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Welcome Back Crusaders!!!

We are very pleased to welcome all our students on Friday!  We are excited to start a new school year and can’t wait to see everyone and meet all our new Kindergarten and transfer students!

There will be a limited canteen supply to start the year so parents and students should be aware when planning for recess and lunch.   There will be a hotdog lunch for all students on Friday.  There will be no charge for lunch but if  anyone who wishes to bring along a donation for the Heart & Stroke foundation it would be greatly appreciated!

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

Eastern Health’s Community Health Assessment

Eastern Health is seeking your assistance in getting the word out about their 2019 Community Health Survey. The survey will provide them with valuable information about the health and wellness of our population and will inform future health care planning. There are more details about the survey in the attached letter below.

The survey can be completed online at:

 If individuals are unable to access the survey online, but would still like to provide input, they can call toll-free at 1-866-777-8692.

Please feel free to share this information widely!

Thank-You for your support!

Community Health Assessment 2019