Calgary Board of Education R.T. Alderman School
725 Mapleton Drive S.E., Calgary AB T2J 1S1 | Grades 5-9
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2017-2018 RTA Traditional Calendar (pdf)

Apr.20: Non-Instructional Day
Apr.23: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Apr.23: Band Camp
Apr.24: 8SA & 8SB National Geographic
Apr.25: 9RA CT Centre
Apr.26: Reptile Club
Apr.27: F1 (1A,2A,3A,4A)
Apr.27: 8SA Roots 2 Stem
Apr.30: 6,5,4,3,2,1
May 1: Gr. 5 & Gr. 9 Vaccinations
May 3: Gr. 5 Telus Spark
May 3: Spring Photos
May 3: Gr. 8 Bamfield Interest Meeting 6:30 PM
May 4: F2 (5A, 6A, 1B, 2B)
May 4: Gr. 8s Southland Leisure Centre
May 7: 1,2,3,4,5,6
May 8: Gr. 8SA Alberta Prosthetic Centre
May 9: Track and Field Meet
May 10: School Council & Parent Association 6:30 PM
May 10: 5SA & 5SB Glenbow Museum
May 10: Gr. 6 LA PAT
May 11: F3 (3B, 4B, 5B, 6B)
May 11: Gr. 9 LA PAT Jumping Pound
May 14: 6,5,4,3,2,1
May 15: Gr. 8SA Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
May 16: Gr. 6 Scientist in the Classroom
May 17: Gr. 8SA Roots 2 Stem 9:15 AM
May 18: Non-Instructional Day
May 21: 1,2,3,4,5,6
May 22: Gr. 8RA Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
May 22: Gr. 5SA & 5SB Blackfoot Crossing
May 23: Band Spring Concert, LBHS
May 24: Gr. 9 Farewell and Heritage Park
May 25: F1 (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A)
May 25: Gr. 8SA Junior Science Day, Calaway Park
May 28: 6,5,4,3,2,1
May 29: Gr. 5SA Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
May 30: Gr. 5 and Gr. 9 Vaccinations (alternative date)
May 30: Gr. 7s Pow Wow
June 1: RTA Pep Rally
June 1: Welcome to RTA, 1:45 PM








Welcome to R.T. Alderman School

2018 Provincial Achievement Test Schedule


May 10: Gr. 6 LA: Part A
May 11: Gr. 9 LA: Part A
June 14: Gr. 6 Science
June 15: Gr. 6 LA: Part B
June 18: Gr. 6 Math
June 19: Gr. 6 SS
June 20: Gr. 9 Science
June 22: Gr. 9 LA: Part B
June 25: Gr. 9 Math

June 26: Gr. 9 SS


Important Changes for Students at Maple Ridge and R.T. Alderman Schools


As follow up to a notice sent February 2, 2018, the Calgary Board of Education has continued to monitor enrolment in the regular program at both Maple Ridge and R.T. Alderman schools. With the lottery process having now been completed at each school for the Science Program, we have a better understanding of the regular program enrolment expected at the schools for the upcoming school year.

Due to significant decline in enrolment in the regular program at both schools, there will be a change in designation for the regular program for students living in the Maple Ridge and Willow Park communities. All kindergarten to Grade 9 students will be designated to Acadia and David Thompson schools for 2018-19, with the exception of Grade 9 students at R.T. Alderman School. There are sufficient numbers to run a Grade 9 class in the regular program for the 2018-2019 school year at R.T. Alderman School.

Regular program school designations for students living in Maple Ridge and Willow Park will now be as follows:


School Year

School Name



David Thompson
R.T. Alderman

K-Grade 6
Grade 7 Grade 8
Grade 9


David Thompson

K-Grade 6
Grade 7 Grade 9


Can my child transfer to the Science Program at Maple Ridge or R.T. Alderman schools?

Yes, there will be space available for your child in the Science Program at their respective schools for the 2018-2019 school year. Your school principal will be in contact with you on how to make the transfer to the Science Program.

