Information page regarding temporary school and centre closure, pedagogical resources, community resources, press releases, emergency daycare services, Q & A, and more!
For information regarding COVID-19, please call the information line at 1 877 644-4545.
Riverside School Board Schools will remain closed until September 2020 (elementary and secondary), except for Harold Sheppard school that has been open since May 11.
As of May 25, in all ACCESS Centres:
- practical on-site courses with students in attendance (all groups must be under 15) in AGE and VT will continue
- e-learning will be favored for all theoretical aspects of programs and courses in AGE and VT
- exams will take place in attendance, for FP or FGA in groups of less than 15
- students must visit the website regularly for more information
2019-2020 Report Cards
Important Information Regarding Pedagogical Support
Safety measures for a Successful Elementary School Return
Teaching and pedagogical support from a distance
Support for Parent Ressource Kit
Please visit the Complementary Services page, click here.
Wearing a face covering in public
Wearing a face covering in public is recommended when physical distancing is not possible, such as when you go to the grocery store or take public transit. When you wear a face-covering in public, you must also follow other safety measures, such as hygiene and physical distancing measures.
If you are sick, stay home. If you have to go to a clinic or to hospital, wear your face covering until you are given a procedure mask.
Children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, has a disability, or is unable to remove their face covering without assistance should not wear a face covering.
To learn how to make and use your own face covering, look at the document by clicking here.
Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) for Riverside School Board Personnel
Accessible 24/7 by phone 1 844 880-9142, web at workhealthlife.com, or mobile app (My EAP).
Communiqué from Morneau Shepell Tips to Protect Yourself
Emergency Daycare Services
Due to their low attendance, the emergency daycare services at St. John School, St. Lambert Elementary and Harold Napper School will close for the time being. We will remain in communication with the government, and we will be ready to reopen them if the demand increases.
To find the list of emergency daycare services close to you,
please visit the Government of Québec’s website. Here is the link:
Our staff is happy to support the community and the essential services by offering services to our front-line workers. Please remember that the emergency daycare services are available for emergency child care only and for the personnel of the health sector and essential services who have no other options. One important measure to stop the spread of the virus is to avoid gatherings. The safest place to be, for both our staff and the children, is at home. Whoever can be home should be home; it is not a matter of preference, it is a civic duty. We are all in this together, let’s stay strong and safe as a community.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our amazing staff who work in the emergency daycare services for their outstanding job.
Details on “essential” services from the Government of Québec – March 18, 2020. (In French only)
Keep social distancing, stay safe.
Regular Daycare Services in Schools
There will be NO fees charged for child care during the compulsory school closure period. Parents will not have to pay for the daycare service when the schools are closed (we are not talking about emergency daycare services but the regular daycare service offered in our schools).
Q & A Riverside School Board
No final ministry exams will take place.
Yes. The school board administrative offices are open. Should you require service, please contact the person or service by telephone or by email. Do not show up at the administrative office unless you have been given an in-person appointment. We will open the doors only for emergencies and essential services and for those who have an appointment.
All Board PD, activities, committee meetings, conferences, events, etc. are also suspended. Please note however that the Council of commissioners still meets via videoconferencing. If you wish to attend, please contact the Secretary General.
Meetings will be held on Zoom. Please see Parents’ Committee (under Parents’ tab)
Please see the Registration page on our website for details.
Yes. Refunds or coupons will be given to parents. The schools will let you know about their process.
Click here for more info
The reimbursement cheques for the RTL student Opus cards will be sent in the first two weeks of June.
Click here for more info
Student financial assistance payments will be made as scheduled despite the closure of all educational institutions to prevent the spread of COVID‑19.
Q & A
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
March 22, 2020 Communiqué (French only)
March 18, 2020 Communiqué (French only)
South Shore Community Update – Food Banks
Resources for Parents & Students
Dear Riverside Families,
We are aware of the challenges posed by the health emergency that has forced schools and many other establishments to close and has demanded from us all that we find new ways of interacting, working or simply spending our days. Some parents are trying to continue schooling at home. We wish to highlight that this is not at all required of you. Other parents have to work from home while their children are beside them, waiting to be pleasantly occupied. This can also be quite daunting. To our Riverside families, to the parents, as well as to all of our students, whether in elementary or high school, we have some challenges, ideas, and resources to suggest. Please know that our Educational Services Team is thinking of you and wishes to reach out to you through our specially designed www.rsbbrainboost.ca website that will regularly be updated just for you. We invite you to take a look, to click on all links and hyperlinks, to explore the various tabs and subsections, keeping in mind that nothing is imposed; everything is proposed. Happy thinking!
The Educational Services Team
COVID-19 Resources and Support
Visit the website: rsbmentalwellnesssupport.com
Here at Riverside School Board – Complementary Services, we are driven by a single goal; to provide extra assistance to parents and students who need it most. This is a difficult time for students and their families and we wish to offer resources and supports to our community. We are still here and we want to help.
To request support services from a Complementary Services professional, please complete the form.
If you need support from someone on our team please write to us at:
Supporting and reassuring children around the world Short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19
Tools for Children with Special Needs (The Yaldei Developmental Center Facebook page)
March 25, 2020 Communiqué from RTL (French version only)
March 15, 2020 Communiqué from Eric Blackburn, Deputy Minister (French version only)