About Our School
Amisk School is a newly configured school with four single graded classes from grades ECS-3. We offer a full range of programs following the Alberta Learning curriculum. The teachers are supported by a number of teaching assistants, with an emphasis on early literacy and numeracy. Staff is continually attending professional development activities to increase their knowledge and understanding of new curriculum and program. Students throughout the school enjoy physical education classes five times a week, as well as art, music and drama. The classes are actively involved in the town library, with weekly visits as well as our own school library, which is fully automated.
Why the Amisk School is often referred to as the A.P.P.L.E. Center? When the Amisk School was reconfigured in 2008 it was named the A.P.P.L.E. Center. A.P.P.L.E. Center is the acronym for the Amisk Public Primary Learning Environment. The A.P.P.L.E. Center is a primary school for students from Kindergarten to Grade 3.
Amisk School is located in the Village of Amisk - serving the communities of Amisk, Hughenden, Czar and Metiskow. Boasting access to skating, curling, bowling, and golf facilities, libraries, a dance academy and 3 well maintained community halls. Nearby Shorncliff Lake Provincial Park offers the chance for recreational boating and swimming in the summer months, and is ideal for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and wildlife viewing in the winter time. The Village of Amisk has housing available at very reasonable rates and is a 15 minute drive to Hardisty (which is a central oil hub for many established oil companies) or a 30 minute drive to Wainwright.
The general version of the handbooks and summaries are produced in both English and French. You will find them to be a valuable source of information for this school year. Updated on an annual basis, the Curriculum Handbooks for Parents offer in-depth information about what students are expected to learn at each grade level of the curriculum; the Curriculum summaries provide concise grade-at-a-glance information. The handbooks and summaries will continue to support successful communication with parents.
We will continue to have our morning assemblies at 9:00 a.m. We sing O’Canada, share announcements, and recognize birthdays.
Currently, we have 84 students enrolled at the A.P.P.L.E. Center.
Visitors and Volunteers
To ensure the safety of students, please sign in at the office when you visit/volunteer at the school. It’s important for the staff to know who is in the building. Thank you for your help in ensuring the safety of all students.
Parent and Emergency Contact Information
Please make sure all contact information is current. If your address, home phone, cell phone numbers, e-mail addresses and/or emergency contact people have changed please let the school know. Call the school at 780-856-3771 or email email@example.com with updated information.If you have questions or are unsure what information we have please call or email.
Each month our school community will be focusing on a new virtue. In Health class the virtue will be discussed and related activities completed. Please take the time to discuss the importance of the monthly virtues at home.
Stuck on You
Keep track of your belongings with labels from Stuck On You. Every order credits the school. Check it out at http://www.stuckonyou.ca/amiskschool
Amisk School will be a CAN TAB collecting site for the Ronald McDonald House. We are helping a charity realize its goals.
Nut and Shellfish Aware School
We all care about our kids and their health. For some students, exposure to allergens, such as nuts and shellfish can be very discomforting and even dangerous. We do have a child in our school who has shellfish allergies therefore we ask for your assistance in recognizing our school as a “shellfish and nut aware” school. Please do not send lunch or snack items to school with your child that contain shellfish or nuts or nut products.
Check out the cub coupon recipients on display at the entrances into the school. They are updated regularly.
Bussing Extra Passengers on Route Busses
Reminder to parents - if you would like your child to bring a friend home on the bus (i.e. birthday party) you need prior written permission from the bus driver. The form is available here School Bus "Taxi Service" Form
The school will be implementing a cost recovery fee for any library books not returned and are deemed lost.
Student Pictures Published
From time to time many of our school events such as the Christmas concert, Basket of Greatness, Winter and Summer Games or the year End Awards pictures are published, displayed in the school, newsletter, newspaper or website. If you have any concerns with having your child photographed or interviewed and/or possibly published please contact the school at 780-856-3771.
LARGE ITEMS ON SCHOOL BUSES: Large band instruments and sports equipment such as skate boards, hockey sticks, hockey bags, curling brooms, skis, etc. are not allowed on the bus. Small band instruments and skates in a properly secured bag (i.e. not plastic) with skate guards will be transported on school buses. Students must be able to hold all of their school items on their lap without the items projecting out of their seating area into the aisle or into another student’s space. Items no larger than 13” x 13” x 23” can be carried on the school busses. This applies to regular bus runs.
PROPER WINTER ATTIRE: Regardless of the temperature, students should always wear or carry with them appropriate winter attire when riding the school bus.
BUS DRIVER NOTIFICATION: When the weather is cold it is very important that you let your bus driver know that you will or will not be on the bus so they can adjust their stop times so students are not waiting longer than necessary at their bus stop.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: If the bus is not running due to inclement weather your bus driver will call you. If you have already left for work before your children get on the bus you can check the BTPS website here. We try to update the website as soon as we are notified by the bus driver.
The inclement weather administrative procedure can be found here.
Buses will not run when the temperature is -45 oC with or without the wind-chill. If the bus does not run in the morning they will not run in the afternoon; therefore, if you transport your child(ren) yourself to school you will be responsible to bring them home as well.