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Junior High Open House

Come Join Us MESC Communications · Posted: May 19, 2022 2:15 PM MT Come join us at the Junior High Open House (Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00pm) to tour the school, meet the staff, and learn more about the advantages of the Junior Senior High School Realignment. Next year, as part of this…

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School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day MESC Communications · Posted: May 2, 2022 12:20 PM MT We Are Grateful For Everything They Do We would like to acknowledge the MESC school bus drivers for their dedication in safely getting our children to and from school. Today (May 2nd, 2022) is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day within our…

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Leave Your Feedback and Win!

Renaming Schools Survey MESC Communications · Posted: Apr. 29, 2022 6:45 PM MT A survey has been created to collect feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff on the names of the new junior high school and high school. This survey will close on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 4:30 PM. All entries will be entered into a draw…

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MESC Curriculum Validation Engagement Events

MESC Curriculum Validation Engagement Events MESC Communications · Posted: Apr. 25, 2022 1:00 PM MT Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC) envisions a future of Maskwacîs Awâsisak who are confident and resilient, who speak Nehiyawewin, are academically successful, and live a healthy lifestyle. The establishment of MESC gives Maskwacîsak the ability to enact the Treaty right to…

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COVID-19 Positive Case Advisory

COVID-19 Positive Case Advisory MESC Communications · Posted: April 24, 2022 11:30 PM MT Ermineskin Headstart The Ermineskin Headstart will be closed from April 25 to April 29, 2022 as a result of positive COVID 19 cases. These positive cases were as a result of community spread, NOT school spread. Our thoughts remain with the individuals…

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Misatim Horsemanship Program

Misatim Horsemanship Program MESC Communications · Posted: Apr. 12, 2022 9:30 AM MT Empowering Students and Developing Confidence and Resilience Through a Safe Educational Experience MESC’s Misatim Horsemanship Program engages and empowers students to develop confidence and resilience through a safe educational experience with horses while reinforcing MESC’s foundational values of Îyinîw Mâmitonehicikan, Nehiyaw Pimâtisiwin, Nehiyawewin,…

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Kimîkôsinaw Nehiyawewin

Kimîkôsinaw Nehiyawewin MESC Communications · Posted: March 31, 2022 5:18 PM MT We Were Gifted With Cree Language Kimîkôsinaw Nehiyawewin – We were gifted with Cree Language: Today is National Indigenous Languages Day. MESC acknowledges the gifts and guidance of Kise Manito (Creator). We’re grateful for the traditional teachings, ceremony and language. Today we celebrate the…

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Join the Conversation: Louis Bull

Join the Conversation: Louis Bull MESC Communications · Posted: March 30, 2022 12:15 PM MT Maskwacîs Junior and Senior High School Realignment Join us Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 6:00pm to discuss what the junior high school and senior high school realignment will mean for MESC students in grades 7-12. This event will be hosted in-person…

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Masking in MESC Schools

Masking in MESC Schools MESC Communications · Posted: Feb 10, 2022 5:16 PM MT Masking Remains in Place Masking in MESC schools for students and staff will remain in place until further notice. No changes have been made to the MESC Re-Entry Plan. MESC will continue to collaborate with the Maskwacis Directors of Emergency Management and…

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Maskwacîs Junior and Senior High Principals

Maskwacîs Junior and Senior High Principals MESC Communications · Posted: Feb 9, 2022 5:05 PM MT Maskwacîs Senior High School As we move forward with the Maskwacîs Junior and Senior High School realignment, we’re pleased to announce that Jennifer Conroy will be the Principal at the new Maskwacîs Senior High School. Jennifer is from the Sucker…

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Open for Students

We are excited to announce that all classes will resume on Monday, February 7th, 2022! We’d like to thank ohpikinahawasiwahk (parents/guardians) for their continued support during this reset. Please have your children return their completed homework packages next week.  We ask all ohpikinahawasiwahk to closely monitor your child(ren) for symptoms of COVID-19. Our strict stay…

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MESC Board of Governors Positions

The Selection Committee (Four Chiefs and one Council member from each Nation) is now accepting applications for the Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC) Board of Governors. The new term begins August 1, 2022. Review the posting for more information. Click here: Board of Governors Posting Application: MESC Board of Governors Application

