DDS School Council
Thank you to everyone involved in our council.
See the Council page for details
An important change has been made to our report cards. You will notice three areas that represent a system-wide initiative to implement the reporting of the Results: Citizenship, Personal Development, and Character. You will also notice that no assessment indicator is given until the final reporting period, and that blank boxes will appear in this area in reporting periods 1 and 2. Please refer to the teacher’s comments for your child’s assessment during these reporting times.
(Lunchroom, Bus, Instructional and Materials Fees, etc)
School fees provide schools with essential learning resources that ensure students are presented with the best possible learning enrichment opportunities. In this section, information is provided on the various fees at our schools as well as information about fee waivers.
We would love to hear from you! You can contact Karin in our school office to apply for Security Clearance so that you will be able to volunteer. Please bring in 2 pieces of ID (including one photo ID.) Once clearance has been received from the Calgary Police Service, it is good for 5 years, even with a change of schools. If you have received clearance at another CBE school we can contact the previous school and have the clearance transferred.
Digital Citizenship at Douglasdale School:
Digital citizenship is a comprehensive approach to the use of digital technologies that spans student education from K-12 and into adulthood. Digital citizenship is not a single lesson or unit nor is it centred on a specific technology.Digital citizenship should be practiced in every course, throughout the school and at home. It is an ongoing partnership between teachers, students and parents. Just as teachers build an awareness of the importance of digital citizenship at school, parents build and reinforce these concepts with their children at home. Students need to approach any use of technology with the digital citizenship components in mind.
A Learner Accessible Network (LAWN) allowing students to use personal devices to connect with theiInternet at school is being introduced throughout the CBE.
It is important to note that the new network will honour existing content filtering levels. Sites that are currently blocked in a school will remain blocked on a student's own device. Principals and teachers will still retain discretion over when students can use this network in class.
SMARTBoards and Learning
Our school is participating in an exciting project focussed on the integrated use of the SMARTBoard in teaching and learning. We have found that the software developed for this innovative input device is a powerful tool on any computer screen. Here is a document that gives instructions on how to download the software at home. Students and parents are encouraged to explore the use of this program.
Download SmartNotebook software
Let us know what you think about this tool and about the discoveries that you and your family make.
MediaSmarts Web site
21st Century Learners
We are working to provide excellent learning experiences using technology in our school.Our Innovative Learning team have developed a comprehensive description of
'The 21st Century Learner'.
We have used this work in developing our School Development Plan.
Let us know if this information fits with what you see as important for your child(ren).