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Back to School 2019-2020

Posted on 07/08/2019
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WHEN DOES SCHOOL START?
First day back to school for grades 1-9 is on Tuesday September 3, 2019. Please refer to 
CHHS and MHHS websites for more information on start dates for grades 10 through 12.

KINDERGARTEN:
For Kindergarten start dates visit your child’s school website; see list below. Starting in Sept 2019 we will offer full time programming for children in kindergarten. Click the link below for more information about the program and learn how to register. 

WHEN DO SCHOOL'S REOPEN?             

School

Grades

Phone

School Office
Reopens

Alexandra Middle School
alexandra.mhpsd.ca/

7-9

403.527.8571

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Ecole Connaught School
connaught.mhpsd.ca/

K-6

403.526.2392

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Crescent Heights High School
chhs.mhpsd.ca/

7-12

403.527.6641

August 21
8:00 a.m.

Crestwood School
crestwood.mhpsd.ca/

K-6

403.527.2257

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre
drroywilson.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-9

403.528.6573

August 23
8:00 a.m.

Dr. Ken Sauer School
drkensauer.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-6

403.528.6577

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Elm Street School
elmstreet.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-6

403.526.3528

August 26
8:00 a.m.

George Davison School
georgedavison.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-6

403.529.1555

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Herald School
herald.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-6
7-12 Specialized
Program

403.526.4477

August 27
8:00 a.m.

Medicine Hat High School
mhhs.mhpsd.ca/

10-12

403.527.3371

August 23
8:00 a.m.

Medicine Hat Christian School
medhatchristian.mhpsd.ca/

K-9

403.526.3246

August 20
8:00 a.m.

River Heights School
riverheights.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-6

403.527.3730

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Ross Glen School
rossglen.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-6

403.529.2960

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Southview Community School
southview.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-6

403.526.4495

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Vincent Massey School
vincentmassey.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-6

403.527.3750

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Webster Niblock School
websterniblock.mhpsd.ca/

ELP, K-6

403.527.4541

August 27
8:00 a.m.

Medicine Hat Outreach School
mhoutreach.mhpsd.ca/


403.526.7877

August 26
8:00 a.m.

Central Office


403.528.6700

Monday – Friday July 3-Aug16

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from noon-12:30 p.m.)

August 19
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL: 

What time does the bell ring?
Visit the school website; navigate to For Families or For Parents on the home screen and click on bell schedule. See website list above. 

How much are school fees?
School fees are posted on each school website under the For Families or For Parents tab. See website list above.

What school supplies should I buy?

Kindergarten and grades 1-6: The majority of our schools provide all basic supplies for students, with the exception of items owned by the student and taken home at the end of the year (example: backpack, runners, water bottle, etc). You will receive information from your child's school and/or teacher if you are required to purchase anything in addition to the supplies that are provided by the school.  

Grades 7-12: We recommend that all students arrive to the first day of classes with a binder, paper and pens/pencils. On the first day of classes teachers will provide students with a list of any additional supplies that are required.  


Where do I go to register my child for school?  
Link below to school attendance boundaries
; visit the school website or office to register.

Is there Before and After School Care at my child's school?
Most of the elementary school in our division have before and after school care through the Medicine Hat YMCA. Please note: 
For families that wish to access the Before & After School Program on the first day of school, September 3, all registration forms must be submitted by by August 28, 2019. 

How can I stay connected? 
Like us on 
Facebook Medicine Hat Public School Division and Instagram mhpublicschools. Check with the school for social links.  


Is there still space left for full time programming for children in kindergarten?
Yes.

  • JUNE 27 – AUGUST 23, 2019: Families are asked to visit the MHPSD central office to register for full time programming at 601, 1st Ave SW, Medicine Hat AB, T1A 4Y7. 
  • Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Registration will continue over the summer, and full-time programming spots will be accommodated as they are available.  If we cannot accommodate you in your neighborhood school we will provide you with other options that may be available. **Please note, summertime registrations will be confirmed by the end of August.
  • On August 26 please visit your local school to register. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION: 

Has my child's bus route changed?
Bus stop locations and times will be adjusted over the summer; families are encouraged to check back for updated bus routes by August 26. 
Alternatively, please call Southland Transportation at 403.526.4655 for bus route information.

Is my child eligible for transportation?
The school division may provide transportation service for resident students in the following categories:
1. Students within the school district boundaries who reside over 2.4km from their designated school.
2. Grades K-3 students residing beyond 1.2km from their designated school.

How do I find out what my child's designated school is?
The school division utilizes attendance boundaries
 to determine which school a student is designated to attend. For additional information regarding attendance areas call the school in your area, or contact the school division central office at 403.528.6700.

Where can I find my child's bus route?
Families are encouraged to check back on August 26 and view our updated school bus route (link below).
 For additional information regarding bus routes, please call Southland Transportation at 403.526.4655 or the School Division office at 403.528.6700.

Is transportation available for students with special needs?
Special transportation may be provided to students with special needs; families can contact their local school to apply. 

Is this my bus?

Each school bus will feature clearly marked signage displaying the route number and school destination to help students get to school with ease. Students attending elementary school will also have a unique animal on their bus sign to help them identify their bus. The three signs pictured above are examples of what to look for. These signs are displayed on the side of the bus near the door.

School Zone Safety: Thank you for helping to ensure the safety of our students, families and staff. Always follow the 30km/h speed limit when driving through school zones between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. each day. Be aware of appropriate parking spaces and loading zones, leaving at least 5 meters when parking near a marked crosswalk or stop sign. 

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