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Going to School

There’s nothing more exciting than starting another year of learning. It's a time to imagine what the possibilities a new school year can bring.

Here's a list of things to consider to help you and your child feel prepared for the first day.

BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL

SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 

For most schools, classes begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. If your school has a modified calendar, this date may be different. View a list of important back to school dates and holidays or download the 2018-19 School Year Calendar.

REGISTRATION

If you haven’t registered for school yet, you can find your designated school using our Find a School tool. Students may also attend any other school in the District, as long as:

  • the school has available space
  • the student meets any entrance criteria of that school

If you're new to Edmonton Public Schools, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form. Bring the form and documents to verify your address and student information to your preferred school. If you're registering for Kindergarten, students must be four years of age on or before March 1 to register for the 2018-19 school year.

FEES, SUPPLIES AND TEXTBOOKS

Find school supply lists and details about school fees on SchoolZone or your child’s school website. Learn more about fees, supplies and textbooks.

STARTING KINDERGARTEN, JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL 

Going to a different school, learning new routines and meeting new teachers can leave your child feeling excited and nervous. Learn how you can help your child:

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your child healthy and safe with back to school tips from Alberta Health Services, including: 

HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION DAY

High school students may be invited to attend an orientation day (some schools call this a registration day) where students pick up their timetable, get textbooks and smile for their student ID photo. Find your child’s senior high school.

TRAVELLING TO AND FROM SCHOOL 

Whether your child is walking, riding or rolling to school, you can: 

STAYING INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING  

SIGN IN TO SCHOOLZONE

Once your child is registered to attend a District school, you’ll receive information about your SchoolZone account. SchoolZone is a secure website with information about your child’s attendance and progress, school news and events, and yellow bus tracking. Learn more about SchoolZone and how to access your account

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Support your child’s learning throughout the year by:

Learn more about how you can stay involved in your child's education