Parent Resources

Research shows that students are more successful when their parents are involved in their education. We hope that the following information helps you as an informed, involved parent.


Kawartha Pine Ridge schools receive curriculum direction from the Ontario Ministry of Education. To learn more about provincial curriculum, please visit the Ministry website at

Parent Resources on the KPR Website

Information on various programs and services are found throughout our website. Below, and on the left-hand menu are some resources on important topics that you may find helpful.


Parent Videos


School Nutrition Policy

Research shows well-nourished students concentrate better, have stronger memory and demonstrate positive behaviour.  This short video explains how the School Nutrition Policy applies to foods and beverages sold in schools, available through school programs and sold at school events.    It also explains where the policy does not apply.  

Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas

This short video offers tips for healthy eating as well as lunch and snack ideas.  Check out our Pinterest Board @KPRSchools for more ideas and recipes.

Student Attendance in Elementary Grades

Student success is directly linked to attendance and participation in the classroom.  This short video offers guidance and tips to help families establish routines for children that support regular attendance in the elementary grades.    

Student Success in Elementary Grades

By working together, schools and families can establish strong support systems for children in support of student success.  This video offers guidance and tips on how to help encourage your child to work towards their personal best at school.  

Homework – A Guide for Parents and Guardians

Homework is an important part of children’s and teens’ education.  It encourages them to develop skills and attitudes for life-long learning.  Homework also offers parents and guardians the opportunity to support their children’s learning, and to stay informed on what is happening in their child’s classroom.

Combined Grade Classes: A Guide for Parents and Guardians

Every year in our schools, principals assign students to classes based on several factors, including number of students registered for each grade and number of staff.  This video answers some questions that families may have about combined grade classes.  Research shows that children in combined grade classes do as well in school as children in single grade classes.

How to Resolve Concerns

If you or your children have a question, suggestion, concern or problem, we'd like to hear from you. As the first step, please contact your child's teacher. Most questions or problems can be resolved immediately this way.

If you feel more action is required, we encourage you to contact your principal or vice-principal. Please call the school office to set up an appointment and ensure that you have the time needed to discuss the matter.

If you still are not satisfied, please call the Superintendent responsible for your school. Should further steps still be required, please approach the Director of Education.

Trustees also welcome your questions and comments about educational issues and Board decisions. For concerns related to your child, trustees usually will refer you to the staff member who can address the problem.

For more information, or to request a way to provide or receive information and comments in accessible formats, please email or call 1-877-741-4577, ext. 2001.