Back to School Information - August 17th

event Published 2021-08-10T21:18:20.944Z

Back to School Information - August 17th

Schools Open - Schools in Grasslands will be open beginning the week of August 23rd.  

Students' First Day -  Grasslands uses a staggered entry process in most schools which allows teachers to provide a more personalized and relaxed welcome and first day orientation.  Students will start classes on August 31st and/or September 1st.  Please check with your children's school for their staggered entry schedule and process.

Health and Safety Protocols - On August 13th, Alberta Education provided guidance documents outlining a return to school with near normal processes.    See Alberta Education 2021-22 School Year Plan.   See Guidance for Respiratory Illness Prevention and Management in Schools.   See Parents' Guide 2021-22 School Year.

Grasslands is currently reviewing this information and will institute the required processes.  We will work with our schools to communicate this information to our students, families and staff as soon as possible.

School Year Calendar -  Click here to see the 2021-22 School Year

New Students - Students who are new to Grasslands can register via our online registration link .   

School Supply List -  Please check your child's school website for a list of school supplies need for the 2021-22 year.

City of Brooks Bus Passes - Students who are eligible to ride the bus can register online or go to the Grasslands Board Office beginning August 16th.  Please note, not all students qualify as transportation funding provided by Alberta Education to Grasslands is based on the distance (2.4 km) students live from the school.

Rural Bus Transportation - Students living outside of Brooks do not need to register for a pass as long as the student is registered with a Grasslands school.  Questions regarding rural busing can be directed to the Transportation Supervisor, Lynetta Thiessen

Walking School Bus -  Did you know that Grasslands has Walking School Buses?  Young students who live in the neighbourhoods around Uplands Elementary, Eastbrook Elementary and Griffin Park schools can join a walking school bus which is guided by an adult to help students walk to and from school.  If you are interested in having your child walk to school as part of a Walking School Bus, please sign up at your child's school.