About

Delisle Elementary School is situated in the town of Delisle, located approximately 40 km southwest of Saskatoon on Highway 7. We are part of the Prairie Spirit School Division. Our school provides education to students in Kindergarten to Grade Six. Our enrolment fluctuates around the 170-190 student mark. In addition to our classrooms, our facility contains a gym, a resource center (library) and a computer lab. Our playground has been upgraded and complements an extensive green area complete with basketball courts, soccer pitches and track and field facilities.

Our school offers the following extra programs to our students:

Extra-curricular: Volleyball, soccer, cross country running, track and field.

Interhouse: every student (K-6) is placed on a houseteam upon enrolling at our school. Throughout the year, they have the opportunity to earn points for their house by dressing up for Spirit Days, recycling household items, participating in House League games at noon and competing at our Hi-Lo Meet (Track and Field).

Band: grade 5 and 6 students can join the Prairie Spirit West Band. Instruction is given in-school on a regular 6-day school cycle. Second-year band students also meet in Asquith once per week to rehearse with band students from 6 other schools.

Curricular:

  • in addition to the content prescribed by Saskatchewan Learning, our school has also developed a school wide Bullying and Violence Prevention program.
  • all teachers belong to Professional Learning Community teams that meet periodically to develop standards and expectations that result in increased learning for all students and additional supports for students experiencing academic challenges.
  • technology is used extensively at our school. Parents are offered access to student grades, copies of assigned work, online calendars and electronic versions of newsletters through the internet.
  • we have a full time Resource Room teacher providing expertise and programming to students requiring additional assistance above what they are receiving in class.

Staff 2016-2017

KindergartenCourtney Kary
Grade 1Carly Chapman
Grade 2Nancy Wickenden
Grade 3Brie Fritz
Grade 4Valerie Dyck
Grade 5Jessie Reese
Grade 5/6Brett Reis
Grade 6Marc Normand / Jolayne Rempel 

Fine ArtsHeather Wolfe

Grade 5 and 6 Health, Career, ScienceAdam Naismith

Principal – Jolayne Rempel
Vice-Principal – Marc Normand

Special Education – Kim Cooper
Literacy – Pam Garner
Counsellor – Linda Peters
Admin. Assistant – Teresa Shirley 

E.A. – Jami Hill-Wilcox

E.A. – Carol Lynn Howe

E.A. – Corry Junop

E.A. – Connie Schnitzler

E.A. – Trish Van Damme

E.A. –  Jody Colborn

Caretaker – Shelley Skibinsky

Bell Schedule

Each day begins with Morning Announcements, O Canada and the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer. Parents who do not want their children to participate in the Lord’s Prayer should contact the classroom teacher.

Both Delisle schools are on a compressed noon hour. the lunch break at the Elementary School is from 11:50 to 12:25.

Bell times are as follows:

8:40 Students are welcome to arrive at school;
Teachers are available to supervise them. Please do not arrive before this time as there is no supervision.
8:50 Bell to get ready for morning classes
8:55 Classes begin
10:30 to 10:43 Recess
11:50 Lunch Break
12:05 Students may go outside
12:10 Students are outside
12:25 Bell to start afternoon classes
1:30 to 1:43 Recess
2:55 Kindergarten to Grade 4 classes dismissed
3:00 Grade 5 and 6 classes dismissed

School Operations

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Allergen Aware School

We continue to be an allergen aware school as we have students who have a life threatening allergy to peanuts and nuts. Please do not send any peanut butter or products that contain peanuts/nuts to school in your child’s lunch kit. The list of ingredients should always be read on any prepackaged lunches and snacks.

Attendance

Regular and punctual attendance is expected of all students. It is a vital factor in children’s learning and development. Absence from class does not excuse the student from the responsibility of learning the material covered or for completing assignments given during the absence. Parents are requested to call the school if their child will be absent. Anticipated absences can be written in the agenda. If you do not contact us, we will try to contact you to ensure that your child has not encountered problems on his/her way to school. The answering machine can pick up messages left at any time.
Students should not arrive at school before 8:40 as there is no supervision until that time.

