SchoolZone EPSB: eLearning Portal Guide

Posted on May 5, 2021

There are currently 5.3 million students enrolled in schools all over Canada. These schools aren't just places to learn academics. They also provide a place for students to play, socialize, and discover their passions.

Creating cohesion between school and home can really support children's success in school. This means that having a good line of communication with your child's school is extremely important.

Having a SchoolZone sign-in can really help with this. So what is SchoolZone and how does it work? If you're a parent in the Edmonton area, read on to find out more!

School Zone Info

What Is SchoolZone? 

SchoolZone EPSB is an online portal that you can use to access information about your child's schooling.

You use a public mobile login on the SchoolZone website to visit your child's SchoolZone profile. The site is extremely secure and only those with a SchoolZone parent log can access the site. Each login is specific to your child or children, so you won't be able to view information about other students.

Once online, you can use SchoolZone to track your child's progress in school. The site also makes it easy to stay up-to-date on your school-related admin. This means you can stay updated without having to get in touch with the school itself.

This service is available to schools within the Edmonton Division. This should include your child's designated public school. Parents or guardians of resident students can also use SchoolZone.

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Key Resources on SchoolZone

You can use SchoolZone for a whole range of school-related admin purposes, including: 

  • Viewing your child's attendance records
  • Accessing their homework reports
  • Finding links to key school resources
  • Accessing Google applications
  • Viewing your child's progress reports and achievement results
  • Organizing pre-enrolment for the next school year 
  • Tracking your child's yellow bus
  • Applying for a continued school bus service 
  • Staying up to date with the latest school news and events
  • Finding out about school council meetings
  • Finding volunteering opportunities at your child's school

This means that you can stay up to date on everything school-related in one helpful place. So what are you waiting for? Get registered for a SchoolZone account today!

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Registering for a School in Edmonton

Designated schools are public schools, which are assigned to students in the Edmonton area using a system that will assign a school to your child based on area code. You simply need to pre-enroll your child by 4 pm on April 15. Then the system will designate a school automatically. 

This will not always be the school closest to your home. However, you can change schools if the Division school of your choice still has space.

When choosing a school, it is worth considering: 

  • What your child's strengths and interests are
  • What the school focuses on academically and in its programming 
  • The school's atmosphere and cultural beliefs
  • Where it is and how easy it is to get to 
  • After-school childcare services

All the Division schools in Edmonton offer high-quality education throughout the school years. So wherever your child ends up, they are sure to get the best. 

How Do I Login / Sign-in to My SchooZone Account

You can use SchoolZone from any device with internet access and a modern browser. In order for you to register to the SchoolZone portal online you have to sign-in first using the user credential(s) that the Division school provided to the student(s).

To start head on to the homepage of EPSB official website (www.epsb.ca) then look for the "SchoolZone" text beside the "Sign in" text on the upper right corner part of the homepage.

Once you see it just click it to redirect you to the SchoolZone Sign in page.

Once the SchoolZone Sign in page show up just type your "Username ID" and "Password" text field and click the "Sign in" green button. If everything is correct the SchoolZone Online Portal will display shortly and you can start accessing it.

Why I couldn't "Sign in" to my SchoolZone Account

If you are still having trouble logging in to the SchoolZone Online Portal due to wrong "Username" or "Password", click the link with text "Can't Sign in?" to assist you on how to address your login issue.

I Don't Have SchoolZone Login Information Yet. How to Get It?

If you don't have your SchoolZone login information, or login information for your child, please contact your child's school for assistance.

If you need support with technology for distance and online learning, visit technical support for parents and students to find a solution or submit your question to our team of experts.

Registering for SchoolZone Online 

You need a SchoolZone sign-in and account in order to access the website so it is extremely secure.

Once you enroll your child at a Division school you will be sent a username and password. You should keep this information safe and shouldn't share it with anyone.

Once you are using SchoolZone, make sure to keep your web browser updated regularly. This will keep the website running smoothly and will let you access all of SchoolZone's features.

