News Archive

Orange Shirt Day

On Tuesday, June 1, the staff and students of Yellowknife Catholic Schools will be joining with fellow Canadians to hono...

PSA - Introduction of New Screening Process

Please take a moment to review this PSA from the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer HERE.

Letter to Parents

Please take a moment to read a letter from Simone Gessler, Superintendent. English French

School Bus Update

First Transit has advised us that Route 2 will be out of service for the remainder of this week and will likely be back...

First Transit Update

Routes 6, 8, 11, and 12 will be in service tomorrow, Tuesday May 18. Route 2 will not be in service.  

Updated Screening Tool

We are looking forward to seeing the smiling faces of our YCS students next week. Can't wait to welcome you back to scho...

Return to School - May 17

Please letter regarding School Reopening on Monday, May 17, 2021, HERE.

Important Bussing Information

Monday, May 17th  the following routes will not be in service due to the drivers being in isolation. Route 2 R...

Return to school

Please read these important letters regarding school reopening. English French

Letter to Parents

Please click here to read a letter from the Superintendent.

CYCC Information

All Child and Youth Care Counsellors are still available and here to support you by phone of video.  Please click here...

Youth Vaccine Information

Please read the following letters from the Superintendent regarding Youth COVID-19 vaccinations. English version. ...

Latest Information

Please click here to read the lastest information.

Temporary District Office Closure

In addition to all of our schools, our District Office will be closed to the public until further notice.  Staff will...

COVID Information

Please review the following documents for more information. FAQ Backgrounder Closure of schools Closure of scho...

Letter from the Superintendent

Please read an important letter from our Superintendent.   English / French

NWT Superintendents' Award

Yellowknife Catholic Schools superintendent Simone Gessler has received this year’s Northwest Territories Superintende...

Bell Schedule - Semester 2

The daily bell schedule has been updated for semester 2.  Please view the following link for the new schedule: Bell...

Minister's Award Recipients

Congratulations go out to the following students who received the Minister's Award for Academic Achievement with Excelle...

Request for Proposals - Grad Photos

École St. Patrick High School and École Sir John Franklin High School are accepting proposals from photographers to ta...

School Support Declaration

If you are a Yellowknife property owner you will soon be receiving your Notice of Assessment.  All ratepayers in Yellow...

Christmas Message

Please see the following Christmas message from Yellowknife Catholic Schools. Christmas Message

Thank You to Community Table

A huge thank you to The Copperhouse and their Community Table initiative. The  Copperhouse is donating ready-made meal...

Revised Daily Symptom Screening Tool

The GNWT has published a revised Daily Symptom Screening Tool in both English and French.  It can be viewed by clicking...

Face Covering Reminder

As a result of COVID-19, the OCPHO has made it mandatory to wear an appropriate face covering while riding the school bu...

School Gymnasiums

In collaboration with the City of Yellowknife and YK1, YCS is planning on making its school gymnasiums available to publ...

Now Hiring Substitutes

Yellowknife Catholic Schools is currently hiring substitute teaching and support staff.  Hours are flexible.  To learn...

Parent Letter

September 18, 2020   Dear Parents and Guardians:   It’s difficult to believe that we have completed our...

Bus Passes

We are asking that you please let us know by Friday, September 18, 2020 if you are planning on purchasing a bus pas...

COVID-19 Screening

We are looking forward to seeing the smiling faces of our YCS students next week. Can't wait to welcome you back to scho...

Education Bulletin

Good morning, please take a moment to review the newly released GNWT Education Bulletin: Back to School which has bee...

Letter to Parents

Please click here to read a letter regarding return to school.  To assist in our planning, we ask all parents to comple...

Reopening of Schools

Please visit https://www.gov.nt.ca/en/newsroom/message-minister-simpson-reopening-schools-2020-2021-school-year to rea...

Return To School Information for Students and Parents

Please see the following link for information regarding the Ecole St. Patrick High School return to school. Return to...

Return to School

YCS has received approval for our 2020-2021 plans from OCPHO and ECE.  Each school's plan may look somewhat different....

Trustee/Municipal Elections

Please click here to read about the synchronization of trustee and municipal elections.

Career and Education Advisor Information

Career and Education Advisors (CEAs) assist students with making education and career choices. Working with grades 9-12...

Labelling of school supplies

Due to COVID-19 school supplies will not be shared at the class level.  We ask that each student’s individual suppli...

Reopening Schools Safely

Please click here to learn more about reopening the schools safely.

Education Leaders support movements confronting systemic racism, urge rejection of all intolerances

To read more about how education leaders support movements confronting systemic racism please click here.

GNWT Releases Reopening Schools Safely Plan 2020-2021

GNWT Releases Schools Reopening Safely plan for 2020/2021. Please see full news release for more details.  

Thank You

Dear Parents/Guardians; Thank you for taking the time to complete the School Closures and Reopening 2020 survey. We a...

2020-2021 School Year Planning Update

Please see the joint letter to parents from YCS, YK1, Ndilo and Dettah districts regarding 2020-2021 school year plannin...

GNWT Communique

NWT Education Leaders agree to keep schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.  The full document can...

Emerging Wisely

A joint communique issued by Yellowknife Education District No. 1, Yellowknife Catholic Schools, la Commission scolaire...

New ILE Website

YCS is proud to present our new Indigenous Lanauges & Education website:  www.ycs-ile.weebly.com We invite you to e...

Registration Information

Although the schools are closed at this time, we are still currently accepting new registrations.  To register please f...

2020-2021 Calendar

The 2020-2021 YCS calendar has been released.  Please see the link to below to view important dates. 2020-2021 Famil...

Continuance of Learning Packets - Parent Schedule

Please see the following document outlining the schedule for Continuance of Learning Packets. Parent Schedule

Bulletin - Continued Learning

Please click here to read the latest bulletin regarding continued learning for our students. To view the bulletin in...