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MESC Jr/Sr High School Realignment

MESC Junior and Senior High School Realignment: We are working on preparing for this transition in September 2022. By joining the junior high programs in one school and the senior high school programs in another, we can look forward to more opportunities for our students in Maskwacîs. This is also an opportunity for our children…

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Closure Extended

The MESC-wide reset has been extended for another week. This decision was made in consultation with the Maskwacîs Directors of Emergency Management (DEM’s) and Maskwacîs Health Services (MHS). The number of active COVID-19 cases in Maskwacîs weighed heavily on this decision. During this closure: All MESC schools will remain closed to all headstart – grade…

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High School Students’ Schedule During the Reset

MESC essential services will continue during this reset. This includes teachers at Nipisihkopahk Secondary School, Ermineskin Jr Sr High School and Maskwacis Outreach School/Ephewapahk Alternate School for grade 10 – 12 students. Teachers will be available for instruction at these schools on January 20th, January 21st and from January 25th – January 28th, 2022. Student…

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Homework and Meal Packages

Teachers have prepared homework packages for students to work on during the reset and the Nanâtohk Mîciwin staff have prepared meal packages. These packages will be delivered to students that are registered with MESC Transportation today, January 20th, 2022. Please ensure someone is home to receive these packages and have dogs tied up for the…

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MESC-Wide Reset

As per the “MESC Guidelines to Manage a Positive COVID-19 Case”, the Executive team has initiated a MESC-wide reset as a preventative measure to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in MESC schools. With the exception of grades 10 – 12, schools are closed to students from Tuesday, January 18th until Monday, January 31st. Classes will…

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Winter 2022 Evening Cree Courses

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JAN. 21, 2022: Interested in learning Cree? Register for one of MESC’s FREE Nehiyawewin Programs today! Registration open now! Online classes begin on Jan. 24th, 2022. For more information regarding the programs and to register, please visit: https://www.maskwacised.ca/wintercree2022/

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Welcoming Students Back to Class

MESC schools will be open to students on Monday, January 10th, 2022. Transportation will also resume on January 10th. All school safety guidelines such as masking, physical distancing and contact tracing will remain in place. MESC will also be adding HEPA air filters in all classrooms over the coming weeks. At-home rapid tests and medical-grade…

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Winter Break Extended

Due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, and in consultation with Maskwacîs Health Services and the Directors of Emergency Management, the holiday break for MESC schools has been extended for students and school-based staff to Monday, January 10, 2022. Diploma exams for grade 12 students have also been cancelled. As a preventative measure,…

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MESC Jr./Sr. High School Realignment

The MESC Jr./Sr. High School Realignment project is intended to significantly improve the quality of education and the level of service to all MESC junior and senior high school students by amalgamating all MESC junior high students onto one school site and all MESC senior high students onto a separate school site. The purpose of…

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Open for In-Class Instruction

After consulting with the Maskwacîs Directors of Emergency Management (DEM’s) and Maskwacis Health Services (MHS), we are happy to announce MESC schools will be welcoming students back to class on Monday, October 18th, 2021! Transportation to MESC schools and provincial schools will resume on Monday, October 18th as well. Thank you for your patience and…

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Reopening Date To Be Determined

In consultation with the Maskwacîs Directors of Emergency Management (DEM’s) and Maskwacîs Health Services (MHS), the decision to reopen the schools for in-class instruction next week will be made on Friday morning, October 15th. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Maskwacîs will weigh heavily on this decision. Please everyone stay well and follow MHS/AHS…

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ay-hay / Thank You!

ay-hay / Thank You for Keeping Our Children Safe kahkiyaw awâsis kihcehitâkosiw – Every child is highly regarded. We’re excited to express our gratitude to all the MESC employees who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. To date, 82% of MESC employees have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (75.73% fully vaccinated and…

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MESC-Wide Reset

Under the direction of the Maskwacis Directors of Emergency Management (DEM’s) and Maskwacis Health Services (MHS), the MESC has initiated a reset as a preventative measure to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in MESC schools. This reset will take effect Monday, October 4th with an anticipated reopening date of Monday, October 18th. MESC, in collaboration…

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MESC High School Graduation 2021