If you have more than one child, they may attend different Division schools. In that case, you can merge their SchoolZone accounts so that you can access them both using the same login. To do this, head to your account settings and choose 'Merge my Accounts'.

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Online Learning with SchoolZone

EPSB SchoolZone isn't just for the parents. Students can also access their version of the site using their SchoolZone student log-in. 

Since the Coronavirus outbreak in November 2019, this portal has become even more valuable. This helps students to keep in touch with their teachers and to stay up-to-date with their schoolwork. This has been the main site for online learning.

This year has also demonstrated that some students do better using online learning. Because of this, Edmonton Schools are going to continue offering this as an option to students for the foreseeable future. If you want to pre-enroll your child for online learning, please select enrollment for the Argyll Center.

New to Edmonton Public Schools?

If you have recently moved to Edmonton then welcome! In that case, you'll need to familiarise yourself with the area's schooling system. This includes: 

  • Searching for your designated Edmonton school
  • Learning about changing schools (if you need to) 
  • Registering for a school in the area
  • Organizing transportation to and from school
  • Getting in touch with your child's teacher

Edmonton's schools offer parents and students great opportunities to get involved. This is a brilliant way to get to know the local community, so be sure to make the most of this!

A Space for Students 

Schools need to be exciting and engaging places for all students and this means they often have to adapt and change. After all, new challenges arise in schools around the country every day. 

Because of this, Edmonton Public Schools welcomes conversations with students and parents. If you have any questions or suggestions for how to use the school space, please feel free to share these. 

This is a valuable way of ensuring that all the students' needs are met and protected.

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SchoolZone Notifications 

The SchoolZone website is a great way to stay updated on what is happening in your child's school.

This means that you don't have to rely on your child giving you messages or information about school events. It also means that you can liaise directly with your child's teachers. 

You will receive email notifications when you need to check something on the SchoolZone profile. For this to work effectively, you should make sure that your contact details are all up-to-date. You can change your email address by visiting 'Edit Email Address' in your SchoolZone account settings.

Getting to School 

There are loads of ways for your children to get to school. They might walk or you might drive them. However, 55% of the student population in Canada uses yellow school buses to make this journey! 

These school buses provide students with a safe way to get to and from school. They follow regular routes and Transport Canada monitors everything from bus manufacturing standards to collision investigation and vehicle insurance. This means that you know your child is riding in a safe and regulated vehicle every day. 

In order to use the yellow school bus service from the beginning of the school year in September, you need to apply by June 1 each year. If bus routes change during the year, you can apply for a different route when this happens.

Information about applying for the yellow bus service is all available on the SchoolZones website. This involves contacting your child's school about yellow bus service eligibility.

You then need to complete an online application for the yellow bus service. Current riders also need to reapply although this shouldn't take long.

Once you are approved for the yellow bus service, you will receive information about your child's bus route, including: 

  • Their stop locations 
  • Their bus pick-up and drop off times
  • The bus company contact information 

This information will also all be available through your Schoolzone EPSB Ca log-in.

Getting Involved with SchoolZone 

There are loads of great ways to get involved with your child's school and its local community. This is a brilliant idea if you are new to the area and want to get to know people.

Parents can get involved by:

  • Attending special school events
  • Volunteering their time
  • Joining the school council

You can also get in touch with your child's school to find out more about the support that they might need. When doing this it's a good idea to talk about any skills or resources you have that might help the school.

For example, if you run a local business, you might be able to create a sponsorship campaign for students in exchange for advertising. Or you could provide financial support for the school by making a donation. Schools also welcome involvement from: 

  • Community members
  • Non-profit organizations 
  • Researchers

You can find out more, by getting in touch with the school directly.

Start Using your SchoolZone Online Portal Today

As you can see, a SchoolZone sign-in is a must-have for any parent in the Edmonton area. You can use this to enroll your children in school, to stay in touch with their teachers, and to find out about getting involved in the local community. So what are you waiting for? 

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