December 2020 to September 2021, regular meetings of the Board be held on the following days:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020      Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021        Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021        Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021            Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021          Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Parents as Career Coaches

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 -- The Regina District Industry Education Council is hosting a two-night virtual "Parents as Career Coaches" event on Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The event, titled "Funding Your Child's Education," will connect parents/guardians with representatives from TCU Financial, Canada Saskatchewan Student Loans and post-secondary institutions to provide valuable information on funding students' education.

There will also be two $500 bursaries awarded to two lucky Grade 12 students!

Please CLICK HERE for the agenda.

A Message from Saskatchewan's Education Partners

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 -- Please click on the letter below to read an important message from the Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials (SASBO), Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) and Saskatchewan League of Educational Administrators, Directors & Superintendents (LEADS), requesting that we all do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Regina Public Schools is an active member of each one of these Saskatchewan education sector organizations.

Open Letter from Saskatchewan’s Education Partners