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French Video: Integrating Dene Kede into everyday learning

The following French video was prepared by CBC/ Radio-Canada. It highlights how Northwest Territories schools, includin...

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YK1 Family Experience Survey

Dear students, parents and stakeholders: YK1 is working closely with its partners – including the Department of Edu...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - May 12, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020...

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What To Expect: Reporting and Assessment June 2020

As we move further into the school year, we know families are likely wondering about report cards and what they'll look...

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Learning From Home: Fun Indigenous Northern Education!

YK1 is excited to announce a partnership with Yellowknife's Miranda Currie in the continuation of distance and online In...

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Education Leaders agree to keep schools closed

To all students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a letter from Education, Culture and Employment (ECE)...

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2020-2021 School Calendars Approved

The final school calendars for 2020-2021 have been approved by YK1's Board of Trustees.  JK-8 Calendar 2020-2021...

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YK1 Ratepayers Meeting: May 26, 2020

The public is invited to YK1's Ratepayer (budget) Meeting on May 26, 2020 starting at 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity...

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Joint Communique: NWT "Emerging Wisely" Document

To all staff, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a joint communique issued by Yellowknife Educati...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - April 14, 2020

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, April 14, 20...

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Additional Resources: Distance and Online Learning

YK1 teachers care deeply about their students, and all staff are committed to ensuring your child has the skills they n...

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Learning at Home Update: April 14, 2020

We are excited to continue learning with you at home! Learning will look different but rest assured that our teams are w...

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Food Program Support Appreciation

YK1 would like to thank the following local organizations for donating to our Food Program while schools remain closed:...

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Chairperson Letter: Supporting YK1 Families

To all parents and stakeholders: Attached is a letter from YK1 Chairperson Tina Drew thanking you for your patience...

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Superintendent Video: Continuation of Learning

YK1 Superintendent Metro Huculak provides an update on the continuation of learning. Parents can expect to hear from the...

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Superintendent Letter: Continuation of Learning

To all parents and stakeholders, attached is a letter from YK1 Superintendent Metro Huculak regarding the continuatio...

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Frequently Asked Questions: JK-12 Continuing Learning

Have questions about how learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year? The Department of Educat...

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NWT Education Bulletin: March 30, 2020

To all parents and stakeholders, attached is the NWT Education Bulletin that was released this afternoon (English and...

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YK1 playgrounds closed until further notice

Please note that all of YK1's playgrounds and equipment are closed to the public effective immediately. This action has...

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March 25, 2020 Parent Letter from Education Minister

To all parents and guardians, attached is a letter from Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Minister R.J. Simpson...

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Minister recommends closing schools for rest of school year

On March 25, 2020, Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Minister R.J. Simpson and NWT education leaders issued a new...

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YK1 passes motion to close schools for rest of school year

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) has approved a motion to close all its schools for t...

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YK1 District Office closed until further notice

Please note that YK1's District Office will be closed until further notice as a social distancing measure amid COVID-19...

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Joint Letter - YK1 & YCS cancelling classes

Attached is a bilingual joint letter from Yellowknife Education District No. 1 and Yellowknife Catholic Schools regardi...

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COVID-19 Joint Communication - YK1, YCS & CSFTNO

Yellowknife education bodies, in collaboration with the Government of the Northwest Territories and health officials, ar...

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GNWT Coronavirus Information and Resources

To all parents and stakeholders, you're encouraged to visit the Government of the Northwest Territories' Department of H...

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Regular Board Meeting: 10-Mar-20

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 10,...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - February 11, 2020

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

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N.J. Macpherson School Art Show: Come See Shells

N.J. Macpherson School presents Come See Shells: An Exhibition of Student Drawing Studies and Creative Explorations of S...

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Parent Information Sessions: New YK1 School Project

Join YK1 for two information sessions to learn more about the school that will replace the current Ecole J.H. Sissons....

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Regular Board Meeting: 11-Feb-20

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, February ...

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JK & K Information Sessions are coming up!

Are you thinking about registering your child in junior kindergarten or kindergarten for September 2020? Are you consid...

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2020 School Support Declaration Forms

School Support Declaration Forms have been mailed out to all ratepayers by the City of Yellowknife. As a ratepayer you h...

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Child and Youth Care Counsellor Information Session

Child and youth care counsellors are being introduced at all Yellowknife schools in the 2020-2021 school year. Yellowkni...

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2020 YK1 Photo Retake Schedule

YK1 Photo Retake Days are coming up! Check out the following schedule to make sure your child is prepared for the day. H...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - January 14, 2020

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

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Public Health: Pertussis Outbreak in Yellowknife

The following is a media advisory that was issued by the GNWT’s Department of Health and Social Services on January 15...

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Regular Board Meeting: 14-Jan-20

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 14...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - December 10, 2019

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, December 10,...

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District Office Closed Dec. 21 - Jan. 5 inclusive

Please note that YK1's District Office will be closed from Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020 inclu...

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Regular Board Meeting: 10-Dec-19

The Board of Trustees of Yellowknife Education District No. 1 will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 10...

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Final YK1 Accommodation Plan - Dec. 4, 2019

To all YK1 parents, attached is the Final YK1 Accommodation Plan for students while they are displaced from École J.H....

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NJM Winter Show: December 5, 2019

Join N.J. Macpherson School for its annual winter show, 'Upon the Mantelpiece', a Victorian-themed concert, on Thursday,...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - November 12, 2019

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, November 12,...

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Draft Accommodation Scenario: Inviting Public Feedback!

YK1 is still seeking feedback on the draft accommodation scenario shared with parents and stakeholders last week and di...

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Updated Draft Accommodation Scenario & Parent Meeting

To all parents and stakeholders, attached is an Updated Draft YK1 Accommodation Scenario for École J.H. Sissons stude...

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YK1 Board Bulletin - October 8, 2019

Please take a moment to view the bilingual board bulletin for the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, October 8, 2...

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Regular Board Meeting: 8-Oct-19

The YK1 Board of Trustees will convene their Regular meeting: Date:  Tues., October 8 Time:  7:00 p.m...

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Yellowknife Education Forum: Candidate Answers

Please find attached a document that contains all the written answers submitted by Yellowknife MLA candidates as part of...

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Parent Letter: Student Climate Change Rally

To all parents and guardians of YK1 students, attached is a letter from superintendent Metro Huculak regarding the stu...

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