Welcome to Rainy River District School Board

Learning Resources

Sigmund Brouwer - Canadian Author 

Through our Writer In Residence program with Sigmund Brouwer — the author of over 100 books — we are pleased to make his Academy of Writers curriculum available to all our parents within the Rainy River District School Board. These are highly engaging video lessons that are each about ten minutes long, with suggested follow up activities. If you’d like to participate in the lessons with your child, you are welcome to download these three pdfs which have more information. The first lesson will be available on-line on Monday, March 23. New lessons will be released on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. 

RRDSB Academy for Writers
Letter to parents
Curriculum teaching points for parents
Video lessonsNew lessons will be released on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. 

Connected North - www.connectednorth.org/athome

Connected North, the Rainy River District School Board, Cisco, and a variety of Connected North providers are pleased to offer opportunities for students across the board to connect to museums, zoos, artists, storytellers and other amazing organizations to offer unique learning experiences while students are at home.

Beginning Monday, March 23, live webinars will be listed on the RRDSB Facebook page. 

Schedule of online events for week 1

Ministry of Education Resources - www.ontario.ca/learnathome

Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home. While these materials do not replace what students have been learning at school, during this unusual time, these at-home activities offer quick and easy access to some of Ontario’s best online kindergarten to grade 12 learning resources.

Helping Families Cope - Click here to access resources

Counselling support through KRR

1. The Kenora office reception will remain open to receive urgent messages at 1-800-465-1100 (toll-free) or 807-467-5437.

2. Messages will be relayed to the appropriate personnel.  
All KRRDCFS staff not away on vacation will continue to be available by telephone and email.  

3. Core Child Welfare teams will continue to operate in each office community and respond to urgent needs. 

4.  We want to assure you that our Child and Youth Mental Health Team remains dedicated to supporting children and families in the Rainy River District.  We understand that the rapidly changing circumstances resulting from COVID-19 virus can be stressful to child and caregivers alike.  Although in person sessions are on hold at this time, if you require support, please contact our toll-free number as above.  Same day sessions by telephone can be arranged for youth and caregivers and will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  The Suicide Risk response will continue to be available 24/7.

5.  All non-essential face to face contacts, family visits, therapy appointments and home visits will be postponed until further notice.  Contacts, visits and appointments can be maintained by telephone, email, FaceTime, Skype or using any technology that we can make available to the families, youth and children we service. 

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