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River Oaks Public School

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GIVING TREE - Don’t forget to donate online to help support our Giving Tree initiative. If you wish to donate and would prefer to bring gift cards directly to school, please feel free to do so. We are so grateful for your generosity and for remembering that our community is an extension of family. If you are a family that would benefit from this, please email Ms. Vasilakos (, your email will be kept confidential and Ms. Vasilakos will contact you directly when gift cards are ready for pick up.


We are so glad to be starting another school year with all of you, and what a school year it will be! We are excited to have our students back with us in person and remotely. We are maintaining our COVID-19 protocols and know that your children will continue to do an

amazing job with our routines and procedures.

Our school hours are as follows:

8:30 - Supervision begins

8:45 - Entry Bell

10:25 - 11:05 - First Nutrition Break

12:45 - 1:25 - Second Nutrition Break

3:05 - Dismissal Bell

3:20 - Supervision ends

MASKS: Mask wearing is now MANDATORY for all students, Kindergarten to Grade 8. Please ensure that you are sending your child to school with multiple masks so that they can change a mask that becomes dirty or lost. Students will NOT be required to wear masks at recess and will be cohorting with their classmates in recess zones during this time.

Parents are also MANDATED to wear a mask while on school grounds, this includes when you are dropping off and picking up your children.

LUNCH/FOOD: Please remember that for the safety of everyone, we are a NUT FREE school. All food garbage from snacks and lunches will be coming home to reduce our school garbage and recycling.

PHONES: Personal cell phones are not normally permitted in the school. Students will then be advised to leave their cell phones in their lockers for the duration of the day.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to support you.

We want the transition back to school to be a safe and positive experience for everyone!

Be well,

The River Oaks Staff

Thank you to everyone who attended our School Council Elections. We are pleased to present to you, our School Council Executive for the 2021-2022 school year.


CO-CHAIRS - Sherry Ma, Camila Kamarad


TREASURER - Renzie Persad

SECRETARY - Brenda Cohen


Colleen Douglas, Andrea Mendrinos, Audrey Picard, Omeed Shemranifar, Shannon Kala


All River Oaks families are invited to attend our meetings.

You do NOT have to be a Council Executive or voting member to attend our meetings.

Google Meeting links will be shared via School Messenger the day of the meetings.

Our Kindergarten kids (KF-2) found a butterfly in the school yard today.

What a great way to start an inquiry and student led investigation.

River Oaks Schedule

Period 1: 8:45am - 9:45am

Period 2: 9:45am - 10:25am

Nutrition Break: 10:25am - 11:05am

Period 3: 11:05am - 11:55am

Period 4: 11:55am - 12:45pm

Nutrition Break: 12:45pm - 1:25pm

Period 5: 1:25pm - 2:25pm

Period 6: 2:25pm - 3:05pm

River Oaks Calendar

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We are hiring permanent and supply Lunchroom Supervisors! If you are interested in the position, please contact the school when the office opens August 23rd.

Have a great summer!

Halton Food for Thought (HFFT) is dedicated to feeding the success of our students, one healthy, happy student tummy at a time.

In partnership with the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board HFFT will continue to adapt to ensure healthy food is available to students during the school day in accordance with Public Health, safe food handling and Ministry of Education guidelines. More details on the format of HFFT Student Nutrition Programs to follow.

We want all children to reach their full potential and lead healthy, active lives.

To help ensure student success, please consider supporting, or donating to Halton Food for Thought.

To learn more about HFFT Student Nutrition Programs, visit their website.