Welcome to the Grande Prairie Public School Division! 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 Division’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 1. Our schools are open starting August 19, to assist all families wanting to register their child and to answer your questions. Please note that any registrations submitted over the summer will be processed after this date. Please see the chart below for details. We look forward to seeing you!
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Important dates for 2021-2022
August 19, 2021 - Schools are open to the public
- September 1, 2021 - First day of classes (Preschool to Grade 9)
September 2, 2021 - First day of classes (Grade 10-12)
- September 6, 2021 - Labour Day (Schools will be closed)
Other key dates:
December 24, 2021 to January 9, 2022 - Christmas break
- March 26 to April 3, 2022 - Spring break
June 28, 2022 - Last day of school
Visit our Online Registration page for how to register your child for the 2021-2022 School Year.
Registration for Programs of Choice
The Division provides busing (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 busing opportunities for students attending Programs of Choice.
See our Busing Page for more details on transportation eligibility and applications. For information, please contact Connie Hartel, the Transportation Coordinator at 780-539-7419.