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Job Action Update: Work-to-rule Sanctions Lifted

June 14, 2024
​ ​We have been informed by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) that the provincewide work-to-rule sanction will cease today, June 14, 2024, at 4 p.m. This means that beginning Monday, June 17, all normal school functions—including noon hour supervision and extracurricular activities—will resume. All elementary schools will cease operating on a condensed...

Job Action Update: Regular classes and transportation will resume Monday, April 15

April 12, 2024
On April 12, 2024, we were informed by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) that they will be suspending provincewide withdrawal of all voluntary professional responsibilities effective April 12, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. This means that on Monday, April 15, 2024, all normal school functions—including before and after school supervision, noon hour...

Job Action Update: Withdrawal of All Voluntary Professional Services Until Further Notice

April 06, 2024
On April 5, 2024, we were informed by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) that teachers will be withdrawing all voluntary professional services until further notice. This includes a restricted workday and withdrawal of noon hour supervision, extracurricular activities and other voluntary services.​
Restricted Workday Teachers will continue to provide supervision...

Job Action Update: Week of March 25-29, 2024

March 22, 2024
​​We were informed today that the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) will be withdrawing support for extracurricular activities from Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28, 2024. This includes any extracurricular activities that take place before school, during lunch hour, after school and in the evening.​
Just a reminder that there...

Noon Supervision Withdrawn Thursday, March 14, 2024

March 11, 2024
​We were informed by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) that teachers will be withdrawing noon supervision at all schools in Saskatoon on Thursday, March 14, 2024.  ​
As a result of the withdrawal of noon supervision on Thursday, the school division cannot ensure the safety of students during lunch because...

Extracurricular Activities Withdrawn Monday, March 11 to Wednesday, March 13, 2024

March 08, 2024
We were informed March 8, 2024 that the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) will be withdrawing support for extracurricular activities across the province from Monday, March 11 to Wednesday, March 13, 2024. This includes any extra-curricular activities that take place before school, during the lunch hour, after school and in the evening.​...

Bus and Taxi Services Resume Wednesday, March 6, 2024

March 05, 2024
Busing and taxi service for elementary schools will resume on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.​
Bus services Please note that the city's road conditions and the large amounts of snow are still impacting bus routes: The large amounts of snow, especially in residential areas, may mean that some pick-up/drop-off locations will...

No school on Monday, March 4, 2024

March 04, 2024
​Due to the severe winter storm, Saskatoon Public Schools is cancelling all in-person classes at collegiates on Monday, March 4, 2024.
Collegiate students were scheduled to attend class Monday, while it was a previously scheduled professional development day for elementary schools. There is no school for elementary students.
The decision to...

Extracurricular activities are cancelled for Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6, 2024

March 04, 2024
​The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) has announced the withdrawal of support for extra-curricular activities at all schools across the province on Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6, 2024. 
As a result, the school division has cancelled all extra-curricular activities for Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6, 2024.  This means the following activities...

Classes Resume Tuesday, March 5, 2024

March 04, 2024
​Classes will resume at all elementary and secondary Saskatoon Public Schools, on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
Please note that the city's road conditions are still impacting bus routes. There will be no bus or taxi services available to transport students to or from schools on Tuesday. ​
Our facilities staff...

Job Action Update: Noon Supervision and Extracurricular Activities Withdrawn Monday, February 26

February 23, 2024
​On February 23, 2024, we were informed by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) that teachers will be withdrawing noon supervision and support for extracurricular activities at all schools in Saskatoon on Monday, February 26, 2024.
As a result of the withdrawal of noon supervision on Monday, the school division cannot...

Job Action Update: Noon Supervision Withdrawn Friday, February 16

February 14, 2024
We were informed on February 13, 2024, by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) that teachers will be withdrawing noon supervision at all schools on Friday, February 16, 2024.    ​
As a result of the withdrawal of noon supervision on Friday, the school division cannot ensure the safety of students during...

