News Archive

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment would like to invite you to a very exciting information session for parents and caregivers of young children.

The sessions will take place on Wednesday, September 20 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Caribou Room at the Nova Hotel in Yellowknife.

Please feel welcome to bring your children to these events.

Hope to see you there! 

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Chers parents et tuteurs,

Le ministère de l’Éducation, de la Culture et de la Formation souhaite vous inviter à participer à une séance d’information très intéressante destinée aux parents et aux tuteurs de jeunes enfants.

Les séances auront lieu le mercredi 20 septembre, de 19 h à 20 h, dans la salle Caribou de l’Hôtel Chateau Nova, à Yellowknife.

Vos enfants sont aussi les bienvenus à ces séances.

Nous espérons vous y voir!

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Becoming a Trustee

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School Reopening Information

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Change of PD Date

Please click here to read a letter regarding a change of professional development dates in September.

Become a Trustee!

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School Reopening

Please click here to read a letter regarding the reopening of schools.

Bus Pass Information

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First Time Bus Riders

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Trustee Election Information

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Orange Shirt Day

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PSA - Introduction of New Screening Process

Please take a moment to review this PSA from the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer HERE.

Letter to Parents

Please take a moment to read a letter from Simone Gessler, Superintendent. English French

School Bus Update

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First Transit Update

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Updated Screening Tool

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Return to School - May 17

Please letter regarding School Reopening on Monday, May 17, 2021, HERE.

Important Bussing Information

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Return to school

Please read these important letters regarding school reopening. English French

Letter to Parents

Please click here to read a letter from the Superintendent.

CYCC Information

All Child and Youth Care Counsellors are still available and here to support you by phone of video.  Please click here...

Youth Vaccine Information

Please read the following letters from the Superintendent regarding Youth COVID-19 vaccinations. English version. ...

Latest Information

Please click here to read the lastest information.

Letter to Parents

Please click here to read the latest information regarding school closures.  

Temporary District Office Closure

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COVID Information

Please review the following documents for more information. FAQ Backgrounder Closure of schools Closure of scho...

Letter from the Superintendent

Please read an important letter from our Superintendent.   English / French

NWT Superintendents' Award

Yellowknife Catholic Schools superintendent Simone Gessler has received this year’s Northwest Territories Superintende...

Junior Kindergarten at ESJS

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School Support Declaration

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Face Covering Reminder

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School Gymnasiums

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Now Hiring Substitutes

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Parent Letter

September 18, 2020   Dear Parents and Guardians:   It’s difficult to believe that we have completed our...

Bus Passes

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COVID-19 Screening

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Education Bulletin

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Letter to Parents

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Reopening of Schools

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Return to School

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Trustee/Municipal Elections

Please click here to read about the synchronization of trustee and municipal elections.

Labelling of school supplies

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Reopening Schools Safely

Please click here to learn more about reopening the schools safely.

Education Leaders support movements confronting systemic racism, urge rejection of all intolerances

To read more about how education leaders support movements confronting systemic racism please click here.

GNWT Releases Reopening Schools Safely Plan 2020-2021

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Emerging Wisely

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New ILE Website

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Registration Information

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Bulletin - Continued Learning

Please click here to read the latest bulletin regarding continued learning for our students. To view the bulletin in...