District Emergency

School closures due to Evacuation Orders

School Closures due to wildfires

  • Career Pathways School, Wabasca Alberta
  • Mistassiniy School, Wabasca Alberta
  • St. Theresa School, Wabasca Alberta
  • Chipewyan Lake School
  • Pelican Mountain School (Sandy Lake)
  • Paddle Prairie School: Closed for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. 

Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.

Evacuation Orders

Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement

Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, a four (4) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect. 

Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires

Click here to view the Question and Answer page.

School News

Community Conversations: Guiding Principles for an Amended Northland School Division Act

Alberta Education is holding community conversations to develop guiding principles for an amended Northland School Division Act. To support attendance, there will be events in five communities within Northland School Division. Meals will be provided. Click here for more details.

The sessions will be facilitated by Alberta Education and involve a group discussion.

Please confirm your attendance to Melanie Mantai, Executive Secretary, by email at melanie.mantai@nsd61.ca or by calling 1-800-362-1360 extension 6104 before March 10, 2015. Also, please let us know if you have any special needs for the meeting.

Alberta Education will provide transportation to parents and guardians, students, staff, Local School Board Committee members and community members from outside communities via coach or bus. A chartered flight has been reserved for Fort Chipewyan residents. Please see below for pickup times and itinerary information. 

March 19, 2015: Bill Woodward School, Anzac
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Conklin and Janvier

March 19, 2015

  • Conklin – pick up by coach at school at 8:00 a.m. (travel to Janvier)
  • Janvier – pick up by coach at school at 8:45 a.m. (travel to Bill Woodward School)
  • Depart at 2:00 p.m. and return home

NOTE: Alberta Education is prepared to cover mileage for residents who wish to drive from outside communities. Mileage reimbursement will be offered to the drivers.


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