Back to school

Police officer with kids in front of school

School’s back in session as of September 4, 2018 and we’re here to help support students and their families throughout the school year. 

Speed in school zones

Beginning in September 2018, all school zones in Strathcona County will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days.

  • The school zone speed limit is 30 km/h, in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days.
  • Playground zone speed limit is 30 km/h. It is in effect starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending one hour after sunset.

Learn more about playground and school zones speed limits.

Back to school success

Family and Community Services offers supports for families needing guidance and growth opportunities for their school-aged child, including:

Workshops, events or programs for parents/caregivers


Call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 for more information.

Getting to school

This fall, transit will transport over 5,000 riders. Customer service representatives  are available to help riders plan their back to school travel.

Locally, transit service is available for students attending Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School. Check with the school to obtain passes. 

All students are encouraged to take advantage of local transit routes. Local transit is included for both U-Pass and commuter pass holders. Parking will continue to remain at a premium, especially during the school year.

Transit service into Edmonton provides direct routes to:

  • University of Alberta
  • NAIT
  • MacEwan University’s downtown campus.

Schedule information

Call 780-464-RIDE (7433) for schedule information, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where to buy passes and tickets

Strathcona County Transit passes and tickets are available for purchase at:

Make back to school eco-friendly

From packing lunches to choosing school supplies: check these tips on how to make environmentally friendly choices for this school year.

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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