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You Are Invited!
September 28, 2023
Join the Vision Support Services department for a screening of their educational spotlight film, Vision Support in Saskatoon Public Schools , at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at Robert Hinitt Castle Theatre, 1904 Clarence Ave S, Saskatoon.
here to watch the event invitation video.
Family Matters: Impact of Attendance on Student Academics
September 14, 2023
Student attendance is very important to learning and social development. Sherry McConnell with SPS breaks down some strategies to help parents and students make it to school consistently and on time. Watch
Family Matters: Preparing Kids to Go Back to School
August 31, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools director of education Shane Skjerven joins Global reporter Chantal Wagner to offer advice to parents and caregivers if their children are feeling anxious or nervous heading back to school.
Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture Program
August 17, 2023
Learn about the
Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture program
at wâhkôhtowin School on this
with Global News.
Newcomer Student Centre Supports Students and Families
August 03, 2023
Global News interviews Travis Homenuk, English as an Additional Language (EAL) consultant, about how new immigrants to Saskatoon can register with Saskatoon Public Schools. The Newcomer Student Centre re-opens on August 9, 2023.
To watch the video, click
To learn about the Newcomer Student Centre, click
Family Matters: Engaging Parents at Home and School
July 20, 2023
Global News talks to principal Shanna Strueby and parents, Cara Morgan and Ashley Williams, at Prince Philip School about the benefits of being engaged. Click
to watch the video.
Improving Reading Levels at Camp Brain Power: Family Matters
June 22, 2023
to learn about Camp Brain Power, a wonderful opportunity for Saskatoon Public Schools’ students to explore literacy, movement, engagement and well-being activities during the summer.
For more information and to register, visit the SPS Foundation
June is Pride month!
June 01, 2023
Pride month gives us an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our own understanding of gender and sexual diversity and to demonstrate our values of
Safe, Caring and Accepting school environments
for all. For many years, Saskatoon Public Schools staff and students have celebrated Pride month in various thoughtful ways. We...
Kindergarten Expansion at Saskatoon Public Schools
May 31, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools offers a variety of kindergarten programs and schedules, including full-day, everyday kindergarten in 25 schools with support from Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation.
here. Watch a
Recommendations for Current Air Quality in Saskatoon
May 17, 2023
Due to the current Air Quality Health Index in Saskatoon, the following is recommended: Communicate with students and staff that they should avoid strenuous activities outdoors. Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors, especially if individuals experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation.
You may choose to continue with an outdoor...
Eliminating Racism in Saskatoon Public Schools: Family Matters
March 16, 2023
, Anti-Racist Anti-Oppressive Educational Consultant Cheryl Ermine explains why it is important to discuss racism in schools and how Saskatoon Public Schools is supporting anti-racism education. March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
February 13, 2023
During the week of February 12 to 18, 2023, Saskatoon Public Schools is celebrating our champions of learning, both in and out of the classroom.
Being a champion of learning means supporting education, educators and students. This can be accomplished in many different ways, by many different professions within Saskatoon Public...
Pink Shirt Day
February 08, 2023
The Ministry of Education has declared February 15, 2023, as Pink Shirt Day.
Pink Shirt Day takes a stand against bullying and supports students in developing healthy and respectful relationships. It is also a time to celebrate and honour diversity within our school communities.
Saskatoon Public Schools believes in...
Collegiate Open Houses
February 03, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are opening their doors to Grade 8 students and their parents and guardians, beginning on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. For more information about our collegiates and unique programs, click
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...
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...
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...
Students share Indigenous learning through Wanuskewin exhibit
June 06, 2022
An experience that gave students the opportunity to unlearn and relearn the living history of Indigenous peoples is now sharing that learning with the wider community.
Reclaiming Heritage; A Good Life miyo-pimatisiwin, Wičoni kiŋ de waste is a pre-contact literacy and art project that offered Grade 7-8 students from the Nêhiyawêwin...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Student group supports community through hygiene drives
June 08, 2021
A group of Grade 8 students at Chief Whitecap School are making a difference for others and raising awareness of issues that face individuals in need through a series of donation drives that gather needed hygiene products. It started in March when students involved in the school's social action group collected...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
School division, First Nation renew historic partnership supporting students
September 29, 2020
A renewed agreement between Saskatoon Public Schools (SPS), Whitecap Dakota First Nation (WDFN), and the Government of Canada will continue to support a historic education partnership agreement between the first nation and the school division. The agreement signed Sept. 26 establishes a sustainable, predictable, and flexible funding model to support student...