Bussing Communication

Please let your bus driver know of any changes to the morning or after school bussing plans for your child. It becomes especially important if your child has left the school part way through the day or is picked up by someone. The best way to contact your bus driver is by texting. If you do not have texting capabilities, or you don’t have the bus driver’s cell #, please call them at their home phone numbers:

  • Jennifer Trent: 306-493-2429
  • Leslie Cross: 306-651-2923
  • Karen Isley: 306-493-2751
  • Leanne McKenzie: 306-493-8127
  • Dana Norris: 306-493-2500
  • Ronaye Lengstaff
  • Cheryl Gerard: 306-493-2600
  • Ildiko Timar-Geng: 306-933-9699

Bus Cancellation Notices

Prairie Spirit School Division is concentrating on its website as the most accurate and up-to-date communication tool to notify parents of bus cancellations. All bus cancellations are prominently posted on the Prairie Spirit website (www.spiritsd.ca) by 7:00 a.m. each school day. Only rural busing students will be called by their bus driver in the event of a cancellation; in-town busing students must consult the website for cancellation notices.
Cancellation announcements are also provided to FM radio stations: The Bull 92.9 and C95 and AM stations: News Talk 650 CKOM and CJWW 600.*
There is now a Bus Hotline 306-683-2805 that parents can call to hear if there are any buses that are not running.

Message Manager

This service automatically cuts in after four rings or if the line is busy. If you have a message that is urgent please try again until someone answers.
Grade 5 student helpers answer the phone during lunch as our Admin. Assistant has her lunch break and staff are running clubs, meetings, and extra-curricular activities, or helping students with school work. Please help out our Gr. 5 phone helpers with this important duty. If the call is urgent, please call back at 12:30 or ask to speak to an adult.

Field Trips

Field trips are an important part of our curriculum offering our students many learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Sometimes parents are asked to drive; sometimes a bus is rented. Volunteers who transport students require a Criminal Record Check prior to transporting students other than family members as well as a Driver Authorization Form.
Money will be collected for admission and bussing costs for these special activities.

School Counsellor

Mrs. Linda Peters is available to meet with students about personal, family and school issues. Her schedule is posted on the counselling door. Parents are invited to call Mrs. Peters directly if they would like to discuss family or personal issues that are affecting their child. An appointment can also be made by contacting the school secretary. Mrs. Peters can be contacted at our school at

(306)493-2451

Public Health Nurse

Our public health nurse is available for immunization, classroom instsruction, and consultation. Nicole Goldbeck can be reached at 306-655-4284.

Technology

Parents and students complete an Acceptable Use Agreement, outlining what is expected of students when using the computer. All computers are monitored for usage by students and staff and unacceptable conduct will result in loss of privileges.

Tips to Stop Cyberbullying

Hand Held Technology

Hand held technological devices such as: Ipods, Ipads, cell phones, video games, etc. are typically used on bus rides to and from home. Thay are usually kept in backpacks during the day and not to be used at recess. Classroom teachers will develop a practice that works for them in their classroom. They are often requested for instructional purposes during class time by an adult. The school is not responsible for loss or breakage of any of these devices.

Dress Code

The clothing students wear reflects their attitude towards school work and school. We expect that students will remove their hats when they enter the classroom. As well, inappropriate clothing such as short shorts, short dress or short skirts, tube tops, halter tops, half shirts, ripped or torn clothing or clothing with inappropriate designs or language do not contribute to a positive learning environment. Non-marking gym shoes are to be worn in gym at all times. Teachers will give their students instructions if special clothing is required for their gym class. Grade 4,5,6 students change for physical education classes in their respective bathrooms.

Bikes, Skateboards, Scooter, etc.

Students are welcomed to ride their bike,skateboard, rollerblades, or scooter to and from school. All of this equipment shall be parked during the school day in designated areas. Students are required to walk/carry this equipment through bus lanes at dismissal and arrival times for safety reasons. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

Communication Protocol for Parents/Guardians

If students or parents have concerns or questions about an issue at school, please follow this communication process:

  • The classroom teacher is to be the first person to hear and address concerns from a student or parent
  • If the issue cannot be resolved with the teacher, the principal is to be contacted
  • If the matter remains unresolved, the parent may request a meeting with the Director or Designate (Superintendent)
  • The parent may also request a hearing with the Board of Education to further appeal the decision

Our Superintendent for our school is Kim Beaulieu. If you need to contact him, Kim can be reached at 306-683-2840 at the Prairie Spirit School Division office.

Accident Insurance

Prairie Spirit provides accident insurance through Industrial Alliance Insurance. All students are covered if your child has an accident at school during the school day. Children are also covered if the accident occurs at a time when they are involved in any extra-curricular activities before or after school hours, including school trips. In the unfortunate circumstances of needing this insurance, the school will need to be notified of the accident immediately so that they can submit an incident report to the insurance company and provide the parent or guardian with a claim form. The parent or guardian will need to pay any expenses initially, then ask the appropriate medical authority to complete and sign the form. The parent will then submit the form directly to Alliance Insurance. The claim process is between the parent or guardian and the insurance company. Industrial Alliance Insurance does offer additional Kids Plus Accident Insurance should you wish to purchase it. Please contact the school for more information.