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Public Health Order: School Closures Sep. 14 - 24, 2021

To all YK1 families: Attached is a letter from Superintendent/ CEO Dr. Cindi Vaselenak regarding today's public heal...

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2021-2022 School Reopening Guidelines

To all students and parents/ guardians: Attached is a bilingual joint communique issued by Yellowknife Education Dist...

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Parents/caregivers invited to learn about online safety

To all YK1 families: The RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has partnered with The White Hatter company to...

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Indigenous Story: How Frog Brought Winter

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) is pleased to announce that How Frog Brought Winter, a loving tribute to the...

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Updated OCPHO school screening and testing process

To all YK1 families: The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is providing new guidance for screening and...

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First Transit's Route 2 resuming service May 25, 2021

To all YK1 families: Please note that First Transit's Route 2 will resume service tomorrow morning - Tuesday, May 25, 2...

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Ongoing CoVID-19 Response & Vaccine Planning

To all YK1 families:  As COVID-19 vaccines roll out to more and more Northerners, there is lots of information – a...

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YK1's District Office reopens to the general public

To all YK1 families: Please note that YK1's District Office has reopened to the general public. We just ask that anyone...

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Four more bus routes resuming service on May 18, 2021

To all YK1 families: Please note that the following First Transit bus routes will resume service tomorrow - on Tuesday...

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COVID-19 vaccination clinics coming to most YK1 schools

To all YK1 families: Attached is a letter from the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority explain...

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Schools reopening to in-person learning on May 17, 2021

To all YK1 families: We are happy to welcome students back to in-person learning again starting Monday, May 17, 2021....

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Some bus routes will not be in service on May 17

To all YK1 families: Please note that the following bus routes will not be in service on Monday, May 17, 2021 due to sel...

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Yellowknife, Ndilo & Dettah schools reopening on May 17

To all YK1 families: The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer has announced that all Yellowknife, Ndilo and Detta...

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Child and youth care counsellors available to families

To all YK1 families: Child and youth care counsellors (CYCCs) are available to support families by phone and video. CYC...

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GNWT expanding COVID-19 vaccine program to include 12+

To all YK1 parents: The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has announced the expansion of its COVID-19 vacc...

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May 5, 2021: National Day of Awareness for MMIW

May 5, 2021 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ (Two Spiri...

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YK1 Remote Learning Update: May 3, 2021

To all YK1 families: Attached is a letter from Superintendent/ CEO Ed Lippert with a remote learning update following...

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YK1 District Office closed to public until further notice

To all YK1 families: Please note that, in addition to all of our schools and facilities, YK1’s District Office will a...

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Yellowknife, Ndilo & Dettah schools closing until further notice

To all YK1 families: The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer has announced that all Yellowknife, Ndilo and Detta...

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COVID-19: N.J. Macpherson School Outbreak FAQs

To all YK1 families: Attached is a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the COVID-19 outbreak th...

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COVID-19: N.J. Macpherson School Outbreak FAQs

To all YK1 families: Attached is a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the COVID-19 outbreak that w...

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Confirmed Yellowknife COVID-19 case not linked to YK1

To all parents: Yellowknife Education District No. 1 has received confirmation from the Department of Education, Cultur...

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Staff Spotlight - Julie Harris

Julie Harris - K'alemi Dene School Julie Harris joined the team at K'alemi Dene School this past September in JK/K. ...

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Student of the Week - Dawn Hebden

Dawn Hebden - K'alemi Dene School Dawn Hebden has been chosen as YK1's Student of the Week! Dawn always comes to scho...

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Have Your Say: Education Act Modernization

The Government of the Northwest Territories is working to modernize the Education Act. This project is one part of the...

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School Newsletters: February & March 2021

School Newsletters: Please take a moment to view the K'alemi Dene School newsletters for February & March 2021. Have a...

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Staff Spotlight - Renee Sanderson

Renee Sanderson - K'alemi Dene School Almost exactly a year ago, Renee Sanderson joined the K'alemi Dene School team...

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Student of the Week - Lillian Mackenzie

Lillian Mackenzie - K'alemi Dene School Lillian Mackenzie is a Grade 11 high school student at K’alemi Dene School...

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School Calendar: January & February 2021

Welcome back, students! We missed you over the holidays. Attached is the school calendar for January and February 2021....

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KDS Christmas Tree Event

Come and see Christmas trees cut down and decorated by K'alemi Dene School students outside the school on December 17, 2...

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Staff Spotlight - Denine McDonald

Denine McDonald - K'alemi Dene School Mr. Denine McDonald, or Mr. Mac, joined the K'alemi Dene School team in Septemb...

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Student of the Week - Herbie Apsimik Frise

Herbie Apsimik-Frise - K'alemi Dene School Herbie Apsimik-Frise is a Grade 9 student at K’alemi Dene School and YK...

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YK1 Superintendent Letter: Welcome Back and Good Luck

To all staff, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a letter from YK1 Superintendent/ CEO Ed Lippert...

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Reopening Schools Safely: Planning for 2020-2021

The Government of the Northwest Territories has released its plan for reopening school safely this fall, laying out the...

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Staffing Updates: Interim Assistant Superintendent & RISC

To all staff, students, parents/ guardians and stakeholders: Attached are two press releases from YK1 Superintendent Me...