Online Learning Pathway Newsletter

June Newsletter

Principal's Message

Dear Online Learning Pathway families,

Wow! And just like that . . . it's June! The year just flew by again. On behalf of the staff of the GSACRD Online Learning Pathway, I just want to say what a fabulous year this has been and how honoured we feel to work with you and your children each day. We have amazing students in our OLP. We will miss those of you who are moving on and we wish you all the best.

Please make sure you register for next year. Our online junior high program is being continued through St. Gabes. The earlier you register, the easier it is for us to ensure that we have staffing in place for next year.

June is also when we recognize both Indigenous People's month and Pride month. To that end, we at St. Gabes want to reaffirm that we are honoured to serve students of every race, culture, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. No exceptions . . . just outstanding education offered with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Any discrimination will not be tolerated and we avow to continue to create safe, welcoming and inclusive environments for all students, parents, and staff at the Online Learning Pathway.

As always, June is a very busy month filled with really important dates and information so please take a few minutes to read through our newsletter. Please make sure you let our staff know if you have any questions or need any assistance with anything.

Many Blessings to you all,

Renee Trottier,


Calendar Events

June 10 - PD Day for GSACRD students only. Evergreen will be asynchronous.

June 20 - Math final exams

June 21 - National Indigenous People's Day. No exams scheduled. Students will have classes.

June 22 - ELA final exams

June 23 - Science final exams

June 24 - Social final exams

June 27 - Year End Activity Day and Grade 9 Farewell. See below for details

June 29 - Last day of classes

See below for specific times and locations for writing exams.

Final Exams Times and Locations

Please read the information below so that you know and understand how final exams are working this year. These instructions apply to all grade 7, 8 and 9 exams.

Exams count for 10% of your final grade.

While we encourage all students to write final exams, we understand that there are extenuating circumstances that could prevent students from being able to do so. If you are excusing your child from writing exams, you will need to do so in writing (email) to Renee Trottier including your full name and that of your child.



St. Albert Students - All grades 7-9 students from St. Albert junior high schools (VJM, RSF, SAA, ESSMY, SGEC) will be writing finals at Vincent J. Maloney School (VJM). Arrive at 8:00. Mrs. Ketsa and Mrs. Lamoureux will be supervising.

Morinville/Legal - All grades 7-8 students from Morinville and Legal will be writing finals at G.H.Primeau School (GHP) in Morinville. Arrive at 8:30. Mrs. Doehring will be supervising.

Grade 9 students from Morinville will be writing PATs at MCHS. The admin at MCHS will be supervising.

You will be in a room together but separate from the rest of the school population. You will need to check in at the office each morning before heading to your classroom for your exam.

You are not allowed to stay at the school so you will have to arrange for transportation from the school after the exam. You must stay for at least one hour for your exam before you can leave and you have up to double the amount of time given to write the exam (4 hours). If you are finished your exam, you must leave the building as there will not be any supervision.

Your teachers will be online in the afternoon should you require any help with studying.

You will not have access to yellow school buses during exams.


You were all sent an individual email regarding your exams. If you didn't get it or if you have questions, please email Renee Trottier.

Textbook and Resource Return

All textbooks that students may have borrowed will need to be returned on the day of the exam for that subject.

Chromebooks must be returned on or before June 29 to the school you borrowed them from.

Evergreen students who have GSACRD Chromebooks can return them to St. Teresa School in Spruce Grove. Principal Stacy Johnson will return them to St. Gabes.

Not returning resources will result in a charge to replace the item/s being issued to you.

Year End Activities

On June 27 we have a full day of year-end activities.

9:00 - Year-end liturgy and awards ceremony. Online in our OLP Announcements Google Class meet.

1:00-3:00 - Drive-by get-together. Come join us at the top of 7 Hills in St. Albert to meet your teachers in person and get a freezie treat. Bring your lawn chairs if you would like to stay and visit for a while. It's a beautiful location. If the weather is inclement, we will meet in the basement of St. Albert Parish church.

