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Synchronization of Trustee and municipal elections

Dear parents: Over the past two years, Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS...

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Synchronization of Trustee and municipal elections

Dear parents: Over the past two years, Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS...

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Kim Lee named instructional coordinator of English programs

To all staff, students, parents/ guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a press release from YK1 Superintendent Metro...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - June 9, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020...

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Reopening Schools Safely: Planning for 2020-2021

The Government of the Northwest Territories has released its plan for reopening school safely this fall, laying out the...

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Staffing Updates: Interim Assistant Superintendent & RISC

To all staff, students, parents/ guardians and stakeholders: Attached are two press releases from YK1 Superintendent Me...

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YK1 schools are inviting 2020-2021 registrations!

All YK1 schools are inviting student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents or guardians can obtain regist...

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YK1 Summer Wellness Message

Dear YK1 families: As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, we can honestly say that we have never witnessed a yea...

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Birchbark Discovery Centre: Expressions of Interest

The Birchbark Discovery Centre is putting out a call for expressions of interest for the 2020-2021 school year. This co...

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Live Video: Ecole J.H. Sissons Farewell Ceremony

We're live streaming today's farewell ceremony for Ecole J.H. Sissons. You can watch it here.

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Free salvageable goods outside École J.H. Sissons

To all Yellowknife residents: A wide range of free, salvageable goods will be available for pick-up in the parking lot o...

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Chromebook Return - Afternoon of June 25

If you borrowed a Chromebook from the school for your child to use at home over the last few months, we kindly ask tha...

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Grade 5 Farewell and School Closing Ceremonies

Now that students have submitted their final assignments, we are able to turn our attention to two important events for...

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YK1 2020-2021 School Re-entry Survey

Dear Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) families: "The upcoming 2020-2021 school year will not be a return t...

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Parent Letter to Education Minister: New YK1 School Project

To all parents/ guardians and stakeholders: Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) would like to thank the group of...

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Ed Lippert named Superintendent of YK1 effective Sep. 1

To all students, parents/ guardians, stakeholders and media: Attached is a letter from Chairperson Tina Drew regarding E...

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Learning Update and Request for Committee Members

Firstly, we would like to thank all of their families for supporting learning in the home, whatever form it has taken si...

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Joint Parent Letter: 2020-2021 Planning Update

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

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Superintendent Letter: Important Dates and Reminders

To all YK1 parents and guardians: Attached is a letter from Superintendent/ CEO Metro Huculak regarding some important...

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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 by YK1's Board of Trustees.  JK-8 At A Glance Calenda...

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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...