Parents and Students

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Bus Status

You want to stay on top of any busing delays or cancellations, and we want you to, too. Northern Lights Public Schools uses the Box Clever Bus Status App to give parents and caregivers a simple and accessible way to make sure they're notified of any changes in the status of their students' bus routes immediately. The app is available on the App Store for Apple devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices. 

The Bus Status App allows you to keep track of any busing delays or cancellations, and receive push notifications for just the bus routes that matter to you. 

What if I don't have a smartphone?

Not to worry, we don't rely on a single tool to communicate with you!

Bus drivers will attempt to contact parents directly when buses are cancelled.

You can also check real-time bus statuses and view any delays or cancellations on the homepage or Bus Status page of the Northern Lights Public Schools website, or you can check your students' school website for a filtered list of busing information. 

We also send out messages to parents using School Messenger. This may include an automated phone call, email or text message.

We may also post information about bus or class cancellations on the Northern Lights Facebook Page and the Northern Lights Public Schools Bus Updates Facebook group, so be sure to like and follow us on Facebook or join the group.

Northern Lights Public Schools also sends out emergency busing notifications and other important messages from the Division and school levels via School Messenger. School Messenger allows schools, and teachers, to send messages to parents and/or students using the contact information they provided to the school when they registered. This includes automated attendance notifications when students aren't at school and their absence hasn't already been reported by a parent or guardian. It can also include general messages from your child's teacher, school or division such as newsletters and information on upcoming events. The messages can be sent as voice messages to your phone(s), as email messages or as text messages. 

To learn more about how to use School Messenger, visit the School Messenger section of the Northern Lights website.

The PowerSchool Parent Portal allows parents to access all of their child's information in one place, including grades (for students in Grade 5 and up), report cards, and attendance.

NLPS uses School Engage to handle all of our online registrations. School Engage can be accessed through the Parent Portal and will be the place you need to go to fill out registrations for preschool, K to 12, Transportation, and Out of School Care, as well as our annual Student Update and Verification Form, which Alberta Education requires to have on file for every student annually.

Parents and guardians can also access School Messenger through the Parent Portal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if you don't have internet access?

  • You can come into the school and we will have a computer set up to assist you.

What if you don't have an e mail?

  • You can come into the school and we can assist you to set up an e mail.

Bells – Remember the teacher still dismisses the student, not the bell.

8:45   First bell- Classes begin
10:15   Recess begins
10:30   Recess ends/Classes resume
12:15   Lunch recess begins
12:45   Lunch recess ends
2:15   Recess begins
2:30   Recess ends/Classes resume
3:25   End of school