Will students need to register at the new school location?

Students moving with the program to Acadia and David Thompson Schools do not need to apply for a transfer or re-register. Program enrolment automatically moves with the student. If a student wishes to transfer to the Science Program, they will need to let their current schools know.

How will students get to school?

School walk zones and attendance areas can be found using the CBE’s Find a School tool. Students who are attending their designated school and who live beyond the walk zone are eligible for transportation services.  Visit Busing & Transportation for more information.

What support will families and students receive during the transition?

All four schools involved in this transition will be working closely together to provide smooth transitions for families. Each school will provide support in transitioning students, such as hosting an information session, offering a school tour or other means of communication. Your school will advise of these opportunities once they are determined.

When a student with complex learning needs moves from one school to another, the supports required to fulfill the IPP requirements move with them. Teachers and staff at the former and new school collaborate to ensure the student’s needs are met.

If you want to learn more about these changes and what they mean for your family, you are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM at RT Alderman School located at 725 Mapleton Dr SE.  The principals of Maple Ridge, RT Alderman, Acadia and David Thompson Schools as well as the Area 5 director and staff from the CBE Planning & Transportation department will be at the meeting to provide information and answer questions.

We understand that this is a significant change for some families. We are committed to working closely with you throughout this transition. You can call the Area 5 office at 403-777-8412 (extension 0) if you have questions.


Sylvie Monfette                             Carrie Edwards
Director, Area 5                            Director
                                                 Planning & Transportation


View Letter to Parents (pdf)



Phys Ed Updates


Badminton Practice
Junior Team (Grade 7 and 8)
 Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30PM – 4:45PM
 April 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th
Senior Team (Grade 8 and 9)
 Tuesday and Thursdays 3:30PM – 4:45PM
 April 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th
Badminton Tournaments
 Monday April 30th
 Junior Tournament
 4:00pm – 6:15pm (approx..)
 E.P. Scarlett School
 Tuesday May 1st
 Senior Tournament
 4:00pm – 6:15pm (approx.)
 E.P. Scarlett School


CYSF Science Fair Countdown


Thursday, April 12, 2018: Student/Project Check-in and Set-up Day

  • Participants will receive a Student/Project Check-in Form with two labels attached and a Safety Check-in Form. The Student/Project Check-in Form must be signed by a parent or a guardian. RTA students should bring both of these to Check-in and Set-up Day. You cannot register without your signed forms.
  • Make sure you have transportation to and from the University of Calgary's Olympic Oval. Normally this will be your parents or someone your parents have made arrangements with.
  • Make sure that you have your project and materials (ie. tools, etc.) that you may need to help set up.

Friday, April 12, 2018: Judging Day

  • Arrive on time! You will receive a schedule.
  • Make sure you that have your log book available for judges to view.
  • Bring a book to read, homework, game, etc to pass the time between judges' visits.

Saturday, April 14, 2018: Public Viewing and Award Ceremony

  • Arrive on time! You will receive a schedule.
  • Please stay for the whole morning, as we need everyone present for the public viewing and the Awards Ceremony.
  • Good luck!
Grade 9 Information



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CBE Open Houses and Events

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High School Information Guide (pdf)

Detailed High School Information Guide (pdf)


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2017-2018 RTA Student-Parent Handbook


2017-2018 Back-to-School Information


2017-2018 Friday Rotation Schedule (pdf)

2017-2018 RTA Traditional Calendar (pdf)
2017-2018 Bell Times Communication (pdf )

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Bell Schedule 2017-18

Period 1: 8:55 – 9:53
Period 2: 9:53 – 10:51
Period 3: 10:51 – 11:49
Lunch: 11:49 - 12:35
Period 4: 12:36 - 1:34
Period 5: 1:34 – 2:32
Period 6: 2:32 – 3:30

Period 1: 8:55 - 9:47
Period 2: 9:47 - 10:39
Nutrition Break: 10:39 - 10:46
Period 3: 10:46 - 11:38
Period 4: 11:38 - 12:30