Back to School 2020-2021

Summer 2020 information:

Schools are now closed from June 27 to August 17 (Opens August 18)

Our main office, the Catholic Education Centre (CEC) is open throughout Summer 2020.

 

Are you a new family looking to register for school in Fall 2020?

Registration is completed online at https://www.gpcsd.ca/apps/pages/StudentRegistration

For additional information, please contact the Catholic Education Centre at cec@gpcsd.ca or give us a call at 780-532-3013

We can also be reached on Social Media via Facebook Messaging

 

Additional Division COVID-19 Information can be found here

 

Need Transportation? Complete a Bus Pass Application.

Seats will be limited for 2020-2021

 

All students riding a First Student Urban or Rural Bus are required to have a Bus Pass. A bus pass is free if a student in Grades K-12 lives 2.4 km or more from their designated school (1.7 Km for Kindergarten to Grade 3). If a student lives in an area adjacent to a “major arterial roadway”, the student is also eligible for free transportation. You may purchase a bus pass if you are less than 2.4 km (or 1.7 km for K-3) providing there is space on a bus.

 

Bus Pass Application Page (Click Here)

 

School fees can be paid ONLINE starting August 1.

 

Information about how to pay online will be posted by August 1. This option is available for school fees, Pre-Kindergarten fees, Celtic fees, and Bus fees.

 

Schools are “open” Tuesday August 18th

 

Schools will be open to the general public for registration, inquiries and other urgent needs starting August 18th.

 

First Day of School is September 1st (August 31 for St. Thomas More Fairview)

 

We are so excited so see everyone!

 

Transportation. Currently we are planning for all students to be transported on buses everyday, but we are also looking at alternatives. If parents wish, they can opt to drive their children to school on their own but parents will not be reimbursed. Buses are still the safest way to transport students to school.

 

Entering the School. Once you enter the school it will be a bit different. Students will be required to wash/sanitize with soap/water or hand sanitizer. As you move toward your classroom, you will find additional sanitization stations at the entry to the classroom. Floors will be marked and students will be reminded of social distancing wherever possible. Students will be taught how to disinfect and stay clean & healthy at various times during start up. At this moment in time, we are not sure about music options and physical education classes, but we are hopeful those classes can return as well. We are waiting for direction from the Province about parents entering & leaving the school building. We are also hopeful that extra-curricular courses can return this Fall, or at the latest, the Winter. 

 

Cleaning & Disinfecting schools will occur more often

 

To ensure the continued health and safety of our staff, we are taking the following preventative measures:

  • Custodian schedules are revised to provide for more intensive cleaning during the day.
  • Our custodians have adopted enhanced cleaning and sanitizing practices at all schools and sites in the Division.
  • Custodians are regularly sanitizing all high-touch areas in our schools to help prevent the spread of germs.
  • Custodians will wipe down/sanitize door hardware, handrails, drinking fountains, telephones in common areas and other high-touch areas as they move throughout their schools.
  • We have purchased a number for Clorax 360 units for school-wide disinfection. These are premium units and they are hospital grade units.
 
How to Protect Myself and My Children?
 
  • Use good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing with soap and water;
  • Use hand sanitizer that is 60% alcohol-based if soap and water are not available;
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Immediately dispose of the tissue;
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill;
  • Shelter in place. Do not visit others except to purchase necessary supplies or attend important appointments.
  • Contact 811 Health Link if you have questions or concerns about your health.