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eSchool Learning

DECEMBER 3, 2020 – Updated -- Regina Public Schools is now providing remote learning for the 2020-21 school year. eSchool – Regina Public Schools Online Learning is for students who require an alternative way of learning outside of a school classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Courses are for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students and are specifically designed for learning in an online environment. Each online course will be taught by a teacher who will provide learning resources, activities, assessment, and opportunities for interaction. Because online learning is facilitated through the internet, course materials and activities will be accessible to Regina Public Schools students as long as a student is currently registered at a Regina public school and has a device and internet connectivity. However, some learning is also designed to take place offline, in part to avoid excessive screen time. eSchool is administered by Regina Public Schools and there will be no cost to our school families.

Kindergarten to Grade 8 curriculum is available. High school core credits are available; high school elective credits will be offered based on need. Intensive Support programming will be offered. Elementary French Immersion programming may be available based on student need and available resources.

Students who register for eSchool will be required to commit to remote learning for a designated time frame. Part-time enrolment is not available. Students will have opportunities to return to their home school at natural transition times during the school year (end of reporting periods).

General registration for eSchool is facilitated through students’ home school.

To register for eSchool:

Elementary eSchool Registration and Deadlines

As of November 5, 2020, all new eSchool students must follow the below process to register for eSchool:

  1. Contact home school to discuss transition from in-person classroom to eSchool.
  2. Parents/guardians and students will collaborate with home school administration to facilitate a referral to eSchool.
  3. Home school administration will share eSchool registration form with students and parents/guardians.
  4. eSchool administration will be notified of application by home school administration.
  5. Students will be contacted by eSchool staff to arrange for registration.

This process will take 7 to 14 days to complete as students need to be transferred and enrolled in the online environment. Please call your home school for more information. 

Elementary eSchool registration will re-open January 25, 2021 and close February 2, 2021.

The registration of an elementary student in eSchool reflects the commitment from a student and their caregivers to remain at eSchool until March 8, 2021.

Future Elementary eSchool enrolment dates

The final elementary eSchool registration dates for the 2020-21 school year will be open from March 8 to 19, 2021.

High School eSchool

As of November 5, 2020, all students interested in registering for eSchool must follow the process below:

  1. Contact home school to discuss transition from in-person classroom to eSchool.
  2. Parents/guardians and students will collaborate with home school to facilitate a referral to eSchool.
  3. Home school administration will share eSchool registration form with students and parents/guardians.
  4. ESchool staff will contact student to arrange for registration.
  5. Note for Regina Public high schools have differing Quint schedules: eSchool staff will make every effort to offer students the classes in which they are currently registered at their home school. While every attempt will be made to offer the same classes, eSchool cannot guarantee that all classes will be offered each Quint.
  6. New registrations for Quint 3 will be accepted:
      1. Between December 7 and December 14, 2020. All registrations submitted by December 14, 2020 will begin classes on January 4, 2021.

and

      1. Between January 4 and 6, 2021. All registrations submitted by January 6, 2021 will begin classes by the January 13, 2021.
  1. Registration will close January 6, 2021. No new registrations will occur after this date.
  2. Registration dates for Quint 4 will be announced at a later date. 

*The registration of a high school student in eSchool reflects the commitment from a student and their caregivers to remain at eSchool until the end of Quint 3. 

This process will take four to seven days to complete as students need to be transferred and enrolled in the online environment. Please call your home school for more information.

If you have any questions, please email eschool@rbe.sk.ca

For information relating to Home-Based Education, please click here.

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Return to School Handbook

September 1, 2020 -- Regina Public Schools families can now read most details about returning to school in one document. The Return to School Parent/Caregiver Handbook includes all the information school families may need to know about school in September and beyond.

The handbook includes:

- Safety precaution details and what the schools and learning will be like in the coming school year

- Transportation

- Curriculum, instruction and assessment for Kindergarten to Grade 12

- Support Services information for students with intensive needs

- Program information for the 2020-21 school year

- Facilities disinfecting and cleaning information

This handbook details school division-wide information. Parents and caregivers are reminded to always contact their schools and high schools directly for specific information about those schools. This handbook is subject to change, pending direction from the Government of Saskatchewan and local and provincial health authorities.

The Return to School Parent/Caregiver Handbook is available here.

For a return-to-school safety plan infographic, follow this link.

