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Return To School Announcement for K-12

Dear Westmount Community, Please see the message from the Minister of Education, below. The health and safety of students and staff continues to be our top priority. Thank you for your continued diligence in implementing the health measures outlined in the Guidance For School Re-Entry - Scenario 1 and for your resilience as we adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic. Alberta’s [...]

2021-05-19T15:39:18-06:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

At-Home Learning for 2021-2022

Dear Westmount Families and Staff: All school authorities across the province received their 2021/22 budget allocations from Alberta Education.  The government committed to a principle of “holding harmless” which means that school authority budgets will be maintained at the same level as the previous year. Due to the changes established in the allocation formula effective September 2021, Westmount would have experienced [...]

2021-05-17T12:58:22-06:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |

Shift to At Home Learning for K-12 Students

To: Westmount Families and Staff Please review the message below sent to school authorities earlier this evening. The health and safety of students and staff continues to be our top priority. Thank you for your continued diligence in implementing the health measures outlined in Guidance For School Re-Entry - Scenario 1 and for your resilience as we adapt to the [...]

2021-05-05T08:47:52-06:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Information for Grade 7-12 Students Learning at Home

Dear Grade 7-12 families, The information below explains, in detail, how learning will carry on based on the information from Alberta Education. Presently Alberta Education has mandated all grade 7-12 students in the Calgary area to engage in online learning for the period of May 3rd – May 14th (this may be subject to change and we will notify families [...]

2021-04-30T12:24:12-06:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Grade 5-12|Tags: , , |

Message from the Superintendent – Grades 7-12 Shift to AHL

Dear Westmount Parents/Guardians and Staff, Many of you will have seen or heard the official announcement today by Premier Kenney declaring that a number of communities in Alberta, including the City of Calgary, will shift to at-home (online learning) for all grades 7-12 students beginning Monday, May 3, 2021.  The shift is effective for a minimum two-week period.  Alberta Health [...]

2021-04-29T18:16:43-06:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Updates to COVID-19 Reporting in Schools

To Westmount Staff and Families, We are pleased to share the information below from the Acting Deputy Minister of Education regarding changes to official communications about the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Frank Superintendent Westmount Charter School ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As students and staff returned to in-person learning this week, I recognize you have undertaken extensive preparations to make sure schools follow COVID-19 precautions [...]

2021-01-14T19:09:06-07:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Provincial Government Update on Jan. 11 Return to In-Person Learning

To our Westmount school community, We are pleased to share the following news brief with you from the provincial government.  Our schools will be open to welcome back those students who have chosen to participate in onsite learning. We wish everyone a happy, healthy and more prosperous new year. Joe Frank Superintendent All students will return to in-person learning, as [...]

2021-01-08T14:00:13-07:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |

Alberta Government Announcements November 24, 2020

Alberta Government Announcements November 24, 2020 During COVID-19 updates yesterday, Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Dina Hinshaw made important announcements about new health measures for all K-12 schools in the province. Impacts to Grade 7-12 Students Move to at-home learning (AHL) starting Monday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Jan. 8 (except during winter break, Dec. 21, 2020-Jan. 1, 2021) In-person classes [...]

2020-11-25T13:33:35-07:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

New COVID-19 Daily Checklist for Children under 18

Based on new evidence, starting November 2, there are updates to the daily COVID-19 symptoms checklist for children under 18.  The checklist for those 18 years of age and older has not changed.  Both checklists are available here. This link is also posted on the home page of the WCS website. What has changed on the checklist for those under 18? [...]

2020-10-30T13:53:08-06:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

What to Do if Your Child Has Been Identified as a Close Contact of a Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Alberta Health Services has launched a new tool to provide COVID-19 guidance for parents of children attending school (or childcare). The tool walks through symptoms and provides information about next steps for testing and isolation, when household members need to isolate and when children can return to school. The tool is now available at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16998.aspx. For a flowchart that will [...]

2020-10-28T13:44:40-06:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |
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