Back to School 2019-2020

 

When does school start?

The first day of school is on September 03, 2019. 

Make sure to check out our school calendars, which can be accessed at the top of the page or with the links down below.

 

When do school offices open?

All school offices reopen Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

All offices will be closed on Monday, September 02, 2019 for Labour Day.

 

School

Grades

Principal

Phone

School Office Reopens

Holy Cross Catholic School 

PreK to 7 

Lee Boylan 

(780) 538-0077 

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

École St. Gérard 

Catholic School

PreK to 7

(French Immersion)

Michel Lemay

(780) 532-5398

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

Mother Teresa

Catholic School

K to 7

PreK to 6 (Montessori)

Nichole Gerein

(780) 814-9732

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

St. Catherine

Catholic School

PreK to 7

Shelley LaCroix

(780) 532-0010

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

St. Clement

Catholic School

PreK to 7

Michele Allen

(780) 532-4698

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

St. John Bosco

Catholic School

10 to 12

Sherry Wishnowsk 

(Assistant Principal)

(780) 532-7066

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

St. John Paul II Catholic School

Faculté Jean-Paul II

8 to 11 (English)

8 to 11 (French Immersion)

 Julia Corcoran

(780) 832-4000

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

St. Joseph

Catholic High School

8 to 12 (English)

12 (French Immersion)

Roger Lauck

(780) 532-7779

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

St. Kateri Catholic School

PreK to 7 Michael Matheson (780) 538-2883

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

St. Mary Catholic School (Beaverlodge) PreK to 9 Dana Heidemann (780) 354-2944

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

St. Mary's Catholic School (Sexsmith) Pre-K to 12 Mandy Jensen (780) 568-3631

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

Ste. Marie Catholic School (Spirit River) Pre-K to 8 Carla Knezevich (780) 864-3585

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

St. Thomas More Catholic School (Fairview) K to 12 Sabrina Fentie (780) 835-2245

August 20: 8:30 to 3:00

School Starts: September 03, 2019

 

When does Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten start?

Families with students registered in Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten, will be scheduled for staggered entry during the first week of September.

The purpose of staggered entry is to ease first-time students entering the school, by providing a small group setting to help with the transition from home.

School calendars for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten can be found down below.

 

How do I register my child for school?

New Students to GPCSD:

Online Registration can be completed anytime by clicking the link at the top of page or by clicking here.

New families are required to sign up to School Engage and complete the registration process 

 

Returning Students:

The following students do not need to Register in the fall.

  1. Students returning to the school they attended in June.
  2. Transitioning from Kindergarten to Grade 1. 
  3. Transferring to High School from a GPCSD Elementary School.

Forms are sent annually to all students, via email in September to update student information. 

 

How do I track my school bus?

Families will be able to track their active bus route through the First View App, which can be downloaded directly to smart devices.

Parents can also view active routes directly on our website under the Bus Routes Section near the top of the page.

2019-2020 Bus Routes will be made available in late August 2019. 

 

General Busing Information:

Both new and current GPCSD families are required to REGISTER every year for busing.
Existing families can apply for bussing by visiting www.gpcsd.ca and clicking on the Transportation tab near the top of the page http://gpcsd.ca/Transportation.php. There are two Bus Pass forms which parents can select from. Fill out and submit via email to GPCSD.Transportation@gpcsd.ca

New families can register for busing through School Engage, when registering for school.

Important Deadlines:
• Registrations received by June 30, 2019 will be ensured service for September 2019.
• Starting July 02, PAID Registrations will be received. Pay & Register before July 31, 2019 to ensure service for September 2019.
• Payments can be received at the Catholic Education Centre starting on July 02, 2019. You must pay for the entire school year, prior to the student receiving their bus pass.
• Catholic Education Centre: 9902-101 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2P4.
• All Registrations received AFTER July 31, 2019 will be processed on a first come, first serve basis and we cannot ensure service for September 2019.

Bus Riding Eligibility
Students will not be charged a fee to be transported on a bus if the student crosses a major arterial road to get to their designated school. Major arterial roads are defined as Wapiti Road, 68th Avenue, 100th Street, 132 Avenue and 92nd Street south of 100th avenue.

K-3 Students will not be charged a fee if they are greater than 1.7 km from their designated school or if they are Grade 4-12 students and live greater than 2.4 km from their designated school.

Student will be charged a fee of $320 to be transported on a bus if the student is in:
• Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3 and lives less than 1.7 km from their designated school.
• Grades 4-12 and lives less than 2.4 km from their designated school.

You must pay for the entire school year, in full, at the Catholic Education Centre, prior to the student receiving their bus pass.

Not Eligible for Bussing?
Situations where the District would not provide bussing:
• The student lives less than the required distance from their designated school.
o Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3 live closer than 1.7 km from their school.
(Exceptions may be made due to safety concerns; parents are required to contact Transportation. Payment may be required.) They are eligible to purchase a bus pass and ride the bus if space is available.
• Pre-Kindergarten students living within the City limits.
• If there is not a route or a combination of transfer buses to get students to their chosen school. 

 

Where can I find school supply lists?

 

School

Website

Holy Cross Catholic School

http://holycross.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

École St. Gérard Catholic School

http://stgerard.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

Mother Teresa Catholic School

http://motherteresa.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

St. Catherine Catholic School

http://stcatherine.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

St. Clement Catholic School

http://stclement.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

St. John Bosco Catholic School

http://stjohnbosco.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

St. John Paul II Catholic School

Faculté Jean-Paul II

http://stjohnpaul.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

St. Joseph Catholic High School

https://tinyurl.com/y6zvooe4

St. Kateri Catholic School

https://tinyurl.com/y3jkprtu

St. Mary Catholic School (Beaverlodge)

http://stmarybv.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

St. Mary’s Catholic School (St. Mary’s)

http://stmarys.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

Ste. Marie Catholic School (Spirit River)

http://stemarie.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

St. Thomas More Catholic School (Fairview)

http://stm.gpcsd.ca/Parents.php

 

 

Follow your Grande Prairie & District Catholic School on Social Media.

Learn about the latest developments at your local GPCSD school by checking out their Facebook page and website.

 

Facebook

Website

Holy Cross Catholic School

http://holycross.gpcsd.ca/

École St. Gérard Catholic School

http://stgerard.gpcsd.ca/

Mother Teresa Catholic School

http://motherteresa.gpcsd.ca/

St. Catherine Catholic School

http://stcatherine.gpcsd.ca/

St. Clement Catholic School

http://stclement.gpcsd.ca/

St. John Bosco Catholic School

http://stjohnbosco.gpcsd.ca/

St. John Paul II Catholic School / Faculté Jean-Paul II

http://stjohnpaul.gpcsd.ca/

St. Joseph Catholic High School

http://stjoseph.gpcsd.ca/

St. Kateri Catholic School

http://kateri.gpcsd.ca/

St. Mary Catholic School (Beaverlodge)

http://stmarybv.gpcsd.ca/

St. Mary’s Catholic School (St. Mary’s)

http://stmarys.gpcsd.ca/

Ste. Marie Catholic School (Spirit River)

http://stemarie.gpcsd.ca/

St. Thomas More Catholic School (Fairview)

http://stm.gpcsd.ca/

Celtic Sports Academy http://sportsacademy.gpcsd.ca/
Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools http://www.gpcsd.ca/