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funding
RRDSB receives $2,068,000 for facility upgrades
04/20/2021
Rainy River District School Board has been allocated $2,068,000 for facility upgrades through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
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Waking Up Ojibwe logo
Anishinaabemodaa initiative forging ahead
04/20/2021
Rainy River District School Board, Seven Generations Education Institute, and SayITFirst partnered to implement the Ojibwe Language Strategy Anishinaabemodaa in 2017, with the main goal of helping to awaken the language that has seen fewer and fewer speakers over time. Now in 2021, the Ojibwe Language Strategy continues to forge ahead with clear evidence that Anishinaabemowin is being taken back by the Anishinaabe people.
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RRDSB appoints new trustee
12/09/2020
At a Special Board Meeting on December 8, 2020, the Rainy River District School Board appointed Carla Magisano to fill the vacant seat in the west end of the District, previously held by David Loewen.
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Raymond Roy Chair
RRDSB re-elects Chair & Vice Chair
12/02/2020
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that elections for the office of Chair and Vice Chair were held at the Board Meeting on December 1, 2020 in Fort Frances. ​Trustee, Raymond Roy, was acclaimed as Board Chair, while Trustee, David Kircher, was acclaimed as Vice Chair. Both trustees represent the Town of Fort Frances and unorganized territory east of Fort Frances.
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Trustee vacancy
Trustee vacancy
11/05/2020
At its regular Board meeting on November 3, 2020, the Board accepted Trustee David Loewen’s letter of resignation and declared the Trustee seat vacant for the Townships of Morley, Morrison, Lake of the Woods, McCrosson-Tovell, Rainy River, Dawson and unorganized areas, vacant, effective November 4, 2020.
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budget
RRDSB passes balanced budget
08/18/2020
At the August 18, 2020 Special Board Meeting, the Rainy River District School Board approved the 2020‐2021 balanced budget of $54,556,282, with a draw from accumulated surplus for Board funded capital and retirement gratuities obligations.
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Atikokan
Capital projects moving forward
08/04/2020
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that we have received approval from the Ministry of Education on three of our projects and are now moving forward on the Rainy River K-12, Child Care and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Project; the Atikokan K-12, Child Care and EarlyON Child and Family Centre Project; and the Donald Young School Child Care Project.
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Rainy River District School Board and ETFO Permanent Teachers reach tentative agreement
07/29/2020
On July 8, 2020, the Rainy River District School Board reached a tentative agreement at the local level with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Rainy River Teacher Local (permanent teachers).
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Connected North
Connected North Announces Partnership with New Gold Inc. and Rainy River District School Board
06/09/2020
Lessons in art, science, math and music have been more easily accessible thanks to Connected North, a program run by Canadian charity TakingITGlobal. Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) schools are generously supported by New Gold.
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Recognition of Services certificate
RRDSB recognizes volunteers and employees
06/02/2020
At its June 2, 2020 regular Board meeting, which was held remotely, the Rainy River District School Board announced the recipients of the Recognition of Service awards, honoring the 2020 Employees of the Year, Bus Driver of the Year, Volunteers of the Year, and Community Partner of the Year.
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Online
Online registration now available for 2020-21 school year
05/27/2020
The Rainy River District School Board is now accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year online at www.rrdsb-registration.com. While schools remain closed due to COVID-19, families who have children to register for Kindergarten can register virtually, if they haven't already done so. In addition, students who are new to RRDSB can register online now, as well.
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Connected North@Home schedule
Virtual learning opportunities for K-12 students during the COVID-19 pandemic
04/23/2020
Lessons in art, science, math and music have been more easily accessible thanks to Connected North, a program run by Canadian charity TakingITGlobal.
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Raymond roy Chair
RRDSB re-elects Chair and Vice Chair
12/04/2019
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that elections for the office of Chair and Vice Chair were held at the Board Meeting on December 3, 2019 in Fort Frances. Trustee, Raymond Roy, was acclaimed as Board Chair, while Trustee, David Kircher, was acclaimed as Vice Chair. Both trustees represent the Town of Fort Frances and unorganized territory east of Fort Frances.
