Back to School 2023-2024

As we welcome students to the 2023-2024 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 all staff, we wish you and your family all the best for the coming school year. Our division’s motto is Together we learn.

Key Dates 2023-2024

First day of school – Aug 30
Fall Break – Nov 6-9
Christmas Break – Dec 25 – Jan 5
Teachers’ Convention – Feb 8 – 9
Spring break – Mar 25 – 28
No school – Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 9, Nov 10, Feb 2, Feb 19, Mar 1, Mar 15, Mar 29, Apr 1, Apr 19, May 20, June 7
Last day of school – June 27
Alternate Operational Days* – varies per school with Alternate Calendars

Division calendar 2023-2024            School calendars 2023-2024

SchoolDates school will be open for registrationSchool office hours (during August for registration)
Barrhead Composite High SchoolAugust 24-259:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Busby SchoolAugust 21-249:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dunstable SchoolAugust 289:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
École Barrhead Elementary SchoolAugust 21-25
August 28 (Open House)
August 29
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
École Westlock Elementary SchoolAugust 25
August 28
August 29
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Eleanor Hall School (Clyde)August 21-249:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fort Assiniboine SchoolAugust 22-248:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Neerlandia Public Christian SchoolAugust 22-259:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Pembina North Community School (Dapp)August 28-299:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
R.F. Staples Secondary School (Westlock)August 24-25 & 28-299:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Swan Hills SchoolAugust 21-259:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Vista Virtual SchoolContinuous8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)

School Supply Lists

New to Pembina Hills?

If you are new to Pembina Hills, you can register your child through our online registration system. 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 through PowerSchool. If you do not already have a PowerSchool parent account, contact your child’s school office to have them create one.

Once logged in to PowerSchool:

  • Fees, Payments & Forms can be accessed by selecting Payments, Consent & Transp Forms in the main menu on the left side of the screen.
  • Registration Forms can be accessed by selecting New Registration & Enrollment Verification in the main menu on the left side of the screen.
    The annual Student Enrollment Verification form and the required permission forms for all returning students will be sent to parents within the first few days of school. 

For help with PowerSchool, visit our Powerschool for parents webpage.


See the Transportation page for information on how to submit Transportation Forms and pay fees online. If you have questions, contact the Transportation Office at or 780-674-8510.

Meet the Bus – events in August

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 is needed.

  • École​ Barrhead Elementary School
    10:00 a.m. August 15, 2023
    In the bus lane behind the school
  • École Westlock Elementary School
    10:00 a.m. August 16, 2023
    In the bus lane beside the school