Spring Break

Our Spring Break runs from March 23 - March 31.  

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, April 3. 

Kindergarten Information and Registration

 Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time - for both children and parents. A positive learning experience at this early age will help give your child the skills and confidence to become an enthusiastic lifelong learner.

Wetaskiwin Regional Public schools kindergarten application packages are available in our office.  If you have a child eligible to attend kindergarten this fall (5 years old on or before December 31, 2017) you can pick up a Kindergarten application. Complete the forms enclosed in the package and return them to our school. 

Our Kindergarten program will run two fulls days a week plus alternating Fridays.

Parent Council Meeting

Please join us in the staff room at 6:45 on April 11  for our Parent Council Meeting.

Bussing Information for 2016-2017

Busing for Students in the City of Wetaskiwin

 

Transportation will be provided for students within the City of Wetaskiwin on the following basis:

 

  • Eligible students (those who live further than 2.4 kilometers from designated school), will be served first at no cost; those students who were registered in a Wetaskiwin Regional Public School last year and were eligible for bussing will not need to re-register for transportation service.

 

  • Non-eligible students- those who live closer than 2.4 kilometers from the school will be served on a first come-first served basis:

 

  • For an annual fee of $300.00 for kindergarten; $600.00 for a student in grade 1-12 or $1200.00 for two or more students in grades 1-12. 
  • Fee must be paid prior to student ridership and to accompany application
  • Accepting cash, cheques, debit, Visa & MasterCard
  • Payable at WRPS office at 5515-47A Avenue beginning August 22, 2016
  • Must apply annually to obtain this service by using FORM: 16-1 Application for Transportation Form is available as all Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools or can be downloaded at wrps.ab.ca
  • School of choice students - Families have the right to choose a school other than their designated school however transportation may or may not be available to students who are attending a school of choice.   Where transportation is available:
  • There is an annual fee of $300.00 for kindergarten; $600.00 for a student in grade 1-12 or $1200.00 for two or more students in grades 1-12. 
  • Fee must be paid prior to student ridership and to accompany application
  • Accepting cash, cheques, debit, Visa & MasterCard
  • Payable at WRPS office at 5515-47A Avenue beginning August 22, 2016
  • Must apply annually to obtain this service by using FORM: 16-1 Application for Transportation Form is available as all Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools or can be downloaded at wrps.ab.ca.
  • Service cannot be guaranteed from year to year.

 

Contact: Lynn Croft, Transportation Assistant at 780-352-6018 for urban information.

 

Busing for Rural Students

Rural students new to the division should register for bus service by calling the Transportation Department at (780) 352-6018 well in advance of school opening so that efficient routes and pick up times can be arranged. Students who were transported to a division-operated school by bus during the last school year will be included in our plans for the next school year and are not required to re-register. 

 

Contact: Garth Rapson, Transportation Manager at 780-352-6018 for rural information.

 

First Ride Program 
Tuesday, August 24th at WRPS 5515-47A Ave Wetaskiwin

See a short video of Winnie the Pooh and his friends as they go on an exciting adventure of riding the school bus for the first time. Enjoy a small snack and then onto a real bus to learn safety tips and the proper way to board and disembark. Call Lynn at 780-352-6018 to register before August 19th.

Board Proposed Strategic Direction


DISCOVER THE RESULTS April 26th & onward

You still have an opportunity to attend a Board open house on:

May 4, 2016 at the Griffiths Scott School in Millet @ 7:00 p.m.
May 10, 2016 at Ecole Queen Elizabeth School in Wetaskiwin @ 7:00 p.m.

Beginning on April 26th, 2016 and onward the results of this online conversation can be viewed.

View: DISCOVER THE RESULTS

View: Board Proposed Strategic Direction for more information.

Bus App for Android

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools Bus Status app is available for free download on android phones at Google Play. The Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools Bus Status App displays up to date bus information for the Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools.  The appis connectedto the school bus web page that is featured on the division and school websites.  Each time the bus status is updated on the website the app will push a notification to yourandroidphone. 

 

For more information on how to download the app(s) visit: http://www.wrps.ab.ca/trustees/whats-new/post/school-bus-status-app-now-available-for-android

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