International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

MARCH 15, 2021 -- March 21st is designated by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to focus on respect, equality and diversity.

It’s a day observed all around the world to focus attention on the problems of racism and the need to promote racial harmony. The UN made this designation in 1966 to mark a tragic event that took place on March 21, 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa when 69 peaceful demonstrators were killed during a protest against apartheid.

Canada was one of the first countries to support the UN initiative and launched its first annual campaign against racial discrimination in 1989.

To see a list of the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan events, please CLICK HERE.

 

WorkSafe Youth Video Contest

MARCH 10, 2021 -- WorkSafe Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) invite students in Grades 9 to 12 to create a two-minute video about workplace health and safety. The theme "Focus on safety" must be used. Prizes range from $500 to $1,500.

The contest closes on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

For details, please CLICK HERE.

Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge

MARCH 5, 2021 -- The 2021 Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge (formerly Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge) is now open to all Saskatchewan schools. The Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge encourages grassroots initiatives to promote student nutrition and healthier school environments through nutrition-related activities and programming. Cash awards of $10,000 each will be awarded to 10 successful applicants.

To learn more about the Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge and to download the application, visit the Saskatchewan School Boards Association website using the link below:

https://saskschoolboards.ca/partner-organizations/mosaic-school-nutrition-challenge/

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021. For more information about the Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge, please contact challenge@sasktel.net.

COVID Case Identified, School Remains Open

March 2, 2021 – the Saskatchewan Health Authority informed us that there was one case of COVID-19 at Ruth Pawson School. Close contacts have been called.

The school remains open. Letters will be sent to all school families on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 and remote learning will begin for affected students.

If there are any additional close contacts identified at the school, they will be contacted directly by Public Health. A close contact is someone who has been within two metres (six feet) of someone for a cumulative 15 minutes. 

If any staff, student or school family members show any symptoms, they should please stay home and contact Healthline 811. Symptoms are described here.

For more information about the process Regina Public Schools follows when there is a case of COVID-19 in our schools, please read this on our web site. https://www.reginapublicschools.ca/keep_you_informed.

Student Citizenship Awards

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 -- 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: https://www.saskpublicschools.ca/docs/Public-Section-Student-Citizenship-Awards-Information-and-Application-Form.pdf

Nominate a Deserving Staff Member

FEBRUARY 25, 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.

Details of how to nominate, including forms and deadlines, will soon be shared through schools, websites and social media. Please watch out for them and start thinking about who among you most exemplifies the Shared Values.

For more information, please visit https://www.reginapublicschools.ca/shared_values_recognition_program.