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August 22, 2018

Welcome to the Grande Prairie Public School District!

On behalf of all GPPSD staff serving our 18 schools, we wish you and your family all the best for the coming school year. Our District’s motto is "Every Student Succeeds". We work with parents and our communities to nurture and sustain excellent schools where children become active and ethical citizens.

We’ve prepared this page as a guide to help new and returning students and their families get ready for school. Below you will find information about important dates, school supply lists, kindergarten start-up dates, school fees, transportation, calendars and more. The first day of school is September 4. Our schools are open starting August 21 to assist all families wanting to register their child and to answer your questions. Please see the chart below for details. We look forward to seeing you!


Important dates for 2018-2019

  • August 21, 2018 - Registration opens at all Schools
  • September 3, 2018 - Labour Day (Schools will be closed)
  • September 4, 2018 - First day of classes (Preschool to Grade 9)
  • September 5, 2018 - First day of classes (Grade 10-12)

Other key dates:

  • December 22, 2018 to January 6, 2019 - Christmas break
  • March 23 to 31, 2019 - Spring break
  • June 27, 2019 - Last day of school


Are you new to our schools? The Grande Prairie Public School District welcomes every child, regardless of background or ability. You can enroll your child in the regular programming at your designated school or choose an alternative program (Programs of Choice) that best suits your child. All families are encouraged to inquire. Please note that schools are closed during the summer from June 30 until August 20.

What do I need to register my child?

  • Child’s birth certificate or proof of citizenship
  • Detailed land location/address

Registration for Programs of Choice

School Fees

Please note there are no fees for Basic Instruction. Programs of Choice such as French Immersion, Montessori, The Academy Sports/Dance and Christian Education may have separate fees associated with their programming.

Other costs:

Some schools may charge fees for optional courses, field trips, or other goods and services. Please refer to Board Policy 16 which outlines all fees that schools may charge. For additional information, please contact your school directly.

School Calendar

Please click on the following link to view and dowload our year-round school calendar and important dates. 2018-2019 School Year Calendar (Kindergarten to Grade 12)

School Supply Lists

You can find your child’s School Supply List posted online on the homepage of your school website under Quick Links. Please note that links on this page will be updated as they become available.


Bell Schedule

Are you looking for the 2018-2019 School Start and Dismissal Times? Click the following link to find out more information about your school's bell schedule. Click here to find out:

Transporation (Bussing)

The District provides transportation within the Grande Prairie city limits for students:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 3 students who live 1.7 km away or more from their attendance boundary school. 
  • Grade 4 to 12 students who live 2.4 km away or more from their attendance boundary school.

There are also transportation opportunities for students attending Programs of Choice.

See our Transportation Page for more details on transportation eligibility and applications. For information, please contact Connie Hartel, the Transportation Coordinator at 780-539-7419.

Download the ZPass+ Mobile App

The app will allow you to track your child while being on the bus and once they get off the bus. Zonar and First Student are offering an app for parents that is similar to MyFirstPass. Upon signing up, parents can receive notifications on their phone every time their child scans on/off the bus. The best part is that there is no cost (FREE) for this app. Please use this document to help you with the sign up process:

Download ZPass Plus on you mobile

Please sign up your child before downloading the phone app:

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Find your GPPSD school on Facebook

Find out what your school is doing on Facebook! Stay up to date with their news and updates. Follow them by liking their page!

List of GPPSD Schools on Facebook

Contact us by email or give us a call at 780-830-6422