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August 14 Update Parent Handbook

August 17, 2020
At Saskatoon Public Schools, we understand that families have many questions about the upcoming school year. As in all our work, safety is our priority as we make plans for the fall. The intent of today's communication is to provide more detailed information for parents and caregivers regarding the plans that...
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August 12 Update Online Learning

August 13, 2020
Online learning delivered by Saskatoon Public Schools teachers will be available for kindergarten to Grade 12 students during the 2020-21 school year. The school division is expanding online learning programming to accommodate families seeking an online or at-home learning experience for their student. Programming is developed and delivered by SPS teachers and...
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August 4 School Reopening Update

August 04, 2020
(A message to parents and caregivers from Shane Skjerven, Director of Education, Saskatoon Public Schools) Today, I am sharing the school division's plan to support the safety and well-being of students, families, and staff members when schools reopen on September 1.
Our decision making for the reopening plan is aligned with the...
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July 29 School Reopening Update

July 29, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools is working through the summer on a plan to support the safety and well-being of students, staff members, and families when schools reopen on September 1. We appreciate that families are waiting in anticipation for more detailed information regarding school start up. All our decision making for the...
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June 19, 2020, Update

July 13, 2020
(A letter to parents and caregivers from Barry MacDougall, Director of Education, Saskatoon Public Schools)
On Thursday, the provincial government announced the health guidelines for returning to in-class learning for prekindergarten to Grade 12 students in September. You can view the guidelines here. They establish expectations for proper hand hygiene practices, limiting physical...
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June 9, 2020, Update

June 09, 2020
Today, the provincial government announced that in-class learning for prekindergarten to Grade 12 students will resume at the start of the new school year. This means students are expected to return to our schools on September 1. While a return to the classroom in the fall is expected, there will be...
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June 5, 2020, Update

June 09, 2020
With the end of the school year swiftly approaching, the supplemental learning program will also be wrapping up. At Saskatoon Public Schools, we will be completing supplemental learning on Friday, June 19 . During the following week, school staff will be available to students and families in case they have questions....
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May 7, 2020, Update

May 07, 2020
A message from Barry MacDougall, Director of Education Saskatoon Public Schools
 Dear parents and caregivers,  Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced in-class learning will be suspended through the end of the academic year in June. While this was anticipated, this announcement confirms that our schools will remain closed. You can read...
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May 5, 2020, Update

May 06, 2020
Message sent to Grade 12 students and families by the principals of Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates
Dear Parents and Caregivers, As you know, graduation ceremonies are an incredibly important moment for students. It provides an opportunity to publicly recognize a student's 13 years of work alongside their friends and fellow students, and in...
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April 29, 2020, Update

May 06, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools and school divisions across the province are encouraging students to remain engaged with learning while physical classrooms remain closed. The #TakeBackYourYear campaign invites teachers, staff, students, families, and community members to share the hashtag on social media along with their own stories of success and encouragement for one another during this...
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April 22, 2020, Update

May 06, 2020
A kitchen that usually feeds hungry high school students will soon be providing 1,000 meals per day to help feed the wider community.
Saskatoon Public Schools is providing the commercial kitchen, food labs, and cafeteria at Mount Royal Collegiate, along with $20,000 in funding, to support the work being done by...
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April 20, 2020, Update

April 23, 2020
​ Almost 400 laptop computers will be in the hands of Saskatoon Public Schools' high school students this week in order to ensure students have access to the technology they need to continue learning. Jason Dunk, the school division's chief technology officer, said distribution of laptops began Monday at Mount Royal and...
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April 3, 2020​, Update

April 15, 2020
As we embark on our supplemental learning plan with a strong focus on connecting with and supporting our students online, Saskatoon Public Schools remains committed to protecting the privacy of students and staff. New software, online tools, and apps must meet our standards for ensuring the security of student and staff information. 
Read...
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April 2, 2020​, Update

April 15, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools' supplemental learning plan guides the work of teachers as we support student learning at home. Our goal is for all students to feel connected to school and learning. During the pause in school operations, division staff explored how we can offer learning support to students and families at home. This...
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March 30, 2020​, Update

April 15, 2020
Message to parents and caregivers from Director of Education Barry MacDougall. I want to begin by saying thank you for your continued support of our schools and our staff members. We know this is more than a disruption. Education starting from a young age is vital to the growth of our...
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March 25, 2020, Update

April 15, 2020
As part of school closures, Saskatoon Public Schools is asking students and parents to not use playground equipment  in order to protect their health and the health of the community. The City of Saskatoon has also closed all playgrounds effective Thursday, March 25. The action is being taken because the surfaces people...
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March 23, 2020​, Update

April 15, 2020
Saskatchewan has an Education Response Planning Team, consisting of officials from the Ministry of Education, Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Saskatchewan School Boards Association, the Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials and the Saskatchewan League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents, that is meeting daily to support the education system in our response...
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March 19, 2020​, Update

April 15, 2020
Schools are a gathering place for our community, so it is hard to comprehend our new reality of quiet classrooms and darkened hallways. However, our role serving the community is more important than ever. Our focus has shifted from educating our most precious community members to stopping operations so we can...
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March 17, 2020, Update

April 15, 2020
As classes wind down ahead of the suspension of all prekindergarten to Grade 12  classes that takes effect on Friday, March 20, it's important for parents and guardians to ensure that schools have accurate phone and email contacts.
Schools will need up-to-date contacts in order to keep families informed in the coming...
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March 16, 2020​, Afternoon Update

April 15, 2020
Earlier today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that all classes in Saskatchewan from prekindergarten to Grade 12 will be suspended indefinitely, effective Friday, March 20, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The school closures will reduce further spread of the illness.
Read the government's full news release  HERE.
From now through...
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March 16, 2020, Morning Update

April 15, 2020
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced all classes in Saskatchewan prekindergarten to Grade 12 schools will be suspended indefinitely, effective March 20, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the period of March 16 to March 19, prekindergarten to Grade 12 classes will wind down. However, parents who are able to keep children home should do...
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March 15, 2020​, Update

April 15, 2020
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that schools will stay open for now. For more information, please click on the link to view the news release.  https://bit.ly/33lZdzN
Any closure of schools would be done at the direction of the local Medical Health Officer or Chief Medical Health Officer. 

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March 13, 2020​, Update

April 15, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools is undertaking several temporary operational changes in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  
As part of these changes, all schools will be conducting scheduled parent-teacher/three-way conferences by telephone. This opportunity to connect with your child's teacher is valuable and provides an important update on your...
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March 12, 2020​, Update

April 15, 2020
At Saskatoon Public Schools, the safety of students and staff members is the first priority. With confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Saskatchewan, the school division will be adapting practices to focus on preventing spread of the illness. 
The following temporary operational changes will be effective immediately in all our...
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March 11, 2020​, Update

April 15, 2020
At  Saskatoon Public Schools, the safety of students and staff members is the first priority. With the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak a pandemic, these are the measures the school division has in place to address this public health situation.
Saskatoon Public Schools take its direction from...