Balfour Arts Collective Masterclasses

APRIL 6, 2021 -- Throughout the year, Balfour Arts Collective (BAC) will be collaborating with local artists to offer virtual ArtsCool! masterclasses. The classes feature local artists sharing their skills with BAC students and our community. These lessons are designed for all levels of artists. Take a look below and try it out. Most importantly, have fun! Be sure to tag us on Instagram and share your results!

For the video on the Balfour Arts Collective website, please CLICK HERE.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GUdvJaQUEg

Remote Learning Extended

APRIL 1, 2021 -- Regina Public Schools is extending temporary remote learning (Level 4) by two weeks. This decision follows recommendations from Regina Medical Health Officers as a result of continued cases of COVID-19 and the spread of Variants of Concern.

Temporary remote learning at all Regina Public schools and for all Pre-K to Grade 12 students will continue until April 23rd. In-class learning will resume on Monday, April 26, 2021.

This is not a decision we make lightly. We have sought out the advice of local and provincial health authorities; we have listened to our school families, our employees and our Board. We have also consulted with our partners in other Regina-area school divisions. This continuation of temporary remote learning is the most prudent and proactive step we can make to minimize the very real COVID-19 health risk to our students, staff, their families and to our Regina communities.

Both the Regina Board of Education and the administration of the school division understand the challenges this two-week extension may present to school families. The school division is acting on the encouragement of the Regina Medical Health Officers and for the safety of students and staff.

It is hoped that this early notice of the extension of temporary remote learning will minimize further disruption to families by allowing them to plan for the next few weeks. Additionally, teachers and school-based staff will have the opportunity to better plan for continuing remote student learning. Regina Public Schools staff will work during this period and, as previously announced, the majority of them will continue to have the option to work from home. Schools will remain open for staff during this period. Note that all schools will be closed during the Spring Break from April 2 to 9, 2021. School families will receive more details and learning resources from teachers and their schools following the Spring Break.

During this extended period, some school-based staff who are not directly involved in teaching students will be tasked with identifying, reaching out and engaging with students who have been challenged by remote learning.

While the plan is now to return to in-class learning on April 26, 2021, consultation with local and provincial health authorities, as well as with the Ministry of Education, continues and the school division may return to in-class learning earlier if the Regina-and-area health restriction conditions merit.

For more COVID-19-related information and resources, please visit the COVID-19 link at www.saskatchewan.ca.

Greg Enion

Director of Education

Nominate a Deserving Staff Member

MARCH 31, 2021 -- Regina Public Schools employees make the difference in the lives and the futures of all of our students. A smile from a child, a “thank you” from a parent or a “great job!” from a colleague are signs of how you are contributing in small and in big ways to the Regina community and its citizens.

Peer and community recognition can be meaningful indicators of merit. More than a decade ago, the Regina Board of Education introduced the Shared Values Recognition Program (SVRP). Since that time, many exceptional staff members who have most exemplified the Shared Values, were recognized and honoured. I Belong; I Respect; I Want to Know and I Am Responsible...these Shared Values have informed our school division’s recent past and, with the support of employees, they will continue to inspire our future as we listen, grow and evolve to meet the needs of our many communities and students.

The past year was challenging for any kind of personal gathering or recognition. In the 2019-20 school year, 10 SVRP recipients were selected. Although there was no formal in-person recognition, Director of Education Greg Enion presented their recognition plaques. What the 2020-21 school year will bring in terms of opportunities to recognize our peers publicly remains unknown. In spite of this uncertainty, the Board of Education and the school division administration are pleased to launch the SVRP for this school year.  

We are encouraging Regina Public Schools staff, parents/caregivers, students and community members to recognize and honour those who make a difference in our schools and offices. We are looking for staff who exemplify the Shared Values and who make significant contributions through their work. As part of this program, up to 10 Regina Public Schools employees will be honoured at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

The deadline for this year's nominations is Friday, April 30, 2021.

For the nomination form and program rules, please visit https://www.reginapublicschools.ca/shared_values_recognition_program.

Letter Shared with All School Families

March 22, 2021 -- On Friday, March 19th, Regina Public Schools announced that it would be moving to temporary remote learning, otherwise known as Level 4, effective March 24th for high schools and March 29th for elementary schools. All in-school classes are scheduled to resume on April 12, 2021. Please note that the scheduled Spring Break is from April 2nd to April 9th.

A letter from Director of Education Greg Enion will be sent to all school families on Monday, March 22, 2021 detailing this decision. Any questions should be directed to individual schools.

Read the letter here.

Move to Level 4 Remote Learning for All Students

March 19, 2021 -- Regina Public Schools, in consultation and with the support of Regina Medical Health Officers is announcing that it is moving to Level 4, temporary remote learning.

  • Effective March 24, 2021, all Grades 9 to 12 high school students will begin remote learning.
  • Effective March 29, 2021, all Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 students will begin remote learning.
  • All Pre-K to Grade 12 in-school classes will resume on April 12, 2021.
  • The scheduled Spring Break is on April 2 to April 9.

School families will receive letters and more information on Monday, March 22nd.

Supported by the Regina Board of Education, the move to temporary remote learning, or Level 4, is a proactive intervention in response to the rise of COVID-19 Variants of Concern in Regina and its communities. This announcement is intended to provide school families and school staff the opportunity to prepare for the temporary change to in-school learning.