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.
We went over different types of inappropriate language with students and sent a letter home to parents. In the letter, there is a link to the presentation. Middle School Language Letter
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 5 and Gr. 6 to 8. For the 2020-2021 school year, we will be running three different schedules -- Grades K, 1, 3; Grades 2, 4, 5 and Grades 6-8.
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.
Dances: We put on three dances each year for our grades 6-8 students, usually in December, February and June and they run from 6:00 - 8:30. This Dance Expectations powerpoint is reviewed with students and this parent note goes home to families as well. For the 2020-2021 school year, school dances have been postponed.
Digital Citizenship: This is an important topic for all of our students and their families. This presentation has been reviewed with middle school students.
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. Grade 4-8 students will also have their marks and report cards posted through PowerSchool. If you have any difficulty accessing PowerSchool, please contact the office.
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.
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.