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Welcome Back!

We hope everyone is having a fabulous summer. It isn’t over yet but we wanted to throw out a memo to let you know some of our upcoming dates and plans for starting up the school year.

To all of our grade 9 families, welcome.  We know you will love your time at JAWS and look forward to our journey together.  Throughout the school year we generally send out a memo like this one weekly, so watch your email.


Families who need student transportation for the 2023-2024 school year can apply by completing the 2023-2024 Transportation Application Form in School Engage through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Please note that due to the ongoing shortage of bus drivers, all families MUST register for student transportation no later than Friday, August 25, 2023 in order to be assigned to a route for the first day of school. 

The 2023-2024 Student Transportation Application Form is available in School Engage. Parents and guardians can access the form  through the PowerSchool Parent Portal by clicking on School Engage in the lower left hand corner. Parents and guardians need to complete a form for each child that needs transportation services.

More information is included on our website: Applying for Student Transportation.


School buildings are still closed, but our staff will be returning during the final weeks in August to prepare for what we hope will be a fabulous 2023-24 school year.  School starts for students on Tuesday, September 5th.  

Draft schedules have been created already, but are not yet completely finalized.  Our goal remains to ensure that students will have access to all the high school courses they need in a safe and caring environment.

When schedule changes are requested we will first ensure that our records are up to date with the school registration through School Engage in PowerSchool in order to best serve our students. 

School Supplies: Come to school prepared with a binder, lined paper, pencils and pens on the first day of school.  That first day teachers will let you know if more supplies are needed for that particular course.  We find this will offer a more accurate list of what is needed and parents won’t be buying unnecessary supplies.  

School Supply List -

Please stay tuned for updates on our website, Facebook and emails through School Messenger.   Also make sure to check out Northern Lights Public Schools website for answers to many of your questions. 

We look forward to safely being back at school in September and will continue to update you in the weeks ahead.

Thanks and Take Care!

Samear Abougouche

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