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JAN REIMER (THE ORCHARDS) K-9

GRADE LEVEL AND STUDENT CAPACITY

Jan Reimer School in The Orchards (Ellerslie) will accommodate:

  • Kindergarten-Grade 9
  • 900 students

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.


REGISTRATION

STUDENTS WHO ARE NEW TO THE DISTRICT (INCLUDING KINDERGARTEN)

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.

STUDENTS WHO CURRENTLY ATTEND A DISTRICT SCHOOL

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.


ATTENDANCE AREA BOUNDARY

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.

APPROVED ATTENDANCE AREA 

The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Jan Reimer School: 

  • The following neighbourhoods are designated to Jan Reimer School: Summerside South, Summerside West and The Orchards North.
  • Students living in Summerside West who have been grandfathered at Michael Strembitsky School or who are currently attending Satoo School can remain at those schools, if they wish, but will have primary access to Jan Reimer School if they choose to enrol there. However, students from Summerside West will no longer be eligible for yellow bus service to Satoo School.
  • Yellow bus service will be provided for eligible elementary students living in Summerside South and Summerside West. For questions about yellow bus service, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

ATTENDANCE ELIGIBILITY CHANGES

On January 25, 2017, the Superintendent approved the following eligibility changes for Jan Reimer School:

  • Jan Reimer School will be temporarily hosting students and staff from Shauna May Seneca School for the 2017-2018 school year. In order to accommodate students from Shauna May Seneca School, Jan Reimer School will have a closed boundary.
  • We previously announced Jan Reimer School will have a secondary attendance area for The Orchards South neighbouhood. For the 2017-2018 school year, students living in The Orchards South:
    • will not be eligible to attend Jan Reimer School because the attendance area boundary is closed
    • can attend their designated school or any other District school, as long as the school has space and the student meets any entrance requirements of that school

VIEWJan Reimer School Attendance Area Map (PDF)

HOW WE MADE THE DECISION

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.

MANAGING GROWTH

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.


STATUS OF CONSTRUCTION

 


SCHOOL NAME

JAN REIMER

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.