Back to School 2022-2023

As we welcome students to the 2022-2023 school year, we want to share all the information that is important for parents and students as they plan to return to school. On behalf of the 700 staff serving our 14 schools, we wish you and your family all the best for the coming school year. Our division’s motto is Together we learn.

Key dates for 2022-2023

  • First day of school (staggered entry) – Aug 29 & 30
  • Christmas break – Dec 21 – Jan 3
  • Teachers convention – Feb 9 – 10
  • Spring break – Mar 27 – 31
  • No school – Sept 23, Oct 7, Nov 10, Jan 30, Mar 3, Mar 17, Apr 21
  • *Alternate Operational Days – Oct 28, Nov 18, Jan 27, Apr 28
  • Last day of school – June 27

*applies only to schools/grades with alternate calendars

SchoolDates school will be open for registrationSchool office hours (during August for registration)
Barrhead Composite High SchoolAug 22-269:00-3:00
Busby SchoolAug 23-259:00-3:00
Dunstable SchoolAug 259:00-3:00
École Barrhead Elementary SchoolAug 22-269:00-3:00
École Westlock Elementary SchoolAug 22-23
Aug 25-26
Eleanor Hall School (Clyde)Aug 22-259:00-3:00
Fort Assiniboine SchoolAug 23-259:00-4:00
Neerlandia Public Christian SchoolAug 22-259:00-4:00
Pembina North Community School (Dapp)Aug 24-259:00-3:00
R.F. Staples Secondary School (Westlock)Aug 22-269:00-3:00
Swan Hills SchoolAug 22-269:00-3:00
Vista Virtual SchoolContinuous

Staggered Entry

All schools will have staggered entry dates—August 29 and 30. Students will be required to attend only one of the two days. Be sure to check your school website to find out which day your child is required to attend, as each school will be assigning specific grades for each day.  Schools will contact parents of Kindergarten students before school starts with full details of their child’s schedule. If you are unsure which day your child needs to attend, please contact your school office.

School Supply Lists

New to Pembina Hills?

If you are new to Pembina Hills, you can register your child through our online registration system, School Engage. Visit our Student Registration page for instructions.

Online Registration, Permission Forms, Fees and Payments

Our school division handles registrations, permission forms, busing forms, fees and payments online.

  • Fees and Payments
    Our school division will continue to use Student Quick Pay to assess school fees and collect payments online. To access this from your PowerSchool account, click on “Fees and Payments” in the main menu.
  • Registration and Permission Forms
    Our school division is using SchoolEngage to collect registrations and permission forms. To access this from your PowerSchool account, click on “Registration and Permission Forms” in the main menu. Schools will assign student demographic updates and the required permission forms to all returning students within the first few days of school. These forms can be completed quickly and easily online through your PowerSchool account.

Signing in to your PowerSchool account

All online services are accessible from your PowerSchool account. All Pembina Hills parents and guardians are required to have an active parent account in PowerSchool.

  • Existing families already on PowerSchool
    If you have a PowerSchool parent account already set up, great! Just click here to sign in: If you don’t know your password, click the Forgot Username or Password link to reset it. If you have problems logging in to your account, please call your school office.
  • Existing families not on PowerSchool
    If you already have students enrolled in our schools but don’t have your parent account set up, you will need to create one. Just follow these steps on this page: Creating your parent account.
  • New families to Pembina Hills
    When you use our online student registration system to register your child with us, the system will automatically create your parent PowerSchool account. You will receive an email notification with your username and password, and the link to sign in.

All about busing

See the Transportation page for information on how to submit registration forms and pay fees online.
Contact the Transportation Services office at 780-674-8510.

  • Barrhead office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Westlock office (summer) hours: Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Meet the bus

Our transportation department is offering two Meet the Bus events for our newest passengers. Kindergarten students (and their parents) are welcome to check out the bus, learn the rules and go for a ride!  No registration needed.

  • École​ Barrhead Elementary School
    10:00 a.m. August 10, 2022
    In the bus lane behind the school
  • École Westlock Elementary School
    10:00 a.m. August 11, 2022
    In the bus lane beside the school