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Reflecting on 12 months of COVID-19 in Horizon Schools

March 24, 2021
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A short video looking back on March 2020 - March 2021 in Horizon School Division.



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Variant of Concern Information from the Saskatchewan Health Authority

March 21, 2021
​Our excellent partners at the Saskatchewan Health Authority have created documents to share more information about Variants of Concern (VoC) in Saskatchewan. Please take a moment to review this important information, here: SHA VoC QA.pdf And here: VOC Earlier Than We All Want_City EMO_Critical Infrastructure_FINAL.pdf
We are very grateful to have
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COVID-19 Access Screening Tool Now Available

March 01, 2021
​Guests and visitors entering Horizon schools can now use Horizon's COVID-19 Access Screening Tool on their mobile device or computer, to quickly and easily provide the information needed to help keep our schools safe. The COVID-19 Access Screening Tool is accessible at https://forms.horizonsd.ca/screening, or by scanning the QR code in the image...
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Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

February 08, 2021
Thank you to our incredible #HorizonSD staff for everything you do, this week and always.
Join us in thanking a staff member this week and let them know how much they're appreciated!
#unsungheroes

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Family Literacy Day 2021

January 27, 2021
​Reading with your child every day develops literacy skills, vocabulary, concentration, imagination, and empathy, along with a range of other benefits that help with achievement in school. And, it’s a fun way to spend time together as a family! Visit familyliteracyday.ca for resources and other information from ABC Life Literacy Canada!

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Have a safe and happy Holiday Season, Horizon!

December 18, 2020
On behalf of the Horizon Board of Education and staff, we wish you Happy Holidays and very well-deserved holiday break. Stay safe, and we will look forward to welcoming you back when classes resume on January 4.
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Horizon's Christmas Hampers Shared With Students and Families

December 18, 2020
​ Horizon School Division central office staff and Board trustees have finished packaging gifts for children and families for this year's Christmas Hamper Project. The process for this year's project involved new measures to ensure physical distancing, limited groups of staff working at one time, face masks, and sanitization during the...
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Board Elections 2020 Results

November 09, 2020
November 10, 2020 - For Immediate Release

Humboldt, SK – Voting for the 2020 Horizon School Division Board of Education election concluded at 8:00 PM on Monday, November 9. Ballots have been tallied and the official results have been declared by Horizon's Returning Officer, Sarah Reding, as of 11:30 AM,...
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Board Election 2020 - Notice of Polls

October 19, 2020
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Board Election 2020 - Notice of Advance Polls

October 19, 2020
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Orange Shirt Day 2020

September 28, 2020
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Re-Entering Horizon Schools (Video)

September 03, 2020
​   Check out this video for highlights of some of the new practices for our return to school!
Video produced by Gradient Visuals

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Safe Schools Sask Parent Package

August 27, 2020
​ The Ministries of Health and Education have worked together to create a comprehensive parent package to help families prepare for the beginning of school on September 8, 2020. The package includes: ·           Information on the Safe Schools Plan ·           General tips for parents and caregivers ·           Mask...
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Masks in Horizon Schools

August 14, 2020
Required for Grades 4 - 12 students in common areas and hallways; and in some classrooms, where 2 metre physical distance cannot be maintained Recommended for all students, including PreK - Grade 3 Required for all staff, where 2 metre physical distance cannot be maintained Required on all buses, for students...
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Ready Reference for Re-Entry Into Horizon Schools

August 14, 2020
(click image to enlarge) This one-page document provides families with an easy summary of our "Re-Entering Horizon School Division - Phase 3 Plan" for the Fall of 2020.
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Horizon School Playgrounds Open Effective June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020
Effective June 12, 2020, Horizon School Division playgrounds will be open for use, following the provincial guidelines in Phase 3 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.

*Please note that playgrounds will not be sanitized.* 

For the safety of children, families, staff, and everyone in our communities, playground users are encouraged to follow...
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#TakeBackYourYear, Horizon!

April 29, 2020
Horizon School Division, and school divisions across the province, are launching a campaign this week to keep students engaged with learning while physical classrooms remain closed. The campaign will promote graphics, information, and encouragement for students and families to continue with their learning through school division supplemental learning plans.

#TakeBackYourYear invites...
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"What is Social Distancing?"

March 26, 2020
Information from the Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority.
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Horizon School Playgrounds Closed Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19

March 26, 2020
​ The COVID-19 virus can persist on outdoor surfaces for several days, and playgrounds can be a gathering place for kids and families. As such, and in-line with recommendations from Saskatchewan's Chief Medical Health Officer, all Horizon School Division school playgrounds are closed until further notice. 

We strongly urge families to avoid playgrounds at this...
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School Closures and COVID-19

March 19, 2020
 
A message from Director of Education, Kevin C. Garinger, during a video conference meeting with all Horizon staff on Thursday, March 19, 2020.



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Family Literacy Day and Family Literacy Week 2020

January 27, 2020
​ Reading with our children just 20 minutes a day can instill a lifelong love of reading, improve listening skills, prepare children for success in school, and build strong relationships through quality time spent together.
The Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Literacy Network have proclaimed January 27 as Family Literacy Day,...
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2019 SCC Workshops

March 08, 2019
​ Each year, School Community Council (SCC) members from across Horizon School Division are invited for an evening of presentations and discussions on the importance of their work as SCCs, along with Horizon School Division Board of Education Trustees and personnel from Horizon’s central office. 

This year, workshops were held on...
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Englefeld Student Heading to Special Olympics!

March 01, 2019
Tia Zimmerman, Grade 11 student at Englefeld School, will soon be on her way to Abu Dhabi to swim for Team Canada in the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games! Incredibly, Tia only learned to swim four years ago. Since then, she has won multiple medals in provincial and...
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"Seven steps to cold weather safety"

February 06, 2019
​From Environment Canada: Winter weather has arrived in much of the country. Do you know the signs of hypothermia, and what to do if you get frostbite? Read on to make sure you're ready for cold weather!

1) Listen to the weather forecast
Check the Environment Canada weather forecast...
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New Office for Horizon School Division

January 07, 2019
​ Horizon School Division has completed its move into a new central office facility in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. The project broke ground in October 2017, and construction was completed on-schedule, allowing staff to finish their move over the winter holidays (between December 21 and January 7). The project was completed within the...
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Horizon Christmas Hamper Project

December 13, 2018
This year's Horizon Christmas Hampers are ready to be delivered! We are sharing gifts with 316 children and 122 families in need from communities across Horizon School Division this holiday season. Board members and central office staff spent the morning of December 14 wrapping, organizing, and packing gifts – books, toys,...
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Education Week in Saskatchewan

October 15, 2018
Education Week (October 14-20, 2018) is an opportunity to celebrate learning, applaud the achievements of our students, and acknowledge the outstanding contributions being made by education professionals throughout our province.​

This year’s theme – A World of Learning for Every Student – recognizes the multiple pathways to learning being made available to...
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School Sport Week 2018

October 09, 2018
October 7-13 is School Sport Week in Saskatchewan.

High school (grades 9-12) sport in the province is administered by the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA). The province is divided into 14 school sports districts, including the Horizon Central Athletics Association (HCAA) . The HCAA administers high...
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2017-18 Humboldt Broncos Added to Wall of Fame at Horizon Celebration Day

August 30, 2018
​Horizon's 5th annual Celebration Day took place on August 29, 2018. It was a very special day with student performances, Years of Service recognition, Excellence in Teaching Award presentations, and a very special Wall of Fame indcution. This year's Wall of Fame inductees are the 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos, and we were...