Getting a driver’s license
You are now of the age where having a driver's license gives you options and choices that you don’t have if you don’t have a license. The ability to legally drive on the roads, having a license opens doors for employment and makes it easier to be social. Also, having a license is a convenient form of personal identification that may be useful in any number of situations from opening up a bank account to signing up for a gym membership.
It is expected that signing up for Driver Education at TMSS comes with personal responsibilities. While the office and driving instructor creates the list of students who are eligible to take drivers education and make driving and class schedules, it is the student's responsibility to be aware of the following:
- Make sure your name is on the drivers education list based upon your birthday. Rule of thumb, if you are in grade 10, you should be in driver education or have taken it, although older grade 9ers may begin too.
- Watch the TMSS webpage Daily News daily for driver education information, lists, and schedules.
- Go to class and pay attention to the instructor for any date and time changes.
- Keep track of your driving hours so that you can book your road test in a timely fashion when you turn 16 years of age.
COVID-19 Update - June 10, 2020
Driver Licensing Program through SGI
For students that are 16 years or older, SGI has an alternative method in obtaining a driver's license rather than through the driver education program provided by school divisions. Students under the age of 18 will need parental consent to take the program.
For step-by-step instructions on how to obtain a driver's license through this alternative method, please visit the SGI website.
If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Scott Racette, Driver Education Liaison with SGI, for more details. The phone number of Scott is 306-751-3550 and he is willing to help anyone that requires assistance – this would include parents and students.
Driver Education In-Car Training
In-car driver education training is part of Phase 3 of Re-opening Saskatchewan that started June 8. The Corporate Response Team has developed guidelines for in-car training and can be found here. The provincial team has notified us of an error in the document – “P.18” should read “page 19 of the Re-open Saskatchewan Plan.” The guidelines will be provided to the driver educators of the North East School Division. Any information from the driver educators regarding the continuation of the in-car training will be provided to the applicable principals in a timely manner.
Driver Education Information from SGI - update April 2020
Student Access to a Learner's Licence.pdf
Success at Driver Education - TMSS Instructions
If your TMSS student's birhtday is before August 31, 2005 and have not yet taken or completed driver education, they are of the age to take Driver Education. We ask that all TMSS students take driver education. The next class is planned for _____. Here is what you need to know for your student to be successful:
1. Student will need their Birth Certificate/Canadian Passport and Sask. Health Card.
2. Obtain an SGI Customer Number. You must do this by visiting your local motor license issuer or any SGI motor vehicle branch office:
3. Now, students can get their MySGI account created.
- Check your email for activation code
- Register for account at https://www.mysgi.ca/
- Select I have an activation code
- Select Submit
- Enter your customer number and your activation code, select Submit
- Create username and password and Submit (YOU WILL NEED THIS TO WRITE YOU LEARNERS TESTS)
4. Students are required to attend classes. If any student will be missing a class, the student is required to let the instructor know. Students should not miss more than 2 classes.
5. Students are responsible for knowing the class schedule and of any date/time changes. Often, there will be information on TMSS student announcements - check the TMSS webpage, Daily News tab. http://archive.nesd.ca/study_hall/teachers/plugins/student_Announcements/viewonly.php
6. Once students write and pass the written portions of the driver's test, they will need to validate at SGI. Once that is done, students may start driving with parents/guardians and with the driving instructor.
Remember, the cost of Driver Education at TMSS is free. If you are to take driver education on your own time, it may cost up to $1000. Therefore, we highly recommend your student participating.
-edited March 4, 2020