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 185-200 student mark. In addition to our classrooms, our facility contains a gym and a resource center (library). 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: cross country running, track and field, intramurals
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 Track Day.
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.
|Kindergarten – Courtney Jorgenson
Grade 1 – Carly Chapman
Grade 1/2 – Brooke Van Damme
Grade 2 – Nancy Wickenden
Grade 3 – Cassandra Thiesen
Grade 4 – Paris Burgess
Grade 5 – Pam Garner
Grade 5/6 – Justin Sauer
Grade 6 – Amy Korver
Visual Arts – Jenna Langford
Principal – Diana Jemieff Hayes
Vice Principal – Amy Korver
|Special Education – Kim Cooper
Literacy – Pam Garner
Counselor – Linda Peters
Administrative Assistant – Teresa Shirley
E.A. – Jami Hill-Wilcox
E.A. – Trish Van Damme
E.A. – Corry Junop
E.A. – Nicole Gobeil
E.A. – Connie Schnitzler
Library Technician – Kristian de la Cruz
Caretaker – Shelley Skibinsky
Student’s begin each morning in their classroom. Morning Announcements, O Canada and the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer take place after the morning recess. 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:
|8:40am||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|
|10:30 to 10:43||Recess|
|11:50am||Lunch Break begins|
|12:05pm||Lunch break ends and students to go outside|
|12:05pm||Lunch Recess begins|
|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|
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.
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 or email the school or classroom teacher if their child will be absent. Anticipated absences can be written in the agenda. If you do not contact us, our automated system will attempt to contact you to ensure that your child has not encountered problems on their 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.
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:
All bus cancellations are prominently posted on the Prairie Spirit website (www.spiritsd.ca) by 7:00 a.m. each school day. An App called MyStop will be used to communicate bus cancellations to rural bus families. Please contact the school for your log in credentials.
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.
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 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.
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
Our public health nurse is available for immunization, classroom instsruction, and consultation. Ann Nelson can be reached at 306-655-4284.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If students or parents have concerns or questions about an issue at school, please follow this communication process:
Our Superintendent for our school is Dave Carter. If you need to contact him, Dave can be reached at 306-683-2834 at the Prairie Spirit School Division office.
Family Accident Reimbursement Plan – Voluntary Insurance
Our insurance partner, iA Financial Group, is now offering a new comprehensive accident insurance plan with a critical illness component designed for the whole family.
The Family Accident Reimbursement Plan is ideal for supplementing costs not covered by your provincial health insurance or existing employer extended health and dental plans. Regardless of the size of your family, all eligible family members can be insured under one set monthly rate.
Your coverage also includes a critical illness component, which pays out a lump-sum amount if any of the covered individuals are diagnosed with one of the covered conditions. Plus, the money can be spent however you need. Use it to pay medical expenses, take care of bills or cover income lost due to recovery. That’s one less thing to worry about while you or someone in your family recovers from a serious illness.
Accident Insurance Benefits
Accident Insurance Benefits are payable if an injury from an accident results in a loss, treatment, or expenses not covered by any existing health plans. Specific benefits covered include:
• A Permanent Total Disability Benefit of $100,000
• An Accidental Death Benefit of $20,000
Expense Reimbursement Benefits
• Dental Benefits – should any of your children require dental treatment resulting from an accident, they can receive coverage for dental work done within 7 years after the accident.
• Hospital Stay Benefits – covers hospital services (including hospital room and other necessary hospital services such as a registered nurse, wheelchairs, casts and prescription drugs)
• Funeral Expense Benefit – up to a maximum of $5,000
Critical Illness Insurance Benefits
Tax-free lump-sum payment of up to $10,000 if an insured is diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
Critical Illness Insurance Covered Conditions
For All Insureds For Dependent Children Only
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease
Type 1 Diabetes
• One low monthly price of $39.95 covers all eligible family members – an insured adult, an insured spouse and any number of dependent children
• To apply or to find out more, visit Website: https://solutionsinsurance.com/marsh