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Saskatoon Public Schools recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 10, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to recognizing the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. The school division is moving the professional development/planning day for teachers scheduled for Oct. 8 to Sept. 30. This means there will be no classes for all prekindergarten to Grade 12...
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Saskatoon Public Schools releases back-to-school handbooks

August 23, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools has released its plan that outlines the school division's commitment to providing safe learning and working environments for our students and staff members. "Guidance from local public health officials continues to provide necessary guidance for our operational decisions at both the elementary and collegiate levels," said Director of...
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Board presents top awards to graduating students

June 25, 2021
​ Every year at collegiate graduation ceremonies, trustees from the Board of Education hand out three of the top awards – the Governor General's Medal, the Perseverance Award, and the School Board Proficiency Scholarship.
For almost 150 years, the Governor General's Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students...

Board of Education approves operating budget for 2021-22

June 16, 2021
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved its operating budget for the upcoming academic year, which will see expenses of $287.7 million, an increase of $9.4 million over last year.
Provincial government operating funding increased two per cent ($4.6 million) for the year, which mainly covers the provincially negotiated salary increase...
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​Division's pandemic response highlighted for Board of Education

April 27, 2021
Information about the school division's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic was shared with trustees during the Board of Education meeting held April 20.
Senior administration continues to meet regularly with medical health officers regarding the pandemic and its impact on learning and school communities. The division is in possession of...

School-year calendar set for 2021-22; first day of classes Sept. 1

February 10, 2021
All students will begin the 2021-22 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, according to the 2021-22 school year calendar approved by the Board of Education.
The calendar represents a total of 185 instructional days for elementary students and 182 days for collegiate students, with a minimum of 950 hours of instruction.
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Trustees hear about creative approaches to mark Remembrance Day

December 15, 2020
Honouring those who served took on a unique look in schools this year.
All schools typically observe Remembrance Day prior to November 11, however due to COVID-19 health guidelines and a significant winter storm, school ceremonies in schools looked different this year, trustees heard during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the...
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Report to Community highlights year of learning, challenges

December 14, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools' 2019-20 Report to the Community is a snapshot of an academic year that was filled with much joy and many triumphs and accomplishments, but also unprecedented challenges.
The division's highlights the work done by staff and students to continue to learn and celebrate community while facing the uncertainty of...
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New name for Royal West Campus connects with history

November 17, 2020
A new name for Royal West Campus is providing a connection to the school's history. Royal West, a centre for young adult learning operated by Saskatoon Public Schools, has been renamed Royal West Campus at Estey School. The name harkens back to the facility's original incarnation as Estey School, an elementary...

Three new trustees join Board of Education; MacPherson named chair

November 16, 2020
​ Three new trustees were welcomed to the Saskatoon Board of Education during the inaugural meeting held Nov. 16. New trustees joining the board following the recent civic and school board elections are Michael Pidwerbeski in Ward 1, Kim Stranden in Ward 4, and Angela Arneson in Ward 10. Incumbent trustee...
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In-person elementary, high school classes cancelled Tuesday, Nov. 10

November 09, 2020
Due to the continuing impact of the severe winter storm that hit the city, Saskatoon Public Schools is cancelling in-person classes at all elementary schools and collegiates on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and moving to remote learning for the day.   The decision was made following discussion with the City of Saskatoon, which identified...
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Division enrolment impacted by COVID-19, trustees hear

October 22, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools reported a decline in division-wide enrolment as of Sept. 30, with the COVID-19 pandemic having a significant effect on overall enrolment, trustees were told during the Oct. 20 meeting of the Board of Education.
The school division's kindergarten to Grade 12 student enrolment is 25,280 as of Sept....

Voters invited to attend virtual candidate forums

October 22, 2020
Saskatoon Public Schools will host virtual candidate forums to allow candidates for Board of Education trustee positions to share their platform and respond to questions from voters. School board elections take place Monday, Nov. 9, as part of the City of Saskatoon civic election. Information about voting, ward boundaries, and candidate...

Nominations open for Board of Education trustee election

October 05, 2020
​ Election of trustees for the Saskatoon Board of Education will be part of the City of Saskatoon's local government election scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.  Saskatoon Public Schools is governed by a 10-person elected Board of Education. The school division is organized into 10 wards for purpose of elections but...
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Commitment of division staff creates successful return to school

September 21, 2020
  In the six months since schools were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatoon Public Schools' staff have gone above and beyond to ensure the continuation of student learning and the operation of the school division during an unprecedented time.
As we looked ahead to a new school...
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Schools to mark Orange Shirt Day on September 30

September 17, 2020
When Saskatoon Public Schools students, staff and families pull an orange T-shirt over their heads on Sept. 30 they will be taking part in an act of reconciliation and remembrance. September 30 is proclaimed as Orange Shirt Day each year by the provincial government. The day originated in Williams Lake, B.C.,...
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Schools welcome back students during the week of Sept. 8-11

June 29, 2020

  Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, a week later than originally planned.
The first day of school was  scheduled for Sept. 1, however the provincial government has announced the start of the school year will be delayed until Sept. 8 throughout the province.
Throughout the...
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Saskatoon Board of Education passes 2020-21 budget

June 16, 2020
With a focus on maintaining class sizes and addressing students' needs, the Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2020-21 academic year at its meeting held June 16. The budget includes expenses of $278.3 million, an increase of $6.6 million over last year.
Provincial government funding increased 3.7 per...

