Division Emergency

School closures due to Evacuation Orders

School Closures due to wildfires

Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.

Evacuation Orders

Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement

Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, a four (4) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect. 

Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires

Click here to view the Question and Answer page.

Division News


The purpose of the Communications Department is to deliver clear and concise information within the school community.

The Communications department is responsible for showcasing student and staff success, management of division website and school websites and media relations. In 2015, the Northland School Division website development project received an Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE). 

We provide communication to students, parents, community members, educators, Board of Trustees and school division staff in the following ways:

  • Achimowin News Flash (Subscribe Now!)
  • Northland School Division Website
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Media Releases
  • Face to Face
  • Brochures 
  • Fact sheets
  • School visits
  • Attend events


All media relations inquiries should be directed to:

Curtis Walty
Communications Coordinator
Northland School Division No.61

Email: curtis.walty@nsd61.ca 
Phone: 780-624-2060 Ext: 6183
Cell: 780-219-1870