Job Action Update: STF Job Action for Thursday, February 8 Cancelled

February 08, 2024
​Please be advised that STF has cancelled job action for Thursday, February 8, 2024. All schools and buses will return to their regular schedules. Lunch supervision will be available tomorrow. ​ Please note the following information for collegiates: For students at  Aden Bowman, Estey, Mount Royal, Nutana and Walter Murray collegiates...

Job Action Update: Noon Supervision Withdrawn Thursday, February 8

February 05, 2024
We were informed today by the Saskatchewan Te​achers' Federation (STF) that teachers will be withdrawing noon supervision at all schools on Thursday, February 8, 2024.  ​
As a result of the withdrawal of noon supervision on Thursday, the school division cannot ensure the safety of students during lunch because teachers...

Job Action Update: No School Wednesday, February 7

February 05, 2024
The Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) will be withdrawing the services of all teachers in Saskatoon on Wednesday, February 7, 202​4. All classes, transportation (busing and taxi), before and​ after school programs and extra-curricular activities in Saskatoon Public Schools will be cancelled. Students should not attend school on Wednesday.
Any kindergarten or...

Global Family Matters: The Importance of Collegiate Open Houses

February 01, 2024
Why is it important to attend not just one but two or more collegiate open houses? Find out! Watch​ Global Family Matters to hear from ​Sarah Nahachewsky, vice principal at Evan Hardy Collegiate, and ​Kevin McNarland, acting principal at Walter Murray Collegiate.
​ Click here to get the dates and times for collegiate open houses...

Job Action Update

January 18, 2024
​ We were informed today that the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) will be withdrawing the services of all teachers in the province for the entire day on Monday, January 22, 2024.
As a result of this one-day strike, all classes, transportation (busing and taxi), before and after school programs and...

Job Action Update

January 11, 2024

We were informed today that the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) will be withdrawing the services of all teachers in the province for the entire day on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
As a result of this one-day strike, all classes, transportation (busing and taxi), before and after school programs and...

Find Your Place: Transitioning to Grade 9

January 08, 2024

Are you a Grade 8 student transitioning to Grade 9? If so, we have a section on our website just for you! ​
On the Find Your Place web page, you'll find: A video to help you find your place A list of our secondary schools A collegiate handbook...

Global Family Matters: The Importance of Teacher-Parent-Student Conferences and Edsby

October 16, 2023
​Learn more about Saskatoon Public Schools engages families through teacher-parent-student conferences and why Edsby is an important school communication tool. Click to watch.



Student Citizenship Awards Accepting Applications Until May 15, 2024

October 12, 2023
​Public Schools of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce another year of awards to recognize public school student groups or classes that support citizenship or character building within their schools or communities.

To apply for a Student Citizenship Award, click here.​

Note: The deadline to apply has been extended to May 15,...

You Are Invited!

September 28, 2023
Join the Vision Support Services department for a screening of their educational spotlight film, Vision Support in Saskatoon Public Schools , at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at Robert Hinitt Castle Theatre, 1904 Clarence Ave S, Saskatoon. 
Click here to watch the event invitation video.


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Family Matters: Impact of Attendance on Student Academics

September 14, 2023
Student attendance is very important to learning and social development. Sherry McConnell with SPS breaks down some strategies to help parents and students make it to school consistently and on time. Watch video.


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Family Matters: Preparing Kids to Go Back to School

August 31, 2023
Saskatoon Public Schools director of education Shane Skjerven joins Global reporter Chantal Wagner to offer advice to parents and caregivers if their children are feeling anxious or nervous heading back to school.

Watch the video.

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Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture Program

August 17, 2023
Learn about the ​ Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture program at wâhkôhtowin​ School​​ on this video with Global News.

