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Back to School Information for the 2018-2019 School Year

October 10, 2018

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:

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

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 SchoolSurnames starting wtih A-L: Sept. 4
Surnames starting with M-Z: Sept. 6
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.