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    Sakinah Circle programming is based on a philosophy of education derived from the Qur’anic worldview.


    • Become intentional and reflective individuals
    • Develop critical minds, conscious hearts and compassion for others
    • Nurture student’s fitrah(innate nature), taqwa (God consciousness) and strive to become khulafah (stewards)


    • Learning that brings us closer to the Creator
    • Sense of sakinah (inner tranquility)


    • Pedagogical foundational framework drawn from Islamic faith, civilization and intellectual tradition
    • Qur’anic worldview infused in all areas of study
    • A holistic learning environment that addresses a student’s academic, spiritual and intellectual development
    • Emphasis on the wonders and beauty of the natural world as presented in the Qur’an
    • Introductory exposure to Arabic language
    • Modified calendar to accommodate Eid holidays 


    Students and families from all faiths and cultures are welcome. For more information about eligibility, contact Grace Martin School.


    All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Sakinah Circle will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.


    To be eligible for alternative program yellow bus service, a student must:

    • attend the alternative program at the designated school
    • live outside of the walk boundary
    • live within the bus service area
    • be in K - Grade 6

    View the detailed map on any school page for the yellow bus service area, or contact the school.

    Registration Information

    To Enroll (new students) for 2024-25 School Year (see EPSB deadlines here)

    1. Register with Edmonton Public Schools
    2. Fill out the Sakinah Circle Application Form 2024-2025 and submit it to the school before March 22, 2024.


    Sakinah Circle Website

    Sakinah Circle Handbook

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    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.

    You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between February and March each year.

    If you have questions about registering for school, contact the school office.



    Resident students can attend their designated school if they make their selection no later than 4 p.m. on March 22, 2024However, if their designated school uses a lottery process, some students may not be able to attend that school. 

    A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.

    Use the Find a School tool to find your designated school.


    A student may also attend any other school in the Division, as long as:

    • the school has available space
    • the student meets any entrance criteria of that school

    If the number of students who want to attend a school or program exceeds the available space, applicants from outside the school’s designated attendance area will be chosen by random selection.


    We are happy to welcome non-resident students in schools with space once resident students are enrolled. The Education Act requires us to offer available spaces to resident students first.

    Non-resident students who are changing schools, including students who are entering junior high or high school, are welcome to attend any Division school with space. Enrolment will depend on:

    • which level the school is at on the Growth Control Model, and 
    • if there is space at the school after all resident students are enrolled


    Whether you register early or right before 4 p.m. on March 22, your child’s chance of attending a school or program remains the same. Schools review all registrations after March 22, and registrations are not first-come, first-served.


    You will need to provide your preferred school with documents confirming:

    • the address for the student’s parent/guardian
    • legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship status and birthdate (see examples below)


    Before you register, it’s important to have your documents ready. You will need to upload the documents to complete and submit your registration.

    If you are using a computer, have a scanned image of each document saved on your computer.

    If you are using a mobile device, you can take photos of your required documents as you fill out the form. 


    You can only register at one school. To submit your digital student registration form online, you will need to: 

    • upload your documents
    • provide an electronic signature 
    • enter your email address (this helps us confirm your identity and allows us to send you a copy of the completed form)

    There is no option to save your progress. Once you start, we recommend finishing the form. 

    Need help using the digital student registration form? Submit a request to get help or call (780) 429-8232.


    If you’re not sure which documents to provide, contact your preferred school.



    • Canadian provincial birth certificate
    • Canadian citizenship document
    • passport
    • student study permit
    • confirmation of a permanent residence document

    If the documents don’t confirm your child’s citizenship or status, parents may be asked to provide citizenship immigration documents (e.g., work permit, study permit or citizenship card or certificate). Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.

    • rental or purchase agreement
    • utility bill
    • property tax bill
    • banking, financial or insurance documents

    In some cases, you may be asked to provide more than one of the above. 


    Once you submit a completed and signed digital student registration form: 

    • the form and supporting documents are sent securely to the school to review 
    • you will receive an email confirming the form has been submitted
    • the school will contact you if they need more information (this does not mean your child has been enrolled at the school)
    • the school will confirm if your child is enrolled


    If you are unable to register online, use the print version of the student registration form. You can mail or drop off your completed registration form and supporting documents to the school. You should confirm safe drop-off and pick-up measures with the school.


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  • Lunch-time Supervision Information

    Our school provides a supervised lunch program on a regular or drop-in basis as a service to parents of students in grades 1 - 6. A lunch fee is mandatory for any student from grades 1 – 6 who stays for lunch (fee covers supervision costs only - food is not provided). A Lunch-time Supervision Service Application needs to be filled out for all students staying at the school for lunch.  However, we encourage parents to make other arrangements for lunch. Children benefit from a break in school routine. Getting away from the school environment provides a needed break – physically, mentally and socially. If your child normally goes home for lunch, we would ask that you continue this practice. 

    Students staying for lunch are expected to behave in a respectful, responsible manner. Students who are not cooperative will be asked to eat their lunch with another class or may be temporarily or permanently suspended from the lunch program. To ensure student safety and to respect parental expectations, elementary students must remain on school property during the lunch hour unless we receive written parent permission to leave the grounds. 

