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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 regar...

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2021-2022 School Reopening Guidelines

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

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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...

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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,...

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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 gu...

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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 mor...

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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...

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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....

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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 S...

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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 startin...

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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...

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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 Yel...

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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 familie...

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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 expan...

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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 a...

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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...

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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...

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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 Yel...

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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...

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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...

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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 Depart...

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Have Your Say: Education Act Modernization

The Government of the Northwest Territories is working to modernize the Education Act. This p...

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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 Super...

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KTW Return to School Plan Highlights

Hello families! We are excited to release our official KTW "return to school" plan with you...

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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 t...

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Staffing Updates: Interim Assistant Superintendent & RISC

To all staff, students, parents/ guardians and stakeholders: Attached are two press releases f...

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Ed Lippert named Superintendent of YK1 effective Sep. 1

To all students, parents/ guardians, stakeholders and media: Attached is a letter from Chairper...

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Joint Parent Letter: 2020-2021 Planning Update

To all staff, students, parents/ guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a joint letter issued...

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2020-2021 School Calendars Approved

The final school calendars for 2020-2021 have been approved by YK1's Board of Trustees. ...

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Joint Communique: NWT "Emerging Wisely" Document

To all staff, students, parents/guardians and stakeholders: Attached is a joint communique issu...

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Important Information for KTW Families - April 13, 2020

  April 13, 2020   ☺ Hello Families! ☺                          ...

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An Update Regarding the NWT Education Bulletin...

Good afternoon families, We hope you are all safe and feeling well today. We are writing...

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KTW Homeschool Instagram

Be sure to follow @ktwhomeschool on Instagram for mini lessons and activities to get your brain...

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KTW Dead North Films: Frostbitten and Wiidza

Staff and students from Kaw Tay Whee School, the community school of Dettah, are proud to prese...

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2019-2020 YK1 Open Houses

All YK1 schools will be hosting public Open Houses over the next few weeks. Drop by our schools...