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Going to School

There’s nothing more exciting than starting another year of learning. It's a time to imagine what possibilities the new school year will bring.

Here's a list of things to consider to help you and your child feel prepared for the first day of classes.

BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL

SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 

View a list of important back to school dates and holidays or download the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar

REGISTRATION

If you haven’t registered for school yet, you can find your designated school using our Find a School tool. Students may also attend any other school in the District, as long as:

  • the school has available space
  • the student meets any entrance criteria of that school

NEW TO EDMONTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

If you're new to Edmonton Public Schools, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form and review the documents you’ll need to provide. If you're going to Kindergarten, students must be four years of age on or before March 1 to register for the 2017-2018 school year.

FEES, SUPPLIES AND TEXTBOOKS

Find school supply lists and details about school fees on SchoolZone or your child’s school website. Learn more about fees, supplies and textbooks.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your child healthy and safe with back to school tips from Alberta Health Services, including: 

STARTING KINDERGARTEN, JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL 

Going to a different school, learning new routines and meeting new teachers can leave your child feeling excited and nervous. Learn how you can help your child:

HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION DAY

High school students may be invited to attend an orientation day (some schools call this a registration day) where students pick up their timetable, get textbooks and smile for their student ID photo. Find your child’s senior high school.

TRAVELLING TO AND FROM SCHOOL 

DROP-OFF AND PICKUP

Streets and parking lots around schools are extremely busy at the start and end of the school day. Help keep our students safe by slowing down and following traffic safety laws. Review our Traffic Safety Tip Sheet for suggestions on how to make your morning drop-off and afternoon pickup a little easier.

YELLOW BUS SERVICE

Learn about who is eligible for yellow bus service, how to apply for yellow bus service, bus pass fees, riding the bus safely and how to make a change to your child’s bus route.

EDMONTON TRANSIT SERVICE (ETS)

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the preferred means of transportation for District students. Learn about ETS bus passes and how to find route and schedule information.

STAYING INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING  

INFORMATION ON SCHOOLZONE

Once your child is registered to attend a District school, you’ll receive information about your SchoolZone account. SchoolZone is a secure website with information about your child’s attendance and progress, school news and events, and yellow bus tracking. Find out how to access your account and the information available on SchoolZone.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Support your child’s learning throughout the year by:

Learn more about how you can stay involved in your child's education