    • All students are expected to behave appropriately and eat lunch respectfully at their own desks. 
    • Students are not to share food (due to possible allergies). 
    • Students need to bring their own utensils for eating, we do not provide utensils.
    • No glass containers are to be brought to school because of the safety factor. 
    • Students will need to bring a cold lunch or use thermoses for hot items. Due to Occupational Health and Safety regulations, there will be no microwaves available in the lunch program.
    • After lunch, students will clean up their own area and put any trash in the garbage and recyclables in the provided bins. 
    • Students will follow the lunch supervisor’s directions and expectations. 
    • Students need to move quickly between eating and going outside or vice versa. 
    • Students are to remain on school grounds unless they have been signed out by a parent or guardian at the office. 

    Any student who exhibits inappropriate behavior will be dealt with immediately by the lunchroom supervisor, teacher or administrator. If the behaviour persists, a student may have their lunch program privileges suspended and alternate arrangements for lunch would need to be made by the parent.

    Each class will eat in their classroom with a lunchroom supervisor who will also escort them to their designated exit for lunchtime recess. Our students will use the sinks in the classroom or the washroom to wash their hands before eating.

    Please note: Students who go home during the lunch hour should not return to the school prior to the afternoon warning bell at 12:13 pm.

    Lunchtime Schedule:

    ● Regular & Opportunity students eat from 11:25 - 11:55 am and have outdoor recess from 11:55 - 12:13.

    ● Sakinah students eat from 11:35 - 11:55 am and have outdoor recess from 11:55 - 12:13.

    Food in schools

    School nutrition programs will need to adhere to the following provincial guidelines:

    ● only designated staff will be permitted in food preparation areas

    ● staff responsible for operating the school nutrition program will be allowed in the school to help deliver the program

    ● staff must adhere to all COVID-19 health protocols and will not be able to enter the school if they have symptoms of illness

    ● all food served to students needs to be served in prepacked portions or served to students by designated program staff

    ● utensils will be used any time food is served to students

    Paid Lunchroom Supervisor Positions

    If you are interested in applying for a lunchroom supervisor position at Grace Martin School, please complete theLunchroom Supervisor Application (Updated May 6, 2022) and email it to ‌gmartin@epsb.ca





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  • Volunteering


    Volunteers provide much-needed support to our schools by working positively and cooperatively with the school. Volunteer activities are managed onsite and in a way that best meets the needs and interests of the local school community.  Please contact the school if you are interested in volunteering and to receive a volunteer registration form.

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    Whether your child is new to yellow bus service or a returning rider, you need to apply for yellow bus service each school year. 




    STEP 1

    Contact your child’s preferred school for information on yellow bus service eligibility

    STEP 2

    Complete the 2023-2024 yellow bus service application form.

    STEP 3

    If your child is new to the Division and has been approved for bus service for the 2022-23 school year, you will receive a letter in mid-August that includes the yellow bus:

    • route number
    • stop locations
    • pick-up and drop off times
    • company contact information

    Once you have access to SchoolZone, that is where you can find yellow bus information. Route information is also available at your child’s school and through SchoolZone prior to the first day of school.


    If your child rides the yellow bus, you can apply for continued service to their current school in SchoolZone no later than June 1, 2023

    When you sign in to your parent SchoolZone account: 

    • go to the Student Profile tab 
    • choose Transportation 
    • select Bus Application
    • follow instructions to apply for yellow bus service for next year and make sure to update your contact information

    Missed the deadline? Use the 2022-23 yellow bus service application form or contact your child’s school. Applications are accepted throughout the year.


    Contact your school if your child is a:

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  • Grace Martin School Council and the Grace Martin Fundraising Society:

    Provides opportunities for parents to provide feedback about school plans and policies, to share ideas, to work on fundraising activities, and share their talents for the mutual benefit of everyone, especially our students. Periodic Sakinah Circle Parent Meetings are also held throughout the year.  

    If you are a parent/guardian of a child registered at our school and would like to become a member of the Grace Martin School Council or Grace Martin Fundraising Society, please call the school.  Your attendance is always welcome.

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For the 2024 - 2025 school year, Grace Martin School is full in planned classes from Kindergarten to Grade 6 in the Sakinah Circle program. We will no longer accept enrolment requests for this program and there is no waiting list.

If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you MUST register online

Overflow designated school for Shauna May Seneca School

Grace Martin School is an overflow designated school for Shauna May Seneca School. If your child is part of the lottery process at Shauna May Seneca School and is not selected to attend the school, they will be able to attend our school.

Resident attendance area students from the Shauna May Seneca School should enrol at their designated school first if they wish to be part of the lottery process and be placed on the callback list. If families do not want to be part of the lottery process, they can choose to register or pre-enrol directly at Grace Martin School. Siblings of students who will be returning to the school the following year will also be able to attend our school as well.

More information about the lottery process is available on the Edmonton Public Schools website.

If you have additional questions about this process, please call our office at 780-462-7121.