Back to School Guide 2021 - 2022

2021-2022 COVID-19 Return to School Plan

On Monday, August 30, 2021, Prairie Rose Public School students will return to begin the 2021-2022 school year. Despite hopes for a full return to class with no restrictions this fall, COVID-19 continues to be with us for the start of another school year. 

While COVID-19 means there will be some changes to accommodate recommendations from health officials, it is our goal to try and create normalcy wherever possible. COVID-19 may still be with us for some time so it is important we weigh the risks versus benefits to students as we consider restrictions beyond health recommendations. As educators, we know students need hands-on engaged learning experiences. It is my belief, with the support of our board of trustees, that the Prairie Rose return to school plan balances educational and mental health benefits for children, while still providing safe and healthy learning spaces.

Read the 2021-2022 PRPS School Re-Entry Plan here: PRPS School Re-Entry Plan

Messages from the Superintendent of Schools regarding school re-entry: Watch the video messages

The Board of Trustees also invites parents and staff to participate in a short feedback survey where you can share your thoughts on our re-entry plan. While some health protocols included in the Prairie Rose plan have been mandated by the Alberta Government through a public health order (i.e. masking on school buses), there is room for autonomy and flexibility at the local board level based on regional context and health information. 

Our feedback survey can be found here:

Have questions related to vaccinations? FAQ's can be found on the government website:

School Year Calendar

2021-2022 School Year Calendar: 2020-2021 School Calendar

New Student Registration

If your child in new to Prairie Rose Public Schools and had not yet registered for the 2021-2022 school year, visit our Registration page for details: Prairie Rose 2021-2022 Student Registration Information

Bus Transportation

If your child has not previously accessed bus transportation and you live within the designated busing area, or outside of 2.4 kilometres from your local school, please contact the Prairie Rose Public Schools Transportation Department to register your child for bus transportation. All current Prairie Rose students who require bus transportation will be automatically assigned to a bus should their school change (i.e. Parkside to Eagle Butte). Families will receive a phone call from their bus driver the week prior to the start of school with pick up and drop off times.

Phone: 403-527-5516

School Supplies for 2021-2022

In addition to purchasing school supplies, parents may be asked to pay fees to support additional programming needs (as determined by their school) as well as a $30 technology fee for students in grades 4-12. The $30 fee supports a move to one-to-one technology devices with each grade 4-12 student being issued a Chromebook at the beginning of the year that can be transported to and from school. The annual user fee allows the division to ensure that each child has their own device at school and at home, provides teachers with an instructional tool that is consistent across the school division, and includes routine maintenance and replacement.

Bow Island Elementary SchoolSchool Supplies List
Burdett SchoolSchool Supplies List
Eagle Butte High SchoolStudents are asked to purchase basic school supplies based on preference
Foremost SchoolSchool Supply List
I.F. Cox SchoolSchool supplies will be purchased by the school
Irvine SchoolSchool Supply List
Jenner SchoolSchool Supply List
Margaret Wooding SchoolSchool Supply List
New Brigden SchoolSchool Supply List
Oyen Public SchoolSchool Supply List
Parkside SchoolSchool Supply List
Ralston SchoolSchool supplies will be purchased by the school
Prairie Mennonite Alternative SchoolSchool Supply List
Schuler SchoolSchool Supply List   
Senator Gershaw SchoolSchool Supply List
Seven Persons SchoolSchool Supply List
South Central High SchoolSchool Supply List
Warren Peers SchoolSchool Supply List