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The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) encourages the collaboration of parents, students, and staff in supporting students' education and in Putting Children First.

Women taking pictures of graduating students posing

Proud parents take photos as Walter Zadow Public School's graduating class patiently poses.

 

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) strives to bridge communication links between parents, RCDSB and the Ministry of Education, and offers leadership, support and professional development for parents and school councils. Parents are welcome to become involved in the PIC.

Students' education begins with registration. You can read details about registration and transfer requirements, use our tool to find a school near you, and access a list of suggested school supplies by grade division.

Regular attendance is important for students' learning and development. Attendance expectations and code of conduct ensure school safety is a priority. We have provided information and resources on bullying and harassment, emergency preparedness, the new Accepting Schools legislation and threat assessment.

Teachers report on students' progress using various assessment and evaluation methods throughout the year. These include Assessment for Learning and as Learning, grading and reporting, parent-teacher conferences and the Ministry of Education's Growing Success guidelines. Report cards represent a student's achievement of overall curriculum expectations. We safeguard each student's progress and achievements in their confidential Ontario Student Record.

You can visit graduation requirements for a summary of credits required for achieving an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including 40 hours of community service.

If you have a child interested in travelling abroad, there is information on student exchange organizations where the RCDSB has reciprocal exchange arrangements. Partners in Education also provides helpful educational links.

We hope you will get involved in your child's school and in RCDSB events listed in our calendar. To assist with your planning, we provide a list of our PA Days for the school year. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call.