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BV School Playground Revitalization Initiative

October 20, 2022
​ Buena Vista School's playground revitalization initiative is exited to share information about its project, upcoming dates for meetings and events, and how to get involved by donating and volunteering.
In 2014, Buena Vista School, the castle on the hill, celebrated its 100th birthday, and in 2022 it was granted the title...
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Many school community councils holding annual meetings

August 11, 2022
Saskatoon Public Schools' school community councils (SCC) hold annual meetings to elect representatives for the 2022-23 school year.  Annual meetings are held in either the spring or fall of the school year.
The SCC acts in an advisory role to the school, the Board of Education and other agencies and organizations. The...
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Elementary, high schools prepare to welcome back students

July 16, 2022
​ Students in Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary schools and collegiates begin the 2022-23 school year on Thursday, Sept. 1. Many elementary schools will welcome back kindergarten to Grade 8 students with a staggered start schedule to support a smooth return to classes. Additional information about school-specific operations for back to school will...
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Board of Education approves 2022-23 budget

June 08, 2022
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved its operating budget for the upcoming academic year, with expenditures of $297 million, an increase of $9.3 million over last year.
Provincial government operating funding for the school division increased 2.1 per cent ($5.2 million) for the year, which mainly covers the provincially negotiated...
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School-year calendar finalized for 2022-23; first day of classes Sept. 1

June 02, 2022
All Saskatoon Public Schools' students will begin the school year on Thursday, Sept. 1, according to the 2022-23 school year calendar.
The calendar represents a total of 184 instructional days for elementary students and 181 days for collegiate students, with 950 hours of instruction for both. The calendar has been finalized with...
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Community partnerships highlighted for Board of Education

April 28, 2022
The contributions to students and learning made possible by partnership organizations were shared with trustees during the April 10 meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education.
The school division's Partners 2021-22 document highlights the community connections that enhance academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being. Building partnerships within the wider community allows...

Schools welcome kindergarten registration for September

March 14, 2022
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment. All neighbourhood schools are accepting kindergarten registration for classes beginning this fall. If your child will be five years old by...
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Elementary programs offer unique experiences to students

February 28, 2022
Five programs that offer Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary students specialized learning experiences are accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year.
Four Grade 8 programs — Creative Action, Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead-Nīkānētān — along with the iGen program for Grade 6 engage students in learning opportunities filled with unique, hands-on experiences. The programs are...

Buena Vista expands nature-based learning to include prek to Grade 5

February 22, 2022
After introducing prekindergarten and kindergarten programs in 2021, Buena Vista School is expanding its nature-based learning approach to include students in grades 1-5 beginning in September 2022.               Expanding programming beyond prekindergarten and kindergarten ensures that students transitioning to Grade 1 and beyond can transfer the skills and strengths gained from nature-based learning...
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Virtual open houses help Grade 8 students plan for high school

January 27, 2022
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are virtually opening their doors to provide current Grade 8 students and their parents and caregivers with a glimpse of high school life.
Collegiate open house events usually give students and parents the opportunity to visit one or several schools. This year, schools are creating videos to highlight their...
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Schools hosting virtual kindergarten information nights in March

January 19, 2022
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment. In past years, schools have held in-person information nights to share details about kindergarten and the school with families. In-person events...
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Report to the Community highlights challenging year of teaching and learning

December 14, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools' 2020-21 Report to the Community is a snapshot of an academic year filled with much joy and many triumphs and accomplishments, but also unprecedented challenges.
The report highlights the work done by staff and students as they continued to learn and celebrate community while facing the uncertainty of...
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Board of Education meeting recognizes bravery of staff, students

December 09, 2021
The quick reaction to keep students safe when a moose crashed into Sylvia Fedoruk School was recognized during the Dec.7 meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education.
Two staff members of the Boys & Girls Club of Saskatoon ensured students were able to exit the building after the moose burst through...
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Second Buena Vista prekindergarten class planned for January

December 02, 2021
A second prekindergarten classroom is being added to Buena Vista School to respond to the needs of children and families in our community
Beginning in January 2022, a half-day prekindergarten program for three- and four-year-old children will be available at the school. For information or registration details please contact the school office...
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Trustees learn about science kit program, COVID-19 response

December 01, 2021
A connection to science and hands-on learning at Montgomery School is being shared throughout the school division, trustees were told during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education's Nov. 23 meeting.
The school's maker's lab offers learning activities in three forms: tinkering to learn, making to learn, and application...
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MacPherson to serve third term as Board of Education chair

November 09, 2021
The challenge of educating students during a global pandemic has highlighted the strength of Saskatoon Public Schools, according to the Saskatoon Board of Education's chairperson.
Colleen MacPherson, who was acclaimed to a third term as chair during the board's inaugural meeting Nov. 9, said the past year has shown that Saskatoon...
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Flag raising honours partnerships with First Nations, Métis communities

November 03, 2021
The sight of the Treaty 6, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and Métis flags flying above Saskatoon Public Schools' Board of Education office was a welcome sign for Chief Mark Arcand.
Arcand, chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council, joined representatives of the school division and Whitecap Dakota and Métis communities on Nov....