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Newcomer Student Centre Supports Students and Families

August 03, 2023
​Global News interviews Travis Homenuk, ​English as an Additional Language (EAL) consultant, about how new immigrants to Saskatoon can register with Saskatoon Public Schools. The Newcomer Student Centre re-opens on August 9, 2023. 
To watch the video, click here.
To learn about the Newcomer Student Centre, click
here.

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Family Matters: Engaging Parents at Home and School

July 20, 2023
​Global News talks to principal Shanna Strueby and parents, Cara Morgan and Ashley Williams, at Prince Philip School about the benefits of being engaged. Click here​ to watch the video.

Improving Reading Levels at Camp Brain Power: Family Matters

June 22, 2023
Watch this video to learn ​about Camp Brain Power, ​​​a wonderful opportunity for Saskatoon Public Schools’ students to explore literacy, movement, engagement and well-being activities during the summer.
For more information and to register, visit the SPS Foundation website or email [email protected].​​ ​

June is Pride month!

June 01, 2023
Pride month gives us an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our own understanding of gender and sexual diversity and to demonstrate our values of Safe, Caring and Accepting school environments for all. For many years, Saskatoon Public Schools staff and students have celebrated Pride month in various thoughtful ways. We...

Kindergarten Expansion at Saskatoon Public Schools

May 31, 2023
​​Saskatoon Public Schools offers a variety of kindergarten programs and schedules, including full-day, everyday kindergarten in 25 schools with support from Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation.
Learn more here. Watch a video.

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Recommendations for Current Air Quality in Saskatoon

May 17, 2023
Due to the current Air Quality Health Index in Saskatoon, the following is recommended:  Communicate with students and staff that they should avoid strenuous activities outdoors.  Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors, especially if individuals experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation. 
You may choose to continue with an outdoor...

Eliminating Racism in Saskatoon Public Schools: Family Matters

March 16, 2023
In this video, Anti-Racist Anti-Oppressive Educational Consultant Cheryl Ermine explains why it is important to discuss racism in schools and how Saskatoon Public Schools is supporting anti-racism education. March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

February 13, 2023
During the week of February 12 to 18, 2023, Saskatoon Public Schools is celebrating our champions of learning, both in and out of the classroom. 

Being a champion of learning means supporting education, educators and students. This can be accomplished in many different ways, by many different professions within Saskatoon Public...

Pink Shirt Day

February 08, 2023
The Ministry of Education has declared February 15, 2023, as Pink Shirt Day. 
Pink Shirt Day takes a stand against bullying and supports students in developing healthy and respectful relationships. It is also a time to celebrate and honour diversity within our school communities. 
Saskatoon Public Schools believes in...

Collegiate Open Houses

February 03, 2023
​ Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are opening their doors to Grade 8 students and their parents and guardians, beginning on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.  For more information about our collegiates and unique programs, click here.

Many school community councils holding annual meetings

August 11, 2022
Saskatoon Public Schools' school community councils (SCC) hold annual meetings to elect representatives for the 2022-23 school year.  Annual meetings are held in either the spring or fall of the school year.
The SCC acts in an advisory role to the school, the Board of Education and other agencies and organizations. The...

Elementary, high schools prepare to welcome back students

July 16, 2022
​ Students in Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary schools and collegiates begin the 2022-23 school year on Thursday, Sept. 1. Many elementary schools will welcome back kindergarten to Grade 8 students with a staggered start schedule to support a smooth return to classes. Additional information about school-specific operations for back to school will...

Board of Education approves 2022-23 budget

June 08, 2022
The Saskatoon Board of Education has approved its operating budget for the upcoming academic year, with expenditures of $297 million, an increase of $9.3 million over last year.
Provincial government operating funding for the school division increased 2.1 per cent ($5.2 million) for the year, which mainly covers the provincially negotiated...

School-year calendar finalized for 2022-23; first day of classes Sept. 1

June 02, 2022
All Saskatoon Public Schools' students will begin the school year on Thursday, Sept. 1, according to the 2022-23 school year calendar.
The calendar represents a total of 184 instructional days for elementary students and 181 days for collegiate students, with 950 hours of instruction for both. The calendar has been finalized with...

