Back to School Guide 2021 - 2022
2021-2022 COVID-19 Return to School Plan
On Monday, August 30, 2021, Prairie Rose Public School students will return to begin the 2021-2022 school year. Despite hopes for a full return to class with no restrictions this fall, COVID-19 continues to be with us for the start of another school year.
While COVID-19 means there will be some changes to accommodate recommendations from health officials, it is our goal to try and create normalcy wherever possible. COVID-19 may still be with us for some time so it is important we weigh the risks versus benefits to students as we consider restrictions beyond health recommendations. As educators, we know students need hands-on engaged learning experiences. It is my belief, with the support of our board of trustees, that the Prairie Rose return to school plan balances educational and mental health benefits for children, while still providing safe and healthy learning spaces.
Read the 2021-2022 PRPS School Re-Entry Plan here: PRPS School Re-Entry Plan
Messages from the Superintendent of Schools regarding school re-entry: Watch the video messages
The Board of Trustees also invites parents and staff to participate in a short feedback survey where you can share your thoughts on our re-entry plan. While some health protocols included in the Prairie Rose plan have been mandated by the Alberta Government through a public health order (i.e. masking on school buses), there is room for autonomy and flexibility at the local board level based on regional context and health information.
Our feedback survey can be found here: https://prrdweb.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ZanubwCuSNV8km
Have questions related to vaccinations? FAQ's can be found on the government website: https://www.alberta.ca/proof-of-vaccination-faq.aspx
School Year Calendar
2021-2022 School Year Calendar: 2020-2021 School Calendar
New Student Registration
If your child in new to Prairie Rose Public Schools and had not yet registered for the 2021-2022 school year, visit our Registration page for details: Prairie Rose 2021-2022 Student Registration Information
If your child has not previously accessed bus transportation and you live within the designated busing area, or outside of 2.4 kilometres from your local school, please contact the Prairie Rose Public Schools Transportation Department to register your child for bus transportation. All current Prairie Rose students who require bus transportation will be automatically assigned to a bus should their school change (i.e. Parkside to Eagle Butte). Families will receive a phone call from their bus driver the week prior to the start of school with pick up and drop off times.
School Supplies for 2021-2022
In addition to purchasing school supplies, parents may be asked to pay fees to support additional programming needs (as determined by their school) as well as a $30 technology fee for students in grades 4-12. The $30 fee supports a move to one-to-one technology devices with each grade 4-12 student being issued a Chromebook at the beginning of the year that can be transported to and from school. The annual user fee allows the division to ensure that each child has their own device at school and at home, provides teachers with an instructional tool that is consistent across the school division, and includes routine maintenance and replacement.
|Bow Island Elementary School||School Supplies List|
|Burdett School||School Supplies List|
|Eagle Butte High School||Students are asked to purchase basic school supplies based on preference|
|Foremost School||School Supply List|
|I.F. Cox School||School supplies will be purchased by the school|
|Irvine School||School Supply List|
|Jenner School||School Supply List|
|Margaret Wooding School||School Supply List|
|New Brigden School||School Supply List|
|Oyen Public School||School Supply List|
|Parkside School||School Supply List|
|Ralston School||School supplies will be purchased by the school|
|Prairie Mennonite Alternative School||School Supply List|
|Schuler School||School Supply List|
|Senator Gershaw School||School Supply List|
|Seven Persons School||School Supply List|
|South Central High School||School Supply List|
|Warren Peers School||School Supply List|