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St. Kateri Handbook 2021-22

Student Busing (Service Provided by First Student)

For the safety of themselves and others, students are expected to treat each other with respect and behave appropriately while being transported to and from school and while waiting for the bus. All bus passengers are required to wear masks at this time. Please review the Bus Transportation Guide and Student Behaviour on the Bus information sheets found on the Transportation Website.

Transportation Website:   www.rcsd.ca/Schools/Transportation 

New for the 2021/2022  

  • Parents no longer need to notify Transportation if a student will not be on the bus. 
  • The bus will stop at a location at the scheduled time (unless delayed by unforeseen circumstances) and will leave promptly.  There will no longer be a wait time of 1 minute at each location if students are not out and waiting at the stop location. 

Please address bus concerns to the following:

​Email First Student at reginaschoolbus@firstgroup.com 

for the following:  

  • ​Parent concerns   
  • Seating plan change request  
  • Student concern with another student or driver  
  • Stop change inquiries  
  • Student with a temporary injury (on crutches, medical soft boot, sling)  

  • Phone: 1-306-721-4499 ext 3
​Email RCSD transportation@rcsd.ca for the following :  
  • ​Medical Exception requests (long term, permanent)   
  • Stop location inquiries  
  • Boundary appeal requests  
  • Specialized Transportation


You can access your child's bus information at https://bus.rcsd.ca. You will need your child's Student ID number (see your child's report card). Check the portal regularly as bus times will change throughout the year as new students enroll.

Remember to monitor winter weather as buses will not run if the temperature reaches -45 C according to Environment Canada. See the bus information sheet provided for more information.

Note that our buses use video surveillance


Attendance & Illness:

If your child will be away from school due to illness or appointments, or simply late for school, call the school at 306-791-1785 to let us know. With message manager, you are able to leave a message at any time, night or day. You may also choose to email the office at stkaterischool@rcsd.ca. If your child becomes ill at school, they must tell their teacher and an adult from the school will contact a parent or guardian.

We recommend that students who are ill, stay home and return to school when they have been symptom free for 48 hours. 


Communication:

St. Kateri Website:  Please visit our website regularly for important school information and updates. This will be our main tool for communication: www.rcsd.ca/kateri

St. Kateri on Twitter: @St.KateriRegina

St. Kateri on Instagram: St.KateriRegina

Messenger: To start each week, we will use Messenger to email, text or call with important information.

Teacher Email: Feel free to communicate with your child's teacher through email. You'll find the Staff Directory under the "About our School" tab on our website.

 

General Reminders:

Allergies: We have a number of serious allergies in the building. Please avoid sending nut and kiwi products to school. 


Bell Schedule:

Classes Begin              8:45 a.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

Morning Recess         10:15 – 10:30

Lunch Break                11:40 – 12:10

Classes Resume         12:25

Afternoon Recess     1:55 – 2:10

Dismissal                       3:20


Birthdays: We will acknowledge student birthdays during morning announcements and gift students with a pencil. Students may bring a small token such as a sticker, pencil, etc. or a pre-packaged/individually wrapped treat for classmates to take home and enjoy with parent permission ex. fruit snack, granola bar, etc. 


Clothing: Students are to dress in appropriate clothing that is suitable for the weather and represents the values we express in our Catholic faith. Clothing such as muscle shirts, open backs, spaghetti straps, bare midriffs, short skirts/shorts and bandannas are not allowed. In general, students are expected to have a clean appearance that is reasonable, modest, decent and respectable.


Doors: All doors, except the front door, will be locked during the school day. Children arriving late and guests visiting the school must enter through the front and report to the office. All students are to enter and exit using their assigned doors. Student entrances are on the north side of the school. At the end of the day, please meet your child outside near these doors.


Footwear: Students are required to wear shoes at all times while at school. This is necessary in case of an emergency evacuation of the school. 


Healthy Hunger: During the year, we host a number of special student lunches, clothing sales, etc. We use the website HealthyHunger to manage student orders and process payments. A link is on our website under the Community tab.

 

Mealtime: Students will have 30 minutes to eat lunch in their classrooms and 15 minutes of recess. We encourage students to bring healthy lunches and to avoid bringing products with nuts and kiwi due to allergies. Children who stay for lunch on a regular basis will need a note from a parent or guardian for permission to leave school grounds during the lunch period.

 

Outdoor Supervision: We have supervisors on the playground at 8:30 a.m. Please have your children arrive after this time. Supervision is provided during all recess periods and after school until 3:35.

 

Parking & Pick-Up/Drop-Off :

  • Buses will drop off and pick up students on the south side of Albulet Dr. Please do not park in this designated area.
  • If you're dropping off or picking up students, use James Hill Rd., Albulet Dr. and Aerodrome Rd. Please note there are a number of no-stopping zones near fire hydrants, bus drop-off and pick-up zones and the crosswalks. If you park on the north side of Albulet Dr., remind your child to cross at the corner of James Hill and Albulet Dr. We do not want students trying to cross between buses.
  • Please don't park in the staff parking lot when dropping off your child at the beginning or end of the day.
  • To reduce contact between students and parents, please arrange a meeting location for drop-off and pick-up off away from student doors and buses on the north tarmac/playground. Suggested meeting spots are: Dinosaur Park, Soccer Field, front lawn, etc. 

 

Staff Meetings: Our weekly staff meeting is Wednesday morning from 8:00 – 8:45 and staff will be unavailable at this time. ​