Welcome to the RVS Parent Page!
Our mascot, Erlund the Eagle, has these information pieces and links to a variety of resources for you.
(Topics are listed in alphabetical order)
Activities: We offer a few different activities outside of regular class time. The Activities page will give you the details.
Animals in School: We recognize that pets pose a wonderful learning opportunity for our students. We also want to consider the health and safety of students, staff and animals. To ensure this, all animals need to be approved by the principal, and owners must show proof of vaccinations and licensing before bringing an animal into our school. So, please be sure to talk with the principal before making plans to bring an animal into the school. These two documents provide further clarification around this animal policy: Animals in School Parent Letter Animals in School Policy
Assemblies: Assemblies happen at various times throughout the year and for a variety of reasons. We always kick off the year with an assembly to remind students about our expectations and commitments. These links will take you to the presentations: Primary Fall 2018 Assembly Middle School Fall 2018 Assembly
We also have a "Think Pink" assembly to remind us of the meaning of the day -- here's the presentation: Think Pink Feb 2018
This powerpoint was reviewed with middle school students to provide some information and review expectations: Middle School Powerpoint November 2018
We went over different types of inappropriate language with students in this presentation: Middle School Inappropriate Language April 2019
Athletics: Wondering what's up with our sports teams? The Athletics page has all of the information you may need for each team, including coaches, practice times and game schedules.
Bell Times: What time do the students eat lunch? This page lists all of our bell times. Please remember that we run two different schedules -- K to 4 and Gr. 5 to 8
Classroom Information: Teachers will post information about their classroom happenings through their staff profile page. Please check out your child's teacher's profile through the "Meet Our Team" button to learn more about them and what's happening in their classroom.
Dress Code: At River Valley, we have a conservative dress code policy. It can be found inside of the student agendas. This Dress Code powerpoint outlines the key messaging.
Fee Payments: We are striving to become a "cash less" school and district. As a result, school fees can be paid through Chinook's Edge's secure fee payment website. If you do not have an account yet, you will be prompted to create an account and then all payments can be made this way. An alternative is to bring in a cheque or cash to the office.
PowerSchool: We will be using PowerSchool Parent Portal to inform families of their child's teacher in late August. Every student had an instruction sheet in their report card in June with a unique "Access ID" and "Password" that you will use to either create your account or sign in with, to see your child's information. You can also access this instruction sheet here.
Recess: All students spend an hour a day outside during recess times. This presentation reviews the expectations and processes we follow.
Reporting Absences: In order to ensure our students' safety, we ask that parents inform the school prior to 8:30 advising of your child's absence. You can call in (403-638-3939) and talk to a staff member (either your child's teacher or the office staff), leave a message anytime on the answering machine or email your child's teacher.
Safe and Secure: We strive to keep our school's learning environment as optimal, safe and secure as possible for our students. This page outlines the rationale and procedures that we use to do that.
School Newsletters: Each month, the newsletter that is sent home digitally, will also be posted to the Newsletters section of the website. These newsletters include messages from the superintendent and principal as well as the calendar for the upcoming month and information regarding events.
School Supply Lists: These lists (for each grade from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8) can be accessed here.
Student Handbook: You can find our Student Handbook on this page. It provides a variety of information related to how our school operates and what is expected of students.
If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please feel free to give us a call at 403-638-3939 or stop by so we can answer your questions.