Follow this link for more specific details about the Regina Public Schools Fall 2020 School Reopening Plan.

adminrpsweb Tue, 09/01/2020 - 12:59

Changes to Expect at Elementary Schools

August 14, 2020 -- The return to school is just around the corner and parents, caregivers and students are preparing for a school year that will be like no other. Regina Public Schools administrators and staff are also planning, preparing and getting ready to re-open schools and restart education in a way that is as safe as possible for students and staff and that honours the guidelines and direction provided by the Government of Saskatchewan, as well as by local and provincial health and public health authorities.

What’s new?

We are encouraging elementary school parents and caregivers to register for the 2020-21 school year by going online. This is only for students new to the division, or for students going to a new school. Students enrolled at a school from a previous year are automatically registered. For families interested in e-Learning, more information will be available, including how to register. Registration will be through Regina Public Schools, and is available for all families who chose to use it. More details are coming as soon as possible.  For families interested in Home-Based Education, please follow this link.

What to expect on the first day of school?

For health and safety and to make the transition back to school less stressful during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the first four days of school will be very different than in previous years. The first day of school is September 1, however school start will be staggered. This means that not all students will start and attend school at the same time during the first week. Exact times and details will be available soon and will also be sent to all families directly from their school in the third week of August, 2020.

The reason for this is to help students and staff transition to learning safely. During these first four days, there will be fewer students in class and teachers and other staff will be able to work more closely with students to help them adjust to safety guidelines and to learn about how their school days will be different.

Families with questions should contact their school. Schools will contact Pre-K and Kindergarten families about school start details.

 

Adjusted Recess

One way to help keep students physically distant is to limit large gatherings. In previous years, the time before and after morning and afternoon recesses were times where most students gathered in hallways and other small spaces.

New for 2020-21, all elementary schools will be following adjusted recesses. This means that the morning recess will be at 8:53 to 9:08 a.m. and the afternoon recess will be from 3:22 to 3:37 p.m. These times will have adult supervision on the playgrounds.

School transportation will also be altered to ensure that students arrive to school in ways to further encourage physical distancing on the playground and at school entrances.

What about playing and body breaks? Teachers will be providing morning and afternoon breaks for their classes during the instructional day, as needed. Individual classes on the playground will reduce crowding and may help students stay safe!

Some Regina Public Schools have been successfully using adjusted recesses for many years. They can provide teachers with more flexibility with instruction time and play time.

Note that there may be some minor time differences for schools with joint transportation or who previously had an adjusted recess. Please check with your school.

Help us cut down on school zone congestion to stay safe!

Regina Public Schools is encouraging all school families who do not use school division transportation to get to school safely. Please do not drive or stop vehicles within one block of your school. Walk, bike run and stride over to school.

Car and people congestion around schools makes keeping physically distant difficult. Please help make the transition back to school a safe one. This poster will be at all schools

School is for students and staff!

Regina Public Schools will be limiting and restricting public access to schools. Cleaning and disinfecting all school rooms and areas will be a regular activity every day. We are trying to ensure that we know who to expect in our schools and where they will be in the building.

Schools will encourage electronic and telephone communication with parents, when possible. All school guests and visitors will be asked to contact the school prior to visiting. Before entering the school, they will be greeted by staff.

Members of the public will not be permitted into the schools and guest speakers and outside presenters will not be allowed until further notice.

Signage at schools will reinforce that all visitors and guests must call a specific phone number prior to entry.

Each school will have its own specific plan for visitor and guest safety and that will be shared with parents.

Masks required and recommended where necessary

Regina Public Schools will be requiring all Grades 4 to 12 students to wear non-medical masks while at school and recommending that all pre-kindergarten to Grade 3 students wear non-medical masks while at school. In both cases, this will apply when physical distancing is not possible.

All staff and visitors in our schools will be required to wear masks.

All students and staff using Regina Public Schools transportation will be required to wear non-medical masks while being transported. See details here.

What to expect for high school?

We are working to come up with plans to allow for safer physical distancing in our high schools. Stay tuned here – more to come as soon as plans are finalized.

Expect to hear more details directly from your schools by the third week of August.

Important Message for Parents/Guardians and Students

JUNE 22, 2020 -- Please CLICK HERE for an important message for parents/guardians and students from the Director of Education and Chair of the Board.

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