Jan Reimer School in The Orchards (Ellerslie) will accommodate:
Ellerslie is a collection of neighbourhoods in southeast Edmonton. Jan Reimer School will be built in The Orchards neighbourhood and located on the south side of the site on Orchards Blvd.
Families and community members are welcome to attend a drop-in information night to meet the principal and learn about the school. We look forward to meeting new students and their families!
DATE: Thursday, March 23
TIME: Drop in any time between 6:30 and 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Michael Strembitsky School, 4110 Savaryn Dr SW
The principals from Jan Reimer, Shauna May Seneca and Svend Hansen schools will be giving short presentations.
District staff will also be available to answer your questions. View information night dates for all new schools.
Schools start accepting registration forms for students who are new to the District on February 1, 2017.
If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form. Because Jan Reimer School is still under construction, you can submit a completed registration form at any District school. When registering at a school:
The school will make sure your registration package is delivered to the principal of the new school. Learn more about registering a new student and examples of accepted documentation.
If your child is currently attending a District school and would like to attend one of the 11 new schools for the 2017-2018 school year, you can select the school by signing in to your parent SchoolZone account to pre-enrol between March 13 and April 18. Learn more about pre-enrolling current District students in SchoolZone.
Greenfield School Age Day Care Association will be providing child care at our school in September 2017. This child care provider will serve students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend the school.
To register or for more information, contact the child care provider at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-435-4532.
Families with children registered at Shauna May Seneca School and attending Jan Reimer School until their building is ready in January 2018, can register for child care. The child care provider will have space available to support kindercare and out-of-school care for students from both schools. In January, child care will be available at Shauna May Seneca School.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Jan Reimer School. We heard from some of you at our information meetings and from many more of you through our online survey. Please know your feedback helped us make our decisions.
The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Jan Reimer School:
ATTENDANCE ELIGIBILITY CHANGES
On January 25, 2017, the Superintendent approved the following eligibility changes for Jan Reimer School:
We chose an attendance area that would allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home, and we did our best to keep families and communities together. We also made careful decisions to make sure the school doesn’t fill up too quickly while communities are still growing. This is a lesson we learned from opening other schools in new areas.
Jan Reimer School will have a closed attendance boundary, which means the school can only accept students from its attendance area.
Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. The school will carefully manage enrolment to make sure there’s room for new students who move into the school’s primary attendance area, and we hope this will minimize the need to change attendance areas in the future.
For questions about the attendance area decision, contact the Planning department at 780-429-8539.
The new school in The Orchards will be named after Jan Reimer, Edmonton’s first female mayor and a former alderman who has dedicated her life to work in the nonprofit sector. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of eight new schools at a board meeting on June 21, 2016. Ivor Dent and Michael Phair schools, which are opening in September 2017, were named the previous year. Read her full biography or watch this video to learn about her outstanding contributions and achievements.