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Back to School Information for the 2018-2019 School Year

Find important dates, school supply lists, Kindergarten start-up dates, school fees and more.

 

When does school start?  

Tuesday, September 4, 2018: First day of classes. Kindergarten start-up dates vary by schools – see information below.

View the PWPSD 2018-2019 school year calendar online.




When does my school office open?

School office reopening dates are listed in the chart below. All PWPSD offices and shops will be closed on Labour Day, Monday, September 3, 2018.

SchoolGradesPrincipalPhoneSchool Office Reopens
Beaverlodge Elementary SchoolK – 6Paul Cincurak(780) 354-2446Meet the teacher on Fri., Aug. 31, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Beaverlodge Regional High School10 - 12Anna Nelson(780) 354-2189Timetable changes, Aug. 21-22, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Those without Internet access may complete registration at school.
Bezanson SchoolK - 9Elizabeth Linfield(780) 532-6490Office opens Thurs., Aug. 23, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Bonanza SchoolK – 8 Theresa Simmonds(780) 353-3788Office open Tues. - Wed., Aug. 28-29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Clairmont Community SchoolK - 8Rod Vanstone(780) 567-4698

Kindergarten parent meeting, Wed., Aug. 22, 6:00 pm.

Office opens Mon., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Eaglesham SchoolK - 12Terry Pattison(780) 359-3792Office open Tues. - Wed., Aug. 28-29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Elmworth SchoolK - 9Cynthia Gauthier(780) 354-8375Office opens Wed., Aug. 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Harry Balfour SchoolK - 8Jen Clevette(780) 532-9276Office opens Mon., Aug. 20, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Helen E. Taylor School4 - 9Rob Robinson(780) 766-9103Office opens Wed., Aug. 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Hythe Regional SchoolK - 9Dwayne Speager(780) 356-3934Office opens Tues., Aug. 28, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Open House/Meet the Teacher/BBQ on Fri., Aug. 31, 1:00 pm.
LaGlace SchoolK - 9Terry Fast(780) 568-2430Office opens Fri., Aug. 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Peace Academy of Virtual Ed. (PAVE)4 - 12Kate Thon(780) 864-3741Office opens Tues., Aug. 28, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Peace Wapiti Academy9 - 12Wanda Gerard(780) 513-9504Registration on Tues., Aug. 21:
Grade 9 at 9:00 - 11:30 am; Grade 12 at 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
    Registration on Wed., Aug. 22:
Grade 11 at 9:00 - 11:30 am; Grade 10 at 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
    Timetable changes on Thurs., Aug. 23, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Peace Wapiti Outreach Schools10 - 12Contact Central Office(780) 532-8133 
Penson SchoolK - 8Don MacAskill(780) 532-6390Office opens Tues., Aug. 28, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Ridgevalley SchoolK - 12Penny Rose(780) 957-3995Office opens Wed., Aug. 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Robert W. Zahara Public School K - 6Lawrie McKeith(780) 568-3823Office opens Fri., Aug. 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Rycroft SchoolK - 8Julie Hynes(780) 765-3830Office opens Tues., Aug. 28, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Savanna SchoolK - 12Tina Sauder/Chris Young(780) 351-3771Office opens Fri., Aug. 31, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Sexsmith Secondary School7 - 12Mike Lauzon(780) 568-3642Timetable changes (priority given to high school students), new student registration, fee payment and locker selection: Tues. - Wed., Aug. 21-22, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Spirit River Regional AcademyK - 12Dawne Kurtz-McNaught(780) 864-3696Office opens Tues., Aug. 28, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Teepee Creek SchoolK - 8Casey Brown(780) 568-2265Office opens Mon., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Wembley Elementary SchoolK - 3Holly Gould(780) 766-2294Office opens Tues., Aug. 28, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Whispering Ridge Community SchoolK - 8Shawn O'Shea(780) 532-8133 (Central Office, until phone lines are activated at WRCS)Office opens Wed., Aug. 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Open House, Meet the Teacher, BBQ, AGM and Kindergarten tours on Aug. 30.
Woking SchoolK - 8Danelle Boychuk(780) 774-3932Office opens Fri., Aug. 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

 

Where can I find school supply lists?

School supplies are posted under the Registration tab on your school's website:

SchoolWebsite
Beaverlodge Elementary Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/bes
Beaverlodge Regional High Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/brhs
Bezanson Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/bezanson
Bonanza Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/bonanza
Clairmont Community Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/ccs  
Eaglesham Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/eaglesham
Elmworth Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/elmworth
Harry Balfour Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/hb
Helen E. Taylor Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/het
Hythe Regional Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/hrs
LaGlace Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/laglace
Peace Academy of Virtual Ed. (PAVE)www.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/pave
Peace Wapiti Academywww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/pwa
Penson Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/penson
Ridgevalley Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/rvs
Robert W. Zahara Public School www.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/rwz
Rycroft Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/rycroft
Savanna Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/savanna
Sexsmith Secondary Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/sss
Spirit River Regional Academywww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/srra
Teepee Creek Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/tcs
Wembley Elementary Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/wes
Whispering Ridge Community Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/wrcs
Woking Schoolwww.pwsd76.ab.ca/schools/woking

 

How much are school fees and where can I find them?

School fees for the 2018-2019 school year were updated in August after they received Ministerial approval. Fees are available under the Registration tab on your school's website. See list of school websites above.  

 

When does Kindergarten start?

In addition to the following table, Kindergarten start-up dates are also available under the Registration tab on your school's website. Learn more about Kindergarten at http://www.pwsd76.ab.ca/Pages/kindergarten.aspx.

