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

May 15 – Communiqué for parents

Safety measures for a Successful Elementary School Return

Teaching and pedagogical support from a distance

Together, we continue to learn!

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, 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

What will be the impact on ministerial examinations, school calendars (elementary and secondary) and Adult Education and Career Training Centre?

No final ministry exams will take place.

Is the administrative centre open?

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.

Our school had a Governing Board meeting planned next week. Will the meeting be cancelled?

Meetings will be held on Zoom. Please see Parents’ Committee (under Parents’ tab)

What if, I want to register my child for the 2020-2021 school year?

Please see the Registration page on our website for details.

Will we be reimbursed for the cafeteria hot lunches we already paid for our children?

Yes. Refunds or coupons will be given to parents. The schools will let you know about their process.
Click here for more info

Will the students’ Opus RTL Card still be reimbursed?

The reimbursement cheques for the RTL student Opus cards will be sent in the first two weeks of June.
Click here for more info

What is going to happen with the loan & bursaries that I have been receiving?

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

Q & A from the Government of Québec

March 22, 2020 Communiqué (French only)

March 18, 2020 Communiqué (French only)

Community Resources

South Shore Community Update – Food Banks

Decisions About a Child’s Return to School During the Public Health Emergency

Support Group and Virtual Peer Support

The Adviser May 2020 Edition

Communiqué from the Office of the Chairman + Ressources

The Advisor Special Edition April 2020

Food Assistance and Other Resources

Directory of Food Resources

Resources for Parents & Students

New website from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

Letter to parents from Mr. Jean-François Roberge. (French only)

Télé-Québec en classe (French only)

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 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:

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)

LEARN Québec


Virtual Library (Use your student ID number or your employee number)

Free online access to many eBooks and audiobooks

Math Help Services (AGE) Sharpen Your Mind


June 11, 2020, Letter to parents from Riverside School Board regarding Reimbursement of Fees

June 3, 2020, Letter from Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education and Higher Education

May 29, 2020, Letter from Eric Blackburn, Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Education

May 29, 2020, Letter from Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education and Higher Education

May 26, 2020, Letter from the Montérégie Public Health Director regarding St. Johns School closure

May 22, 2020, Communiqué from Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education

May 22, 2020, ACCESS Newsletter

May 15, 2020, Communiqué for Parents from Riverside School Board

May 1st Communiqué – Important Information for Parents

May 1st, Newsletter from ACCESS

April 27, 2020, Communiqué from Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education

April 22, 2020, Communiqué from Riverside School Board

April 14, 2020, Communiqué from Riverside Scool Board

April 10, 2020, Communiqué from Riverside School Board (Items Pick-up)

April 9, 2020, Communiqué from Dan Lamoureux, Chairman

April 8, 2020, Communiqué from Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education and Higher Education

April 6, 2020, Communiqué Riverside School Board

April 2, 2020, Communiqué from Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education and Higher Education (French version only)

March 31, 2020, Communiqué Retrieval of Essential Personal Belongings

March 31, 2020, Communiqué from Eric Blackburn, Deputy Minister

March 27, 2020, Communiqué Riverside School Board

March 25, 2020 Communiqué from RTL (French version only)

March 22, 2020 Communiqué from Eric Blackburn, Deputy Minister

March 15, 2020, Emergency Daycare Services Communiqué from Riverside School Board

March 15, 2020 Communiqué from Eric Blackburn, Deputy Minister (French version only)

Home Isolation – Government of Québec

Respiratory Hygiene – Government of Québec

Disinfecting your hands – Government of Québec

March 13, 2020 Communiqué from Eric Blackburn, Deputy Minister

March 13, 2020 Press Release from Riverside School Board

March 12, 2020 Press Release from Riverside School Board

March 12, 2020 Communiqué from Eric Blackburn, Deputy Minister

March 11, 2020 Press Release from Riverside School Board


Riverside School Board, its schools and centers, apply the general prevention measures from public health Québec.

Information Package from the Québec Government

Source Government of Québec

Source Government of Canada

Hand hygiene