Chief Whitecap School Plans
August 27, 2020
Chief Whitecap School Reopening Communication Plan_.pdf
Chief Whitecap School Reopening Communication Plan_.pdf
Living in Harmony Award recognizes cultural, citizenship learning
March 26, 2019
A multicultural art project done through the lens of the school's values, along with citizenship work led by the school's teacher-librarian and classroom teachers, earned Chief Whitecap School recognition during the City of Saskatoon's Living in Harmony Recognition Awards. The annual awards, recognize local organizations or individuals for their efforts...
Whitecap Dakota Lessons shares history, culture and language with students
October 09, 2018
Whitecap Dakota Lessons is a collaborative project between Saskatoon Public Schools and Whitecap Dakota First Nation designed to foster reconciliation by educating students on Dakota perspectives of their history, culture, and language.
Dakota education material and resources were compiled into lessons for kindergarten to Grade 8 students. The material features videos in...
Registration Day Information
June 29, 2018
School's visual identity, team name honours community, culture
April 24, 2018
Community, culture, and the history of its location inspired the choice of the visual identity and team name for Chief Whitecap School.
The result is a school logo that features the silhouette of a buffalo and Prairie grasslands against a colourful sky along with the school's team name of Thunder. Chief...
2018-2019 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONS
January 11, 2018
We are now accepting registrations for children turning 5 by January 31, 2019 for Kindergarten 2018-2019 school year. Please bring a birth certificate or passport to show proof of birth.
SEPTEMBER 5TH REGISTRATION DAY INFORMATION
June 27, 2017
Operators sought for Before & After School program; deadline April 7
March 29, 2017
A committee made up of members of the school community will be deciding on the Before & After School program provider. Interested program operators are welcome to submit an application form. The deadline for applications will be end of day on April 7, 2017 . Applications will be reviewed and, based...
School playground project receives funding through City of Saskatoon
March 01, 2017
Plans for the development of new playgrounds at Chief Whitecap School have received a financial contribution from the City of Saskatoon. City council has approved a total contribution of $800,000 to support the building of play structures at the four integrated school sites currently under construction in the city. Each of...
Student registration now available for 2017-18 school year
February 02, 2017
Registration is now open for students planning to attend the new Chief Whitecap School during the 2017-18 school year. Currently under construction in the Stonebridge neighbourhood, Chief Whitecap School is scheduled to welcome elementary students from kindergarten to Grade 8 beginning in September 2017. Families planning for their children to attend the school...
New school information meetings set; student registration now underway
November 08, 2016
Registration is now open for students planning to attend one of Saskatoon Public Schools' four new elementary schools and information meetings are scheduled for the coming weeks to update the respective communities on the school project and planning for 2017-18 school year.
Sylvia Fedoruk School
in the Evergreen neighbourhood,...
Board of Education takes office; Ray Morrison chosen as board chair
November 02, 2016
Three new trustees and seven returning members took the oath of office and Ray Morrison was selected to another term as board chair during the Saskatoon Board of Education's inaugural meeting held Nov. 1. New trustees Cameron Scott in Ward 4, Ross Tait in Ward 7 and Suzanne Zwarych in Ward...
Trustee candidate forums set for October 18 in several wards
October 13, 2016
The nomination period for trustee positions on the Saskatoon Board of Education closed on Sept. 21. A full list of nominated candidates is available on the
City of Saskatoon elections page
. Voters will go to the polls on Wednesday, Oct. 26, as part of the civic election to elect...
Names chosen for four new public elementary schools
October 12, 2016
The Saskatoon Board of Education has chosen the names for the four new public elementary schools in Saskatoon. The names are: Sylvia Fedoruk School – new school in Evergreen Ernest Lindner School – new school in Hampton Village Colette Bourgonje School – new school in Rosewood Chief Whitecap School – new...
Preparations underway to welcome students to Chief Whitecap School
October 05, 2016
Preparations are underway to welcome students to Chief Whitecap School, one of four new Saskatoon Public Schools elementary schools scheduled to open in September 2017. Work on the joint-use school projects located in the Stonebridge, Evergreen, Hampton Village, and Rosewood neighbourhoods reached the halfway mark in mid-September and the projects are on-schedule...