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  • Transportation


    Yellow Bus Service is available for families who live within the Rio Terrace transportation boundary.

    To view the area in which the bus service covers.

    1. Click here, https://epsb.ca/schools/rioterrace/
    2. Click on “ATTENDANCE AREA MAPS” under the school count
    3. Select the box or boxes in the “BUS SERVICE (2022-2023)” area



    After you complete the form, please make sure you receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.


    If your child rides the yellow bus, you can apply for continued service to their current school in SchoolZone no later than May 31, 2023

    When you sign in to your parent SchoolZone account: 

    • go to the Student Profile tab 
    • choose Transportation 
    • select Bus Application
    • follow instructions to apply for yellow bus service for next year and make sure to update your contact information


    Parents new to Rio Terrace will receive their SchoolZone login and password information the first week of September.

    When you login into SchoolZone, you will be able to access your child’s bus number, route information as well as pickup and drop off time information.

    Parents can track the location of the bus through SchoolZone, under the Transportation page, then clicking on the “Where’s my Bus” tool.

    If a bus is running late or is canceled, parents will be notified by email from the Student Transportation department.

    For more information about yellow bus eligibility, applying for service, or bus pass fees, visit epsb.ca/schools/gettoschool or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

    Yellow Bus Basics Video

    Students Riding Yellow Bus

    Students are expected to display good conduct and safety at all times while riding on a yellow bus. Students who choose not to observe behavior expectations may lose the privilege of yellow bus transportation to school. Students must have a valid bus pass in their possession when riding the bus.

    Pick Up Of Students

    The office must be notified when a student is not taking the bus home.

    Please contact the school office no later than 2:30 pm on Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., and 1:00 pm Thurs.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Rio Terrace we are proud to offer French Immersion and the German Bilingual program in a safe and caring school.  This gives us diversity which strengthens us and creates successful learners and global citizens.  At Rio Terrace you will see a positive learning environment where we nurture responsible, respectful and successful learners.
    While learning in two languages, students have the high quality learning opportunities to be successful.  We believe in and practice the District’s cornerstone values of accountability, collaboration, equity and integrity.
    Please enjoy browsing our website to learn about our school. Please also feel free to contact us for any further information.

    At Rio Terrace we use the following keystone ideas to support our students with building core curricular competencies: Responsibility; Integrity; Opportunity; Courage; Assertiveness; Reilience; Empathy; and Stamina

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  • School Supply Lists

    School Supply Lists

    Rio Terrace works with a company called Write-on Stationery to provide parents the option to purchase a school specific supply package for their child. Order online before June 1, 2023 and have your package delivered to Rio in June so that students can take their packages home and label them over the summer. They also accept orders throughout the summer for pickup in late August or home delivery. Please see the instructions below:

    • Go to www.write-on.ca
    • Click on “PARENTS – Order Here”
    • School Name: Rio Terrace School - EDM
    • Choose your grade and place your order.
    • Complete your order by clicking ‘PLACE ORDER’
    • You will receive an automatic email confirmation to confirm your order has been received
    • VISA, MC, AMEX, Visa Debit and Interac On-line are accepted.


    The option of obtaining supplies on your own is also available, please see the supply lists below. If you cannot find the specific brand indicated on the list, please look for a similar product.

    Kindergarten French and German

    Grade 1 French

    Grade 1 German

    Grade 2 French

    Grade 2 German

    Grade 3 French

    Grade 3/4 German

    Grade 4 French

    Grade 5 French

    Grade 5/6 German

    Grade 6 French


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Success, One Student at a Time

Located in west Edmonton, École Rio Terrace Schule offers both a French Immersion and German Bilingual program in a small school environment, Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Our vibrant community of staff, students, and parents work in partnership to provide challenging learning experiences in a safe and caring environment.

Come visit!   We take pride in our school, our students and our staff.  Experience École Rio Terrace Schule and the learning that happens here!

21st Century Literacy

Literacy has expanded beyond the traditional trio of reading, writing, and arithmetic. To achieve 21st century literacy, Rio Terrace students are developing a new set of skills: innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, initiative, productivity, and responsibility.

The foundation of 21 century literacy is promoting self-directed learners. Students who can think critically, problem solve, collaborate, and act

Second Language Learning

All Rio Terrace students are academically and culturally enriched through learning in either our French Immersion or German Bilingual program

Our parents and teachers value a second language education as a priceless gift we can give our children.  Learning a second language enhances academic achievement and opens a world of opportunities.


Principal's Message

Dear Parents & Guardians,

At Rio Terrace we are proud of our German Bilingual and French Immersion programs. Our teaching staff create meaningful and engaging learning experiences that build conceptual understandings across the curriculum. Staff work collaboratively as a team and utilize an endless combination of individual and group work while purposefully integrating technology into the school day. We are committed to providing support for all students. We use innovative and adaptive teaching to foster a sense of curiosity and wonder. We strongly believe that it is important to actively build relationships with the children at the school and with the families we serve. Most importantly, we empower our students to make effective personal decisions by giving them authentic leadership opportunities whenever possible. At Rio Terrace we use the following keystone ideas to support our students with building core curricular competencies:

Responsibility; Integrity; Opportunity; Compassion; Accountability; Respect; Empathy; and Service


Andrew Lummis



Rio Terrace School Virtual Open House 2022