5:30 -7:30- Grade 9 farewell. See below for details.

Grade 9 Farewell

This event will be in person at St. Gabriel Education centre. This event is ONLY open to our grade 9 students and their families. Please click HERE to RSVP for this event.
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Registration Information

Online Learning for 2022/2023

Please register soon as we are in the process of staffing for next year.

Grades 7-9 Registration

Please download the registration package from our website at

If you have any questions about our online program, please contact me by email or call at 780-459-6616. I'm happy to talk about our amazing program!

Grade 10 Online Learning for next year:

Please register soon as we are in the process of staffing. Your online provider for education in high school is St. Gabriel Education Centre. Please contact Renee Trottier if you would like more information about how our school works. You can register by clicking on the link, selecting the first link for NEW families, and then choosing St. Gabriel Education Centre Outreach as your school.

If you are interested in returning to in person learning:

Simply register as a returning student to the school you are currently connected to. You can use the link above but you would select "Returning student".

National Indigenous Peoples' Day - June 21

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.

Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day.

For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

National Aboriginal Day (now National Indigenous Peoples Day) was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups:

  • in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) called for the creation of National Aboriginal Solidarity Day

  • in 1995, the Sacred Assembly, a national conference of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people chaired by Elijah Harper, called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples

  • also in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended the designation of a National First Peoples Day

On June 21, 2017, the Prime Minister issued a statement announcing the intention to rename this day National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Our OLP staff will be leading students through lessons and activities on June 21st. There are no exams scheduled for this day. Please stay tuned for a schedule which will be sent out by your child's teachers.

You can also access the following resources to help learn more about Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

National Indigenous Peoples' Day

Summer School grades 1-8

Summer School Registration - Grades 1-8
Super Cool Summer School offers a variety of great courses for kids in Grades 1-8. Low student ratios offer extra help as well as enrichment with a focus on individualization. Emphasis will be on positive learning and will build skills, knowledge, and confidence. Interesting and innovative teaching will revisit concepts that may have been difficult and prepare for future grades. All academic classes are taught by certified teachers.
Click here for the poster

Summer School Grades 10-12 (including grade 9s going into grade 10)

Reminder for Grades 9-12 Summer School
Please include a reminder in your school newsletters that summer school registration is currently open.

Core Courses - Blended Program
We are accepting students from all districts in the Edmonton Area.

Location: St. Albert Catholic High School (SACHS)

Attendance requirements - July 4 + July 5-27

July 4, 8:00-9:30 am - Core Course Starter Session - at SACHS: Students will be scheduled in a 1.5-hour orientation course - they will meet their teacher and go over how to do an online course and receive 1 credit towards their high school diploma.

July 4, July 5-27 - 8:00 - 1:30 pm Core Courses - at SACHS: Core courses require mandatory attendance at St. Albert Catholic High School. Students will work through their course while onsite using a hybrid/online approach with teacher support. Teachers will be giving mini-lessons throughout the day. Students can finish their courses early with dedication and hard work.

Online Options
Grade 9-12 students can take the following courses online from anywhere. All that's needed is an internet connection. Take 1 or 2 of the following.

  • CALM - Career and Life Management
  • Phys Ed 10, 20, and 30
  • Religious Studies 15, 25, and 35

Grades 9-12 can find out information and registration details here.

City of St. Albert - Looking for summer adventures for your kids?

The City of St. Albert’s summer camps feature themes ranging from sports to magic and everything in between, there’s something for everyone this summer at Servus Place and in the community! Camps run weekly in July and August for ages 3-12 – register now at

Have you Seen our Promotional Videos Yet?

We have been advertising our program for the past month. You might have seen our ad on the big digital sign on the west side of St. Albert Trail by Mr. Pets. Click on the links below and share with your friends and family if they want to know more about St. Gabes. Remember, next year, St. Gabes will be grades 7-12.


