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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.


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.
  • Jan Reimer School will have a secondary attendance area for The Orchards South neighbourhood. This means, once all students from the primary attendance area have been accepted at Jan Reimer School, students in the secondary attendance area are given first priority to fill available spaces. If the number of students who want to attend from the secondary attendance area exceeds the available space, they will be chosen by random selection.
  • Jan Reimer School will have an open attendance boundary, which means any student may pre-enrol at the school. A random selection process will be used if there is not enough space to accommodate all interested students.
  • 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.

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

Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. Students from secondary attendance areas are given first priority to fill available spaces once all students from the primary attendance area have been accepted. If the number of students who want to attend from the secondary attendance area exceeds the available space, they will be chosen by random selection.

Jan Reimer School has an open attendance boundary, which means that, if there’s still room once students from the primary and secondary attendance areas are accepted, students from outside the attendance areas will be chosen by random selection.

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.


REGISTRATION 

In February, schools start accepting registration for students who are new to the District. More information will be available in early 2017 including:


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.