School division supporting families to meet students' nutritional needs

June 09, 2020
The work done by Saskatoon Public Schools and its community partners to ensure the nutritional needs of students and families are being met during school closures was highlighted during the Board of Education's meeting held June 2.
Food security is an issue for many students and families. The school division has been...

Class of 2020 graduates being celebrated by school communities

May 19, 2020
Royal West Campus is distributing lawn signs to every 2020 graduate to allow the community to join in honouring the achievement. Beginning May 20, lawn signs are being provided to every graduating Grade 12 student across Saskatoon Public Schools' 10 collegiates, as well as City Park School and Saskatoon Christian School. Each...
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Saskatoon Public Schools wants students to #TakeBackYourYear

April 29, 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...
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School division works with Saskatoon Tribal Council to feed community

April 22, 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...

Division connecting students to learning with computers, internet access

April 21, 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...
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Division's supplemental learning plan guides instruction during school closure

April 02, 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....
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Message to parents and caregivers from Director of Education Barry MacDougall

March 30, 2020
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 children. We are working to right the ship as much as...
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Education Response Planning Team message to families

March 23, 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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Information for parents, caregivers about STF job action

March 10, 2020
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) is engaged in contract negotiations with the Government Trustee Bargaining Committee, which represents the provincial government and all Saskatchewan school divisions. The STF represents all teachers, principals, vice principals, instructional consultants, coordinators, and secondary counsellors in our school division. 
The STF announced sanctions that will restrict...

Information for parents, caregivers about possible job action

February 25, 2020
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) is engaged in contract negotiations with the Government Trustee Bargaining Committee, which represents the provincial government and all Saskatchewan school divisions. Members of the STF have voted in favour of job action, which could include withdrawal from extracurricular activities, withdrawal of noon-hour supervision, rotating strikes, or...
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School calendar approved for 2020-21; first day for students is Sept. 1

February 12, 2020
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year prior to the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting...
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Report to Community shares stories of student learning, success

December 09, 2019
Stories of learning, achievement, and student success fill the pages of Saskatoon Public Schools' Report to Community for 2018-19. The annual publication, which recognizes the work of students, staff and schools and illustrates the ways in which the school division strives to provide inspiring learning each and every day, can be...

School division reports enrolment increase of almost 600 students

November 12, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 11th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,808 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 599 students from 2018.
As of Sept. 30, there were 17,139 students attending the division's elementary schools and 8,669 attending secondary schools. Trustees were told during the Nov....
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Colleen MacPherson elected Board of Education chair

November 06, 2019
Colleen MacPherson has been elected as board chair for Saskatoon Public Schools for the 2019-20 academic year.
MacPherson was elected to the position by her fellow trustees during the board's inaugural meeting held Nov. 5. First elected as a trustee in 2009, she has served as vice-chair of the board four...
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A new vision for student success at Saskatoon Public Schools

October 21, 2019
​ Every student is known, valued, and believed in.  That is the vision of Saskatoon Public Schools, created as part of the school division’s new strategic plan.  "This plan is focused on students, above all else. It begins with a vision of what we want to achieve for every young person...
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Orange Shirt Day message shared through student-designed shirt

September 23, 2019
When Saskatoon Public Schools students, staff and families pull an orange T-shirt over their heads on Sept. 30 they will be wearing art created by a student. Following a call for submissions a design by Eileen Knox of Marion M. Graham Collegiate was chosen to recognize Orange Shirt Day in schools...

High school students begin year with full day of classes Sept. 3

August 07, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are welcoming high school students and families back to school with the first day of classes set for Tuesday, Sept. 3.
New students in Grade 9-12 or current high school students who have not yet registered for fall classes should contact the Student Services office at the collegiate of their choice...

Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council sign agreement

June 27, 2019
​ A new agreement to deliver "reconciliation in education" will focus on the development of programs, services and opportunities to revitalize the presence of First Nations culture and language in Saskatoon Public Schools classrooms. The five-year agreement between Saskatoon Public Schools and Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) was signed June 28 and...
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Commitment to students at centre of division's new strategic plan

June 05, 2019
Academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being of students are at the heart of Saskatoon Public Schools new strategic plan. "Our school division is not only starting a new year, but we are beginning a new journey. Starting right now, we are following our new strategic plan. This strategic plan makes clear what...
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Move To Grow Week encourages students, families to get active

May 09, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is celebrating Move to Grow Week, May 13-16, and families are being invited to help us celebrate by planning an active start to the school day.
More to Grow encourages students and families to use active transportation options such as walking or cycling for their commute to and...

