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Student Safety


Our Code of Conduct outlines the roles and responsibilities of our students, employees, and parents and guardians in promoting a safe and healthy school environment. It describes the proactive strategies we use to create a positive school climate, and the range of consequences we have established for behaviour that interferes with safety, learning and work. Download our Code of Conduct brochure.

We promote positive behavioural intervention and supports (PBIS) in all of our schools. Our divisional PBIS coaches work with school communities to create safe and caring environments in all areas of the school.


Adult crossing guards and student safety patrols help early years students safely cross streets near their schools. A student safety patrol is also assigned to school buses to help younger students get on and off the bus safely.


Our schools routinely practice fire drills and lockdown procedures. When a serious incident requires the school to go into lockdown, a letter is sent home with students after the incident, to inform parents.


To protect our students, parents must provide consent at the start of each school year to allow their child or children to appear on camera or be photographed or interviewed by the media or by division communications staff.


We have a number of policies that explain the protocols and procedures for supporting students' medical needs. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is a valued partner in developing student plans that facilitate effective healthcare intervention while students are at school.


River East Transcona School Division and the Manitoba School Boards Association are committed to the health and welfare of students. Injuries and accidents are everyday occurrences. The home, playground, school, and community all present possible hazards to children and adolescents.

RETSD maintains Universal Student Accident Insurance coverage, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance, for all students attending our division's schools. Voluntary Student Accident Insurance, underwritten by Old Republic Insurance, provides enhanced accident coverage for accidents and benefits beyond that of the Universal Student Accident Insurance held by RETSD or through a parent's benefits plan from their employer.

For more information on both plans, see the links below.

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