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We now have 8 buses serving our school transportation needs. Please be
sure to send a note with your child if there will be a change in buses.
Please ensure that your child brings it into the office early in the morning
so we can make the changes on the bus boards. Even though we provide transportation,
it is the parents’ responsibility to get the children to school.
If you miss the bus, please call 403-287–1335 for assistance.
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Board of Education Alternative Program Bus Route Information.
For safety reasons, if you are dropping off or picking up students, please
drop off your students in front of the school and not in the parking lot.
Children need to be encouraged to walk on the sidewalks and not through
the parking lot. We share the parking lot with Colonel Walker and there
are no extra spaces available - please do not park in the parking lot.
Visitors in the School
All visitors are required to check in at the front office” to: For safety reasons, all visitors (including parents/caregivers) are required to sign-in at the front office. A school visitor tag will be provided and MUST be worn at all times. Thank you for helping us to keep our school safe.
Calgary Health Region
Public Health Nurses work with students, parents, and teachers to improve
the health and well being of students and families. A public health nurse
is available at your school to make sure your children are protected against
certain communicable diseases and answer any questions you may have about
Although we realize that the cell phone has become an important communication
tool in today’s world, it is not something that students need to
be using during the school day. Students who bring cell phones will not
be allowed to have them turned on before 3:00 p.m. inside of the school
building. If they choose to use them before school or over the lunch hour,
they must be outside of the building. In emergency situations, parents
needing to contact their children during the day must call the office
and speak with one of our secretaries. They will gladly access your child
or pass on an urgent message.
Students are coming to school with very expensive possessions such as
iPods, disc men, cell phones, game boys etc.
Unfortunately, such items are very attractive to thieves and sadly many
of these items disappear from classrooms, backpacks, busses, and pockets.
Parents, please discourage your children from having valuable items with
them during the school day. We cannot accept responsibility for lost or
damaged possessions and we don’t want to see your children disappointed.
We will be working closely this year on attendance. We will review any
student that has missed five or days in a month. Thank you for your support.
Smoking is strictly prohibited on school property. Students will be suspended
if observed smoking and their parents informed.
All K-3 students must have an adult to pick them up
from their bus in the afternoon.
For student absences:
Please call the attendance line at 403-777-7860, then press 1.
Leave a message with the student’s name, the date, the reason for the absence,
and the name of the person reporting the absence.
Thank you to all those parents who use the attendance line!
For bus changes:
If a student is going to be picked up after school, or taking a different bus,
please send a note with the student to their teacher.
Students without notes will be put on their regular bus.
Please do not call the classroom teacher to leave messages
as the teachers do not check messages until the end of the day.
For parents/volunteers/visitors to the school:
Please sign in and out at the office.
For anyone picking up students:
During school hours, please sign students out at the office.
For concerns or questions regarding busing:
Please contact Southland Transportation at 403-287-1335 or 403-253-9322.
For field trips:
We will not allow students to phone home for verbal consent to go on field trips.
In order for a student to attend a field trip, the permission form (and money when necessary)
must be returned by the due date in order for the student to attend the field trip.
Parent Guides for Provincial Achievement Tests
Parent Guides for the provincial achievement tests to be written in May/June 2011 can be found at http://www.education.alberta.ca/parents/resources/exams.aspx
These Parent Guides give details on the achievement tests and the curriculum details for each subject area in:
The website also provides a 10 minute streaming video resource to explain to