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10/30/2020
  
Warning

​An updated message will be posted when service has been restored. 


9/15/2020
  
Warning

UPDATE: Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – The evacuation at Ridgevalley School has ended. The odour was determined to be outside of the school. Many thanks to Debolt Fire and Rescue and the East Smoky Gas Co-op for their quick response. http://bit.ly/RVS-Evacuation-Sept-8-20


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Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 9:45 a.m. – An odour, thought to be natural gas, was detected by staff at Ridgevalley School this morning. Staff and students are safe and accounted for, and are following the prescribed evacuation procedure, as outlined below. The gas company and emergency services are currently checking the school. An update will be posted when the situation has been resolved.

 

What is an evacuation?

  • A response to a possible danger INSIDE the school.
  • Staff will escort students to a safe area, away from the school.
  • If necessary, students will be transported to the school's predetermined safe location.
  • Examples: Strong odours, fire, chemical spill, gas leak, etc.


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9/7/2020
  
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6/7/2020
  
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​An updated message will be posted when service has been restored. 

5/31/2020
  
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5/14/2020
  
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4/27/2020
  
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3/15/2020
  
Transport

​For a full list of cancellations, visit http://transportation.pwsd76.ab.ca

3/2/2020
  
Information

Water suitable for flushing and washing has been restored, but a boil water advisory is in effect. Drinking water will be delivered to the school. 

2/26/2020
  
Alert

​As of 3:00 pm today, Tuesday, February 25, work on the water service disruption in the Town of Beaverlodge is ongoing. 

2/24/2020
  
Alert

As of 3:30 p.m. today, Monday, February 24, 2020, work on the water service disruption in the Town of Beaverlodge is ongoing. Beaverlodge Regional High School (BRHS) remains without water. An announcement on the status of the school day will be posted on the PWPSD and BRHS websites and Facebook pages by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, Tuesday, February 25. Thank you for your patience.

2/24/2020
  
Alert

​Update: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 6:20 p.m.: Junior High students traveling to Hythe Regional School will be picked up at Beaverlodge Elementary School on Monday, February 24, 2020. 

2/23/2020
  
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2/17/2020
  
Transport

See list of cancellations at http://transportation.pwpsd.ca: Bonanza, Rycroft, Savanna, Spirit River, and Woking.  

2/14/2020
  
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​Students, have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

1/31/2020
  
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​All students and staff were safe during the evacuation, and have since returned to the school. 

1/24/2020
  
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​Thank you for your patience during the outage. 

1/23/2020
  
Transport

​Cancellations include: Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Clairmont, Elmworth, Grande Prairie, Grovedale, Hythe, LaGlace, Ridgevalley, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Wembley, and Whispering Ridge. 

Cold weather cancellation: Buses are cancelled at -40° Celsius excluding wind chill, or -48° with wind chill (Source: Weather Network), as outlined in PWPSD Policy EEAF – PWPSD Buses and School Operation during Inclement Weather.

Diploma Exams:
 Students who miss Diploma Exams will be able to write at the next available writing time (April). On a day when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, students are exempt from writing the scheduled Diploma Exam, and their final mark will be based on course work. If the Diploma Exam includes a Part A and a Part B, their final mark will be a blend of course work and the portion of the Diploma Exam the student has written.

1/15/2020
  
Transport

​On a day when buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, students are exempt from writing the scheduled Diploma Exam, and their final mark will be based on course work. If the Diploma Exam includes a Part A and a Part B, their final mark will be a blend of course work and the portion of the Diploma Exam the student has written.

Cold weather cancellation policy:
 Buses are cancelled at -40° Celsius excluding wind chill, or -48° with wind chill (Source: Weather Network), as outlined in PWPSD Policy EEAF – PWPSD Buses and School Operation during Inclement Weather.



1/13/2020
  
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1/7/2020
  
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PWPSD schools will be closed during December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020. Classes resume on Monday, January 6. PWPSD offices and shops will be closed to the public during the school break. 

1/5/2020
  
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 10:15 a.m. – The Bezanson Fire Department has identified a sensor as the source of the fire alarm sounding at Bezanson School earlier this morning. Staff and students are currently returning to the school after a brief evacuation to the nearby Bezanson Hall.

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​Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 9:45 a.m.: Evacuation due to fire alarm at Bezanson School. 
Students and staff at Bezanson School have evacuated to the nearby Bezanson Hall, due to a fire alarm sounding at the school. All students and staff are safe. There were no signs of smoke when staff did a walk-through of the school building. The local fire department was called to the school. Updated information will be released as it becomes available.  

What is an evacuation?

  • A response to a possible danger INSIDE the school.
  • Staff will escort students to a safe area, away from the school.
  • Examples: Strong odours, fire, chemical spill, gas leak, etc.

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12/16/2019
  
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11/27/2019
  
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Monday, November 25, 2019, 1:15 p.m.: Students and staff at Whispering Ridge Community School briefly evacuated to the school's muster area after a false fire alarm, believed to have been triggered by a water flow issue with the sprinkler system. The service provider is working to resolve the issue. Students and staff have since returned to the building and have resumed normal activities.

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11/25/2019
  
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11/24/2019
  
Warning

Police activity in the area of Harry Balfour School

Grande Prairie, AB – Monday, November 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m..: There is a heavy police presence patrolling in the area of Harry Balfour School. School staff are taking extra precautions and have placed the school under Hold and Secure to ensure student safety while officials conduct their work.  

What is a Hold and Secure?

  • A response to an unrelated threat and/or incident in close proximity to the school, taking place OUTSIDE the school.
  • School life continues as normal inside the school, however, the precautionary measure to lock school doors is taken to ensure staff and students are safe, and to reduce activity while officials conduct their work.
  • Access to and from the school is restricted and carefully monitored. The Hold and Secure is lifted when emergency personnel advise that the situation has ended.
  • Examples: Nearby police activity, a threatening animal.

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11/24/2019
  
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This test will take place during the school day. http://www.alertready.ca/

During the test, an alert sound will go off on compatible cellphones with a message letting the cellphone user know that the sound is part of a test, and there is no need for concern. If the cellphone is switched off or on silent mode, there will be no sound, but a banner will be displayed and the phone may vibrate.

11/27/2019
  
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11/18/2019
  
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11/15/2019
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