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Grande Prairie Public School Division
Every Student Succeeds
Kindergarten

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2019-2020 Online Registration is open

(Please see blue buttons below to register)

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2020-2021 Online Registration

At the Grande Prairie Public School Division, we are proud to offer ONLINE Registration. Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open to children born in 2015..

Online Registration will be open for account creation and form pre-population Mar. 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.  Pre-populated forms can then be submitted or new forms created and submitted after Mar. 17, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. watch for more information on Facebook and the Website.


For New Families to GPPSD to register for the 2020-2021 School Year. Log in to SchoolEngage and create your account and add your student (see the link to instructions below) please ensure you are entering information into the 2020-2021 New Student Registration Form. Welcome to the Grande Prairie Public School Division.


For Current GPPSD Families registering a new child for Kindergarten for 2020-2021, log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal, then into SchoolEngage, add the new student and complete the 2020-2021 New Student Registration Form.


2019-2020 Online Registration

New Families moving into Grande Prairie that want to register students for the 2019-2020 School Year, will also register online. Log into SchoolEngage and create your account and add your student (see the link to instructions below), please ensure you are entering information into the 2019-2020 New Student Registration Form. Welcome to the Grande Prairie Public School Division.


New Families to GPPSD Instructions

New Families to GPPSD are required to create a  SchoolEngage account and complete the online registration. Click the button below to create an account and start the registration process.

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Help links for new families:


Current Families with GPPSD Instructions

To register a new member of your family, click on the button below to go to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, login and access SchoolEngage on the bottom of the left-hand menu.

Sign in to PowerSchool

Help links for current families with GPPSD:


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 residency, 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 can still 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.

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 and Montessori programming are offered.


Grande Prairie Public School Division Kindergarten for September 2020 Question and Answers – March 13, 2020

How old does my child need to be to attend Kindergarten?
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, 2020.

Do we offer early entrance opportunities?
The kindergarten entrance age is set by the Province and children must have turned 5 by December 31, 2020. There is no longer flexibility for early entrance into Kindergarten.

Do children in Kindergarten qualify for Program Unit Fund (PUF) funding?
Funding for Kindergarten students identified with a severe disability/delay is provided in a different grant and no longer through PUF.

Does this mean my child with a severe disability/delay continues to receive additional hours in Kindergarten?
All Kindergarten students attend for 475 hours in a given school year. Children in Kindergarten identified with a severe disability/delay no longer receive additional program hours.

Will my Kindergarten child with a severe disability/delay continue to receive supports? 
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 backbones 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.  Community Partners our students meet are RCMP, GP Fire Department, Muskoseepi Park, Local Grocers and more.

Find your child's designated 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.

Kindergarten Program Options

2020-2021 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
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
​p.m. (Revised on Mar. 11)
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
​a.m. or p.m.
Monday to Friday
​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
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 2020-2021

School Program Option(s)
​​École Montrose
6431 98 Street
Phone: 780-532-8861
​a.m. or 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

The Early Years

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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.

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 residency for your child
  • 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.

Transportation

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Transportation for 2019-2020 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 from the school attended or online at www.gppsd.ab.ca.

2020-2021 Busing:
Watch for information to come!​​​​​​​

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