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Class closed and moved to remote learning

January 18, 2022 -- Due to multiple cases of COVID-19 reported in the Grade 7/8 A classroom at W.F. Ready School, that class will transition to remote learning on Wednesday, January 19th. Students will return to school on Monday, January 31st, if they are feeling well and are symptom-free.

Individuals who may be considered as close contacts have been informed and this information will be posted on individual school websites and on Twitter.

If there are any future close contacts identified at the school, they will be contacted.

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

Text Sent to School Families

January 17, 2022 -- Did you receive this message? It is legitimate. Parents/guardians and emergency contacts of Regina Public Schools students may receive this text message to voluntarily opt in for the family communication (text) system. Text messages are only used for urgent communication to families.

We apologize for not providing any prior notice. We just learned that a recent coding change to our information system triggered these texts. Although mostly new families will receive them, others who had previously opted in for the urgent text communication notices may also receive them.

Opting in is completely voluntary. Thank you for your understanding.

Class closed and moved to remote learning

January 14, 2022 -- Due to multiple cases of COVID-19 reported in the Jr. FIAP classroom at W.F. Ready School, that class will transition to remote learning on Tuesday, January 18th. Students will return to school on Monday, January 24th, if they are feeling well and are symptom-free.

Individuals who may be considered as close contacts have been informed and this information will be posted on individual school websites and on Twitter.

If there are any future close contacts identified at the school, they will be contacted.

Family Literacy Day/Week 2022

JANUARY 14, 2022 -- The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed January 27, 2022, as Family Literacy Day and January 23 to 29, 2022, as Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan. The week provides opportunities for communities, libraries, schools and other organizations to plan events that raise awareness about the importance of family literacy. Parents with literacy skills support children to acquire literacy skills, contributing to strong families and strong communities.

You are invited to celebrate with the Saskatchewan Literacy Network and the nine Family Literacy hubs by joining a free livestream event on Thursday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m. CST. Local authors and illustrator Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner will share from their book, “When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar."

How We Report Cases of COVID-19

January 11, 2022 -- Regina Public Schools communicates incidents of cases of COVID-19 in schools. The school division also reports if a classroom has moved to remote learning. The school division does not currently report on individual case numbers in schools.

Why the changes?

We used to report case numbers. In 2021, individual cases, whether they were in students or adults, were officially announced and provided by Saskatchewan Health Authority. That is no longer the case. As of the return to classes on January 4, 2022, Regina Public Schools relies on notification of cases from parents, guardians, students and staff members. They have been asked to self-report to their schools/workplaces.

Covid Identified

January 5, 2022 – Regina Public Schools has learned of a case, or cases of COVID at W.F. Ready School.

Individuals who may be considered as close contacts have been informed.

If there are any future close contacts identified at the school, they will be contacted.

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

School Families Letter

January 3, 2022 -- Happy New Year! Classes will resume as planned on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  The Saskatchewan Health Authority has confirmed that schools can return to in-class learning following the break, with continued safety measures in place. In preparation, we encourage all school families to complete an at- home rapid test prior to the return to school. Most families will have had access to these tests through schools. A list of where these tests can be acquired in the community, free of charge, is available here.

The Government of Saskatchewan announced on December 30 that:

Proof of Vaccination or Test Status Required

December 10, 2021 (UPDATED) -- Regina Public Schools continues its commitment to promote the health and safety of students and employees and to provide and maintain a safe work and learning environment for all. The Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have recommended vaccinations for those who are eligible as one way to minimize COVID-19 risk to citizens.

As of November 29, 2021, proof of vaccination, or recent negative COVID-19 test, will be required for all who enter a Regina Public Schools building. This requirement does not apply to students.

This requirement is outlined in Administrative Procedure 140 – COVID-19 Vaccination. Please review details and definitions on that document if you have any questions. Read it here. 

Vaccine Clinics and Information

November 24, 2021 -- The Saskatchewan Health Authority is organizing and responsible for immunization clinics for students.

On behalf of the SHA, Regina Public schools will be sending information about clinics home with elementary students.

Please contact the SHA directly with any questions.

School families can find up-to-date vaccine information and after-care information at saskatchewan.ca. If you have questions or concerns about the vaccine program, please direct them to your health-care provider.

Remembrance Day

NOVEMBER 10, 2021 -- Remembrance Day is commemorated on November 11th each year in Canada and marks the ceasefire on the Western Front in World War I in 1918. The armistice (peace agreement) between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

On Remembrance Day, Canadians pause to honour the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country during times of war (First World War, Second World War and Korean War), conflict and peace.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Day poppy in Canada.

As with many public institutions in Saskatchewan, Regina Public Schools will be closed on Remembrance Day. Friday, November 12th is a PD day so students will not return to classes until Monday, November 15th.