Community partnerships highlighted for Board of Education

April 28, 2022
The contributions to students and learning made possible by partnership organizations were shared with trustees during the April 10 meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education.
The school division's Partners 2021-22 document highlights the community connections that enhance academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being. Building partnerships within the wider community allows...

Schools welcome kindergarten registration for September

March 14, 2022
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment. All neighbourhood schools are accepting kindergarten registration for classes beginning this fall. If your child will be five years old by...

Elementary programs offer unique experiences to students

February 28, 2022
Five programs that offer Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary students specialized learning experiences are accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year.
Four Grade 8 programs — Creative Action, Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead-Nīkānētān — along with the iGen program for Grade 6 engage students in learning opportunities filled with unique, hands-on experiences. The programs are...

Virtual open houses help Grade 8 students plan for high school

January 27, 2022
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are virtually opening their doors to provide current Grade 8 students and their parents and caregivers with a glimpse of high school life.
Collegiate open house events usually give students and parents the opportunity to visit one or several schools. This year, schools are creating videos to highlight their...

Schools hosting virtual kindergarten information nights in March

January 19, 2022
Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment. In past years, schools have held in-person information nights to share details about kindergarten and the school with families. In-person events...

Report to the Community highlights challenging year of teaching and learning

December 14, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools' 2020-21 Report to the Community is a snapshot of an academic year filled with much joy and many triumphs and accomplishments, but also unprecedented challenges.
The report highlights the work done by staff and students as they continued to learn and celebrate community while facing the uncertainty of...

Board of Education meeting recognizes bravery of staff, students

December 09, 2021
The quick reaction to keep students safe when a moose crashed into Sylvia Fedoruk School was recognized during the Dec.7 meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Education.
Two staff members of the Boys & Girls Club of Saskatoon ensured students were able to exit the building after the moose burst through...

Trustees learn about science kit program, COVID-19 response

December 01, 2021
A connection to science and hands-on learning at Montgomery School is being shared throughout the school division, trustees were told during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education's Nov. 23 meeting.
The school's maker's lab offers learning activities in three forms: tinkering to learn, making to learn, and application...

MacPherson to serve third term as Board of Education chair

November 09, 2021
The challenge of educating students during a global pandemic has highlighted the strength of Saskatoon Public Schools, according to the Saskatoon Board of Education's chairperson.
Colleen MacPherson, who was acclaimed to a third term as chair during the board's inaugural meeting Nov. 9, said the past year has shown that Saskatoon...

Flag raising honours partnerships with First Nations, Métis communities

November 03, 2021
The sight of the Treaty 6, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and Métis flags flying above Saskatoon Public Schools' Board of Education office was a welcome sign for Chief Mark Arcand.
Arcand, chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council, joined representatives of the school division and Whitecap Dakota and Métis communities on Nov....

Board of Education hears how outreach workers help students Reconnect

October 26, 2021
The creation of six outreach worker positions designed to support staff in re-engaging students and supporting student mental health was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education's Oct. 12 meeting.
The primary work of an outreach worker is reconnection with families and support school staff and the...

Employee vaccination procedure approved by Saskatoon Public Schools

October 25, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools has approved an administrative procedure that will require employees to be fully vaccinated or provide regular negative COVID-19 test results.
 
Administrative Procedure 415 COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing was approved by the division's administrative council on Monday, Oct. 25. While the procedure has been adopted by the administration, it is...

School division will require staff to show proof of vaccination or test status

October 07, 2021

Saskatoon Public Schools is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our students and staff members. As such, the school division is currently developing an administrative procedure on employee vaccinations. This administrative procedure will require all staff members to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or provide...

Help students make music by donating band instruments

October 05, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools gratefully accepts donations of gently used band instruments for use in elementary and secondary school band programs. To donate instruments such as flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, or other instruments, contact the band teacher at your neighbourhood school or the Board of Education office. If you wish to...