This past Monday, September 20, 2021, Ermineskin Jr Sr High School, Maskwacis Outreach School / Ehpewapahk Alternate School and Nipisihkopahk Secondary School celebrated the graduation of 35 students at Bear Park! It was an absolutely beautiful day to celebrate. Congratulations to all students of the Class of 2021!   Ermineskin Jr Sr High School Braylynn…

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MESC Transportation Contact Information

MESC Transportation: With the new school year underway, there have been a few questions from ohpikinahawasowak (parents/guardians) in regards to their awâsisak/oskayak busing needs. For general MESC Transportation questions, please contact Cindy Nicotine at: 780-585-3333 For off-reserve busing questions, please contact Prairie Bus Lines, via text: 587-228-7732 or email: jonathanw@southland.ca and kerri@prairie.pwt.ca Please note, the…

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Request for Proposals: Auditor

Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission  seeks proposals from interested public accounting firms for the provision of independent audit services in accordance with the requirements of the Board policy. CLOSING DATE  Proposals will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021. The Board of Directors reserves the right to request additional information from companies and/or…

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School Sports – BACK IN ACTION

We are excited to announce that guidelines are in place to have school sports teams back in action this year! To ensure everyone’s safety, all athletes and coaches must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated. For more information, please read the “School Sports – Teams and Events Guidelines” memo at: https://www.maskwacised.ca/covid/

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MESC Guest Art Collaborator

MESC Guest Art Collaborator MESC is excited to announce that we’ll be working with renowned Ermineskin Cree Nation artist Osamuskwasis Roan for a number of upcoming print/online items. Osamuskwasis utilizes a mixture of beautiful floral motifs and traditional patterns in her design work. We’re excited to work with Osamuskwasis as her design talents will bring…

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Masks Mandatory

Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC) is committed to ensuring that our Head Start Programs and Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools are safe and healthy learning and working environments for Kiskinwahamawâkanak (Students), Otatoskewak (Staff), and Ohpikinahawasowak (Parents/Guardians). With this in mind, MESC recognizes that face masks are an important tool in reducing the spread of COVID-19,…

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Bus Status App

MESC Transportation apologizes for the inconvenience as there are routes temporarily not in operation as the department is awaiting drivers. Please visit https://mesc.busstatus.ca/ to see an updated list of routes and their status. MESC is currently seeking drivers with class 1 or 2 license for school bus driver positions. Immediate full time and casual positions…

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MESC Transportation manages transportation for students attending MESC schools and Maskwacîs students who live on-reserve and attend local Wolf Creek Public Schools, STAR Catholic Schools and Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools. Parents with students attending MESC schools will need to ensure their land location is up to date using the MESC Parent Portal to have their…

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MESC Back to School Celebration and BBQ

Ohpikinahawasiwin! Bring your awâsisak & oskâyak to the Back to School Celebration/BBQ and get back to school ready! To ensure our schools are safe learning environments, we are encouraging all those eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. A vaccination clinic will be on site and anyone who gets vaccinated on this day will receive a…

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Fall 2021 Nehiyawewin Evening Programs

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL SEPT. 10th, 2021: Interested in learning Cree? Register for one of MESC’s FREE Nehiyawewin Programs today! Registration open now! Online classes begin on Sept. 13th, 2021. For more information regarding the programs and to register, please visit: https://www.maskwacised.ca/fallcree2021/

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MESC 2021-2022 Re-Entry Plan

As the first day of school quickly approaches, we are excited to return to full time in-person instruction with regular hours. Parent/Guardian back to school information regarding health and safety measures in MESC schools can be found on our website. Highlights of the Re-Entry Plan are:  Encouraging vaccination against COVID-19 to ensure safe learning and…

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Back To School

We are excited to welcome students back to full time in-person instruction this fall! Students from K5 – grade 12 start on September 2nd. While students in our K4 and head start programs will return on a staggered schedule between September 2nd and 3rd. To register or update your student information visit https://www.maskwacised.ca/registration/

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Bus Drivers Needed

IMMEDIATE Full Time and Casual Positions Available: 10+ DRIVERS W/CLASS 1 OR 2 LICENSE FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVER POSITIONS MESC will cover the cost of training to upgrade from Class 3, 4 and 5. We are also looking for Class 4 drivers to drive MESC’s smaller buses. Parking yards available in Wetaskiwin, Ponoka and Maskwacîs.…

