Dear Students and Parents,
Here we go again….somehow it is almost time for our Christmas/Winter Break. It is hard to believe we are only six weeks away! With that said, please note report cards are coming up soon!
November 20-22: Report Cards will be sent home
November 23: Parent Teacher Interviews (4:00pm-7:00pm)
November 24: Parent Teacher Interviews (9:00am-12:00noon)
Nov 30 - Dec 1: MHSAA Varsity Boys & Girls Provincial "A" Volleyball
(RCI hosting @ Brandon University).
December 5: Christmas 7-12 Band Concert 7:00pm
December 22: Last Day of Classes!!
December 22: XMAS Hockey Classic (Riverdale C.C. @ 12 Noon)
Rivers/Elton Rage vs. Minnedosa Chancellors
January 8: Classes Resume
Farewell to Staff: Over the past couple of months, we have had a number of staffing changes in our school. We have all of our staffing completed now and hope for some smooth sailing going into 2018. I would like to thank Kathleen Slashinsky for being part of our Junior High staff for just over 1 month….Kathleen was a wonderful addition to our school, however, Kathleen returned to Westview Colony as Principal in October. I would also like to send out a huge thank you to Adele Harrison. Adele took over our Guidance Counsellour position a couple years ago and was a big part of our Student Support Team at RCI. Adele will continue to work with our school in her new position as the RRSD Social Worker. Good Luck Adele. We would also like to congratulate Jaimee Waldner and husband, Kevin, on the arrival of their daughter, Ella.
Hello to New Staff: I would like to welcome a number of new staff members to our RCI Team. First, welcome to new Educational Assistants, Anita Krahn and Carmen Jarvis. Next, I would like to introduce our new guidance counsellour, Marilyn Roe and new Grade 7 classroom teacher, Lenea Goriak. All positions on our staff are now filled. If you have a chance, stop in and welcome our new staff members.
Powerschool Parent Portal (reports/marks/grades—online): A reminder to parents and students that grades and attendance are available to view online through the Powerschool Parent Portal. If you would like to set up an account, please contact our main office for instructions.
Parents & Students:
Below is an example of a reading study completed by Nagy & Herman (1987). Although the data is several years old, the information remains consistent in today's research. The benefits of reading (and/or completing course homework) has a long-lasting effect on student learning and performance in school. As a school, we encourage students to complete homework daily and challenge themselves beyond the course requirements. If students are considering further education beyond high school at any level: University, College, Trades School or any professional training, they will be required to commit their own time to learning and completing course outcomes.
Unfortunately, as seen in our Tell Them From Me (TTFM-Our School) Survey 2016-17, only an approximate 4% of our students complete any homework on a regular basis. This issue requires the assistance of parents and students to commit to their learning and work with us. As a parent, if you are consistently told that there is NO HOMEWORK, question that statement and seek information from our teaching staff. At the very least, ask your child to read something/anything on a daily basis. In addition, if you sign up for the Powerschool Parent Portal this will provide you with access to see what assignments are missing, grades and attendance throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding registering for the portal, please contact our main office @ 204.328.5364.