LETE Sneaker and School Supplies Notice


2020-2021 Sneaker and School Supplies
Reimbursement Program


The Listuguj Education Directorate Sneaker and School Supplies Reimbursement Program will begin on Tuesday, August 4th and will end on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

Because of Covid 19 and the restrictions put in place, we will be not issuing vouchers, instead reimbursements will be made for purchases. AGS students will be reimbursed for sneakers only. Students in Provincial schools will be reimbursed for both.

The criteria for eligible students remain the same. Students must be enrolled in elementary or secondary schools full time, reside in Listuguj and be listed on the schools Confirmation of Enrollment (Nominal Roll). Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) requires that all students’ files include an updated report card and if required, an updated valid ID (medicare, birth certificate, status card or drivers license). Students attending Provincial schools who have not provided report cards or updated ID’s are still required do so.

The Reimbursement form can be found on the LMG website here and at the Education Complex. You can scan and email your receipts to charlene.ritchie@listuguj.ca. Should you prefer to bring in your receipts, call the front desk to make an appointment.

Once the required receipts and documents are received, cheques will be issued and mailed. Take note that we reserve the right to disallow items that are not considered as school supplies. The chart below shows the maximum amount that will be reimbursed based on child’s grade.

These procedures shall be reviewed annually and may be amended from time to time.
The amendments shall be approved by the Director of Education.



Reimbursement form:

Click here to download the reimbursement form












Call Out for Mi’gmaw Speakers and Knowledge Keepers

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is looking for Mi’gmaw language speakers with traditional and contemporary knowledge to take part in our ‘Nnui’sultinej – Let’s Speak Mi’gmaw video project.

The project is intended to document, promote and revitalize the Mi’gmaq history, knowledge, language and culture by creating videos in the Mi’gmaw language.

If you’re interested in participating in the ‘Nnui’sultinej – Let’s Speak Mi’gmaw video project, please contact us by Friday, July 17th, 2020.



Erika Gideon Marchand, Mi’gmaw Language Revitalization Project Developer, erika.marchand@listuguj.ca

Emma Metallic, Student, emma.metallic@listuguj.ca

Chad Gedeon, Councillor, councillor.chad@listuguj.ca

Diane Mitchell, Mi’gmaw Language Educator, dmmisel@gmail.com

Phone: 418-788-2136

AGS Survey for Parents and Guardians

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School has been actively strategizing and organizing all their services and departments in preparation for the return of students in September 2020. In order to meet the needs of all students, they are reaching out to all AGS families to participate in this very important survey.

To ensure we are all prepared for various modes of teaching and learning, it is very important that families have an opportunity to relay their needs in terms of their unique home situation. The survey will help them plan and support all families with their children’s educational needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the AGS principals if you have any questions regarding the survey.


SSHS Diploma Delivery

On behalf of Principal Mike O’Toole, Vice Principal James Ryan, Mae Cameron and the rest of the staff at the Sugarloaf Senior High School they would like to send a huge congratulations to the Listuguj Grads of 2020. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the staff of Sugarloaf Senior High School will not be able to hand deliver the diplomas to our recent graduates as our checkpoints are closed.

In their place, Chief Darcy Gray will be hand delivering our recent graduates their diplomas at 2:00 p.m. Community members are welcome to join the grad parade from their vehicles.

Again, on behalf of the staff of Sugarloaf Senior High School, the Listuguj Education, Training and Employment Directorate, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, and Chief and Council, congratulations to the graduating class of 2020.

AGS Breaks Ground on New Expansion

The Alaqsite’w Gitpu School broke ground on the new expansion this morning Tuesday, May 26th, 2020. The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is incredibly proud and grateful for all those involved in bringing this project to life.

The new expansion will include a cafetorium, music room, a room for ceremony, and an expanded gymnasium. It will cost approximately $8.5M and is currently fully funded by Indigenous Services Canada. Minister Marc Miller joined us via his Facebook live stream to help announce this exciting contribution. The site preparation has begun, and construction is expected to be complete by summer 2021.

