District Emergency

School closures due to Evacuation Orders

School Closures due to wildfires

  • Career Pathways School, Wabasca Alberta
  • Mistassiniy School, Wabasca Alberta
  • St. Theresa School, Wabasca Alberta
  • Calling Lake School (school will re-open on Monday, June 17, 2019)
  • Chipewyan Lake School
  • Pelican Mountain School (Sandy Lake)
  • Paddle Prairie School 

Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.

Evacuation Orders

Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement

Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, an eight (8) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect. 

Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires

Click here to view the Question and Answer page.

School News


Family Literacy Night at Susa Creek School

Northland School Division staff in conjunction with Susa Creek School hosted a Family Numeracy Night on June 10, 2019. There was a great turn out with lots of students, parents and community members. Parents and children had a chance to participate…

Air Quality Notice

Attention parents and guardians:  We are aware of the air quality concerns in the community. If you decide to keep your child or children home due to air quality concerns please contact the school so they can be marked down for an excused absence. For…

Math Numeracy Night - June 10, 2019

Math/Numeracy Night Postponed

Attention: The Math/Numeracy Night originally scheduled tonight from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the school has been postponed. We will share a new date when it becomes available. Thank you.

Coffee Meet & Greet with your local Trustee, Superintendent of Schools & Area 1 Associate Superintendent

Land-based Learning Community Engagement

Ice Fishing and Cookout Field Trip Postponed

The ice fishing and cookout planned Friday, February 8, 2019, at Grande Cache Lake has been postponed due to cold weather. We will announce a new date following the winter break. If you have any questions please call 780-827-3366. Thank you.

Ice Fishing Field Trip planned for February

Hi parents, guardians and community members: We are planning a field trip to Grande Cache Lake on Friday, February 8, 2019. The trip would see students participate in ice fishing and a cookout. The school is looking for parent volunteers to help out…


Join us for Northland Day at Susa Creek School

Hello parents and community members: Join us Thursday, September 13th for Northland Day at Susa Creek School from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.! While enjoying some delicious burgers and hot dogs, you can meet the new Principal Brian Dewar and the staff.  Please…

Repsol supporting classroom transformations at Susa Creek School

Big thanks to Repsol for supporting Susa Creek School's transition to activity affirmative classrooms. The new desks and chairs give students lots of flexibility in how they arrange themselves. They also have lots of choice in whether they would like…

Seven Generations Energy donate funds for new books at Susa Creek School

Thank you to Seven Generations Energy for donating funds to restock classroom libraries at Susa Creek School. The kids love the new books and the support is greatly appreciated. 

Susa Creek students create arcade games using cardboard

Check this out! Susa Creek School discovered a really cool way to reuse cardboard. As you can see in the photos, students created arcade games using cardboard. This learning experience helped students better understand structures, geometry, and measurement…

Boil Water Order rescinded at Susa Creek School


Susa Creek School Christmas Concert Video

Susa Creek School hosted its Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 19th. Watch a short video below of students singing Jingle Bells in Cree! 

Sign up for Bus Link!

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division (GYPSD) is pleased to introduce the Bus Link system! Bus Link will keep you up-to-date on the status of school bus routes. Visit their website for more details http://www.gypsd.ca/routes.php.  Background Information…

Busing discussion at Susa Creek School September 19th

Attention! Gail Prokopchuk, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division's (GYPSD) Director of Transportation Services, will be visiting Susa Creek School (September 19th) tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. to discuss bussing. Recently, Northland School…

New Student Transportation Agreement in Grande Cache Area

Northland School Division (NSD) and Grande Yellowhead Public School Division (GYPSD) are pleased to announce that they have recently signed a co-operative transportation agreement which will improve transportation services for all students in Northland…

Northland Day

Attention: In preparation for Northland Day at Susa Creek School tomorrow (August 30th), a few things have been adjusted due to the Boil Water Order: • lunch will be provided and will no longer be a potluck;• water coolers are set-up for drinking;•…

Susa Creek School – Boil Water Order update

Northland School Division is taking necessary precautions to ensure Susa Creek School staff and students are using and drinking water that is safe. On June 23, 2017, a Boil Water Order was issued by Alberta Health Services (AHS) in the interest of public…

Susa Creek School closure due to Boil Water Order


Drums, Dresses, Dreamcatchers

M.D. of Greenview FCSS Supports Positive Approaches to Mental Health at Susa Creek School

The Municipal District of Greenview's Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) recently donated two fitness bikes to Susa Creek School in order to participate in the Sparks Fly program. The program is used in conjunction with Mind Up and demonstrates…

ConocoPhillips Supports Literacy Program at Susa Creek School

This past year ConocoPhillips provided Susa Creek School with a $4000 donation in support of the literacy program. The money was used to purchase the next set in the Levelled Literacy Intervention being used at the school. The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled…

Susa Creek School students participate in pilot education program

Susa Creek School students participated in a pilot education program delivered by the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre in March. The Teachings of the Mountain People education program involved two days of experiential learning and is rooted in…

Pierre Grey's Lakes Provincial Park Trip

Reader of the Month January!

Congratulations to our Reader of the Month for January! Deanna brings an awesome attitude and great enthusiasm for reading. She has been steadily progressing. Keep up the good work Deanna!

