Parents

School Councils

In an education system, few decisions can be made by one person or group alone.  Parents should be involved in their children's education. Other members of society also have a role to play in education.  Parents, students, teachers, principals, superintendents, trustees, government, business, and other community members are all participants in education and have a responsibility to work together. Section 55 of the Education Act reaffirms the right of parents and the school community to be involved in the education of their children through school councils.

 

School councils are intended to be an association of parents, teachers, principals, staff, students and community representatives that provide advice on planning, community relations and school programming.

 

For more information on school councils see Board Policy 119 or the Alberta Education Website

For information on participating in your school council please contact your school principal. 


Council of School Councils

 

St. Paul Education places great value on supporting and fostering relationships with its school councils. In order to serve this goal, St. Paul Education’s Board of Trustees has a Council of School Councils (COSC) committee. It seeks to provide opportunities for collaboration between school councils and the board. 

School Councils

In an education system, few decisions can be made by one person or group alone.  Parents should be involved in their children's education. Other members of society also have a role to play in education.  Parents, students, teachers, principals, superintendents, trustees, government, business, and other community members are all participants in education and have a responsibility to work together. Section 55 of the Education Act reaffirms the right of parents and the school community to be involved in the education of their children through school councils.

 

School councils are intended to be an association of parents, teachers, principals, staff, students and community representatives that provide advice on planning, community relations and school programming.

 

For more information on school councils see Board Policy 119 or the Alberta Education Website

For information on participating in your school council please contact your school principal. 


Council of School Councils test

 

St. Paul Education places great value on supporting and fostering relationships with its school councils. In order to serve this goal, St. Paul Education’s Board of Trustees has a Council of School Councils (COSC) committee. It seeks to provide opportunities for collaboration between school councils and the board. 

Fee Waiver Application

No student shall be prohibited from participating in a curricular activity because of an inability to pay fees. Fee payment plans are available if necessary.  Families unable to pay fees can apply for a fee waiver through their school office.

Fee Waiver Application Form

Counselling Programs

Our division offers a comprehensive guidance and counselling program that provides a spectrum of services ranging from prevention to intervention. Within a school based setting, our counselling program staff work closely with school based teams and community partners to support students and families with a variety of emotional and social issues.  Referrals can be made by family members, school staff, community agencies or students themselves.

Family School Liaison Worker Program

Family School Liaison Workers are available to:

  • Enhance the development of the educational, social and emotional experiences of students

  • Provide crisis intervention support to students

  • Provide supportive informal individual counselling support to students using a “solution focused” model

  • Liaise with families, school staff, and community agencies

Together We’re Better Program

Success Coaches are available to:

  • facilitate mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention through universal and targeted programming

  • make internal referral to other school based supports (e.g. FSLW’s) and external referrals to community supports as required

  • work to reduce the stigma of mental illness by raising awareness and reducing barriers to service

  • coordinate integrated services with community partners

  • participate in provincial Mental Health Capacity Building initiative activities

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (24 hour)

Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642 (24 hour)

Addiction Help Line 1-866-332-2322 (24 hour)

Capella Centre Support Line 1-800-263-3045 (24 hour)

St. Therese Health Care Centre 780-645-3331 (24 hour)

Victim Services 780-645-8858 / 780-645-8888 (24 hour)

St. Paul Education Mental Health Resources Page

School Supply Lists

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Technology Purchasing Program

St. Paul Education is pleased to offer Chromebook and laptop purchasing options to parents for the upcoming year. 

 

Interested parents, family members or students can go to either of the two portals (Dell and Staples) to view products that have been recommended by our Division Technology Department. 

 

The Dell portal offers an online purchasing option, while Staples has both the online and storefront options. Regardless of what you choose, all of the products have been deemed appropriate for use in our schools and will be fully compatible with our network. 

 

For Dell follow this link

 

Staples provides two options; online at this link OR in-person at Staples in Sherwood Park at 390 Baseline Rd, Sherwood Park, AB. When purchasing in-store, mention that you are a St. Paul Education student. 

 

For general information about our purchasing program, contact our St. Paul Education office at 780-645-3323. 

Resolving A Concern

At St. Paul Education Regional Division, it is always our aim to find a fair and reasonable solution in the best interests of your child.

 

Process
1. Talk to your child’s school.  We encourage you to start your dialogue with the person you have the issue with.  If they are not able to address your concern, contact your school Principal.  Principals have the authority to resolve the majority of concerns that arise at the school level.
 
2. Contact Division Office.  If the Principal at your child’s school is unable to resolve your concern satisfactorily, please contact Division Office, where your concern will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.  You can reach us in any of the following ways:

  • By telephone: 780-645-3323

  • By email:  st_paul@sperd.ca

  • By fax:  780-645-5789

  • By mail:  St. Paul Education Regional Division, 4313 48 Ave. St. Paul, AB T0A 3A3


Still not satisfied?

  • Policy 13 outlines appeals and hearings regarding student matters.

PowerSchool​ Resources

PowerSchool Parent Portal Instruction 

You can create an account that allows online access to your child’s attendance (all grades) and marks (Gr. 7 and up)

PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal

To access the sign-in page directly

PowerSchool Parent/Student Mobile App

 > Android

 > Apple

Student Accident Insurance 

St. Paul Education has entered into a contract with Industrial-Alliance Pacific Life Insurance Company to provide student accident insurance to our students while on school premises or a school approved activity such as field trips and sporting trips. Coverage under the Student Blanket Insurance Plan is provided as part of the student registration. 

Subject to specific policy provisions insured persons are covered for injury while:

a) in or on school buildings or premises by reason of attending classes on any regular school day;

b) in attendance at or participating in any school activity approved and supervised by proper school authority;

c) travelling directly to or from any regularly scheduled and approved school authority; 

d) travelling directly to or from the Insured Person's residence and school for the purpose of attending classes or participating in any school sponsored activity.

Coverage includes the reimbursement of medical and dental costs resulting from accident or medical emergency while on school premises. Details of the programs and claim forms are available here:

 

IAP Blanket Student Accident insurance

IAP Accident Insurance Claim Form

Alertus Notification App

St. Paul Education began using the ALERTUS notification system to provide updates to parents of children riding our Division buses. In March 2020 we moved to the second phase of implementation, which includes using the ALERTUS app to communicate other information to all our parents. The app has been updated to now allow access to notifications for your child’s school.

 

In order to utilize this notification service, you will be required to download the free ALERTUS app. If you have not already signed up for the ALERTUS app, we strongly encourage you to do so. This app is available on the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play Store for Android devices.

If you are already using Alertus for busing notifications, you will simply need to add the school from the list of facilities.

 

Click here to access the instructional document. If you experience any difficulties logging in or require additional assistance please call our office at 780-645-3323.

Alertus instructional Video