Winter Break Extended Until Monday, January 10, 2022

Dear Westmount Parents and Guardians, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange recently announced that the winter break for Alberta schools will be extended through next week.  January 3-7 is now a non-instruction week for students. Students are now scheduled to return to school on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. More information on this announcement is available here. Alberta Education has also announced that [...]

2021-12-31T14:23:16-07:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Updated Canadian requirements to Account for Partially Vaccinated Children  

Canada has updated their requirements to account for partially vaccinated children https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#determine-fully If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated children must follow specific requirements when you return to or enter Canada. This applies to unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated children under 12 years of age who are accompanying a parent, step-parent, guardian or [...]

2021-12-10T11:48:59-07:00December 10th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Dressing for the Weather at the EC

Winter weather has arrived in Calgary and Westmount encourages all families to ensure that children are dressed for the weather. Warm Jackets, snow pants, gloves, hats, boots (and maybe an extra pair of gloves and socks) in case the first pair gets wet. Please make sure everything is properly labeled.

2021-12-10T11:20:14-07:00December 10th, 2021|Categories: K-4|Tags: |

Letter from the CMOH Re: Vaccinations for Children Aged 5-11

Dear Staff and Families, The Deputy Minister of Education forwarded a letter (in English, in French) from Dr. Hinshaw, Chief Medical Office of Health, regarding vaccinations for children aged 5-11 years.  There has been no mention of vaccination clinics for children at the school sites and there will not be a vaccination mandate for children to attend school in-person.  There [...]

2021-11-25T12:44:05-07:00November 25th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach December 13, 14 and 15 at 7pm in the Mid-High Performing Arts Studio, 2215 Uxbridge Drive NW Westmount Advanced Acting and Technical Theatre are proud to present James and the Giant Peach. This is a family-friendly show! Performance takes place December 13, 14 and 15 in the Mid-High Performing Arts Studio. Doors open at 6:30pm; [...]

2021-11-23T09:59:54-07:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Update on Mandated Vaccination Policy for Westmount Charter School

Dear Westmount Parents and Guardians, At the October 2021 board meeting, our Board of Directors approved Policy 14 COVID-19 Risk Mitigation, a policy to mandate vaccines. The commensurate Administrative Procedure 491 COVID-19 Risk Mitigation, was also presented to the board and received their support. The policy applies to all Westmount employees, volunteers and contracted service providers. Both documents are available [...]

2021-11-15T12:43:22-07:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Dec. 2 Vaccination Update for Current Gr 7 Families

Dear Grade seven families, The grade seven vaccine program at Westmount is a catch-up program only this year and is only for those current grade seven students for whom we already have consent forms, who received their first dose of the vaccines noted below, in grade six. Vaccines are not routinely offered in Grade 7.  Click here to see the [...]

2021-11-05T15:55:53-06:00November 5th, 2021|Categories: Grade 5 - 8|Tags: |

Reminder: School Fees for the 2021/2022 School Year are Now Due and Payable

The RYCOR Online Payment system is now available in PowerSchool for you pay your 2021-2022 School Fees. RYCOR replaces the payment system in the Family Zone. Please do not log into the Family Zone to pay your fees.  You must log into your PowerSchool account to access the new fee payment system. TIMELINE To enable a smooth transition, we ask [...]

2021-11-03T22:52:17-06:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Scheduled System Maintenance November 6-12, 2021

Scheduled System Maintenance We will be doing important system maintenance from November 6-12, 2021. The outage will impact access to the following: PowerSchool PowerLearn PowerTeacher RYCOR Fee Payment System SchoolEngage We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we make these important updates to our system.

2021-11-03T22:48:23-06:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Diploma Exams, PAT’s, Learning Disruption Funding and Rapid Testing

Dear Westmount Staff and Families, I am pleased to share the following information provided to school authorities by the Minister of Education. Diploma Exams In response to feedback from students, parents and education partners about stress and anxiety around academic achievement, Alberta’s government will temporarily change the weighting of diploma exams to 10 per cent from 30 per cent for [...]

2021-10-28T11:51:35-06:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |
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