2017-18 School Calendar Survey- We want to hear from you!

Message from the Superintendent:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 is in the process of developing the school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year and would like to solicit your feedback.  The 2017-2018 calendar is more challenging to work with due to the Letter of Understanding (LOU) on Strengthening Teacher Practice.  

Meetings have been held between the Superintendent and principals to discuss how the LOU may roll out for next year.  Meetings have also been held with Principals from all three Yellowknife school boards to discuss this issue.  School Principals will be meeting with their staff to discuss how this may look at each school. 

YK1 will use the information to come up with a plan which is coordinated.  Our schools need to be able to work together 50% of the time on initiatives which are agreed upon by District Office and Principals.  YK1 will keep parents apprised off developments and garner feedback on what schools may be proposing. 

As we begin planning the draft calendar we would like to gather some feedback in the following areas:

Please take our short online survey to provide your input on the two dates above:


Please note:  Spring break is set according to the Arctic Winter Games schedule.  The 2018 Spring break will be the last two weeks of March (March 17, 2018-April 2, 2018 inclusive) as the Arctic Winter Games are scheduled for third week of the month

YK1 appreciates and values your feedback.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or email.


Metro Huculak