Board of Education hears how outreach workers help students Reconnect

October 26, 2021
The creation of six outreach worker positions designed to support staff in re-engaging students and supporting student mental health was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education's Oct. 12 meeting.
The primary work of an outreach worker is reconnection with families and support school staff and the...
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Employee vaccination procedure approved by Saskatoon Public Schools

October 25, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools has approved an administrative procedure that will require employees to be fully vaccinated or provide regular negative COVID-19 test results.
 
Administrative Procedure 415 COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing was approved by the division's administrative council on Monday, Oct. 25. While the procedure has been adopted by the administration, it is...
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Students, teachers embrace the opportunity to learn outdoors

October 19, 2021
Spending hours outside with a busy group of three- to six-year-olds may sound like a recipe for chaos. But for teachers and students at Buena Vista School, a morning spent at Gabriel Dumont Park, or their schoolyard, or other locations in the neighbourhood offers lessons in how being outdoors and engaging...
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SPS Newsletter

October 15, 2021

School division will require staff to show proof of vaccination or test status

October 07, 2021

Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students and staff members. As such, the school division is currently developing an administrative procedure on employee vaccinations. This administrative procedure will require all staff members to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or provide...

Help students make music by donating band instruments

October 05, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools gratefully accepts donations of gently used band instruments for use in elementary and secondary school band programs. To donate instruments such as flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, or other instruments, contact the band teacher at your neighbourhood school or the Board of Education office. If you wish to...
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Every Child Matters flag flies over board office

September 28, 2021
On a sunny September morning, a small group of school division employees gathered on a rooftop to make history.
In a ceremony led by Don Speidel, the cultural resource liaison for Saskatoon Public Schools, the school division raised the Every Child Matters flag atop the Board of Education office. Located at...
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SPS Newsletter

September 23, 2021

Saskatoon Public Schools recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 10, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to recognizing the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. The school division is moving the professional development/planning day for teachers scheduled for Oct. 8 to Sept. 30. This means there will be no classes for all prekindergarten to Grade 12...
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School community councils holding annual meetings

September 08, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools' school community councils (SCC) hold annual meetings to elect representatives for the 2021-22 school year.  Annual meetings are held in either the spring or fall of the school year.
The SCC acts in an advisory role to the school, the Board of Education and other agencies and organizations. The...
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Saskatoon Public Schools releases back-to-school handbooks

August 23, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools has released its plan that outlines the school division's commitment to providing safe learning and working environments for our students and staff members. "Guidance from local public health officials continues to provide necessary guidance for our operational decisions at both the elementary and collegiate levels," said Director of...

Board of Education approves operating budget for 2021-22

June 16, 2021
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved its operating budget for the upcoming academic year, which will see expenses of $287.7 million, an increase of $9.4 million over last year.
Provincial government operating funding increased two per cent ($4.6 million) for the year, which mainly covers the provincially negotiated salary increase...
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New prekindergarten, kindergarten programs offer outdoor learning

June 14, 2021
Beginning in September 2021, Buena Vista School will offer half-day prekindergarten and an alternating day kindergarten program with a focus on experiential, outdoor, and land-based learning.
Outdoor and indoor learning environments collectively support child development. The new programs at Buena Vista will support children's development holistically, help young learners achieve grade-level literacy by Grade 3, and strengthen our...
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SPS Newsletter

June 04, 2021
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SPS Newsletter

May 12, 2021
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​Division's pandemic response highlighted for Board of Education

April 27, 2021
Information about the school division's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic was shared with trustees during the Board of Education meeting held April 20.
Senior administration continues to meet regularly with medical health officers regarding the pandemic and its impact on learning and school communities. The division is in possession of...
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SPS Newsletter

March 18, 2021
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Elementary programs offer unique experiences to students

February 22, 2021
Four programs that offer Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary students specialized learning experiences are accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Four programs for Grade 8 students — Creative Action, Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead - Nīkānētān — engage students in a learning opportunity filled with unique, hands-on experiences. The programs are open to any...
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SPS Newsletter

February 10, 2021

School-year calendar set for 2021-22; first day of classes Sept. 1

February 10, 2021
All students will begin the 2021-22 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, according to the 2021-22 school year calendar approved by the Board of Education.
The calendar represents a total of 185 instructional days for elementary students and 182 days for collegiate students, with a minimum of 950 hours of instruction.
...
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SPS Jan Newsletter

January 14, 2021
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Schools welcome kindergarten registration for 2021-22 school year

January 05, 2021
  Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment.
If your child will be five years old by Jan. 31, 2022, they can start kindergarten in the fall of...
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Trustees hear about creative approaches to mark Remembrance Day