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Sigmund Brouwer author
Canadian author helps to promote writing skills
11/13/2019
Students at the Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) are getting a rather unique learning experience this year. Following a visit from author Sigmund Brouwer during the last school year, the board announced at its last monthly meeting that Brouwer would serve as the writer-in-residence for the school board for the 2019-2020 school year. Brouwer will be using aspects of the Story Ninja program to help students across the board with their writing and literacy skills.
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EAQO results
RRDSB announces 2018-2019 EQAO results
09/25/2019
The 2018-2019 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results have been released. School and system leaders of the Rainy River District School Board have met to analyze and interpret the results. These results, along with other assessments, help the School Board to develop and refine strategies for achievement in all areas of the curriculum, including Literacy and Math. The 2018-2019 results show continued success in specific areas, as well as assist in identifying areas where further growth and improvement are needed.
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RRHS
RRDSB to apply for funding for a new K-12 school in Rainy River
09/04/2019
Prior to its September 3, 2019 regular Board meeting, trustees and administration of the Rainy River District School Board met in-camera to receive a report on the tender for the Rainy River Consolidated School project. The project, which received Approval to Proceed (ATP) from the Ministry of Education on June 7, 2019, would include a complete interior and exterior renovation of the existing Rainy River High School, with the addition of a large gym, two child care rooms and an EarlyON centre.
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Student Trustees
Two Student Trustees for RRDSB
09/04/2019
The Rainy River District School Board now has two student trustees instead of just one. Bjorn Van Der Loo and Olivia Kreger, the two new student trustees for the 2019-2020 school year, took their Oath of Office at the Sept. 4 Board Meeting.
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Budget
Board passes balanced budget
06/26/2019
At the June 25, 2019 Special Board Meeting, the Rainy River District School Board approved the 2019‐2020 balanced budget of $53,354,540, which represents a 5% decrease over the 2018-2019 budget.
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Rainy River High School
Province Approves Rainy River Project
06/10/2019
Ontario's government is protecting what matters most by investing in new local schools to help provide our students with a world-class education system that ensures they have the skills they need to succeed. The province has approved addition and renovation at Rainy River HS. The addition will add 222 new pupil places to the school, as well as two child care rooms and an EarlyON Child and Family Centre.
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Employee of the Year award
RRDSB recognizes volunteers and employees
06/05/2019
At its June 4, 2019 regular Board Meeting held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances, the Rainy River District School Board announced the recipients of the Recognition of Service awards, honouring the 2019 Employees of the Year, Bus Drivers of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Community Partner of the Year.
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speech contest winners
Students participate in speech contest
05/30/2019
A total of 10 students from seven schools participated in the Rainy River District School Board Speech Contest on May 29, 2019 hosted at Robert Moore School in Fort Frances. Students delivered outstanding speeches on a wide variety of topics to educators, family, peers, and community members.
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Pride flag
RRDSB to offer Pride workshop
05/29/2019
The Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) is partnering with a national advocacy organization to help spread education and awareness around LGBTQ2 issues in the district.
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Robert Moore School
RMS Grade 7/8s to move to FFHS in the fall
05/08/2019
Grade 7 and 8 students from Robert Moore School will be going to Fort Frances High School this fall.
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Attendance Zone Review
Board gathers input on Grade 7/8 student move
04/11/2019
The Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) is currently in the process of determining whether or not the Grade 7 and 8 students from Robert Moore school will join their peers at Fort Frances High School (FFHS).
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Video Game addiction
Parents get educated on gaming addiction
04/10/2019
How much is too much when it comes to time spent playing video games?
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Ojibwe Language Strategy Launch
Ojibwe Language Strategy Launched
04/10/2019
Rainy River District School Board, Seven Generations Education
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Bus Driver Award
Nominations now open for Recognition of Service Awards
03/29/2019
The Rainy River District School Board is looking for the 2019 Employee of the Year, Bus Driver of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Community Partner of the Year.
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Riverview school
Capital Project update given
03/27/2019
The public school board currently is working on several capital projects throughout the district, with some of them slated for completion this fall.
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Mental Health
Board outlines mental health support efforts
03/13/2019
Rainy River District School Board has implemented several different programs and campaigns to help both students and staff with their mental health.