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2021-2022 School Supplies

2021-2022 School Supplies Maskwacîs students who reside on the following reserves:  Ermineskin, Samson, Montana, Louis Bull and Pigeon Lake who attend schools in Wolf Creek Public Schools, Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools or Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools will qualify for school supply funds.  A cheque will be issued to the Parent/Legal Guardian in the…

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Stick It To COVID-19 Contest

STICK IT TO COVID-19 Tell us why you got vaccinated and WIN! Getting vaccinated is one way we can all ensure a safe learning environment for our students in the fall.  Each Friday from August 6th – August 27th we will draw for a prize of $250 cash. All entries will be entered into an…

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Registration: Please Update Student Information

MESC Returning Students: Do you have students that need busing for the 2021-22 school year? Please make sure to update your demographic information by logging into your MESC Parent Portal account: https://powerschool.maskwacised.ca/public/. Once you’re logged in, please access “SchoolEngage”. The link to SchoolEngage is located at the bottom left-hand corner. Updating your student information ensures…

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Safe Schools, Safe Families, Successful Students

Maskwacis Health Services (MHS), in collaboration with Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC) will be hosting vaccination clinics for MESC students aged 12 and up. Consent forms will be sent home and must be returned as soon as possible. Students can also bring the consent forms to the vaccination clinics at the schools.   MESC Student…

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Honouring the 215

“Our Treaty Partners have not always respected the treaty relationship between us. The imposition of residential schools damaged the relationship between us. We feel that one of the primary avenues through which this relationship can be repaired is by properly funding education systems that are under our control and design. The Crown has a fiduciary…

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Thank You!

We would like to thank all the MESC staff who have taken the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Within MESC, 73% of our staff have received at least their first dose of a COVID vaccine and 43% of MESC staff are fully vaccinated. MESC would also like to thank the Maskwacis Directors of Emergency…

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Honouring the Memory Of…

MESC has lowered school flags to half mast to honour the memory of the children found at the site of the former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, BC. Flags will remain lowered until further notice. Our prayers go out to these children’s families and the communities affected by this discovery.

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MESC Students Transition to At-Home Learning

MESC has taken into consideration the Alberta restrictions announced on May 4th. In consultation with Maskwacîs Health Services (MHS) and the Maskwacîs Directors of Emergency Management (DEMs), all students in MESC schools will transition to at-home learning effective Tuesday, May 11th. We anticipate students returning to in-class learning on Tuesday, May 25th. Bussing will be…

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MESC Schools Will Be OPEN May 4, 2021

Teachers are excited to welcome back students to the schools on May 4th, 2021, starting with Student Cohort 2. All school safety guidelines will be in place. Please remember to follow all public health orders and keep children home when they are sick. Every student should be screened daily before going to school, the self-screening…

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In-School Classes Paused

Due to continued increases in active COVID-19 cases in Maskwacîs, and a large number of those being the variant, MESC schools will be closed to students until further notice. All students will return to learning from home on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis and an update will be…

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Spring Break Extended

Due to the current number of COVID-19 cases in Maskwacîs and in consultation with Maskwacîs Health Services (MHS) and the Maskwacîs Directors of Emergency Management, MESC has extended  the spring break for all MESC schools until April 9th. Student learning will resume on Tuesday, April 13th. A decision will be made on April 8th whether…

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Junior High At-Home Learning Students Return to Blended Pathway in March/April 2021

We are excited to announce that MESC in collaboration with Maskwacis Health Services are announcing that At-Home Learning (AHL) students will return to the In-School Blended Learning Pathway! Beginning March 2, 2021 and continuing on March 9, 2021: All junior high AHL students from Meskanahk Ka Nipa Wit School, Kisipatnahk School, and Nipisihkopahk Secondary School…

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ay-hay/Thank You Kevin Wells

Miyo Kisikaw,    On behalf of Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC), we are announcing the retirement of Kevin Wells, Executive Director of Administrative & Branch Projects.  Kevin has worked in education for 40 years, of which 36 years were in Maskwacîs. Kevin had worked in various capacities including Teacher, Principal and Superintendent of Nipisihkopahk Education…

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Plains Cree Syllabics for Chromebooks

