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  • Transportation


    To apply for busing for 2024-25 CLICK HERE.

    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.

    Yellow Bus Service is available for families who live within the Rio Terrace transportation boundary. To see the bus service area, please view our Attendance Area Map on the EPSB website. 

    Bus Location & Late Notifications

    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 receive email notification from the Student Transportation department. You may also receive phone notification from the school.

    Parents can contact Golden Arrow directly about the location of their bus at 780-447-1538. 

    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. Please be advised that 30 days notice is required for any changes or cancellation of service. 

    Learn more about riding the yellow bus - watch this video



    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.



    The office must be notified when a student is not taking the bus home. Please contact the school office no later than 2:00 p.m. on Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri, and 1:00 p.m. Thurs.

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  • Pre-enrolment and Registration Update

    Pre-enrolment and Registration Update

    Please note: For the 2024 - 2025 school year, École Rio Terrace Schule is full in planned classes in Grades 1 and 2 in the German Bilingual program AND Grades 5 and 6 in the French immersion program. We will no longer accept enrolment requests for these grades in these programs.

    Thanks to all the families who pre-enrolled before the deadline to help our school get ready for 2024–25! 

    We’re happy to let you know that, based on available space, all students who registered or pre-enrolled before March 22, 2024, have been accepted. We look forward to seeing your family at the end of August! 

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Bienvenue Welcome Willkommen

Successful language learning for everyone!

At École Rio Terrace Schule we inspire students to be successful through high quality German and French learning opportunities supported by families and the community. We offer both a French Immersion and a German Bilingual program in a small school environment, Kindergarten to Grade 6. We are proud of our school, students, staff and community!


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; Courage; Assertiveness; Resilience; Empathy; and Stamina


Andrew Lummis


Kindergarten Open House 2024-2025

Please join us for our open house on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.to learn more about our school and language programs.


Rio Terrace School Virtual Open House 2022