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Grande Prairie Public School Division
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Kindergarten

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2022-2023 Kindergarten Online Registration​

We are proud to offer Online Registration for Kindergarten. Please note that Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open to children born in 2017.

Online Registration will be open for account creation and form pre-population on Feb. 23, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Pre-Populated or new forms can then be submitted on Mar. 2, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Watch for more information on social media and the Division Website. 

Families with students that are currently attending Preschool or Pre-Kindergarten in GPPSD will receive an email with instructions to complete their form after Feb. 23, 2022 that can then be submitted on Mar. 2, 2022, at 8:30 a.m.

Registering new families to GPPSD

New families to GPPSD refers to a family who have NEVER had child attend/register to one of our Grande Prairie Public Schools, is currently living or moving to Grande Prairie and have NEVER created a SchoolEngage parent account. If that is your family, please do the following:

Important: Please ensure you are entering information into the 2022-2023 New Student Registration Form.

Registering returning families to GPPSD 

Returning families to GPPSD refers to a family who:

  • have had their child/ern attend GPPSD in the previous years and,
  • have already had a SchoolEngage and PowerSchool parent account created,
  • but their child/ren DID NOT attend the last school year of 2021-2022.

Important: Returning families will need to reset their password for their SchoolEnage parent account (as it is NOT Active). For further assistance on resetting your SchoolEngage parent account, please contact your school.

Registering current families with GPPSD

Current families with GPPSD refers to a family who currently have a child/ren attending one of our Grande Prairie Public Schools and has an active PowerSchool parent account. If that is your family, please note the following:

  • Kindergarten students who are currently enrolled in one of our Grande Prairie Public Schools DO NOT need to complete a New Student Registration form for next school year
  • Kindergarten students will be assigned the Are You Returning form in May of 2022 through SchoolEngage within your existing PowerSchool parent account. Parents will be notified by email with the exception of Parkside Montessori and Grande Prairie Christian School as they have their own process form. Parents, please check the spam folder within your email if you cannot find it.
  • Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students moving to Kindergarten next year will be assigned a Kindergarten Registration form between February and March of 2022 through SchoolEngage within your existing PowerSchool parent account. Parents will be notified by email; please watch for it and check the spam folder within your email if you cannot find it.

Current families with GPPSD who are registering (new) additional child/ren for the 2022-2023 Kindergarten, KinderPAL, Preschool Montessori, Preschool French Immersion, please do the following:

  1. sign in to your PowerSchool parent account,
  2. click on SchoolEngage button inside your PowerSchool parent account,
  3. add the new child in SchoolEngage and
  4. complete the 2021-2022 New Student Registration Form.
Registration buttons and help links located at the bottom of this page!

New Families currently moving into Grande Prairie that want to register students for the 2021-2022 School Year, will also register online. As you log into SchoolEngage and create you and your student account (see the link to instructions below) please ensure you are entering information into the 2021-2022 New Student Registration Form. Welcome to the Grande Prairie Public School Division!

About our Kindergarten program

Kindergarten is a very important year in a young learner's life.  "Early childhood is a significant period in human development.  Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, the ability to relate to others and feelings of self-worth all have their beginnings in early childhood. What young children learn at this stage will have a major impact on successful learning experiences in school, on personal development and future participation in society" (Alberta Education).

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"We welcome all students!"

The Grande Prairie Public School Division is the only division in the Grande Prairie region to offer half-day every day (5 days a week) programming and full-day (2-3 days a week) programming.  We welcome and accept all students.  Kindergarten in French, English, as well as Christian Education and Montessori Education, are offered.


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The Early Years

Lifelong learning begins the moment we are born. The first six years of our lives are a time of unparalleled discovery. We learn about ourselves and the world around us. Our personalities take shape and we begin to lay the foundation of knowledge that will support us as we enter the education system. Acknowledging and recognizing this, GPPSD and Alberta Education are committed to exploring options that provide children with access to early learning opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: How old does my child need to be to attend Kindergarten?

Answer: To attend Kindergarten in the Province of Alberta children must be at least 4 years 8 months of age and less than 6 years of age on September 1, 2022.

Question: Do we offer early entrance opportunities?

Answer: The kindergarten entrance age is set by the Province and children must have turned 5 by December 31, 2022. There is no longer flexibility for early entrance into Kindergarten.

Question: Will my Kindergarten child with a severe disability/delay receive supports? 

Answer: All Kindergarten students attend for 475 hours in a given school year. Supports may be provided based on the child’s identified need. The teacher in collaboration with qualified professionals or educational assistants designs educational programming in the classroom.

Why should your child attend Kindergarten in Grande Prairie Public School Division?

​A few things you might like to know about our Kindergarten Programming in the Grande Prairie Public School Division:
  • Kindergarten is publicly funded.
  • All students receive effective instruction in literacy and numeracy.
  • Students become ready to read independently because they experience language through talking, listening, watching and interacting.  Stories and books in kindergarten are the backbone of early reading.
  • Students play with numbers while learning foundational skills in number sense and patterning.
  • Children play with language through games, songs, rhymes, books and stories.
  • Our Kindergarten teachers are highly skilled at supporting early learning literacy and numeracy.
  • All our programs are well-rounded, recognizing and supporting each child's prior knowledge and skills, learning pace, personal traits, interests, goals and preferred learning styles.
  • Students interact with community partners. Guests are invited into the classroom, and students are taken on field trips. Some of the Community Partners our students meet are RCMP, GP Fire Department, Muskoseepi Park, Local Grocers and more.