Local businesswoman Victoria LaBillois was the MC for the event which was attended by teachers and those involved in the project. The event was purposefully kept small to allow for social distancing. Community members were able to join the celebration via Facebook Live.

Chief Darcy Gray spoke about how the groundbreaking was the culmination of many years of hard work and collaboration.

Mi’gmaw immersion teacher, Maddie Metallic, spoke on her experiences as a student at AGS and her transition to becoming a teacher. She is thrilled to see how Mi’gmaq identity among students has flourished over the years which the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School has helped foster.

Elder Joe Wilmot conducted the first part of his remarks in the Mi’gmaw, and spoke about the importance of revitalizing the language.

AGS Principal Jeff Grass recounted his experience moving into the current school building 25 years ago, and spoke optimistically about the changes that will accompany the expansion. He commented that the expansion does not reflect reconciliation in education, but rather equity in education because this project simply brings to AGS the resources that other schools have always had.

Director of Listuguj Education, Training, and Employment Lorna Sook shared the Directorate’s vision for a Mi’gmaq immersion school, a high school, and post-secondary institutions.

The event concluded with Director of Capital and Infrastructure, Jody Mitchell turning over the sod to signify the next step in the project.


School Closure Reminder

This is a reminder to parents and students that the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School facilities will be closed for the remainder of the school year (2019/20). Home learning will continue as scheduled. If you have questions or concerns, please email AGS Principal Jeff Grass at jeff.grass@listuguj.ca.

On Monday, April 27, 2020, Quebec Premier François Legault announced that students will be returning to classes beginning May 11 in regions less impacted by COVID-19, outside of Montreal. The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) has decided that it is in the best interest of students and staff to remain closed for the following reasons:

  • Health and safety of community members
  • Inter-provincial travel restrictions 
  • Ongoing success of home learning

The health and safety of our community remains a top priority for the LMG. We are asking for community members, residents, and LMG employees to continue practicing social distancing and to limit outings when possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As always, the LMG will provide continuous updates as the pandemic unfolds. Please refer to the LMG website and social media pages for up-to-date information on Listuguj’s Response to COVID-19.

Community Kitchen Announcement

We are please to announce that the Breakfast Club of Canada and LMG Education have contributed food for families of Listuguj students who may be struggling during this time (Nursery to grade 12).

The Community Kitchen and education staff will prepare grocery bags, and begin delivery at 1:30 p.m. today.





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We believe a child can not learn on an empty stomach.
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Nursery 2020-2021 Registration

Nursery registration is still ongoing. If you need to register your child, please send a message to the AGS Facebook page or by email at letecommunications@listuguj.ca. We will then send you a copy of the registration form to fill out from home.

Notice to Listuguj Post Secondary Students

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced on April 22, 2020, comprehensive support of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide the financial support they need this summer, help them continue their studies in the fall, and help many get the experience they need to start their careers. These measures include launching:

  • the proposed Canada Emergency Student Benefit, which would provide support to students and new graduates who are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. This benefit would provide $1,250 per month for eligible students or $1,750 per month for eligible students with dependents or disabilities. The benefit would be available from May to August 2020.
  • the new Canada Student Service Grant, which will help students gain valuable work experience and skills while they help their communities during the COVID‑19 pandemic. For students who choose to do national service and serve their communities, the new Canada Student Service Grant will provide up to $5,000 for their education in the fall.
  • The Government of Canada has earmarked $263 million in funding for the Canada Summer Jobs program in 2020. This funding will help create up to 70,000 jobs for youth between 15 and 30 years of age, and we will be working with employers to explore work options that reflect the latest public health advice.
  • Job placements could begin as early as May 11, 2020, and end as late as February 28, 2021.


As the LETE learns more information on these commitments, it will be shared on their social media site.


Alaqsite’w Gitpu School Closed

This is a notice to all parents and students that the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Home learning will continue as scheduled. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jeff Grass at jeff.grass@listuguj.ca.