School division to receive increase in operational grant for 2019-20

April 16, 2019
​ Saskatoon Public Schools will receive a 1.5 per cent increase in provincial education funding, according to information presented during the April 9 Board of Education meeting. In the wake of the recent provincial budget, trustees heard the school division will receive an operating grant of $229.8 million 2019-20. That is an increase...

Students encouraged to #BeSomeonesHero during Pink Week

February 26, 2019
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to creating safe, caring and accepting learning and work environments. It is our goal to work together with parents/caregivers/guardians and community partners to support students as they develop moral values, display ethical conduct, and achieve to the best of their ability.
Our school division will be...

Board of Education approves school-year calendar for 2019-20

February 13, 2019
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2019-20 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, according to the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education during its meeting held Feb....
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School division reports enrolment increase of more than 300 students

November 01, 2018
​ Saskatoon Public Schools recorded its 10th consecutive year of enrolment growth with 25,209 students registered in kindergarten to Grade 12, an increase of 318 students from 2017.
As of Sept. 30, there were 16,251 students attending the division’s elementary schools and 8,654 attending secondary schools.
Trustees were told during the...
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Community input helps shape Board of Education's strategic plan

October 10, 2018
Members of Saskatoon Public Schools' school communities were asked for their ideas and opinions in order to inform the Board of Education as it refreshes its strategic plan and ensure the division's focus and goals reflect the needs of our evolving community. 
The online survey conducted during the spring of 2018 through ThoughtExchange gave families...

Saskatoon Board of Education passes 2018-19 budget

June 20, 2018
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2018-19 academic year during a meeting held June 19. The budget includes expenses of $267.7 million, an increase of $8.2 million over last year.
“We’ve had another difficult budget year, where enrolment growth and the needs of our students have outpaced the...
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Royal West programs offer adult students opportunity for self-paced learning

March 14, 2018
​ Royal West Campus offers individuals aged 18 and over the opportunity to study in a format that suits their busy lifestyles with a program as unique as our students. Advantages include:
Continuous-intake, continuous-progress, self-paced learning.
Daily student intake until the end of March.
Teacher-facilitated independent programming.
A calm, peaceful atmosphere...
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School division, CUMFI renew partnership on Métis teachings

January 30, 2018
​ Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) and Saskatoon Public Schools have signed a new partnership to formalize their work to bring Métis history and teachings to all students in the school division.
An event held Jan. 30 at Westmount Community School saw representatives from both organizations sign a Memorandum of Understanding. While...
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Royal West's adult program as unique as our students

December 20, 2016
Royal West Campus offers individuals aged 18 and over the opportunity to study in a format that suits their busy lifestyles. The Royal West advantage includes continuous-intake, continuous-progress, self-paced learning; daily student intake until the end of March; teacher-facilitated independent programming and a calm, peaceful atmosphere in which to study. ADULT...
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Continuous Enrolment

June 16, 2016
​ Did you know that we have continuous enrolment/intake throughout the school year until end of March?  You just need to book an appointment when you are ready to register and begin classes!
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Campus Closed June 29-August 24

June 02, 2015
The office will re-open on Tuesday, August 25.  We will continue with registrations, by appointment, at that time.

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Royal West Farewell to Graduates

March 31, 2015
​Our Farewell to Graduates will be held Friday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m.  Family and friends of graduates most welcome!

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Registrations Closed for Current Year

March 31, 2015
​We have now closed registrations for the current school year.  We will be taking appointments for the 2015-2016 school year beginning Monday, June 1.

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Taking New Students Until Mar. 30

March 05, 2015

Royal West Campus has continuous intake until Mar. 30.  Call 306.683.7540 to book an appointment to register.  Courses must be completed by June, 2015.

Announcement Archive

Saskatoon Public Schools recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 10, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to recognizing the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. The school division is moving the professional development/planning day for teachers scheduled for Oct. 8 to Sept. 30. This means there will be no classes for all prekindergarten to Grade 12...
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Saskatoon Public Schools releases back-to-school handbooks

August 23, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools has released its plan that outlines the school division's commitment to providing safe learning and working environments for our students and staff members. "Guidance from local public health officials continues to provide necessary guidance for our operational decisions at both the elementary and collegiate levels," said Director of...
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Board presents top awards to graduating students

June 25, 2021
​ Every year at collegiate graduation ceremonies, trustees from the Board of Education hand out three of the top awards – the Governor General's Medal, the Perseverance Award, and the School Board Proficiency Scholarship.
For almost 150 years, the Governor General's Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students...

Board of Education approves operating budget for 2021-22

June 16, 2021
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved its operating budget for the upcoming academic year, which will see expenses of $287.7 million, an increase of $9.4 million over last year.
Provincial government operating funding increased two per cent ($4.6 million) for the year, which mainly covers the provincially negotiated salary increase...
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​Division's pandemic response highlighted for Board of Education

April 27, 2021
Information about the school division's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic was shared with trustees during the Board of Education meeting held April 20.
Senior administration continues to meet regularly with medical health officers regarding the pandemic and its impact on learning and school communities. The division is in possession of...