MESC Learning Services, in collaboration with Eddie Santos from Alt Labs at the University of Alberta, and Craig Cornelius, Software Engineer at Google, are pleased to announce the successful integration of Plains Cree syllabics into Google Chrome.  This is a historic first, and we are thrilled that MESC played a role in the preservation and…

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In-School Learning Delayed

Students return to in-school learning has been delayed until February 2, 2021 (Student Cohort 2), dependent on the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Maskwacîs. This decision was made in consultation with Maskwacîs Health Services, as the health and safety of our students and staff is priority. Learning packages and hampers will be ready…

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Winter 2021 Evening Cree Language Program

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JAN. 29, 2021: Interested in learning Cree? Register for one of MESC’s FREE Nehiyawewin Programs today! Registration opens January 18, 2021 – online classes begin on February 1, 2021. For more information regarding the programs and to register, please visit: https://www.maskwacised.ca/wintercree2021/

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Students Will Begin the New Year Learning From Home

In consultation with Maskwacîs Health Services, the holiday break for MESC schools has been further extended for students. Students will resume learning from home on January 19th, 2021. We ask ohpikinahawasiwahk (parents/guardians) to continue supporting their children with the learning packages distributed before the holiday break.  Students (cohort 1) will tentatively return to in-class learning…

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Holiday Break Extended

Holiday break for MESC schools and administration buildings is extended from Monday, December 21st, 2020 through to Friday, January 8th, 2021. We look forward to having students return in-class on January 12th, 2021. Please watch for an updated notice in the first week of January (January 4th-8th, 2021).

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School Closure

Due to the current number of COVID-19 cases in Maskwacîs, Maskwacîs Health Services (MHS) and the Maskwacîs Directors of Emergency Management (DEMs) have directed MESC to close schools to students until after the holiday break. In-school classes will resume after the holiday break, on a date yet to be determined. This decision was made to…

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MESC Schools and Local COVID-19 Response

10/11 MESC SCHOOLS OPEN: All MESC Schools (with the exception of Maskwacîs Outreach School) are OPEN. Maskwacîs Outreach School will reopen to students on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Read more here. With the current local situation, we ask that all Maskwacîsak please follow public health orders, wash hands regularly, wear face masks when in public,…

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MESC Schools Closed for the Week of Oct. 19-23/20

As a precautionary measure, Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission will extend the school closure until October 23rd. This decision was made in collaboration with the Maskwacîs Directors of Emergency Management to help control the spread of COVID-19. Students will continue to receive learning packages during this time. Parents are to contact their child’s school for more…

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Congratulations Graduates!

🎓✨ CONGRATULATIONS MESC GRADUATES! Monday, October 5, 2020 at Bear Park, Ermineskin Junior Senior High, Maskwacis Outreach School, and Nipisihkopahk Secondary School celebrated the graduation of 38 students in the Class of 2020! Students, families and staff celebrated safely – attendees were given masks to wear if needed, hand sanitizers were provided, and physical distancing…

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Positive COVID-19 Case Advisory – 09/24/20

Today (Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020), MESC received notice there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Ermineskin Kindergarten. This positive case was a result of community spread, NOT school spread.  A COVID-19 outbreak within a MESC school setting is defined by Maskwacîs Health Services (MHS) as one or more confirmed cases (staff and/or student). …

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How MESC Manages a Positive COVID-19 Case

September 24, 2020 Tansi Ohpikinahawasowak (Parents and Guardians), Our schools are thrilled to welcome back students for the 2020-2021 school year. Although this school year looks different, MESC is committed to student learning and reducing risk for Otatoskewak (Staff), Kiskinwahamawâkanak (Students), and Ohpikinahawasowak (Parents).  The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic brings about uncertainty. We…

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Registration Deadline Extended

Registration Deadline Extended to Sept. 30, 2020 Register today for MESC schools until Wednesday, September 30, 2020. All students must be registered by September 30, 2020 whether they’re choosing the Blended School Program or Learning From Home option. Please note, it is the choice of the parent/guardian to send their child to in-school classes. For…

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Samson Water Main Repair

Samson Water Main Repair There will be no water in Samson facilities and townsites on Monday, September 14, 2020. This includes the following MESC facilities: Main Administration Office (NEA), MESC Learning and Student Services Building, Nipisihkopahk Secondary School, Nipisihkopahk Elementary School, Grace Marie Swampy Primary School, and the MESC Transportation yard. These MESC schools and…