Reader of the Month!

Congratulations to Draco! Draco read an impressive number of books at home and is really enjoying making progress. Keep up the good work!


Susa Creek community shines during Christmas Concert

Susa Creek School students, parents, staff, elders, community members, Official Trustee Lois Byers and Nathan Freed from Alberta Education gathered for a memorable Christmas Concert and Potluck on December 13th. The concert featured poems, O' Canada…

Alberta Education hosting community engagement discussion at Susa Creek School December 14th

As part of the Government of Alberta’s commitment to reinstate a new elected Corporate Board for Northland School Division in fall 2017, Alberta Education is holding community engagement discussions to gather input on the structure of the Corporate…

New Principal at Susa Creek School

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Taras Danco as Principal of Susa Creek School. Taras has been with NSD for the past four years educating students at Little Buffalo School. During his tenure in Little Buffalo,…


Red Road Gala

The 4th Annual Red Road Gala will be one to remember. The event, hosted by the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation's (AWN) Aboriginal Youth Council, carried on despite a power outage November 21st at the Grande Cache Legion. The council, which includes students…

Red Road Gala

Susa Creek School students who are members of the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation's (AWN) Aboriginal Youth Council will host their 4th Annual Red Road Gala at the Legion in Grande Cache November 21st. It is a fundraiser for the youth council and it is a…

Perfect attendance for Susa Creek School cooks

School Food Services presented Susa Creek School Cooks Brenda Thiessen and Mavis Specher with gift certificates recently. During the 2014-2015 school year, Brenda and Mavis didn't miss a single day of work. Congratulations!     

Positive Literacy Results for Northland Schools

Northland School Division No.61’s (NSD61) long term vision for the division-wide Literacy Initiative is coming to fruition after three years. Gail Sajo, Literacy Supervisor, presented the latest progress report to the Northland Board on June 26th.…

Susa Creek 25th Anniversary Celebration June 23rd

A walk down memory lane is one way to describe Susa Creek School’s 25th Anniversary celebration on June 23rd. Current students, former students, parents, staff, elders and community members experienced a sense of euphoria while viewing photographs…

Susa Creek 25th Anniversary Celebration Today

Susa Creek School invites everyone to celebrate its 25th Anniversary today! The event is taking place at the school from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. View the agenda for schedule of events! 

Pen Pal Program Showcased by Alberta Teachers' Association

Susa Creek School is involved in a Pen Pal Program with Summitview School in Grande Cache. The story is now showcased in the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) News! Click on the link below to view the story!  http://www.teachers.ab.ca/Publications/ATA%20News/Volume%2049%202014-15/Number-19/Pages/Program-eases.aspx

Susa Creek 25th Anniversary

Susa Creek School invites everyone to celebrate its 25th Anniversary on June 23rd. View the poster for more details! 

Pen Pal Program Showcase

Thank you Grande Cache Mountaineer for showcasing the Pen Pal Program! Scroll down and click on image to view article! 

Northland Games 2015

A signature event for Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) is just around the corner! May 29th marks the 28th edition of the Northland Games! Hundreds of athletes will travel to compete in the regional track and field competition at Grouard Northland…

Summer Reading Program

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                                                                       –…

Pen Pal Program

Transitioning from one school community to another is never easy for youth. It’s a reality Susa Creek School student’s face every year before moving to high school in Grande Cache. Jenni McDonald, a former Susa Creek School student, says the transition…

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The Student Transportation Association of Alberta's has declared May 4th, 2015 “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”. Join us in recognizing and celebrating our hard working, dedicated School Bus Drivers! Recognize your school bus driver with a…

Indigenous Youth Science and Traditional Knowledge Fair

The Faculty of Native Studies - University of Alberta is co-hosting a Traditional Knowledge - Science Fair with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, and the Treaty 6 Confederacy. The vision of the fair is to bring together youth from across Treaty 8 and…

Regional Science Fair 2015

Schools across Northland School Division are busy preparing for the Regional Science Fair! Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Métis Settlement will once again host the event on Monday, April 27, 2015. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend! Students…

Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness Campaign

The Attendance Improvement Initiative - 'Every Day Counts' Awareness Campaign runs from April 6-10, 2015. Click here to listen to our radio advertisements and learn more about the Attendance Improvement Initiative. 

Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) takes this opportunity to thank substitute teachers for their valuable service to students, staff, schools, parents and community members. “In times of illness, family situation or necessity, we need highly skilled…

Photography Contest

A reminder that the Northland School Division Photography contest deadline is this Friday. Click here for details about the contest and how to submit a photo!

Community Conversations: Guiding Principles for an Amended Northland School Division Act

Alberta Education is holding community conversations to develop guiding principles for an amended Northland School Division Act. To support attendance, there will be events in five communities within Northland School Division. Meals will be provided. Click…

Have your say in Education

Parents have a direct impact on education and that's why Susa Creek School is asking for their support.  We will be contacting parents to complete the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 27, 2015. Students in grades 4, 7 and 10 and all…

January Newsletter

The January Newsletter is now available! Click here to view a message about our Christmas concert, students snowshoeing and upcoming swimming lesson dates! 


November Newsletter

Click link to read the newsletter.

Thank You

Thank you letter to ConocoPhillips for providing warm winter boots for all of the students.