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Deadline for transfer between elementary in-person, online learning is Jan. 7

January 06, 2022
​ Families who want their elementary student to move back to in-person learning or transition to online learning for the second half of the 2021-22 school year must make their decision by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments. Students who...
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Deadline for transfer between elementary in-person, online learning is Jan. 7

January 05, 2022
​Families who want their elementary student to move back to in-person learning or transition to online learning for the second half of the 2021-22 school year must make their decision by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments. Students who move...
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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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In-person elementary, high school classes cancelled Tuesday, Nov. 10

November 09, 2020
Due to the continuing impact of the severe winter storm that hit the city, Saskatoon Public Schools is cancelling in-person classes at all elementary schools and collegiates on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and moving to remote learning for the day.   The decision was made following discussion with the City of Saskatoon, which identified...
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SPS Newsletter

October 22, 2020
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Division enrolment impacted by COVID-19, trustees hear

October 22, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools reported a decline in division-wide enrolment as of Sept. 30, with the COVID-19 pandemic having a significant effect on overall enrolment, trustees were told during the Oct. 20 meeting of the Board of Education.
The school division's kindergarten to Grade 12 student enrolment is 25,280 as of Sept....

Voters invited to attend virtual candidate forums

October 22, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools will host virtual candidate forums to allow candidates for Board of Education trustee positions to share their platform and respond to questions from voters. School board elections take place Monday, Nov. 9, as part of the City of Saskatoon civic election. Information about voting, ward boundaries, and candidate...

Nominations open for Board of Education trustee election

October 05, 2020
​ Election of trustees for the Saskatoon Board of Education will be part of the City of Saskatoon's local government election scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.  Saskatoon Public Schools is governed by a 10-person elected Board of Education. The school division is organized into 10 wards for purpose of elections but...
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New virtual school created to meet online learning demand

September 30, 2020
The registration of 2,400 elementary students for online learning resulted in Saskatoon Public Schools creating the new Online Learning Centre Elementary school, trustees heard during the Sept. 22 Board of Education meeting.
A principal, vice principal, and 54 classroom teachers, along with additional teachers and support staff, are assigned to the...
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SPS Sept 23 Newsletter

September 25, 2020
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Commitment of division staff creates successful return to school

September 21, 2020
  In the six months since schools were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatoon Public Schools' staff have gone above and beyond to ensure the continuation of student learning and the operation of the school division during an unprecedented time.
As we looked ahead to a new school...
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Deadline for transfer of students between online, in-person learning

September 21, 2020
​ In order to maintain stability for student learning and staffing, Saskatoon Public Schools has established a deadline for transfers between in-school and online learning. Current SPS families have until Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, to transfer between in-school and online learning. After this deadline, elementary students will not be able to...
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Schools to mark Orange Shirt Day on September 30

September 17, 2020
When Saskatoon Public Schools students, staff and families pull an orange T-shirt over their heads on Sept. 30 they will be taking part in an act of reconciliation and remembrance. September 30 is proclaimed as Orange Shirt Day each year by the provincial government. The day originated in Williams Lake, B.C.,...
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Trustee Letter

September 11, 2020
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Schools welcome back students during the week of Sept. 8-11

June 29, 2020

  Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, a week later than originally planned.
The first day of school was  scheduled for Sept. 1, however the provincial government has announced the start of the school year will be delayed until Sept. 8 throughout the province.
Throughout the...
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Saskatoon Board of Education passes 2020-21 budget

June 16, 2020
With a focus on maintaining class sizes and addressing students' needs, the Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2020-21 academic year at its meeting held June 16. The budget includes expenses of $278.3 million, an increase of $6.6 million over last year.
Provincial government funding increased 3.7 per...

School division supporting families to meet students' nutritional needs

June 09, 2020
The work done by Saskatoon Public Schools and its community partners to ensure the nutritional needs of students and families are being met during school closures was highlighted during the Board of Education's meeting held June 2.
Food security is an issue for many students and families. The school division has been...
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SPS June Newsletter

June 04, 2020
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SPS May Newsletter

May 08, 2020

Schools welcoming kindergarten registration for 2020-21

April 29, 2020

  Schools may be closed but kindergarten registration is open for the 2020-21 school year!
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment. If your child will be...
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Saskatoon Public Schools wants students to #TakeBackYourYear

April 29, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools and school divisions across the province are encouraging students to remain engaged with learning while physical classrooms remain closed.
The #TakeBackYourYear campaign invites teachers, staff, students, families, and community members to share the hashtag on social media along with their own stories of success and encouragement for one another...
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School division works with Saskatoon Tribal Council to feed community