December 15, 2020
Honouring those who served took on a unique look in schools this year.
All schools typically observe Remembrance Day prior to November 11, however due to COVID-19 health guidelines and a significant winter storm, school ceremonies in schools looked different this year, trustees heard during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the...
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Report to Community highlights year of learning, challenges

December 14, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools' 2019-20 Report to the Community is a snapshot of an academic year that was filled with much joy and many triumphs and accomplishments, but also unprecedented challenges.
The division's highlights the work done by staff and students to continue to learn and celebrate community while facing the uncertainty of...
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SPS Newsletter

December 09, 2020
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SPS Newsletter

November 24, 2020
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Education Week

November 20, 2020

Three new trustees join Board of Education; MacPherson named chair

November 16, 2020
​ Three new trustees were welcomed to the Saskatoon Board of Education during the inaugural meeting held Nov. 16. New trustees joining the board following the recent civic and school board elections are Michael Pidwerbeski in Ward 1, Kim Stranden in Ward 4, and Angela Arneson in Ward 10. Incumbent trustee...
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SPS Newsletter

October 22, 2020
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SPS Sept 23 Newsletter

September 25, 2020
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Trustee Letter

September 11, 2020
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SPS June Newsletter

June 04, 2020
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SPS May Newsletter

May 08, 2020
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SPS March Newsletter

March 12, 2020
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SPS Jan Newsletter

January 17, 2020
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SPS Dec Newsletter

December 12, 2019
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SPS November 27 Newsletter

November 27, 2019
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SPS November Newsletter

November 06, 2019
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SPS October Newsletter

October 10, 2019
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SPS September Newsletter

September 19, 2019
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CAT Testing for Grade 4 & 8

September 16, 2019
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Sept 30 Orange Shirt Day

September 13, 2019
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SPS June Newsletter

June 05, 2019
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School Start

May 27, 2019
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Green Shirt Day

March 26, 2019
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SPS March Newsletter

March 13, 2019
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Flex Program

March 04, 2019
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Information Session

March 04, 2019
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SPS Unique Programs 2019

February 26, 2019
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SPS Feb Newsletter

February 13, 2019
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iGen

February 12, 2019
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BeHere Parent Info

February 11, 2019
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Bussing - Safety of Students

February 05, 2019
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ScienceTrek

February 01, 2019
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SPS Jan Newsletter

January 17, 2019
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SPS Kindergarten Open Houses

December 04, 2018
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SPS Collegiate Open Houses

December 04, 2018
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SPS December Newsletter

November 28, 2018
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SPS November Newsletter

October 31, 2018
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Cannabis Letter to Families

October 17, 2018
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SPS Newsletter

October 03, 2018
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First day of school for all division students is Thursday, Sept. 1

August 15, 2016
The first day of September will also be the first day of school for all Saskatoon Public Schools students as they head back to classes on Thursday, Sept. 1. Elementary school students will attend for registration during the morning only on Sept. 1 and will be dismissed for the day at the...
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Bell Schedule

July 30, 2013
The school day begins at 9:05 a.m.
Morning recess for all students is from 10:50 to 11:05 a.m.
Lunch break is from 11:58 to 12:48 p.m.
The afternoon recess is at 2:32 p.m.
Students are dismissed at 3:40 p.m.
For more information, visit our Bell Schedule page. ...

Announcement Archive

BV School Playground Revitalization Initiative

October 20, 2022
​ Buena Vista School's playground revitalization initiative is exited to share information about its project, upcoming dates for meetings and events, and how to get involved by donating and volunteering.
In 2014, Buena Vista School, the castle on the hill, celebrated its 100th birthday, and in 2022 it was granted the title...
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Many school community councils holding annual meetings

August 11, 2022
Saskatoon Public Schools' school community councils (SCC) hold annual meetings to elect representatives for the 2022-23 school year.  Annual meetings are held in either the spring or fall of the school year.
The SCC acts in an advisory role to the school, the Board of Education and other agencies and organizations. The...
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Elementary, high schools prepare to welcome back students

July 16, 2022
​ Students in Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary schools and collegiates begin the 2022-23 school year on Thursday, Sept. 1. Many elementary schools will welcome back kindergarten to Grade 8 students with a staggered start schedule to support a smooth return to classes. Additional information about school-specific operations for back to school will...
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Board of Education approves 2022-23 budget

June 08, 2022
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved its operating budget for the upcoming academic year, with expenditures of $297 million, an increase of $9.3 million over last year.
Provincial government operating funding for the school division increased 2.1 per cent ($5.2 million) for the year, which mainly covers the provincially negotiated...
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School-year calendar finalized for 2022-23; first day of classes Sept. 1

June 02, 2022
All Saskatoon Public Schools' students will begin the school year on Thursday, Sept. 1, according to the 2022-23 school year calendar.
The calendar represents a total of 184 instructional days for elementary students and 181 days for collegiate students, with 950 hours of instruction for both. The calendar has been finalized with...