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School Supplies

School Supplies Maskwacîs students who reside on the following reserves: Ermineskin Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Montana First Nation, Louis Bull Tribe or Pigeon Lake, and attend schools in Wolf Creek Public Schools, Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools or Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools will qualify for school supply funds. Due to COVID-19 limitations, there…

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Parent Portal

MESC Parent Portal In September, all Ohpikinahawasiwin will need to have a parent portal account. Steps to create parent portal account:  Check your child(ren)’s report card for the steps, username, and password to activate your Parent Portal account To access this information, please use the following steps: Using any mobile device with access to the…

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2020-2021 Back to School Information

With the 2020-2021 school year approaching, please take a moment to read the 2020-2021 Parents/Guardians Back to School Information booklet. This booklet includes important dates, and information on scenarios that MESC is looking at for school re-entry. MESC has also developed a 2020-2021 RE-ENTRY HANDBOOK to minimize the potential for transmission of COVID-19 and to provide…

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Ohpikinahawasiwin Re-Entry Survey Results

Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC) is planning for what the 2020-2021 school year might look like for our students, staff and families. While any return to school will be done under the guidelines and direction from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, we asked you about what’s important to you as we plan for three…

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Inspiring Education – June 12, 2020

Inspiring Education Series Each Friday, until mid June, MESC will be profiling outstanding individuals who will share their perspective on education and the importance of reaching personal goals. Inspiring Education – Esther Makinaw In this week’s video, we feature MESC Circle of Elders member Esther Makinaw as she speaks about her upbringing, and how Îyinîw Mâmitonehicikan…

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How Will Student Report Cards Look This June?

Tan’si Ohpikinahawasiwahk, MESC appreciates your patience and commitment to students during these unprecedented times. Many of you likely have questions regarding report cards and what these will look like for your child(ren). MESC is dedicated to its vision of promoting confident, competent, and resilient Cree-speaking students. To do this, we recognize that all of our…

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Re-Entry Survey

Re-Entry Survey As we prepare to resume classes in the fall, your input is needed to ensure we are providing a safe learning environment for your children that you are comfortable with. Please take some time to complete our survey, ay hay! Click Here to Begin Survey

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Inspiring Education – May 29, 2020

Inspiring Education Series Each Friday, until mid June, MESC will be profiling outstanding individuals who will share their perspective on education and the importance of reaching personal goals. Inspiring Education – Learning From Home Since early March, the Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission has been making proactive decisions in our fight against COVID-19. This is to ensure…

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Inspiring Education – May 15, 2020

Inspiring Education Series Each Friday, until mid June, MESC will be profiling outstanding individuals who will share their perspective on education and the importance of reaching personal goals. Inspiring Education – John Nepoose John was born and raised in the Samson Cree Nation. He’s currently a self-employed contractor, working primarily in residential development. He resides on…

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Logging Into the Chromebook for the First Time

Logging Into the Chromebook for the First Time Here are some basic instructions for logging into the MESC Chromebooks, provided by the MESC I.T. Team. For more questions, please call: 780-800-0033 for technical support Requirements Wifi Internet Google Account 1.  Power on Chromebook 2.  Click “Let’s go” on Welcome screen 3.  Choose your wifi network…

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One-Time Assistance for MESC Students

One-Time Assistance for MESC Students The MESC Nanâtohk Mîciwin (Universal School Foods Program) will be providing families with a one-time assistance for food and essential supplies. Each student attending a MESC school will be provided a $50.00 Walmart gift card. Parents/Guardians/Mature students must pick up gift cards at the school that the student is currently…

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Inspiring Education – May 08, 2020

Inspiring Education Series Each Friday, until mid June, MESC will be profiling outstanding individuals who will share their perspective on education and the importance of reaching personal goals. Inspiring Education – Ida Bull In this week’s video, we feature Ida Bull as she speaks on the importance of Nehiyawewin (Cree Language), and Cahkipehikanisak (Cree Syllabics) instruction…

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Learning from Home Support

Learning from Home Support MESC will be lending chromebooks to students to support their learning from home. Parents/guardians can pick up a chromebook for their child on Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm. Families with more than one student in their household attending MESC schools will be…

