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SHAUNA MAY SENECA (WALKER) K-9

GRADE LEVEL AND STUDENT CAPACITY

Shauna May Seneca School in Walker (Southeast) will accommodate:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 7 in 2017-2018
  • Kindergarten to Grade 8 in 2018-2019
  • Kindergarten to Grade 9 in 2019-2020
  • 900 students

Shauna May Seneca School will be built in the Walker neighbourhood, located on the southwest corner of Wonnacott Way and Watt Drive SW.


SCHOOL BUILDING OPENING IN JANUARY 2018

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. Learn more about our plan to support students through the school-within-a-school model


YELLOW BUS SERVICE 

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

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

STARTING IN JANUARY 

Once Shauna May Seneca students move into their new school in January, yellow bus service will no longer be provided as all students in the primary attendance area live within the walk boundary. For questions about yellow bus serivce, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.


CHILD CARE

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

Greenfield School Age Day Care Association will be providing child care for Shauna May Seneca students while they are hosted at Jan Reimer School.

To register or for more information, contact the child care provider at gsad_ed@telus.net or call 780-435-4532.

STARTING IN JANUARY 

Greenfield School Age Day Care Association will be moving to our school when the building opens on January 8, 2018. This child care provider will serve children from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend the school. 


ATTENDANCE AREA BOUNDARY 

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.

APPROVED ATTENDANCE AREA 

The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Shauna May Seneca School:

  • The following neighbourhood is designated to Shauna May Seneca School: Walker South.
  • Students who live in Walker South and are currently enrolled at Crawford Plains School in Kindergarten to Grade 5, or Ellerslie School in Kindergarten to Grade 6, will be redirected to Shauna May Seneca School, effective for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Walker North will be designated to Ellerslie School for Kindergarten to Grade 9, effective for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Walker North students currently enrolled at Crawford Plains School can choose to stay at the school, if they wish, but will no longer be eligible for yellow bus service.
  • Shauna May Seneca School will have a closed attendance boundary for the 2017-2018 school year, which means the school can only accept students from its primary attendance area

ATTENDANCE ELIGIBILITY CHANGES 

On January 25, 2017, the Superintendent approved the following eligibility changes for Shauna May Seneca School:

  • Students living in Walker South and are entering Grades 8 and 9 for the 2017-2018 school year will remain designated to Dan Knott School
  • We previously announced Shauna May Seneca School will have a secondary attendance area: Walker North neighbourhood. For the 2017-2018 school year, students living in Walker North will not be eligible to attend Shauna May Seneca School because we have closed the attendance area boundary.

VIEWShauna May Seneca 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 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.

MANAGING GROWTH

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.


SCHOOL NAME

‌SHAUNA MAY SENECA

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. 


STATUS OF CONSTRUCTION