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Have Your Say on the Draft 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

Now is your chance to have a say in the draft 2023-2024 school calendar.

Having the feedback of our students, parents, staff and communities is important and helpful and allows us to develop calendars that best reflect the needs of our communities.

We value your feedback and strive to provide opportunities for our communities to be involved in decision making whenever possible.

Below is a link to view the calendar in detail, key dates on the proposed calendar, and ways you can provide your input.

View the Draft 2023-2024 School Calendar HERE.

Below are key dates on the proposed calendar and ways you can provide your input:

Key Dates on the 2023-2024 Proposed Calendar

August 30, 2023 - Staff Meeting/Professional Development
August 31, 2023 - Professional Development (PD) Day/Kick-Off
September 1, 2023 - Staff Meeting/Professional Development
September 5, 2023 - First day for students after Labour Day
September 22, 2023 PD – even though September is a busy month, collaboration and sharing early in the year, especially for new staff, is important.

September 30, 2023 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation falls on a Saturday and is not a statutory holiday in Alberta; the whole week will be Truth and Reconciliation Week
October 6, 2023 - ATA PD – due to students starting after Labour Day, a four day weekend for staff at Thanksgiving could not be scheduled.

November 13, 2023 - Remembrance Day is considered a general holiday when it falls during a regular work week but this year it falls on a Saturday. The consensus was that it is more meaningful to have Remembrance Day activities November 10th than the 9th , so the 13th is a no school day to honour collective agreements that specify a day off for Remembrance Day.

December 22, 2023 – January 5, 2024 - Christmas break continues to be positioned to include three
weekends; students back to school January 8, 2024. High school teachers felt this allowed enough time to have students ready for diploma exams January 10 as the 10th and 11th are essay portions of
English LA 30 and Social Studies 30.

January 31, 2024 - Due to diploma exams, semester change and preparations for the next semester, this date cannot be changed.

February 20-23, 2024 - Family Matters Week
March 7, 8, 2024 - Teachers’ Convention
March 28-Apr 5, 2024 - Spring Break
March 29, 2024 - Good Friday
April 1, 2024 - Easter Monday
April 19, 2024 - PD Day – with Teachers’ Convention and the beginning of Spring Break in March, it’s hard to position a PD day; one in April was deemed more useful.

May 17, 2024 - PD Day– positioned to give students a 4 day weekend
June 7, 2024 - PD Day– positioned for staff to begin planning for the fall
June 26, 2024 - Last day for students
June 27, 2024 - Last day for Staff

Have your say on the proposed calendar

via email warnec@prsd.ab.ca

Facebook:  Peace River School Division

Regular mail

Peace River School Division

P.O. Box 380

4702 – 51 Street

Grimshaw, AB. T0H 1W0

All input will be reviewed and considered before the 2023-2024 School Calendar is approved.  Please provide any feedback you have by February 28, 2023.

Thank you in advance for your input, it is important the school calendar represent the needs of our communities.  The Board of Trustees will consider a final draft of the calendar for adoption at the March 2023 regular meeting of the Board.

Jan 17, 2023

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