Please continue to check your child's marks on PowerSchool. You can set it up to send you an automatic email once per week, or every time a mark is entered which helps us parents remember to check our children's marks!

If you are unable to see your child's marks in PowerSchool, please email Renee Trottier.

Catholic Corner

ARISE! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!

"Arise! I have appointed you as a witness

of what you have seen!"(Acts 26:16)

Our GSACRD Faith theme is in its second year of, "Arise! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!"

This year, we are focusing on the "Get Going!" part of our theme. How do students, staff and parents know, model and witness Jesus Christ?


In June we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, one of the most important feast days of the year. Pentecost Sunday concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church. Pentecost Sunday always occurs 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and ten days after his ascension into heaven.

Happy Birthday, Church

It was right after Pentecost that Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, preached his first homily to Jews and other non-believers.

He told the people that the Jesus they crucified is the Lord and was raised from the dead, which "cut them to the heart." When they asked what they should do, Peter exhorted them to repent of their sins and to be baptised. According to the account in Acts, about 3,000 people were baptised following Peter's sermon.

Catholic Summer Camps

Bulletin Announcement Regarding Catholic Youth Summer Camps

Camp Ministry in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton has a rich history. Many young people have built lasting friendships and experienced the truth, beauty, and goodness of the Catholic faith at one of our camps. We’re so excited to announce that in 2022, a team of youth & camp ministry veterans (including Mike Landry, Jeannette Manser, and Peter van Kampen) will be hosting Catholic Youth Camps at the beautiful Camp Oselia on Wabamun Lake. We’re preparing three weeks jam-packed with epic games, sports, swimming, laughter, great food, learning about the faith, and prayer... all done while spending time in the beauty of God's creation. Join us for:

  • Savio Week (youth entering grades 10-12 in September) Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, 2022
  • Encounter Week (youth entering grades 4-6 in September) Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5, 2022
  • Our Lady of Victory Week (youth entering grades 7-9 in September) Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26, 2022

Camp Oselia is located on the North shore of Wabamun Lake - you simply head west out of Edmonton Highway 16, turn south on Range Road 53, and you're there. The cost for a week of camp this year is $295 per camper per week. Grade 10-12 students will also have an opportunity to volunteer as a junior counselor for one of the other weeks in the summer. For more information on our camps program, please visit

If you have any other questions, please reach out to Fr. Marc Cramer or myself, and we will be happy to answer them.

Yours in Christ,
Mike Landry
Catholic Youth Camps Director

Happy Father's Day

On behalf of the staff of the Online Learning Pathway, I would like to wish all of the fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, and those in the role of father, a very happy Father's Day on June 19th.

Mental Health and Wellness

Don't forget to check out our "Mental Health and Wellness" section on our website for wellness ideas, tips, resources and sessions that are being offered. Click on "community supports" for information about services in St. Albert and area to support you or your family.

Counselling Services

OLP students have access to counselling services through their primary registered school. School counsellors are able to provide social and emotional support to students both online or at school. Counselling referrals can be made by parents or teachers. Support is provided for individual or family concerns and referrals to outside agencies can be accessed through school counsellors.


If your child is going to be absent from school:

Please note - your child will be entered with an unexcused absence if we have not been informed that they will be absent.

Digital Citizenship

Although students may be learning at home, this is a gentle reminder that everyone must treat our digital spaces (Google Classroom/Google Meets) as a physical classroom. The same expectations of students are required: students must be respectful, attentive and engaged.

Did you change your contact information?

Remember to call your child's base school AND our Online Learning Pathway teachers if you changed your email address, phone number or physical address. If you're not getting communication from us, it's because we don't have your correct contact info.

Online Learning Pathway School

The Online Learning Pathway School is a partnership with Evergreen Catholic School Division and Greater St. Albert School Division. It is attended by students from Legal, Morinville, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Westlock, and Hinton. Students are learning from home in an online environment with a teacher directing lessons via Google Meet. Contact us if you have questions or comments.