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French Video: Integrating Dene Kede into everyday learning

The following French video was prepared by CBC/ Radio-Canada. It highlights how Northwest Territories schools, includin...

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Quick Reminders

With the approach of June, there are a number of things that our school staff are continuing to work on. Here are some o...

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YK1 Family Experience Survey

Dear students, parents and stakeholders: YK1 is working closely with its partners – including the Department of Edu...

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PAC Meeting - June 3rd, 2020

The J.H. Sissons PAC will hold its final meeting of the year at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 3rd. This meeting will be hel...

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Reminder - Planning for Next Year

We are reposting our announcement of last week as a reminder to you. If you have a child who currently is enrolled at Si...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - May 12, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020...

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YK1 Trustees Want to Hear from You

Our YK1 trustees are interested in hearing from parents on a number of issues. We have prepared a survey allowing you to...

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What To Expect: Reporting and Assessment June 2020

As we move further into the school year, we know families are likely wondering about report cards and what they'll look...

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Learning From Home: Fun Indigenous Northern Education!

YK1 is excited to announce a partnership with Yellowknife's Miranda Currie in the continuation of distance and online In...

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Education Leaders agree to keep schools closed

To all students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a letter from Education, Culture and Employment (ECE)...

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2020-2021 School Calendars Approved

The final school calendars for 2020-2021 have been approved. JK-8 School Calendar 2020-2021 SJF School Calendar...

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YK1 Ratepayers Meeting: May 26, 2020

The public is invited to YK1's Ratepayer (budget) Meeting on May 26, 2020 starting at 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity...

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Joint Communique: NWT "Emerging Wisely" Document

To all staff, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a joint communique issued by Yellowknife Educati...

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Planning for Next Year - We Want to Hear from You

May brings with it the warmer weather, and also the time for us to start planning for next school year. As we start maki...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - April 14, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, April 14, 20...

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CPF Job Posting: Part-Time Program Coordinator

The NWT's Canadian Parents for French (CPF) branch is seeking a part-time program coordinator to plan, implement and pro...

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Concours Virtuel 2020 : Ensemble à Distance

Canadian Parents for French (CPF) is encouraging students to submit entries for concours virtuel 2020 : ensemble à dist...

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The Big Move, Picking Up Student Materials, and Chromebooks

As we explained in our most recent update on Friday, J.H. Sissons staff will begin packing up the school for our move to...

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Additional Resources: Distance and Online Learning

YK1 teachers care deeply about their students, and all staff are committed to ensuring your child has the skills they n...

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Update - April 23, 2020 - Preparations for Moving, Collection of Student Materia...

Over the past few weeks, we have received a number of questions from the community about the status of the Sissons repla...

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Thank You and This Week - April 20 to 24, 2020

First of all, we would like to thank our community for all the views and likes to our staff video, recently posted to ou...

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Reminder - Picking up Student Supplies - April 16th and 17th

Our staff have been hard at work over the past two days packing up the students' supplies and personal property. As you...

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Learning at Home Update: April 14, 2020

We are excited to continue learning with you at home! Learning will look different but rest assured that our teams are w...

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April 14th, 2020 - Saying Hello!!

With the help Jennifer Walden, one of our parents, the staff at Sissons say 'hello' to our students and community. We mi...

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Update - Pickup of Materials April 16th and 17th

Yesterday, we posted an announcement to our website that explained the process for community members to retrieve student...

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Retrieval of Student Materials - April 16th and 17th, 2020

We are preparing to bring adults from our community into the school (under very specific procedures) on this coming Thur...

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Student Supports During Distance Learning

We are all learning how to work differently these days, but that is especially true for students with additional learnin...

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Distance Learning - Additional Information - April 11, 2020

Introduction Earlier today, we posted an equipment loan request form so that families needing Chromebooks could borro...

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Equipment Loan Request

Distance learning officially starts as of Tuesday, April 14th. Our recent conversations with families coupled with our s...

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Community Update - April 10, 2020

Over the course of the previous week, the staff have been hard at work getting ready to offer distance learning programs...

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Food Program Support Appreciation

YK1 would like to thank the following local organizations for donating to our Food Program while schools remain closed:...

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Chairperson Letter: Supporting YK1 Families

To all parents and stakeholders: Attached is a letter from YK1 Chairperson Tina Drew thanking you for your patience...

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Superintendent Video: Continuation of Learning

YK1 Superintendent Metro Huculak provides an update on the continuation of learning. Parents can expect to hear from the...

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Reminder - Distance Learning Survey Still Open

Teachers continue to plan for educational programs that are supposed to start up on April 14th. Yesterday, we published...

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Distance Learning Survey and Teacher Phone Calls

The J.H. Sissons staff is working hard developing plans to make distance learning a reality for our school community by...