Every Child Matters flag flies over board office

September 28, 2021
On a sunny September morning, a small group of school division employees gathered on a rooftop to make history.
In a ceremony led by Don Speidel, the cultural resource liaison for Saskatoon Public Schools, the school division raised the Every Child Matters flag atop the Board of Education office. Located at...

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...

School community councils holding annual meetings

September 08, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools' school community councils (SCC) hold annual meetings to elect representatives for the 2021-22 school year.  Annual meetings are held in either the spring or fall of the school year.
The SCC acts in an advisory role to the school, the Board of Education and other agencies and organizations. The...

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...

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...

​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...

Registration at Wildwood School

March 03, 2021
Welcome to Wildwood School!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and at the direction of  Saskatoon Public Schools and the Saskatchewan Health Authority we are limiting visitors in our school building.  We are connecting with families and visitors primarily through phone, email and virtual/online meetings. School registration submissions will happen by email. If you have any questions...

Elementary programs offer unique experiences to students

February 22, 2021
Four programs that offer Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary students specialized learning experiences are accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Four programs for Grade 8 students — Creative Action, Ecoquest, ScienceTrek and Let's Lead - Nīkānētān — engage students in a learning opportunity filled with unique, hands-on experiences. The programs are open to any...

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.
...

Schools welcome kindergarten registration for 2021-22 school year

January 05, 2021
  Kindergarten is a special time and place in the life of a young child and Saskatoon Public Schools is dedicated to welcoming every student to a safe and caring environment.
If your child will be five years old by Jan. 31, 2022, they can start kindergarten in the fall of...

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...

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...

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...

Students, families support school and food bank through fundraiser

September 20, 2019
A unique fundraiser supported by the families of Wildwood School resulted in fresh vegetables for their dinner tables as well as the tables of others who may need some help.
The school donated 600 pounds of potatoes, carrots and other local vegetables to the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre thanks...

Wildwood students explore media production through Telemedia program

June 14, 2017
When elementary school students study media they turn the camera on themselves as part of the Telemedia program offered by Saskatoon Public Schools. Telemedia provides students with the opportunity to learn about video and media production through a hands-on experience that involves everything from writing scripts, preparing for interviews and developing...

First day of school for all division students is Thursday, Sept. 1

August 15, 2016
The first day of September will also be the first day of school for all Saskatoon Public Schools students as they head back to classes on Thursday, Sept. 1. Elementary school students will attend for registration during the morning only on Sept. 1 and will be dismissed for the day at the...

Job Action Update: Work-to-rule Sanctions Lifted

June 14, 2024
​ ​We have been informed by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) that the provincewide work-to-rule sanction will cease today, June 14, 2024, at 4 p.m. This means that beginning Monday, June 17, all normal school functions—including noon hour supervision and extracurricular activities—will resume. All elementary schools will cease operating on a condensed...

Job Action Update: Regular classes and transportation will resume Monday, April 15

April 12, 2024
On April 12, 2024, we were informed by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) that they will be suspending provincewide withdrawal of all voluntary professional responsibilities effective April 12, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. This means that on Monday, April 15, 2024, all normal school functions—including before and after school supervision, noon hour...

Job Action Update: Withdrawal of All Voluntary Professional Services Until Further Notice

April 06, 2024
On April 5, 2024, we were informed by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) that teachers will be withdrawing all voluntary professional services until further notice. This includes a restricted workday and withdrawal of noon hour supervision, extracurricular activities and other voluntary services.​
Restricted Workday Teachers will continue to provide supervision...

Job Action Update: Week of March 25-29, 2024

March 22, 2024
​​We were informed today that the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) will be withdrawing support for extracurricular activities from Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28, 2024. This includes any extracurricular activities that take place before school, during lunch hour, after school and in the evening.​
Just a reminder that there...