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UPDATED Daily Health Checklist

Posted on: Sep 23 2021

Parents, THANK YOU for your support and diligence in screening for illness daily and keeping children home when they are sick. Your efforts continue to help ensure healthy learning environments at school.…

School Photos!

Posted on: Sep 13 2021

UPDATE: Masks required in school common spaces

Posted on: Sep 3 2021

Starting Tuesday, September 7, all students, staff and visitors will be required to wear a non-medical face mask in school common spaces like hallways, washrooms and other spaces where people are close…

Daily health screening for all students and staff

Posted on: Aug 31 2021

We all have a part to play in keeping our school communities healthy. Screening daily for illness is an important action we can take to support our schools. Alberta Health Daily Checklist Before coming…

NGPS 2021-22 Back to School Plan

Posted on: Aug 24 2021

NGPS's 2021-22 Back to School Plan outlines the strategies and health measures the Division will follow in supporting the health and safety of students and staff. As always, we remain committed to providing…

Kindergarten registration remains open- full and part…

Posted on: Aug 19 2021

Staggered Start Dates!!!

Posted on: Aug 19 2021

Government releases COVID-19 guidance documents for…

Posted on: Aug 16 2021

On Friday, August 13, the Government of Alberta released their Guidance for Respiratory Illness Prevention and Management in Schools, as well as a tool kit with information for parents and school staff…

Every Child Matters

Posted on: May 31 2021

In remembrance of the 215 children whose remains were discovered at a former Kamloops residential school, flags across Northern Gateway Public Schools will be lowered to half mast. We extend our deepest…

Division announces new Superintendent of Schools

Posted on: May 27 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that following an extensive Canada wide search, Mr. Kevin Bird has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Northern Gateway Public Schools, effective July…

K-12 students return to in-person learning! NGPS is…

Posted on: May 19 2021

As per Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange's announcement this afternoon, Alberta students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, with the exception of students in the Regional…

Education Week 2021!

Posted on: May 3 2021

It has been over a full year since NGPS began adapting to the challenges of delivering education in the context of a pandemic.   This year, we want to take the opportunity to celebrate the many hands,…

School Board Election 2021: Shaping the future of…

Posted on: Apr 22 2021

Are you passionate about kids and public education? You may want to consider running for a school trustee position! Alberta School Board elections will take place on Monday, October 18, 2021! Elected…

Register NOW for the 2021-22 school year!

Posted on: Apr 22 2021

Your educational journey is our inspiration! At Northern Gateway Public Schools, we understand that every student is unique. Teachers, support staff and leadership work together to create personalized,…

Spring Break

Posted on: Mar 24 2021

  No School Reminder There are no classes Monday, March 29 to Tuesday, April 6 for the spring break, Easter Monday and a Board Approved Non-Instructional Day. Classes resume for all NGPS students on…

Celebrating our Substitute Teachers!

Posted on: Mar 8 2021

Thank you to all of our substitute teachers! Whether you are coming to the rescue in person, or online, you provide incredible support to NGPS students and staff year-round. You are a crucial member of…

March 2021 Newsletter

Posted on: Mar 1 2021

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Planning for Student Success: share your feedback…

Posted on: Feb 26 2021

Your Voice Matters Northern Gateway Public Schools seeks your input as we plan for the 2021-22 school year and beyond. Your feedback as students, parents, staff and leaders is an important part of our…

February 2021 Newsletter

Posted on: Feb 1 2021

February 2021 Newsletter  

2020

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: Phyllis Webstad and the story…

Posted on: Sep 29 2020

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to honour Residential School survivors and their families, to remember those children who didn't come home and to encourage and support awareness of the individual, family…

COVID-19 Information - Student illness STAY AT HOME…

Posted on: Sep 18 2020

This summary, based on the September 2020 Government of Alberta update, COVID-19 Symptom-Student illness, provides further clarity to parents about the ‘isolation’ period or ‘stay home and minimize…

NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS: WHY USE? WHAT TO CONSIDER?…

Posted on: Sep 11 2020

NGPS 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook updated September 10, 2020. To read more on the NGPS Mask Protocol please see Section 1 - Provincial Health Measures, Pages 9-14 of the Handbook. WHY USE A NON-MEDICAL…

Daily health screening required for all NGPS staff…

Posted on: Aug 27 2020

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health…

WELCOME BACK! School starts next week!

