Shauna May Seneca School in Walker (Southeast) will accommodate:
Shauna May Seneca School will be built in the Walker neighbourhood, located on the southwest corner of Wonnacott Way and Watt Drive SW.
Making sure students have a great place to grow and learn is our priority. That’s why students and staff will start the 2017-2018 school year at Jan Reimer School because of construction delays at Shauna May Seneca School. On January 8, 2018, students and staff from Shauna May Seneca School will move together to their permanent location.
While the delay is disappointing, principals of both schools are committed to creating a warm, caring environment for all students and making sure the move to the Shauna May Seneca School building is as smooth as possible next January.
When students and staff are welcomed at their host school, they will have:
Edmonton Public Schools will provide yellow bus service to all Shauna May Seneca students who need it at no cost while they attend Jan Reimer School. We are also looking into out-of-school care options.
For questions about yellow bus service, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.
Schools start accepting registration forms for students who are new to the District on February 1.
If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form. Because Shauna May Seneca 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 as 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.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Shauna May Seneca 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 Shauna May Seneca School:
ATTENDANCE ELIGIBILITY CHANGES
On January 25, 2017, the Superintendent approved the following eligibility changes for Shauna May Seneca 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 were also careful 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. This option also provides relief from enrolment pressure at Crawford Plains and Ellerslie schools, by redirecting 288 students from those schools.
For the 2017-2018 school year, Shauna May Seneca School will have a closed attendance boundary. This means the school can only accept students from its primary attendance area.
Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their primary 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 Walker will be named after Shauna May Seneca, a former social worker and co-founder of the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of eight more new schools, at a public board meeting on June 21, 2016. Ivor Dent and Michael Phair schools, which are also opening in September 2017, were named the previous year. Read her biography or watch the Shauna May Seneca video to learn about her outstanding contributions and achievments.