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Since the suspension of classes in March, our Riverside staff greatly misses seeing our students and their families. On Friday, May 8, 2020, rain or shine (or apparently snow) we wanted to have a “We Miss You” parade through our attendance area to see our students and families, even if it had to be from a distance.  We were touched by the enthusiasm and creativity of the students and families who braved the weather to show us their smiling faces

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Kassia Miller, teacher with Vincent Massey Public School, engaged students in an ELA and PAA combined assignment. The students were asked to find a recipe that they would cook for their family.  They would then type it out in the google documents or create slides. They were asked, with the help of a family member, to be safe and collect ingredients while reminding them of social distancing and hand washing. Once all ingredients were acquired, they would create a meal

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SRPSD and the Saskatchewan Government Celebrates Early Childhood Education

Our community is becoming more aware that children begin learning right from birth, and it is very important that parents and early childhood educators are providing early learning that supports positive child development.  We know that parents are a child’s first and most influential teachers, but many children are also supported in their development by other caregivers, including childcare educators.  As part of this, the month of May has been proclaimed Early Childhood Education Month, and the government has specifically

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City Recommends to Refrain from Visiting Playground Structures

The City of Prince Albert supports the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s (SHA) direction in regards to social distancing and, in cooperation with the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division and Prince Albert Catholic School Division, continue to work on implementing protective measures to limit the possible transmission of COVID-19. The City of Prince Albert highly recommends residents refrain from visiting public playground structures at this time. The surface of play structures are high touch areas and can be dirty and full of germs.

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March 20, 2020 Update

March 20, 2020 Hello Families, The Ministry of Education has asked the division to share the attached message with all of our SRPSD families: Ministry of Education message to families.  If you have difficulty in seeing the original message through the attchment, the key points are summarized below: First, thank you to students, parents and caregivers for your understanding during these extraordinary times. We appreciate your patience and your flexibility. We are workinghard to address the needs of students, staff and

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Message to all – March 18

March 18, 2020 Dear Families, Thank you for the amazing support you have provided to our schools and our staff during this uncertain time. It is during these challenging times that it becomes so clear the importance of relationship and understanding. Thank you for your care and encouragement. You will know that classes have been suspended indefinitely starting March 20, 2020. We would like to know how long this suspension will last, but we do not have that information. In

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Covid-19 Update – March 16

March 16, 2020 Dear Families, As you likely have heard, the Government of Saskatchewan has just announced that due to COVID-19, classes in pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 will be suspended indefinitely, starting Friday, March 20, 2020.  For the period of March 16th to March 19th, pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 classes will wind down. This means that parents who are able to keep children home should do so immediately, with no absence or grade impacts. Parents with limited childcare options have

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SRPSD Schools Respond to COVID-19

March 13, 2020 Dear Families, The safety of our students and staff members is our first priority so that we can then focus on excellence in teaching and learning.  The first confirmed case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is in Saskatchewan, so to promote safety and reduce spread of disease, our school division will continue to be guided by Public Health.  First we want to remind parents and families to review effective hygiene practices: Practice proper coughing and sneezing etiquette (into bend

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SRPSD Job Action Response

March 9, 2020 Dear Families, Last week, the division informed families about the potential for teacher job action.  We have now received official notice that the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) will be restricting teacher services beginning March 12, 2020 and until further notice.  Here is the link to the information that the STF has made public: https://www.stf.sk.ca/teaching-saskatchewan/collective-bargaining/sanctions This job action will impact schools in several ways and SRPSD will be adjusting school operations accordingly.  Specifically, his adjustment means: Extra-curricular activities that

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