April 22, 2020
A kitchen that usually feeds hungry high school students will soon be providing 1,000 meals per day to help feed the wider community. Saskatoon Public Schools is providing the commercial kitchen, food labs, and cafeteria at Mount Royal Collegiate, along with $20,000 in funding, to support the work being done by...
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Division's supplemental learning plan guides instruction during school closure

April 02, 2020
​ Saskatoon Public Schools' supplemental learning plan guides the work of teachers as we support student learning at home. Our goal is for all students to feel connected to school and learning. During the pause in school operations, division staff explored how we can offer learning support to students and families at home....
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Message to parents and caregivers from Director of Education Barry MacDougall

March 30, 2020
I want to begin by saying thank you for your continued support of our schools and our staff members. We know this is more than a disruption. Education starting from a young age is vital to the growth of our children. We are working to right the ship as much as...
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School playground equipment off limits due to COVID-19 concerns

March 25, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools has closed all school playgrounds in order to protect the health of students and the community. The City of Saskatoon has also closed all of its playgrounds.
The action is being taken because the surfaces people touch — especially playground equipment — should not be used for the health and safety...
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Education Response Planning Team message to families

March 23, 2020
Saskatchewan has an Education Response Planning Team, consisting of officials from the Ministry of Education, Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Saskatchewan School Boards Association, the Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials and the Saskatchewan League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents, that is meeting daily to support the education system in our response...
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Remaining unique program open houses cancelled

March 13, 2020
​ Saskatoon Public Schools has cancelled the remaining open house/information nights for the following unique programs. New dates will be provided if rescheduled.
ScienceTrek at Montgomery School iGen at Sherbrooke Community Centre Creative Action  at North Park Wilson School Let's Lead—Nīkānētān at Westmount Community School Media School at Evan Hardy Collegiate High School Carpentry...
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SPS March Newsletter

March 12, 2020
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Information for parents, caregivers about STF job action

March 10, 2020
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) is engaged in contract negotiations with the Government Trustee Bargaining Committee, which represents the provincial government and all Saskatchewan school divisions. The STF represents all teachers, principals, vice principals, instructional consultants, coordinators, and secondary counsellors in our school division. 
The STF announced sanctions that will restrict...

Information for parents, caregivers about possible job action

February 25, 2020
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) is engaged in contract negotiations with the Government Trustee Bargaining Committee, which represents the provincial government and all Saskatchewan school divisions. Members of the STF have voted in favour of job action, which could include withdrawal from extracurricular activities, withdrawal of noon-hour supervision, rotating strikes, or...
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School calendar approved for 2020-21; first day for students is Sept. 1

February 12, 2020
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year prior to the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting...

Students share with parents during social media awareness session

February 05, 2020
For parents and caregivers who want to know more about the role of social media in their children's lives, there are no better teachers than youth themselves.
Ask the Experts: How Does Your Child Use Social Media? takes place Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., at Walter Murray Collegiate. Students from Walter...
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SPS Jan Newsletter

January 17, 2020

Schools welcome families to kindergarten open houses during January

January 06, 2020
​   Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to embracing every student in a safe and welcoming environment. Most of our schools will be holding open house events during the month of January to provide parents with...
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SPS Dec Newsletter

December 12, 2019
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Report to Community shares stories of student learning, success

December 09, 2019
Stories of learning, achievement, and student success fill the pages of Saskatoon Public Schools' Report to Community for 2018-19. The annual publication, which recognizes the work of students, staff and schools and illustrates the ways in which the school division strives to provide inspiring learning each and every day, can be...
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School partnerships with Care & Share highlighted for Board of Education

November 29, 2019
The support provided to schools and students from the businesses and community organizations through Care & Share Saskatoon was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Nov. 26 meeting of the Board of Education.
Care & Share helps to identify and match partners with schools. Community partners respond to requests...
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SPS November 27 Newsletter

November 27, 2019

School division reports enrolment increase of almost 600 students

November 12, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 11th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,808 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 599 students from 2018.
As of Sept. 30, there were 17,139 students attending the division's elementary schools and 8,669 attending secondary schools. Trustees were told during the Nov....
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SPS November Newsletter

November 06, 2019
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Colleen MacPherson elected Board of Education chair

November 06, 2019
Colleen MacPherson has been elected as board chair for Saskatoon Public Schools for the 2019-20 academic year.
MacPherson was elected to the position by her fellow trustees during the board's inaugural meeting held Nov. 5. First elected as a trustee in 2009, she has served as vice-chair of the board four...
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A new vision for student success at Saskatoon Public Schools

