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

APPLE Schools

What is APPLE Schools? 

APPLE Schools is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative that improves the lives of students in schools across Northern Alberta. APPLE Schools transforms school communities through an approach called Comprehensive School Health (CSH). Each APPLE School is provided a School Health Facilitator (SHF) trained in healthy eating, physical activity, and community development. The SHF works with students, parents, school staff, and community members to develop a school action plan to meet the specific needs of their school. School action plans include activities led by students and are designed to make healthy living fun and engaging. Research has shown that student in APPLE Schools have better nutrition habits, are more physically active, and are more likely to be a healthy weight than other students across Alberta. It is estimated that the investment in APPLE Schools has already saved the province of Alberta approximately $233 million through avoided future health care costs, improved academic achievement, enhanced mental well being, and better quality of life.

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