SchoolKindergarten Start-Up Dates
Beaverlodge Elementary School

Kindergarten:
Mon. / Wed.: Sept. 5
Tues. / Thurs: Sept. 4
Mon. - Thurs. a.m.: Sept. 12

Junior Kindergarten:
3-yr-olds: Sept. 10
4-yr-olds: Sept. 11

Bezanson SchoolTBA - Contact the school at (780) 532-6490
Bonanza SchoolKindergarten: Sept. 11
Junior Kindergarten: Oct. 1
Clairmont Community SchoolMon. / Wed.: Sept. 5
Tues. / Thurs.: Sept. 4
Eaglesham SchoolTues. / Thurs.: Sept. 6
Elmworth SchoolSept. 4
Harry Balfour SchoolMon. / Wed.: Staggered entry on Sept. 5 and 7
Tues. / Thurs.: Staggered entry on Sept. 4 and 6
Hythe Regional SchoolSept. 4 and 6
LaGlace SchoolSept. 11
Penson SchoolSept. 4 and 6
Ridgevalley SchoolSept. 4
Robert W. Zahara Public School Mon. / Wed.: Sept. 5
Tues. / Thurs.: Sept. 4
Rycroft SchoolTues. / Thurs. / school Fridays: Sept. 4
Mon. / Wed.: Sept. 5
Savanna SchoolSept. 4
Spirit River Regional AcademySept. 10
Teepee Creek SchoolKindergarten: Sept. 4
Junior Kindergarten: Sept. 5
Wembley Elementary SchoolMon. / Wed.: Sept. 5
Tues. / Thurs.: Sept. 4
Whispering Ridge Community SchoolMon. / Wed.:
Small group entry: Sept. 5 and 7
Regular classes: Sept. 10

Tues. / Thurs.:
Small group entry: Sept. 4 and 6
Regular classes: Sept. 11
Woking School Sept. 6

 

How will I know if my bus will be on time?

Sign up for email notifications on the status of individual or multiple bus routes at http://transportation.pwsd76.ab.ca. Near the end of August, school bus drivers contact families to share pick-up times for the upcoming year. Please provide current daytime telephone numbers to the PWPSD Transportation Office at (780) 532-7734 and your school office. Remember that school zones will be in effect as of Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Drivers should exercise caution and adhere to posted speed limits. It is illegal to pass a school bus in rural areas when red lights are flashing.

 

How do I register my child for school?

PWPSD offers online registration for new students. To register your child online, click the New Student Registration link at http://www.pwsd76.ab.ca/registration. Schools provide computer access to those who do not have Internet service (see August office reopening hours in the chart above).

In September, families of returning students will be emailed a Snap Code to complete the Returning Student Update Form to verify demographic information such as address, phone number and emergency contacts.

 

Follow your school on Facebook

Keep up-to-date with news and events from your school. To follow the school Facebook pages listed below, you will first need to log in on your personal Facebook account.

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Sears, Angela8/14/2018 4:08 PM14 Aug, 2018
School’s out for summer

Today marks the final day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year for approximately 6,000 students, more than 370 teachers, and 600 non-teaching staff in the 33 schools that make up Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD). Central Office in Grande Prairie will maintain regular office hours throughout the summer, with the exception of Friday afternoons during July 6 - August 10 when the office will be closed to the public.

For many students, the summer months can be a time when reading is set aside. To prevent summer slide – the loss of skills during summer months – families are encouraged to look for ways to incorporate literacy in activities during the break.

Students wishing to upgrade Diploma Exam and course results should contact PWPSD's Alternate Education Program. The program offers free high school courses to youth under the age of 20 as of September 1, and provides opportunities to study additional courses, meet post-secondary prerequisite requirements, complete Alberta High School Diploma requirements, or prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) exam.  


Upcoming school year calendars
The first day of classes is Tuesday, September 4. Families may subscribe to PWPSD's online calendar at http://www.pwsd76.ab.ca/Calendar to receive alerts of important dates on their computer or mobile device. Families should also review a printable PDF of the 2018-2019 school year calendar, available at http://www.pwsd76.ab.ca/Resources/ParentResources/calendars, and be mindful of official school holidays when booking vacation time.


School supply lists, online registration, and school fees
Important back-to-school information will be posted under the 'Registration' tab on all PWPSD school websites, including links to school supply lists, online registration, and school fees.


Online registration for new students and the Returning Student Update Form
New families may access PWPSD's online registration at any time by clicking the 'Registration' tab on the PWPSD website and all school websites. In September, families of returning students will be emailed a Snap Code to complete the Returning Student Update Form to verify demographic information such as address, phone number and emergency contacts. Schools provide computer access to those who do not have Internet service.


Bus safety and e-notifications
In September, trained PWPSD busing representatives conduct free safety presentations at participating schools, including a safety talk and video, followed by safety drills. Wondering if your bus will be on time? Sign up for email notifications on the status of individual or multiple bus routes at http://transportation.pwsd76.ab.ca. Near the end of August, school bus drivers contact families to share pick-up times for the upcoming year.


Kindergarten start-up
Registered Kindergarten students and their parents may be scheduled for individualized meetings or orientation sessions during the first week of September. The meetings provide valuable insights into the type of programming required for first-time students and eases the transition for both parents and young children. Kindergarten start-up dates vary by school and are published under the 'Registration' tab on school websites.


PWPSD wishes all students, families and staff a safe and enjoyable summer!

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Sears, Angela6/29/2018 10:45 AM29 Jun, 2018
Find your school on Facebook
Sears, Angela6/28/2018 2:10 PM28 Jun, 2018