Kindergarten Program Options

2022-2023 School Year

School Program Option(s)
​Alexander Forbes School
7240 Poplar Drive
Phone: 780-532-1365
a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
Aspen Grove School
9720 63 Avenue
Phone: 780-538-3009
Monday, Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Alternating Fridays
​Avondale School
10226 108 Avenue
Phone: 780-532-3230
​a.m.
Monday to Friday
Crystal Park School
​9351 116 Avenue
Phone: 780-539-0333
​a.m.
Monday to Friday
Derek Taylor Public School
7321 104A Street
Phone: 780-357-9174
​a.m.
Monday to Friday
Hillside Community School
9410 106 Avenue
Phone: 780-532-0743
​Tuesday, Thursday full days
Isabel Campbell Public School
7149 114 Street
Phone: 780-532-7247
​Monday, Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
​I.V. Macklin Public School
​8876 108 Avenue
Phone: 780-513-3391
Monday/Wednesday or
Tuesday/Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
Maude Clifford Public School
​9206 Lakeland Drive
Phone: 780-357-3500
​​Monday, Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
Riverstone Public School
8901 Willow Drive
Phone: 780-532-1321
a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday or
Monday, Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Alternating Fridays
Roy Bickell Public School
10410 Royal Oaks Drive
Phone: 780 830-3286
​Monday/Wednesday or
Tuesday, Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
​Swanavon School
8908 100 Street
Phone: 780-532-8885
​a.m.
Monday to Friday


Schools/Programs of Choice 2022-2023

SchoolProgram Option(s)
​​École Montrose
6431 98 Street
Phone: 780-532-8861
​p.m.
Monday to Friday or
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday, Thursday full days
Alternating Fridays
​Grande Prairie Christian School
​8202 110 Street
Phone: 780-539-4566
​Monday, Wednesday or Tuesday, Thursday full days
Fridays TBA
​Parkside Montessori
​9617 91A Avenue
Phone: 780-532-7429
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday

Kindergarten Brochure

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Application Processing

Your child's online registration application is only complete when it has been approved by the school. If you are unable to upload copies of your child’s birth certificate and proof of residential address, please bring them to the school office or email them to the school. Other documents, such as custody or guardianship information, will be required by the school office.

Question: Can I still walk in and register my child at the school?

Answer: While parents may make an appointment to visit the school and ask for help, all registration will be taking place online. For families who cannot access online registration from home, schools will be able to assist.

Your registration checklist

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  • Complete the online student registration application
  • Proof of age: child’s birth certificate or immigration documentation (for newcomers)
  • Your child’s Alberta Health Number
  • Proof of residential address matching parent/guardians name and address submitted.  Documents accepted are utility bill, rental agreement, bill of sale, municipal or federal correspondence
  • Copies of any court orders affecting student
  • Give us a call for help at 780-532-4491

School Fees

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​No Basic Instructional fees are charged to parents except for programs of choice.  Other fees may apply as per Board Policy 16.

School Boundary

​GPPSD designates attendance areas by home address. For more information about each school's boundary, please visit the Boundary page.

Click the following link to check which school your child should attend and if your child is eligible for bussing: Click here.

Transportation

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Transportation for will be provided at no cost to students who qualify because of the distance they live
from school - To be eligible for a bus pass a student in kindergarten to grade 3 must live 1.7 km away or further.
For grades 4 to 12 students must live 2.4 km away or further by the closest travelled public thoroughfare to the
boundary school. Bus pass applications are obtainable online, once your child's Kindergarten Registration is approved at www.gppsd.ab.ca.

For information, visit Transportation page or contact: Connie Hartel, Transportation Coordinator at: 780-539-7419.

Register New Families to GPPSD

Families who have never had any children attend GPPSD.

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Click the button above to create a  SchoolEngage account, add your students and complete the New Student Registration online form. By entering your address and choosing the Program - "English Programming," your child will be enrolled at your designated neighbourhood school. Those interested in Montessori, French Immersion or parent-led Home Education, please choose either program as their Overall Program Choice. Those interested in KinderPAL, click the box  "I am interested in the fee-based KinderPAL program for my child" on your Registration form. The school will contact you with further instructions after your Registration form has been submitted.


Help links for new families:

Register Current Families

​Families that have other children attending GPPSD

Sign in to PowerSchool

Click the button above to register a new member of your family by going to the PowerSchool ParentPortal and access SchoolEngage on the left-hand menu. Add the new student and complete the New Student Registration form.

Help links for current GPPSD parents:

Register Returning Families

Families who did not have children attend the previous year

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Click the button above, to reset your password on your SchoolEngage account, then complete the New Student Registration form for your child.

Reset SchoolEngage For assistance on resetting your SchoolEngage account contact your school.