SAFETALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone
Low Stress Parenting for Raising Highly Effective Kids
Mental Health Seminar Series
Positive Parenting Program Schedule Winter 2014
GECPIC Fall Workshop
FNMI Community Meeting for GECDSB Parents
Riverside School Climate Survey
Riverside Secondary School is proud to announce the launch of an exciting, new Parent Resource Lending Library at the school. With nearly fifty books in its collection, this library has everything from books on motivation to student success, from bullying to best parenting practices, and much more.
Each book is listed here
with a link to its description on Amazon. If there is any book you wish to check out, please contact Riverside's Teacher Librarian, Mr. Rotgaus, at 519-948-4116, extension 31124. Even easier, send your child in to the library at any time where they can check out your book request with their library card.
Please click here
for more information about the Threat Risk Assessment (TRA) procedures of the Board.
Parent & Student Input Requested regarding homework policies: click here
for more details.
Here is a great website for parents of children (of all cultures) who have disabilities:
Smoke Free Ontario Act School Blitz
Although it might seem strange to think of tobacco use as being related to school, it has been shown that youth are influenced by their peers, when it comes to using tobacco products. According to the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS), 85% of smokers started before the age of 18.
This fall The Smoke-Free Ontario Act School Blitz will be rolled out to schools across southwestern Ontario as a means to educate young people about the law related to smoking on school property. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act was implemented on May 31st, 2006 to protect the health of all Ontarians, especially young people. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking on school property, the sale or supply of tobacco products to a minor, and smoking in a vehicle with a passenger less than 16 years old. These laws apply to all staff, students and visitors on school property regardless of age, time of day, or time of year.
The tobacco industry spends an outrageous amount of money marketing their products and young people tend to engage in risk-taking behaviours. Unfortunately, experimenting with tobacco or other substances is often a part of adolescence. As a parent, if you find your child using tobacco, the best thin you can do is to support your child through a quit attempt and help them understand that nicotine is addictive. For more information about quitting tobacco contact the Windsor Essex County Health Unit at 519-258-2146 ext. 3100 or visit www.smokershelpline.ca