We are into the flu season and media is reporting on other communicable diseases around the world.
With the recent arrival of winter weather, and a cold snap on the horizon, it is a good time to remind everyone that winter safety is important! All students need to be dressed appropriately for the weather. When temperatures dip, we recommend that all students have a good winter coat, ski pants or long underwear, gloves or mitts, a toque or hood, and boots.
- Smooth transition period - students who arrive at school with time to spare have the opportunity to settle into the classroom, prepare their materials and focus their minds on the lessons to come.
- Important information – a typical school day starts with announcements and introductions to new lessons and concepts.
Police Chief Evan Bray talks about school zone safety. Watch this informative video that was produced with the cooperation of the Regina Police Service to keep students safe and to promote Regina Public Schools' school safety zone program.
Following the tips in this video can help drivers keep students safe during morning, noon-hour and afternoon commutes.
Facts about Attendance and Reading:
- Early absenteeism, in preschool and Kindergarten, has a significant effect on a child’s ability to learn and to master reading. (Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)
- A child who reads twenty minutes a day will be exposed to 1.8 million words per year. (Source: Scholastic)