October 21, 2019
​ Every student is known, valued, and believed in.  That is the vision of Saskatoon Public Schools, created as part of the school division’s new strategic plan.  "This plan is focused on students, above all else. It begins with a vision of what we want to achieve for every young person...
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SPS October Newsletter

October 10, 2019
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Trustees hear how drum project provides hands-on cultural learning

October 09, 2019
Students and staff from Pleasant Hill Community School shared the adventure of making their own drum during the Oct. 18 Board of Education meeting. They explained how the experience was connected to Indigenous, land-based teachings and how it responded to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
In the fall...

Board of Education hears about successful early registration day

September 25, 2019
Opening the doors before the first day of classes in September allowed schools better to welcome new families and students this fall, trustees were told during the Sept. 17 Board of Education meeting.
Early Registration Day was held Aug. 29 at all our elementary schools. It gave students and their parents the...
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Orange Shirt Day message shared through student-designed shirt

September 23, 2019
When Saskatoon Public Schools students, staff and families pull an orange T-shirt over their heads on Sept. 30 they will be wearing art created by a student. Following a call for submissions a design by Eileen Knox of Marion M. Graham Collegiate was chosen to recognize Orange Shirt Day in schools...
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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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Plan the daily trip to school and help students get active and Move To Grow

August 29, 2019
School supplies, new sneakers and a fresh haircut are some of the back-to-school rituals for families. And as students head back to classes this fall, another good idea for families is to make a plan for how children can be active during their daily trip to and from school. Walking or...

Elementary schools welcome back students for new school year

July 02, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is welcoming new students and families back to school.
The first full day of school for students in Grade 1-8 is Wednesday, Sept. 4. Kindergarten students have a staggered start to allow them to become comfortable with the school and their classmates. Information on the kindergarten start schedule...

Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council sign agreement

June 27, 2019
​ A new agreement to deliver "reconciliation in education" will focus on the development of programs, services and opportunities to revitalize the presence of First Nations culture and language in Saskatoon Public Schools classrooms. The five-year agreement between Saskatoon Public Schools and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) was signed June 28 and...
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Commitment to students at centre of division's new strategic plan

June 05, 2019
Academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being of students are at the heart of Saskatoon Public Schools new strategic plan. "Our school division is not only starting a new year, but we are beginning a new journey. Starting right now, we are following our new strategic plan. This strategic plan makes clear what...
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SPS June Newsletter

June 05, 2019
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School Start

May 27, 2019
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Move To Grow Week encourages students, families to get active

May 09, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is celebrating Move to Grow Week, May 13-16, and families are being invited to help us celebrate by planning an active start to the school day.
More to Grow encourages students and families to use active transportation options such as walking or cycling for their commute to and...

School division to receive increase in operational grant for 2019-20

April 16, 2019
​ Saskatoon Public Schools will receive a 1.5 per cent increase in provincial education funding, according to information presented during the April 9 Board of Education meeting. In the wake of the recent provincial budget, trustees heard the school division will receive an operating grant of $229.8 million 2019-20. That is an increase...
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Green Shirt Day

March 26, 2019
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Families have big role in encouraging regular school attendance

March 19, 2019
​ Saskatoon Public Schools believes every student has potential. But in order to succeed in school and in life, students need to show up. Regular attendance is a strong predictor of student success. Being present fosters engagement, builds relationships and creates a sense of belonging — elements that fuel a learner's confidence...
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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

Students encouraged to #BeSomeonesHero during Pink Week

February 26, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to creating safe, caring and accepting learning and work environments. It is our goal to work together with parents/caregivers/guardians and community partners to support students as they develop moral values, display ethical conduct, and achieve to the best of their ability.
Our school division will be...
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Programs offer unique learning experiences for elementary students

February 19, 2019
Elementary school students have the opportunity to engage in unique opportunities and hands-on learning experiences with Saskatoon Public Schools.
Four programs for Grade 8 students — Ecoquest, ScienceTrek, Creative Action and Let's Lead—Nīkānētān — along with the iGen program for Grade 6, FLEX program for Grade 7-12 and the Montessori program for Grade...
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SPS Feb Newsletter

February 13, 2019

Board of Education approves school-year calendar for 2019-20

February 13, 2019
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2019-20 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting held Feb....
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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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Trustees hear how creative approaches to instruction build math, French skills

