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2021 Trustee Election: Voting Options & Locations

The next Trustee election for Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) is sched...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - September 14, 2021

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, September 14...

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Joint Communique: Extension of Public Health Orders

To all YK1 families: Attached is a joint communique from Yellowknife Education District No. 1, Yellowknife Catholic S...

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Public Survey: Naming YK1's New School

To all YK1 families: Click here to read a press release from Graham Arts, principal of École J.H. Sissons and chair of...

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2021 YK1 & YCS Trustee Elections: List of Nominees

Notice is hereby given that the following persons have been nominated for the election of Trustees to Yellowknife Educat...

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NOTICE: Polling station changes for federal election

Please note that Elections Canada has changed some polling stations in Yellowknife for the federal election on Monday, S...

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Public Health Order: School Closures Sep. 14 - 24, 2021

To all YK1 families: Attached is a letter from Superintendent/ CEO Dr. Cindi Vaselenak regarding today's public heal...

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Regular Board Meeting: 14-Sep-21

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) will hold its next meeting on September 14, 2021....

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District Office closed until further notice

Please note that YK1's District Office (5402 50 Avenue) is closed to the general public until further notice with the s...

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Chairperson Letter: Good Luck for 2021-2022

To all YK1 families: Attached is a letter from Chairperson Tina Drew wishing parents and students good luck for the 2...

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2021 Trustee Election: Nominations open today

Notice is given to the voters of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) and Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) that...

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Prospective Trustee Information Session: September 9, 2021

Are you interested in running for the Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) or Yellowknife Cat...

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Press Release: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

To all YK1 families: Attached is a press release from Chairperson Tina Drew regarding the upcoming National Day for Trut...

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Additional bus pass sales hours

To all YK1 families: School bus passes can still be purchased from First Transit over the lunch hour (12:00 to 1:00 p.m....

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2021-2022 School Reopening Guidelines

To all students and parents/ guardians: Attached is a bilingual joint communique issued by Yellowknife Education Dist...

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2021-2022 School Reopening Update: August 19, 2021

To all students and parents/guardians: Attached is a joint letter from Yellowknife Education District No. 1, Yellowknife...

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YWCA seeking afterschool care leaders

YWCA NWT has openings for part-time junior and senior leaders for the afterschool childcare program it operates out of...

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August 2021 Bus Pass Sales

To all YK1 families: Attached is a calendar outlining when school bus passes can be purchased from First Transit, whi...

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2021 Trustee Election: Enumerate & Save the Date

To all YK1 families: The next Trustee election is scheduled for Monday, October 18, 2021.  Seven publicly-elected of...

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2021-2022 School Supply Lists

Click here to access 2021-2022 school supply lists for all six YK1 schools. Have a great summer! Ecole J.H. Si...

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CYCC Availability: Summer 2021

To all YK1 families: Please note that child and youth care counsellors (CYCCs) are available to students and families th...

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YK1 Chairperson Letter: June 23, 2021

To all YK1 families: Attached is a letter from YK1 Chairperson Tina Drew thanking families for making this school yea...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - June 8, 2021

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021...

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Prospective Trustee Information Session: June 17, 2021

Are you interested in running for YK1’s Board of Trustees, or know someone who is? YK1 is hosting a virtual informatio...

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Regular Board Meeting: 8-Jun-21

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold its next meeting on June 8, 2021.  Time:...

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Parents/caregivers invited to learn about online safety

To all YK1 families: The RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has partnered with The White Hatter company to...

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Birchbark Call For Expressions Of Interest 2021-2022

The Birchbark Discovery Centre is seeking to intake students from Grades 1 to 6 for the 2021-2022 school year. The mult...

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Indigenous Story: How Frog Brought Winter

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) is pleased to announce that How Frog Brought Winter, a loving tribute to the...

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Updated OCPHO school screening and testing process

To all YK1 families: The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is providing new guidance for screening and...

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First Transit's Route 2 resuming service May 25, 2021

To all YK1 families: Please note that First Transit's Route 2 will resume service tomorrow morning - Tuesday, May 25, 2...

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Intensive French Parent Information Nights

YK1 will host two information sessions for parents of Grade 5 students who are considering enrolling their child(ren) in...

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Ongoing CoVID-19 Response & Vaccine Planning

To all YK1 families:  As COVID-19 vaccines roll out to more and more Northerners, there is lots of information – a...

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YK1's District Office reopens to the general public

To all YK1 families: Please note that YK1's District Office has reopened to the general public. We just ask that anyone...

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Four more bus routes resuming service on May 18, 2021

To all YK1 families: Please note that the following First Transit bus routes will resume service tomorrow - on Tuesday...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - May 11, 2021

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021...

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NJM Reopening: Delayed to May 19, 2021

To all N.J. Macpherson School families: On May 12, the OCPHO rescinded the order to close schools based on encouraging...

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Some bus routes will not be in service on May 17

To all YK1 families: Please note that the following bus routes will not be in service on Monday, May 17, 2021 due to sel...

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YK1 Ratepayers Meeting: May 25, 2021

The public is invited to YK1's Ratepayer (budget) Meeting on May 25, 2021 starting at 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunit...

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UPDATE: N.J. Macpherson School COVID-19 Testing

To all N.J. Macpherson School families: All students and staff who were in the school between April 26 and 30, 2021 wi...

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Yellowknife, Ndilo & Dettah schools reopening on May 17, 2021

To all YK1 families: The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer has announced that all Yellowknife, Ndilo and Detta...

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Child and youth care counsellors available to families

To all YK1 families: Child and youth care counsellors (CYCCs) are available to support families by phone and video. CYC...

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Regular Board Meeting: 11-May-21

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold its next meeting on May 11, 2021.  Time:...

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GNWT expanding COVID-19 vaccine program to include 12+

To all YK1 parents: The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has announced the expansion of its COVID-19 vacc...

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Counselling services available to N.J. families

To all N.J. Macpherson School families: During this challenging time, we want to make sure that everyone is taking care...

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May 5, 2021: National Day of Awareness for MMIW

May 5, 2021 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ (Two Spiri...

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Shuttle added to bring N.J. families to testing location

To all N.J. Macpherson School families: Public Health is adding an extra shuttle beginning at 12:30 p.m. today (May 5...

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N.J. Macpherson School COVID-19 Testing Notice

To all N.J. Macpherson School families: The territory's COVID-19 Rapid Response Team has set up a testing location in...

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YK1 Remote Learning Update: May 3, 2021

To all YK1 families: Attached is a letter from Superintendent/ CEO Ed Lippert with a remote learning update following...

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YK1 District Office closed to public until further notice

To all YK1 families: Please note that, in addition to all of our schools and facilities, YK1’s District Office will a...

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Yellowknife, Ndilo & Dettah schools closing until further notice

To all YK1 families: The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer has announced that all Yellowknife, Ndilo and Detta...

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