Online Learning Pathway Newsletter

April Newsletter

Principal's Message

Dear Online Learning Pathway families,

It's almost April and it finally feels like spring is on its way! I love hearing all the birds chirping and being able to walk outside without my face freezing!

Our Lenten Campaign continues until Easter so please click on the link to make a donation. Catholic Social Services provides help to so many vulnerable youth in our area who need our support. You don't need to be Catholic or even religious to access support from Catholic Social Services.

Please make sure you register for next year. Our St. Gabes program is very unique in Alberta and this year we served well over 300 students from across the province and we are continuing to grow. Students report that they enjoy the flexibility of learning in a blended online/in person program. Students are experiencing such great success that we've been able to make our grades 7-9 online program permanent at St. Gabes! We're also adding grade 10 French Immersion to our program.

I pray that you all have a safe and healthy spring!

Many Blessings to you all,

Renee Trottier,


Calendar Events

March 25 - No School. Spring break begins

April 4 - First day back from Spring Break

April 8 - Student Faith Retreat

April 10 - Palm Sunday

April 14 - Holy Thursday

April 15 - Good Friday. No school

April 16 - Holy Saturday

April 17 - Easter Sunday

April 18 - Easter Monday. No school

April 27 - Admin Professional's Day

April 29 - PD Day. No School for gsacrd students. Evergreen will be asynchronous.

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Registration Information

Online Learning for 2022/2023

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:

You can register now with 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, select the first link for NEW families, and then choose 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".

Registration for Next Year for EVERGREEN Students

Online learning for grades 7-9 next year:

You can register with St. Gabriel Education Centre and continue online learning in a very similar way to what you have been doing this year. Please download the registration package from our website at

Online learning for grade 10:

You can register now with St. Teresa Catholic Learning Centre using the registration link below. This is the Outreach school with the Evergreen Catholic School Division.

You are also welcome to register with St. Gabriel Education Centre which is our online/blended learning centre with Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools. If you want more information about our program, please contact me.

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 register by clicking on this link

I hope this helps. If you have any follow up questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I'm more than happy to answer your questions. You can also contact Stacy Johnson at, the principal at St. Teresa's Learning Centre with Evergreen Catholic Schools. She will also be able to answer questions and provide direction.

Term 2 Marks on PowerSchool

Your child's Term 2 marks are now entered into PowerSchool. Please check your child's marks and let us know if you have any questions.

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?

This Lent help vulnerable young people Be Safe!

This Lent students, staff and parents across the GSACRD community are invited to support Catholic Social Services’ Safe House. CSS’ Safe House is a home where at-risk young people can go to be safe.

These are children and young people, as young as 13, who live on the streets. In many cases they are at risk of exploitation, trafficking or encountering violence or substance abuse.

They are alone, afraid and have no where else to call home.

Safe House is often the only place they can go to access warm and loving support.

In a typical year staff in CSS’ Safe House distribute around 400 ‘BE Safe Backpacks’ to these vulnerable young people.

The funds raised in this campaign will go towards the purchase of these Be Safe Backpacks right at the very moment when it is needed. The Backpacks will provide the items that each individual needs to support their safety.

While no one Backpack is the same they will include some standard items such as a toothbrush, dry shampoo, a flashlight, a re-usable water bottle, granola bars, and clothes suitable for the season.

Perhaps most importantly every young person who receives a Be Safe Backpack knows they do not have to face the world alone.

We are so grateful to all in GSACRD for helping to bring hope to these young people this Lent.

Your solidarity is God’s love in action.

“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” Matt 25:40

All donations over $20, by individuals, are eligible for a tax receipt.


As we venture through Lent, it often feels as though we will never make it to Easter. It feels long, bleak and tiresome. But, as we follow along with Jesus on the way of the cross to the resurrection, we don't dwell on Good Friday. We don't stay at the cross. The story doesn't end at His death. The story begins when He rises from the dead and opens the gates of salvation for us all! Isn't that amazing?! Let us not dwell on the darkness, for it has been conquered once and for all! Truly He has risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Did you Know?

Easter is the longest Season in the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar! It's 50 days long (7 weeks!) After the fasting, it's time for feasting! Now, that's worth celebrating!

A Fun Retelling of the Easter Story

An Easter Story

A Day of Prayer for Ukraine in all Parishes

We encourage you and all people of goodwill to pray for the imminent restoration of peace, dialogue, and human fraternity in Ukraine, in solidarity with the Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, in unison with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, with the people of Ukraine as well as with Canadians of Ukrainian origin and descent.

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.