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Back to School Information for the 2019-2020 School Year

July 04, 2019

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

When does school start?  

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day of classes. Kindergarten start-up dates vary by schools – see information provided in the "When does Kindergarten start?" section below.

View the PWPSD 2019-2020 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 2, 2019.

SchoolGradesPrincipalPhoneSchool Office Reopens
Alternative Education
4-12Kate Thon(780) 864-3741Spirit River Sub-Office: Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Beaverlodge Elementary SchoolK – 6Paul Cincurak(780) 354-2446Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Meet the Teacher: Fri., Aug. 30, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Beaverlodge Regional High School10 - 12Anna Nelson(780) 354-2189Timetable changes and registration,
Tues. - Wed., Aug. 20-21, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Bezanson SchoolK - 9Elizabeth Linfield(780) 532-6490Office opens Thurs., Aug. 22, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Meet the Teacher: Thurs. Sept. 12, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
Bonanza SchoolK – 8 Theresa Simmonds(780) 353-3788Office open Tues., Aug. 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Clairmont Community SchoolK - 8Rod Vanstone(780) 567-4698Office opens Mon., Aug. 19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Meet the Teacher: Thurs., Aug. 29.
Eaglesham SchoolK - 12Sarah Koning(780) 359-3792Office open Tues. - Wed., Aug. 27-28, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Elmworth SchoolK - 9Cynthia Gauthier(780) 354-8375Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Harry Balfour SchoolK - 8Jen Clevette(780) 532-9276

Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Meet the Teacher: Thurs., Aug. 29, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

Helen E. Taylor School4 - 9Rob Robinson(780) 766-9103Office opens Wed., Aug. 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Hythe Regional SchoolK - 9Dwayne Speager(780) 356-3934Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Open House/Meet the Teacher/Barbecue: Fri., Aug. 30, 1:00 pm.
LaGlace SchoolK - 9Heidi Hargreaves(780) 568-2430Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Peace Wapiti Academy
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9 - 12

Wanda Gerard ​ ​(780) 513-9504
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Registration on Tues., Aug. 20:
Grade 9 at 9:00 - 11:30 am; Grade 12 at 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
Registration on Wed., Aug. 21:
Grade 11 at 9:00 - 11:30 am; Grade 10 at 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
Timetable changes on Thurs., Aug. 22, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Penson SchoolK - 8Don MacAskill(780) 532-6390Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Meet the Teacher: Wed., Aug. 28, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
Ridgevalley SchoolK - 12Penny Rose(780) 957-3995Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Robert W. Zahara Public School K - 6Lawrie McKeith(780) 568-3823Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Rycroft SchoolK - 8Julie Hynes(780) 765-3830Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Meet the Teacher: Wed., Sept. 11, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Savanna SchoolK - 12Tina Sauder/Chris Young(780) 351-3771Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Sexsmith Secondary School7 - 12Mike Lauzon(780) 568-3642Timetable changes, fees payment, locker selection and registration: Thurs., Aug. 22 and Tues., Aug. 27:   9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  
Spirit River Regional AcademyK - 12Dawne Kurtz-McNaught(780) 864-3696Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Teepee Creek SchoolK - 8Darren Robertson(780) 568-2265

Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Meet the Teacher/Barbecue: Tues., Sept. 3, 5:00 pm.

Wembley Elementary SchoolK - 3Erika Walsh(780) 766-2294

Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Meet the Teacher/Barbecue: Wed., Aug. 28, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Whispering Ridge Community SchoolK - 8Shawn O'Shea(780) 532-8133Office opens Tues., Aug. 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Meet the Teacher/Barbecue: Thurs., Aug. 29, 6:00 pm.
Woking SchoolK - 8Danelle Boychuk(780) 774-3932Office opens Wed., Aug. 28. Back-to-school pancake breakfast for students, teachers and families on Fri., Sept. 6.


Where can I find school supply lists and school fees?

Click the Registration tab on your school's website to access school supply lists and school fees. See list of school websites in the chart below. Please note that schools were required to post school supply lists and fees by the end of June 2019. If updated 2019-2020 information is not available on your school website, please contact your school. Office reopening dates/times are provided in the chart above.

