Back 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.

Back to school this year will look a little bit different due to COVID-19. Visit our COVID-19 information page for complete details including:

Key dates for 2020-21

  • First day of school – Sept 2
  • Christmas break – Dec 21 – 31
  • Teachers convention – Feb 4-5
  • Spring break – March 29 – April 1
  • No school – Sept 25, Oct 2, Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 12, Apr 23
  • Last day of school – June 25* (*June 28 is Science 30 PDE in draft schedule)

If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to call our Regional Office in Barrhead at 780.674.8500.

Schools will contact parents of Kindergarten students before school starts with full details of their child’s schedule.

We also operate two schools serving the Pibroch and Sunny Bend Hutterite Colonies. We are proud to be the home of the Alberta Distance Learning Centre which provides distance learning courses to 40,000 Grade 1 to 12 students in schools across Alberta.

New to our schools?

Complete our online pre-registration form. Rural families will need to provide their legal land location or rural address.

What about school supplies?

School supply lists are posted on your school’s website. Links will be updated here as they become available.

Barrhead Composite High School Fort Assiniboine School
Busby School Neerlandia Public Christian School
Dunstable School Pembina North Community School
École Barrhead Elementary School R. F. Staples Secondary School
École Westlock Elementary School Swan Hills School
Eleanor Hall School

All about busing

See the Transportation page for fees, registration and application forms.
Contact the Transportation Services office at 780.674.8510.
Barrhead 780.674.8510 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 three 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 20, 2020 – In the bus lane behind the school

École Westlock Elementary School
10:00 a.m. August 18, 2020 – In the bus lane beside the school