ParentsOctober 18, 2023
The greatest success happens when schools, teachers, parents and students work together.
Winnipeg School Division recognizes that strong parent involvement creates stronger school communities and the best educational experience for children. As the parent or guardian, you can be involved in so many ways, such as helping your child with homework, communicating openly and often with your children's teachers, volunteering, joining parent council, fund raising, sharing your expertise and talents and more.
Please choose in the menu bar above Education Services for more information about our programs and Our Schools for a listing of division schools. If you are new to Canada additional support is also available through Community Resources. Services and supports available to families and the community are listed below.
- Frequently asked questions
What to do when you have a problem at your child's school
- WSD Working Together to Support Our Students
Other important topics for parents and families:
- Attendance Help
Should students be at school? If you are aware of children in your community who are not attending school, please let us know.
- Attendance Help form
- Autism and Inclusive Education in WSD
- Body Confidence Awareness
- Buses & Transportation
How to access transportation services and allowances for eligible students.
- Canada Learning Bond
Get up to $2,000 from the Government of Canada for your child’s education after high school.
- Cannabis Talk Kit
Know How to Talk with Your Teen
- Community Resources
- Find an apartment or day care close to school other as well as other services to support families in our communities.
- Concussions - learn about successful return-to-school for Canadian youth following a concussion.
- Creating Racism-Free Schools through Critical/Courageous Conversations on Race
- Family Resources
- Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the education of their children through individual discussions with the appropriate teacher(s) and/or principal, volunteering and/or through participation in the parent council.
- Fentanyl information (link to Government of Manitoba site)
- Getting ready for school - a parent's guide
- A Healthy Child Manitoba guide to help parents give their children the skills needed for Kindergarten.
- Kids Grief
- A resource page for parents in talking with children and teens about dying and death.
- Lead in soil report
- Lead in water report
- Mobile Vision Care Clinic
- My Child in School
- A Manitoba government website that explains what your child is learning in school, and how you can get involved.
- My Learning At Home
- A Manitoba government website to improve understanding of Mathematics, Science and English Language Arts.
- Parent Council
- Parent council information/support.
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
- Common Sense Media
- Safe Schools
A variety of programs are offered to ensure that our schools are safe and caring communities.
- Safe Arrival and SchoolMessenger App
learn more about the app being introduced in Winnipeg School Division schools to make absense notification quicker and easier for parents/guardians.
- Severe Weather Guidelines
Information regarding indoor recess and bus cancellation in the event of extreme cold weather.
- Students Services documents from Manitoba Government
Information and links to help you get the most out of your school year.
- Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK)
A network working to improve emergency care for children in Canada. TREKK has a suite of evidence-based resources designed to provide health information to parents and families to help them care for their sick children at home, and to aid them in understanding when to seek emergency department care.
Interested parents and members of the community are invited to work with staff to help students develop their skills and potential. Find out about what’s involved, how to qualify, register and volunteer opportunities.