Back to 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
- Parenting in the 21st Century: Respectful Limit Setting with Adolescents. This session is for adults only. Registration opens on August 27.
- Baby Sitters Connector Event – Are you looking for a babysitter, or a youth looking for a family to babysit? Join us in this trade fair style event on October 27, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to start making the connections.
Triple P Parent Education Program – Helps parents/caregivers of children up to age 12 build their skills and confidence through structured groups, private sessions, phone support, or online. Check the program guide for more information.
Connect Parent – Program that provides parents/caregivers with a new perspective on relationships and adolescent development. Brings together parents of pre-teens and teens to connect, support and build positive relationship with their children. Check the program guide for more information.
Solutions Navigation: finding the right support services for you. Navigators work with individuals and families to support through life’s challenges by identifying your goals and strengths, creating an action plan, building skills and accessing community resources.
Counselling Services - Walk-in counselling sessions, no appointment needed, on a "pay what you can afford" model.
Group Counselling - Professionally facilitated drop-in group counselling offered free of charge.
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
- MacEwan University’s downtown campus.
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:
- Bethel Transit Terminal,
- Ordze Transit Centre (during specified hours),
- most 7-Eleven outlets in Sherwood Park
- Shoppers Drug Mart at 5-1020 Sherwood Drive.
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.