December 13, 2018
Students and staff from École Alvin Buckwold School shared an innovative approach to building math computational skills along with oral fluency during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Dec. 11 Board of Education meeting.
Katherine Fiander, a Grade 2 French Immersion teacher, identified computational fluency and understanding of numbers and basic...
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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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Board of Education learns how project recognizes Métis history

December 03, 2018
​ A unique partnership between Aden Bowman Collegiate, Saskatoon Transit and the Métis community was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Nov. 27 Board of  Education meeting. 
A bus shelter located at the school was transformed into a piece of art that recognizes the history of the school’s location...
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SPS December Newsletter

November 28, 2018
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School division reports enrolment increase of more than 300 students

November 01, 2018
​ Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 10th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,209 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 318 students from 2017.
As of Sept. 30, there were 16,251 students attending the division’s elementary schools and 8,654 attending secondary schools.
Trustees were told during the...
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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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Saskatoon Public Schools renews literacy focus, leads citizenship education

October 16, 2018
Saskatoon Public Schools is "open to all" – our classrooms are welcoming learning environments where teachers guide students to build a foundation for a bright and healthy future. These lessons begin by first introducing the foundations of literacy to our youngest learners. This year, Saskatoon Public Schools has refined its focus...
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Community input helps shape Board of Education's strategic plan

October 10, 2018
Members of Saskatoon Public Schools' school communities were asked for their ideas and opinions in order to inform the Board of Education as it refreshes its strategic plan and ensure the division's focus and goals reflect the needs of our evolving community. 
The online survey conducted during the spring of 2018 through ThoughtExchange gave families...
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SPS Newsletter

October 03, 2018

Move To Grow encourages active transportation for students, families

September 04, 2018
​ At Saskatoon Public Schools, we teach our students to make positive choices that will support their health and well-being. As educators, we know that a daily opportunity to exercise can have a multitude of benefits for our students in the classroom. But additional opportunities to be active every day can...
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Teaching students what it means to be "Open to All"

August 29, 2018
With a guiding principle of being "open to all," Saskatoon Public Schools is creating welcoming classrooms and educating students about the powerful importance of citizenship education for the future of our society.
Through citizenship education, the school division aims to create empathetic, respectful, action-oriented students who will employ their learning in the...

Saskatoon Board of Education passes 2018-19 budget

June 20, 2018
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2018-19 academic year during a meeting held June 19. The budget includes expenses of $267.7 million, an increase of $8.2 million over last year.
“We’ve had another difficult budget year, where enrolment growth and the needs of our students have outpaced the...
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Board of Education learns how students connect math, culture

June 06, 2018
Fostering proficient mathematicians who see the value and relevance of mathematics helps students be confident and curious as they build their computational skills and reasoning abilities.
The June 5 meeting of the Board of Education heard how the idea of cultural math bins gave Grade 1 students at Willowgrove School the opportunity...
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Students tell trustees how e-journalism supports learning, reconciliation

March 15, 2018
A unique partnership between Aden Bowman Collegiate and the Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex (CRCEC) at Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation is giving students a new voice. The Celebrating Excellence portion of the March 13 Board of Education meeting saw students and staff from Aden Bowman Collegiate joined with counterparts from...
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School division, CUMFI renew partnership on Métis teachings

January 30, 2018
​ Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) and Saskatoon Public Schools have signed a new partnership to formalize their work to bring Métis history and teachings to all students in the school division.
An event held Jan. 30 at Westmount Community School saw representatives from both organizations sign a Memorandum of Understanding. While...
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Math education aims to foster mathematical mindset among students

October 15, 2017
Math education is one of the building blocks of a student’s education, starting with sorting and counting such blocks from a young age. For more than a decade, the Board of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools has made Literacy for Life a strategic priority, building students’ ability to read and write...
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Elementary students share literacy success story with Board of Education

October 03, 2017
The Board of Education heard how a unique writing project allowed students at Pleasant Hill Community School to learn what it was like to become authors. Students from Pleasant Hill along with teachers shared their participation in the Writing on the Hill project during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Sept....
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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

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Deadline for transfer between elementary in-person, online learning is Jan. 7

January 06, 2022
​ Families who want their elementary student to move back to in-person learning or transition to online learning for the second half of the 2021-22 school year must make their decision by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments. Students who...
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Deadline for transfer between elementary in-person, online learning is Jan. 7

January 05, 2022
​Families who want their elementary student to move back to in-person learning or transition to online learning for the second half of the 2021-22 school year must make their decision by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The transfer deadline has been set to allow for any necessary staffing adjustments. Students who move...
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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...