School Resource Office Program Review

You’re Invited!

We invite you to learn about and share your input regarding the School Resource Officer Program through an online survey and upcoming open houses in January and February 2023.

Who:     Parents, Guardians, Caregivers and Regina Public Schools & Regina Catholic Schools

What:   School Resource Officer Program Review

When: Starting January 24 until February 9 – 5 to 8 p.m. (come and go open houses)

Where: Multiple Regina Catholic and Regina Public Schools

Regina Public Schools and Regina Catholic Schools have engaged Praxis Consulting to conduct a review of the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. The School Resource Officer Program is delivered through a partnership with the School Divisions and the Regina Police Service. The SRO Program has been running for 43 years. As with any longstanding program, periodic reviews are an important process to undertake.

The SRO Program Review will provide an assessment of the program, including its strengths and challenges, from the perspective of school families including students, parents, guardians and caregivers, as well as staff and school administrators. It will also gather insight and perspectives on how the program can meet the future needs of schools and the community.

Information gathered in the open houses and the online survey will help inform recommendations to the Boards of Education for next steps with respect to the School Resource Officer Program.

Links to the online survey will be provided by Tuesday, January 24th on school division websites, social media and at the come-and-go sessions. Students are also encouraged to fill out the online survey. A series of focus groups were held with students in December 2022.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Harbour Landing / St Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha School Gym

4419 James Hill Road

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (come and go)

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Campbell Collegiate

Campbell Collegiate Multipurpose Space (McTavish’s)

102 Massey Road

 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (come and go)

Thursday, February 2, 2023

École Wascana Plains School/Ecole St. Elizabeth

École St. Elizabeth Gym

5125 E Green Brooks Way

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (come and go)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Plainsview School/St. Nicholas School

St. Nicholas School Gym

7741 Mapleford Gate

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (come and go)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School

Central Cafeteria

5757 Rochdale Blvd

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (come and go)

Thursday, February 9, 2023

mâmawêyatitân centre/Scott Collegiate

Multipurpose Room

3355 6th Avenue

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (come and go)

For additional information, as it develops, visit www.reginapublicschools.ca and www.rcsd.ca.

A PDF of this information is available here.

Kids Help Phone

December 12, 2022 -- Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.

Mental health tips and info - With Kids Help Phone’s web resources, young people can get information about how their thoughts, feelings and behaviours are connected and what they can do to care for their well-being.

Crisis support - If young people need help right now, they can text or Facebook message a trained, volunteer crisis responder at Kids Help Phone about anything they are going through. No issue is too big or too small.

Professional counselling - Young people can work with a professional counsellor at Kids Help Phone over the phone or through online chat to better understand what they are going through.

There is even more, including quizzes, games and activities; support forums and real-life stories; support service directory; and much more: https://kidshelpphone.ca/

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education continues to work with Kids Help Phone (KHP) to support greater awareness of their e-mental health services and resources, which are free to access and available 24/7 for people across Canada, including kids, teens, young adults and adults. KHP supports students with any issue on their mind, big or small.

KHP can be contacted by website, text and telephone. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education goal is for all children and youth in Saskatchewan to be aware of how to reach out to KHP for support.

For more information regarding KHP’s e-mental health services, please direct your attention to https://kidshelpphone.ca/, 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868.

Volunteering and the CRC

NOVEMBER 17, 2022 -- We welcome and encourage family and friends to volunteer in our school communities. Volunteer participation is an important complement to the work done by employees.

At the same time, Regina Public Schools is responsible to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all students and staff. For this reason, all volunteers who provide services to students on a recurring, scheduled basis, or who are present in a school on a recurring, scheduled basis prior to 6:00 p.m. on school days, require an original Criminal Record Check (CRC), including a vulnerable sector check.

The CRC must be provided by the Regina Police Service or, if the volunteer does not reside in Regina, from their local police agency, such as the RCMP.

There is a fee of $10.00 for processing a CRC for an individual in a volunteer capacity from the Regina Police Service. If the application is made online, there will be an additional fee of $9.95 (CRC and processing fees are the responsibility of the volunteer applicant.) In-person applications with Regina Police Service are by appointment only.

Individuals who volunteered during the past year and who have a satisfactory CRC on file do not require a new CRC for this school year. Volunteers are required to sign Administrative Procedure 403 – Reporting Criminal Charges annually. Individuals who have not volunteered for more than 12 consecutive months require a new CRC.

Regina residents can visit the Regina Police Service website for more details. If you reside outside of Regina, you must obtain your police information check from your local RCMP detachment or police service.

For more information about Regina Public Schools and the Criminal Record Check, please see this document and Administrative Procedure #402 Criminal Record Check.

Student and staff safety go hand in hand with learning excellence.

Student Citizenship Awards

OCTOBER 27, 2022 -- Public Schools of Saskatchewan will be recognizing public school student groups or classes that support citizenship or character building within their schools or community by providing annual Student Citizenship Awards. Student groups or classes at elementary and high school will be recognized for their contributions. There will be three $1,000 awards for Grades 1 to 8 and three $1,000 awards for Grades 9 to 12.

Read details and find the application form here: Public-Section-Student-Citizenship-Awards-Information-and-Application-2023.pdf

Fire Prevention Week 2022

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 -- The 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week is October 9 to 15, 2022, and the theme is "Fire won't wait. Plan your escape." Today's homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Visit the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) official Fire Prevention Week website for tons of great information, activities, ideas, resources and more!

Use this fire safety information to support your emergency planning at home.

Home safety action plan

Home escape plan grid

EVENTS IN REGINA:

Fire Survival Skills for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students on October 12, 2022 (mâmawêyatitân centre)

Children's Book Reading for Kindergarten to Grade 2 students on October 13, 2022 (Regina Public Library Albert Branch)

Free Pancake Breakfast for everyone on October 14, 2022 (mâmawêyatitân centre)