Start-Up Information

The Bell Schedule for our current year is posted on our website under the Information tab and can be accessed here.

The policy package can be accessed here.

We have a beautiful green space and separate parking areas for students vs. staff.

THE LANE INFRONT OF THE SCHOOL IS 1 WAY AND NO PARKING IS ALLOWED.

PARENTS PLEASE DROP OFF/PICK UP YOUR CHILD BY ENTERING/EXITING VIA THE STUDENT PARKING LOT ONLY.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE BELL. CLASSES START PROMPTLY AT 8:00am.

For more information and a detailed map on where students can park, parents can drop off/pick up please click here

If you require bussing, please contact the transportation department at 780.460.3712, or alternatively ride STAT, bike, or walk to school.

Check back in the fall of 2024 for details about timetable adjustments for the 2024-25 school year.

FAQ

Here are the answers to questions that new students often ask before they arrive at Paul Kane. It is important to us that you have the best academic year of your life. If you are curious about something please ask. Remember, the only “dumb” question is the one you didn’t ask.

You should bring a binder with paper, pen and pencil. If you have Phys. Ed., bring appropriate clothes and shoes. If you have Math, bring a calculator (see next section).

Grade 10 students will be assigned their lockers on their first day of school.
Grade 11 & 12 students will use the same locker you were assigned last year.
 
Locks will be issued by the school. NO PERSONAL LOCKS are allowed.

Most Math courses require a graphing calculator. Please check with your math teacher.

List of approved calculators

Yes, if you want to ride a bus. Your parents can apply and pay for a bus pass online. Bus pass applications are made through Bus Planner. Or you can pick one up and pay for it at the St. Albert Public Schools district office at 60 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue.

The date for school photos can be found on our calendar

ID cards will be distributed when your photo is taken and you will also receive information should you wish to purchase additional photos. 

Photo Retake day can be found on our calendar

Make sure you get your picture taken so you will have your picture in the Yearbook!

PowerSchool is a program that lets you view your timetable, assignments, marks, attendance, etc. from any computer. All students will get a PowerSchool Login and Password in September. Please keep this information in a safe place. Parents have a different login which allows them to see all of their children’s information as well as view/pay any associated fees. You can access the PowerSchool portal from the home page of our website.

Paul Kane offers extracurricular activities in many areas - Students’ Union, Yearbook, Games Club just to name a few. As well, Paul Kane has athletic teams in badminton, basketball, cross country running, curling, football, girls flag football, golf, rugby, slo-pitch, soccer, indoor soccer, swimming, track and field, beach volleyball, and volleyball. Get your friends involved and meet new ones.

It’s “Our House Our Team” at PK!

High school is a big change for many students. Most courses are semestered, therefore you finish the course in five months. This means that there is more home study and more attention needed. If you begin to experience difficulty, you should see your teacher as soon as there is any hint of a problem. There are many solutions. Your teacher will suggest a course of action. It may be simply more study, getting after school help, spending ten minutes going over expectations and concepts. The most important thing though, is to tell someone you are experiencing difficulty. We can help! Your teachers, counselors and administrators are here first and foremost to make sure you have success. You just have to let us know!

We have a scheduled full hour-long block once per week on Wednesdays set aside to help receive additional help Blues Block

 

 

 

Yes. The Rutherford Scholarship program begins in grade ten. It recognizes students with an average of 75% or higher. Many other scholarships and awards are available, in the areas of citizenship, academics and athletics throughout your three year high school experience. Written information is available on our website and from Student Services.

Yes. Students who have a job and who have completed a one credit course called HCS3000 (Workplace Safety) can receive credits towards their high school diploma.

To sign up for Workplace Safety and/or Work Experience, see details on the Off-Campus Education page on our district website .

We understand that sometimes families have wonderful opportunities for trips that take place at the same time as school. Nevertheless these trips, especially if they exceed two or three days, cause tremendous difficulty. Because high school courses are semestered, missing five days in high school is like missing two weeks in grade 9. You can miss a complete section of the course. In most subjects the material builds up from day to day. Missing such time can be devastating. Many students who have taken extended holidays found their marks dropped by as much as 20%. If this absence cannot be helped you should plan well in advance and contact the subject teacher. Don’t leave it till the last minute.