Welcoming Families from Ukraine

Welcoming Families from Ukraine
Posted on 08/04/2022

Link to this information translated to Ukrainian

Aspen View Public Schools warmly welcomes students and families arriving from Ukraine. Aspen View proudly operates schools in the following communities:

  • Town of Athabasca & Athabasca County (Whispering Hills Primary School, Landing Trail Intermediate School, Edwin Parr Composite School, Grassland School & Rochester School)
  • Village of Boyle (Boyle School)
  • County of Thorhild (Thorhild Central School)
  • Town of Smoky Lake & Smoky Lake County (H.A. Kostash School & Vilna School)
  • Hamlet of Smith - MD of Lesser Slave River (Smith School)
  • Online and alternative learning programs through the Centre for Alternative & Virtual Education (The CAVE)

Registration in Aspen View Public Schools is open to all students arriving from Ukraine, even if all supporting documentation is not available or is limited at the time of registration. Support is also available at the school level and through various community organizations to assist families and students get settled. 

Ukrainian families and their host families are encouraged to reach out to their local school if they have any questions. School staff will be able to assist with the registration process for the 2022-23 school year. While school offices are closed over the summer until August 22, please feel free to contact Aspen View Public Schools Division Office at 780-675-7080 if you need assistance.

How To Register

If you've arrived in an Aspen View community from Ukraine and want to register your child in one of our schools, we're here to assist.

If you are able, please complete the online Student Registration Form, uploading supporting documents if available. School staff can also provide assistance with the registration process. Contact the applicable school to ask about registration.

Unaccompanied Minors

To register a student who's arrived in Alberta as an unaccompanied minor from Ukraine, the individual who's claiming custody or guardianship should either provide evidence they've applied for temporary guardianship or should submit:

  • an Alberta Court Temporary Guardianship Order;
  • an Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada Custodianship Declaration; or
  • a letter from a Ukrainian parent granting guardianship to a Canadian custodian. A letter of this nature may be temporarily accepted, however, it's expected the Canadian custodian will be able to provide evidence they've applied for temporary guardianship within a reasonable amount of time.

More Information

If you have questions about enrolling a child in Aspen View Public Schools, contact your local school or Aspen View Public Schools Division Office at 780-675-7080.

Additional information from the province of Alberta is available online.

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