Alternative Educationwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/alted
Beaverlodge Elementary Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/bes
Beaverlodge Regional High Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/brhs
Bezanson Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/bezanson
Bonanza Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/bonanza
Clairmont Community Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/ccs  
Eaglesham Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/eaglesham
Elmworth Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/elmworth
Harry Balfour Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/hb
Helen E. Taylor Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/het
Hythe Regional Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/hrs
LaGlace Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/laglace
Peace Wapiti Academywww.pwpsd.ca/schools/pwa
Penson Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/penson
Ridgevalley Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/rvs
Robert W. Zahara Public Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/rwz
Rycroft Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/rycroft
Savanna Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/savanna
Sexsmith Secondary Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/sss
Spirit River Regional Academywww.pwpsd.ca/schools/srra
Teepee Creek Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/tcs
Wembley Elementary Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/wes
Whispering Ridge Community Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/wrcs
Woking Schoolwww.pwpsd.ca/schools/woking


When does Kindergarten start?

Registered Kindergarten students and their parents may be scheduled for staggered entry or orientation sessions during the first week of September. Staggered entry provides a smaller group setting for first-time students and eases the transition for both parents and young children. In addition to the information provided in the following table, Kindergarten start-up dates may also be found under the Registration tab on your school's website. Learn more about Kindergarten at http://www.pwpsd.ca/Pages/kindergarten.aspx.

SchoolKindergarten Start-Up Dates
Beaverlodge Elementary SchoolMon. / Wed.: Sept. 4
Tues. / Thurs: Sept. 3
Mon. - Thurs. a.m.: Sept. 11
Bezanson SchoolTues. / Thurs: Sept. 3
Bonanza SchoolKindergarten: Sept. 5
Junior Kindergarten: Oct. 7
Clairmont Community SchoolMon. / Wed.: Sept. 4
Tues. / Thurs.: Sept. 3
Eaglesham SchoolTues. / Thurs.: 
Sept. 3: A two-hour orientation event.
Sept. 5: Official start date.
Elmworth SchoolSept. 3
Harry Balfour SchoolMon. / Wed.: Staggered entry on Sept 4 and 6. 
New registrants can contact the school for early entry dates after August 20. 
Tues. / Thurs.: Staggered entry on Sept 3 and 5. 
New registrants can contact the school for early entry dates after August 20.
Hythe Regional SchoolSept. 3 and 5
LaGlace SchoolTues. / Thurs.: Sept. 10
Penson SchoolJunior K Information Day: Sept. 4 at 11:00 a.m.
Junior K – first day: Sept. 9
Kindergarten – Tues./Thurs.: Sept. 3 and 5
Ridgevalley SchoolStaggered entry on Sept. 6 and 9 
Robert W. Zahara Public SchoolMon. / Wed.: Sept. 3
Tues. / Thurs.: Sept. 5
Rycroft SchoolTues. / Thurs. / school Fridays, full days: Sept. 3
Mon. / Wed., 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m: Sept. 4
Savanna School

Junior K: Sept. 9, 12:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tues. / Thurs.: Sept. 3, with a welcome-back breakfast

Spirit River Regional AcademySept. 12
Teepee Creek SchoolKindergarten, Tues. / Thurs.: Sept. 3
Junior Kindergarten, Mon. / Wed.: Sept. 4
Wembley Elementary SchoolMon. / Wed.: Sept. 4
Tues. / Thurs.: Sept. 3
Whispering Ridge Community SchoolMon. / Wed.: Sept. 4
Tues. / Thurs.: Sept. 3
Woking School Sept. 3


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.pwpsd.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 3, 2019. 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. In September, trained PWPSD busing representatives conduct free safety presentations at participating schools, including a safety talk and video, followed by safety drills. 

How do I register my child for school?

Online registration for new students:
If your child is new to Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD), or new to the school in which you are registering, click the New Student Registration link found at http://www.pwpsd.ca/registration to register them in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Schools provide computer access to those who do not have Internet service (see August office reopening hours in the chart above).

Returning Student Update Form:
If your child is returning to the school they attended in June, or transferring from a PWPSD feeder school, you do not need to complete the online registration form. In September, families of returning students will be emailed a Snap Code to complete the Returning Student Update Form, to verify/update demographic information currently on file, such as home 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.