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November 2020 Newsletter

Posted on: Nov 10 2020

November 2020 Newsletter

LEST WE FORGET

Posted on: Nov 10 2020

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918.  In gratitude, we stand with our communities to honour and reflect on the sacrifices and…

To Run or Not to Run? School Bus Transportation and…

Posted on: Nov 10 2020

Preparing for Winter temperatures and road conditions With Winter weather upon us, families are reminded to take necessary precautions for inclement or severe weather. When the safety of transporting…

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…

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 26

Posted on: Feb 13 2020

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that is celebrated around the world, every year, on the last Wednesday in February. As schools, we teach, model and practice kindness, empathy and inclusion…

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,…

First Day Back is Sept 3!

Posted on: Aug 7 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day back to school for nearly 5,000 Northern Gateway students! Preview important dates with the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS)…

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,…

2018

School bus transportation and inclement weather

Posted on: Oct 29 2018

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…

Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Posted on: Sep 25 2018

Building a culture of preparedness - NGPS joins forces with Hour-Zero Student and staff safety is an extremely important part of what we do at Northern Gateway Public Schools, from playground equipment…