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    Virtual Open Houses - Program and Registration Information

    Program Information Website

    Like everything else this year, our open house and registration process will be different!

    The first linked video will provide you with some information about our school and our vision for our work with students. Getting to Know Richard Secord

     Cogito Information

    • Please see the following video for Information about our Cogito Program
    • If you have further questions after reading the registration information and watching the videos, please add them to this Google form Cogito Program Questions

    French Immersion Information

    We would love to meet you at one of our virtual “Open House” meetings. A link for the Virtual Meetings will be posted here on the day of the event. We will respond to as many questions as possible.

    Administration will be responding to many of these questions during the virtual "Open House Meetings. 

    On the Monday following each meeting, a document will be posted on our website with written responses to the questions.

    When you are ready to register your student please review the EPSB Registration Information.

    Then you can complete the Digital Student Registration Form. If you have other students registered at Richard Secord School we would ask that you list them in the section "Family Circumstances". Please provide their names, grade and program.









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Like everything else this year, our open house and registration process will be different! Production is currently underway for our school video, highlighting the vision we have for our work with all students at École Richard Secord. Starting on February 2nd, 2021, you will have the opportunity to visit our beautiful building virtually.

  • Registration for students new to Edmonton Public Schools begins on February 2, 2021.
  • Registration for students currently enrolled in an Edmonton Public School will open on SchoolZone on March 9, 2021.
  • In the coming weeks, we will also be posting informational videos about Cogtio and French Immersion Programming. If, after viewing these videos, you have further questions about our school, our programs or the registration process, please add these to the appropriate Google forms attached that will be attached at a later date. 
  • Then we would love to meet you at one of our virtual “Open House” meetings. The link will be added on the day of the virtual tour.
  • We will respond to as many questions as possible.
    • February 9, 2021 - For Families Interested in Cogito Only9:45 to 10:30 a.m. (Kindergarten) 
      • 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. (Grades 1 -3) 
    • February 10, 2021 - For Families Interested in Cogito Only9:45 - 10:30 a.m. (Grades 4 - 6)  
    • February 17, 2021 - For Families Interested in French Immersion Only5:00 - 5:45 p.m. 
Answers to Your Cogito Programming Questions:

Check out the following link to see the answers to frequently asked questions about Cogito: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT COGITO PROGRAMMING



  • If you would like to attend this "open house" please complete the attached form with your name and email address so we can send you a link to the meeting. Sign Up for Feb. 22, 2021, Virtual Open House
  • The link will be emailed to you on Feb 22, 2021.


    • March 9, 2021 - For Families Interested in Cogito Only
      • 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. (All Grades - Anyone Who has Missed Previous Cogito Meetings) 

Written responses to parent questions will be posted to our website the Monday after each meeting. 

Principal's Message:

On behalf of École Richard Secord School's staff, I would like to express how privileged we feel to work with your children. Our priority is to provide our students with the highest quality educational opportunities in a safe, warm, caring and engaging learning environment, one which both honours our diversity and challenges us to work as a community.

At  École Richard Secord School, we believe in our students' incredible potential to learn and the power of a positive educational experience in opening doors of opportunity in their futures. We offer parents and their children a choice of three quality programs: Regular English, French Immersion, and Cogito Alternative.  

As an elementary school, our goal is to help your children develop solid foundational skills to build their future educational endeavours. We work hard to support our students in their literacy and numeracy learning. We have high expectations for our students, and we encourage all students to be the best that they can be each and every day.

We also know that successful students are supported by strong, positive relationships between home and school. Our relationships rely on open and ongoing communication. Throughout the school year, we create opportunities for our families to participate in meetings, celebrations, after school activities and special days. Parents and students will receive information about these events through student agendas and SchoolZone. SchoolZone also gives families access to school information, report cards, attendance information, and specific classroom news. If you require assistance with SchoolZone, please contact our school office.

I feel very honoured and privileged to have the opportunity to lead this amazing learning community for the success of all of our students. We encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or our office if you have any questions or if you would like to become more involved in the school through volunteering or joining our Parent Council. We look forward to working alongside you and having you as a part of our Richard Secord community, making a difference for our students and school!

Yours in partnership,   

Marion Ramsey