There’s nothing more exciting than starting another year of learning. It's a time to imagine the possibilities a new school year can bring.
Here's a list of things to consider to help you and your child feel prepared for the first day.
For most schools, classes begin on Thursday, September 2, 2021. If your school has a modified calendar, this date may be different. View a list of important back to school dates and holidays or download the 2021-22 School Year Calendar.
If you haven’t registered for school yet, you can find your designated school using our Find a School tool. Students may also attend any other school in the Division, as long as:
If you're new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. If you're registering for Kindergarten, students must be five years old on or before December 31, 2021 to register for the 2021-22 school year.
Going to a different school, learning new routines and meeting new teachers can leave your child feeling excited and nervous. Learn how you can help your child:
Keep your child healthy and safe with back to school tips from Alberta Health Services, including:
High school students may be invited to attend an orientation day (some schools call this a registration day) where students pick up their timetable, get textbooks and smile for their student ID photo. Find your child’s senior high school.
Whether your child is walking, riding or rolling to school, you can help keep our students safe by slowing down and following traffic safety laws. Read our Traffic Safety Tip Sheet for suggestions on how to make your morning drop-off and afternoon pick-ups a little easier.
For more information:
Once your child is registered to attend a Division school, you’ll receive information about your SchoolZone account. SchoolZone is a secure website with information about your child’s attendance and progress, school news and events, and yellow bus tracking. Learn more about SchoolZone and how to access your account.
Support your child’s learning throughout the year by:
Learn more about how you can stay involved in your child's education.