Back to School: Important Information

The time to head back to school is fast approaching, although the students of RIA will not be heading back when many other students in the province are; they will get a few extra days of summer.

Our school was selected to be part of Phase 2 of the Responsive Teaching initiative which will be focused on providing interventions to improve reading for struggling readers in K-6. Our school will avail of a reading specialist, a learning resource teacher and resources to help establish a learning commons – all intended to support the goals of the Responsive Teaching initiative.

Being a ‘phase 2 school’ means that our teachers will receive 2 days of professional development in the area of responsive teaching. So the first week of school will look like this:

  • First day of school for teachers is Tuesday, Sept 3
  • Wed & Thurs, Sept 4&5 – PD for all teachers
  • Friday, Sept. 6th – first day of classes for students