Saskatoon Public Schools welcomes thoughts, ideas and feedback from the community about the City Centre Project. If you have something to share, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Update June 15, 2021
With the location for the new school confirmed at the Princess Alexandra School site, Saskatoon Public Schools is moving forward in the pre-design stage. This stage includes information gathering and thinking of big ideas. This process will be led by Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture, the company that will be designing this new school to serve your three school communities.
Kindrachuk Agrey has created a survey to help gather your thoughts about possibilities and priorities for the new school. These survey results will help determine community preferences for programs and spaces, which will be considered in the design phase starting later this summer.
The survey should take around 10-15 minutes to complete and those who complete it will be eligible to win one of five $25 gift cards to local businesses. The online survey will be open until June 30. You can take the survey online at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CityCentreSchool. If you require a paper copy of the survey, please notify the school office or your child's teacher to have one sent home.
As we continue to move forward, we will provide updates on the project and more opportunities for engagement. We plan to share preliminary designs with you in the fall. Thank you for your taking the time to complete this survey. We look forward to work together to build this new school for your community.
Update May 3, 2021
During a public consultation held via Zoom on April 29, 2021, members of the school communities and the general public had the opportunity to learn more about the project and review the building test fits for two proposed sites — the current Princess Alexandra school location and Optimist Park — to get an idea of where the new school could be located and to share their thoughts as part of the site validation studies.
Update April 23, 2021
Members of the school communities and the general public are invited to review the test fits
to get an idea of where the new school could be located and share their thoughts with the Board of Education as part of the site validation studies. Feedback can be shared in one of the following ways:
Public Community Engagement Session (Virtual) – Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 7 p.m. Email email@example.com for the Zoom link to the session.
Update April 1, 2021
Following the spring break, principals at King George, Pleasant Hill and Princess Alexandra schools will be contacting every family in their school to give each an opportunity to provide feedback or ask questions about information on the Site Selection process. The full communication shared with school communities April 1 including summarized information for each site is available here.
Draft designs of what a school could possibly look like on each potential site will be prepared and additional information will be shared with school families and the public. A public engagement process will take place with school staff, Elders, community partners and neighbourhood residents.
All feedback gathered through the process will be included in the site validation studies, which will be presented to the Board of Education later this spring.
Update February 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school division has not been able to host in-person gatherings that honour the Indigenous traditions reflected in these three schools and bring school families together for a thorough discussion.
To provide equitable access to information about the project, principals of the three schools directly contacted each of their school families twice. The first time was in May 2020 following the announcement of the project. That was followed up with a letter from the Board of Education.
The second time was in February 2021, when each principal shared more details about the rationale for the school consolidation and provided an update on possible locations. Parents and caregivers were encouraged to ask questions, provide feedback, or contact their school principal to follow-up. This feedback was collected for the division’s administration.
Staff of the three schools came together virtually in February 2021 to hear more details about the project from the division’s administration. Staff members were encouraged to ask questions and provide comments from their experience working with students and families in the school communities. This feedback was gathered for further consideration.
Also in February, members of the school division’s administration attended a virtual meeting at the invitation of the community associations for the neighbourhoods where the three schools are located. Following a presentation sharing the rationale for the new school project, school division officials answered questions from the residents in attendance. The questions and feedback raised during the meeting was also collected for future consideration.
The information and data shared with families, staff, and residents through these various consultation activities can be viewed below in the photo gallery.