Posted on: Aug 19 2020

Board approves change to 2020-21 school year calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept 2; however, many schools have staggered start dates. Schools will share information with you specific…

School health measures now include mandatory masks

Posted on: Aug 6 2020

On August 4, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that the use of masks will be required when students and staff return to school.  Students from Grades 4 through 12 will be required to wear masks…

EDITED Re-entry: Students will return to in-school…

Posted on: Jul 22 2020

The Government of Alberta announced yesterday that students will return to in-school classes under Scenario 1, with near-normal daily operations and added health measures. This means that daily in-school…

Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry…

Posted on: Jul 8 2020

As promised, we are pleased to share the Northern Gateway Public Schools, 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook. The Handbook will guide our collective response to COVID-19 and operations for the 2020-21…

Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry…

Posted on: Jun 1 2020

Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) is planning for the 2020-21 school year and what it may look like for students, staff and families. While any return to school will be managed under the guidelines…

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

Posted on: Apr 23 2020

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students. Parents will be required to provide a copy of their resident legal land…

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2020 - 9:28 a.m. Funding to School…

Posted on: Mar 29 2020

  On March 28, 2020, the Education Minister announced that resources to school divisions will be adjusted to match an at-home learning environment. At this time, Alberta school divisions are expected…

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

Posted on: Mar 27 2020

No, really. How are YOU doing? Take a pause... and think …. how are you doing? Let’s take a moment to do a self- assessment: How is your heart rate? How quick are your breaths? Your shoulders: how…

Continuing Student Learning

Posted on: Mar 24 2020

As shared by the Minister of Education last week, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will continue to receive learning opportunities at home, either through online means or through other accommodations,…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important…

Posted on: Mar 20 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to us all. It has also brought us together. Our entire NGPS staff family has been working hard to develop instructional alternatives for students.…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 18, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Information…

Posted on: Mar 18 2020

The school division appreciates your patience and resilience in the face of this unprecedented interruption in the normal operations of public education in the province. We realize that the school closure…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families…

Posted on: Mar 16 2020

While many parents have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the closure of schools in the province of Alberta, there are still many uncertainties for all of us as learning communities and Alberta…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled

Posted on: Mar 15 2020

As of March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta has announced a province-wide school closure. All classes are canceled indefinitely. Children are expected to stay home. The safety of our students and…

2019

Impact of the Provincial Budget

Posted on: Dec 6 2019

Northern Gateway Public Schools is facing a budget shortfall this school year. While Maintenance and Transportation Funding will receive modest increases, the loss of Class Size, School Fee and Classroom…

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality…

Posted on: Nov 14 2019

There are many supports in place to enhance the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) for NGPS students. Quality Pedagogy, or the practice of teaching, is a main focus, as it is the heart of teaching and…

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

Posted on: Nov 4 2019

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning…

Posted on: Oct 23 2019

Mental, Social and Physical well-being impact learning. A Culture of Wellness, with a focus on these three domains, is foundational to developing a Quality Learning Environment (QLE) within Northern Gateway…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Posted on: Oct 17 2019

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can occur anywhere at any time. During an emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner…

Posted on: Oct 10 2019

The focus of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) is student or learner centered. Everything we do as Educators, from how we teach and what resources we use, to how we assess learning and plan for instruction,…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning…

Posted on: Oct 9 2019

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on: Oct 3 2019

The Quality Learning Environment (QLE) in NGPS is our commitment to assure learners are successful and learners are supported.  The core elements of the QLE are made up of quality pedagogy (the practice…

Every Child Matters

Posted on: Sep 29 2019

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It…

Literacy levels soar at OAP!

Posted on: Sep 23 2019

The school adopted the BLAST Literacy program from Jigsaw Learning last year and worked to customize the program for OAP students. BLAST (Basic, Literacy, Acquisition, Skills, Time) is a literacy intervention…

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Posted on: Sep 19 2019

Being safe at school means working together with our community partners, parents and first responders. Understanding the terminology that schools and responders use can help. Hold and Secure means classes…

Welcome Back!

Posted on: Aug 30 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are excited for a new school year. The beginning of each school year is a special time for us all – students, staff and families…

I matter, I've got this, I'm just getting started!

Posted on: Aug 26 2019

OUR STORY NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN LEARN HERE From the students, to the teachers, to the principals and staff. Because here, education happens every minute, in every corner, of every school. Here,…

Happy Summer!

Posted on: Jun 27 2019

TO OUR STUDENTS We hope each and every one of you has had an amazing year of learning and growth! Each day you inspire us with your individuality, achievement and potential. Your journey as a student…

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Posted on: Jun 12 2019

Please share your thoughts with us in this short 3-question survey! Click here to take the three minute survey! Northern Gateway Public Schools is looking to find out how many parents/guardians are interested…

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Posted on: May 10 2019

Ten NGPS teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new…

It's Education Week!

Posted on: Apr 29 2019

Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and…

Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on: Feb 15 2019

Building a culture of excellence through Quality Learning Environments (QLE) Key Domain: Responsive Instruction Responsive Instruction considers the needs of all learners so they can achieve success,…