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Student working
Special Education program touted
02/14/2019
Rainy River District School Board trustees heard a presentation from Special Education Administrator Char Bliss during their regular monthly meeting here last Tuesday.
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Indigenous Education
Indigenous Education top priority for Board
01/30/2019
Indigenous Education is a top priority at the Rainy River District School Board and work is constantly being done to increase students' knowledge, understanding, and awareness of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit histories.
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Techways Program
Board focused on creating 'Culture of Caring'
01/30/2019
With schools across the district now halfway through the year, the director of education for the Rainy River District School Board says there's lots to celebrate and look forward to.
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New Board Chair
Rainy River District School Board elects new Chair and Vice Chair
12/05/2018
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that elections for the office of Chair and Vice Chair were held at the inaugural Board Meeting on December 4, 2018 in Fort Frances.
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Dianne McCormack outgoing chair of the board
Outgoing Chair will miss being a trustee
12/05/2018
Outgoing chair, Dianne McCormack, who served as a trustee for eight years, really enjoyed her time on the Board and wishes the new trustees all the best. She noted she is most proud of the Board's work to revise its Strategic Plan and will miss seeing the successes, which was the most rewarding part for her.
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Katelyn Bruyere
Students provide input on province's education consultation
11/28/2018
At their most recent meeting, the Rainy River District School Board's Student Senate discussed their input for the province's education consultation. They wanted to provide a student perspective on many of the topics, including how to better prepare students with life skills, improve standardized testing, address cell phone use on the classroom, deal with mental health needs, and more.
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Bullying Awareness Week
RRDSB recognizes Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
11/19/2018
The Rainy River District School Board is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all of its students. The School Board recognizes that Ontario Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 18 to 24, 2018 – highlights an issue of critical importance, and as such, students and school staff will be engaged in various activities throughout the week to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being.
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Mike Lewis
Mike Lewis to leave Board Sept. 30
09/20/2018
Mike Lewis, Atikokan's trustee on the Rainy River District School Board since December 2011, is stepping down effective Sept. 30.
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EQAO
Rainy River District School Board announces Grade 3, 6, and 9 and OSSLT EQAO test results
09/19/2018
The 2017-2018 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results have been released. School and system leaders of the Rainy River District School Board have met to analyze and interpret the results. These results, along with other assessments, help the School Board to develop and refine strategies for achievement in all areas of the curriculum, including Literacy and Math.
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Bordlerland Pride presentation
Public board pushes back on sex-ed issue
09/13/2018
The Rainy River District School Board has taken a stand for diversity and inclusivity in its classrooms. Last Tuesday, it passed a motion to write the premier an minister of education a letter in support for the recently-scrapped 2015 sexual health curriculum.
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Katelyn Bruyere student trustee
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Premier's 'snitch line' concerns Board Trustees
09/12/2018
The Rainy River District School Board chair and vice chair raised concerns about the premier's co-called "snitch line" at last Tuesday night's regular monthly meeting here.
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First Student
Transportation contract awarded to new provider
06/25/2018
The Rainy River District Transportation Services Consortium is pleased to announce that following an extensive procurement process, all routes have been awarded for the 2018-2019 school year. As a result, a new school bus transportation provider,
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Budget
Rainy River District School Board passes balanced budget
06/20/2018
At the June 19, 2018 Special Board Meeting, the Rainy River District School Board approved the 2018‐2019 balanced budget of $56,337,753, which represents a 4% increase over the 2017-2018 budget.
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Rainy River District School Board recognizes volunteers and employees
06/06/2018
At its June 5, 2018 Board Meeting held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances, the Rainy River District School Board announced the recipients of the Recognition of Services awards, honouring the 2018 Employees of the Year, Bus Driver of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Community Partner of the Year.
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Next milestones for school capital projects
05/14/2018
Work on the development of a new consolidated K-12 school in Atikokan could begin as early as this winter,
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Indigenous Education Coordinator to be funded
05/14/2018
The School Board will dip into its accumulated surplus to fund an Indigenous Education Coordinator for a third year,
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Hockey academy has good first year
03/29/2018
The inaugural hockey academy program at Fort Frances High School saw 28 Grade 7 and 8 students (10 girls and 18 boys) enrolled for the 2017-18 school year.
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