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Inspiring Education – May 1, 2020

Inspiring Education Series Each Friday, until mid June, MESC will be profiling outstanding individuals who will share their perspective on education and the importance of reaching personal goals. Inspiring Education – Colton Parayko Colton graduated from Paul Kane High School in St Albert. He played hockey for two seasons with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in…

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Letter from the MESC Board of Governors

Dear Parents, Guardians and members of our Maskwacîs School Community, The COVID-19 pandemic remains one of the most difficult challenges Maskwacîs has ever faced and has required us to change our behaviors to keep each other safe. These changes can be stressful and I’d like to encourage everyone to monitor and take care of their…

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What’s Next for My Student?

April 6, 2020 Dear Ohpikinahawasiwin (Parents and Guardians), During this uncertain time, MESC continues to provide educational services to the awasisak ekwa oskayak of Maskwacîs to the best of our abilities.   We are focused on making decisions in the best interest of children by following our four core values for guidance. Îyinîw Mâmitonehicikan Nehiyawewin Nehiyaw Pimâtisôwin Wahkôhtowin  First,…

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Continuing Student Learning and Support

March 26, 2020 Tansi Ohpikinahawasowak (Parents and Guardians),  As part of our ongoing dialogue, I am providing an update on your awasisak & oskayak’s education and the next steps for student learning at MESC.  First and foremost, the safety and wellbeing of students and staff remains our top priority.  As Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta Chief…

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Winter 2020 Nehiyawewin Day & Evening Programs

Interested in learning Cree? Register for one of MESC’s FREE Nehiyawewin Programs today! Help preserve Nehiyawewin to honour past, present, and future Maskwacîsak. For more information, please visit: Winter 2020 Nehiyawewin Programs at MESC For more information regarding the programs and how to register, please contact Jolene Rain at: 780-585-2879 Evening ScheduleDaytime Schedule

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takwâkin minahowin | Fall Buffalo Harvest

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, MESC staff and students had the opportunity to participate in the annual minahowin (buffalo harvest). Students from Nipisihkopahk Secondary School & Ehpewapahk Alternate School helped cut meat, and learned the importance of the buffalo to Nehiyaw Pimâtisiwin (Cree way of life). Students, staff, and some Maskwacîsak were able to take…

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New Bus Status App

Maskwacis Transport has launched a new brand Maskwacîs Kiskinwahamâto Pôsowin (school bus status) app to help parents, grandparents and guardians follow their student’s bus route – and stay up-to-date on any school bus delays or cancellations. With the app, you can now check in on the status of your Maskwacis Transport bus for morning pick-ups…

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School Supplies

Maskwacîs students who reside on the following reserves: Ermineskin Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Montana First Nation, Louis Bull Tribe or Pigeon Lake, who attend schools in Wolf Creek Public Schools, Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools or Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools will qualify for school supply funds. Please visit the link for more information:…

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Welcome Back

Welcome back MESC Students! We hope you had a fun-filled summer! We’re excited to have the students back in class. Important Dates: New student registration deadline is Friday, August 30, 2019 For Grades 1 to 12, the first day of school will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 For K5, the first day of school…

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MESC Recruitment & Career Fair Transportation Schedule

😀📣 CAREER FAIR TRANSPORTATION: Visit with representatives of the different MESC branches during our Career and Recruitment Fair on March 22, 2019 from 10:00-2:00 at the Grace Marie Swampy Memorial Primary School gym. Build the path for your future, and join a team that provides the best possible services for Maskwacîs Students! Transportation shuttle service…

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MESC Recruitment & Career Fair

👩‍🍳🍍 IF COOKING IS YOUR PASSION 🍎👨‍🍳 Please come learn more about MESC’s exciting Nanâtohk Mîciwin program! Visit with them and other MESC branch representatives during our Career and Recruitment Fair on March 22, 2019 from 10:00-2:00 at the Grace Marie Swampy Memorial Primary School gym. Build the path for your future, and join a team that provides the…

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Parent/Teacher Night

📣 REMINDER: Parent Teacher Night is this Wednesday March 20, 2019! Drop by to hear of your child(ren)’s progress and find out what they’ve been learning in class! Parent Teacher Night is a great way to meet MESC teachers and staff. If you have any questions, please contact your school Administration office.

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