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Preparing for a Safe Return to School Informational Video

Good afternoon Westmount Families, Further to yesterday's message regarding September 2020 return to school, we have prepared an informational video describing some of the things we are able to do now to prepare, regardless of whether we return to a scenario 1 or 2.  Our plans are based on current best information from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Alberta [...]

2020-07-02T11:22:24-06:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |

Message from the Superintendent – Re-Entry Planning

Dear Staff and Parents/Guardians, The attached document is provided to inform you about our school re-entry planning process and progress.  The document is an overview of the areas for attention in establishing a safe and healthy environment for staff and students anticipating school re-entry in September. Our Health and Safety Team has been working to develop a detailed plan defined in [...]

2020-06-29T12:13:12-06:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , |

Message from the Superintendent – AB Education Update

Dear Staff and Westmount Community, The message and information below has been shared by the Minister of Education.  We are referencing the guidelines in our preparation to anticipate one of three re-entry scenarios.  You will receive updates as we work through the guidelines toward a final decision on August 1st. Thank you for your continuing support. Joe Frank Superintendent   Getting [...]

2020-06-12T10:51:21-06:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , , |

Message from the Superintendent – School Re-Entry Planning

Dear Parents/Guardians, As we begin the final few weeks of the current school year and look forward to school re-entry in the fall, I want to assure you that we are engaging in strategic planning processes. Alberta Education has directed school authorities to prepare for three possible scenarios: Schools reopen to normal operations. Schools are open for classes with some health [...]

2020-06-04T09:02:19-06:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , |

New Help Line & Email from Alberta Education

Dear Westmount Community, The following information has been provided by the Minister of Education. Alberta Education has instituted a help line and email for parents of students, particularly those with disabilities, during COVID-19 and at-home learning. The line is 780-422-6548 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000, followed by the 10-digit phone number) or via email at studentsupport@gov.ab.ca. Even with the excellent [...]

2020-05-06T14:21:31-06:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Update from the Minister of Education

Dear Westmount Families, Please see the message below from the Minister of Education. As announced yesterday by Premier Kenney during the release of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy, the province has made the decision to not have students return to in-school classes for the remainder of the academic year. While I know many of you anticipated this decision, I do understand it [...]

2020-05-01T13:11:23-06:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |

High School Class Scheduling, Online Recordings & Assessment

Hello Westmount Mid-High Families, We want to thank our students and families for their resilience and support as we all embark on a steep learning curve in our new learning model.  As we adjust and re-adjust throughout this process, we want to take this time to share specific information, in order to support your understanding of how things are being [...]

2020-04-22T15:07:31-06:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Grade 5-12|Tags: , |

Online Tutors for K-12 Students

Dear Partner Research Schools, The Werklund School of Education is proud to enhance learning by coordinating online tutors for K-12 students in need of extra support this year. If parents/students in your community would benefit from additional academic support - including reading sessions, subject-specific tutoring, or general study - we'll match them with a preservice teacher in Werklund's BEd program who can [...]

2020-04-24T09:32:45-06:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , , |

#8 Educational Continuity Plan: COVID-19 FAQ’s

Dear Westmount Community, Further to the yesterdays update from Alberta Education, the following additional information has been provided: Educational Continuity Plan: COVID-19 FAQ’s. Westmount updates on COVID-19 may be found at https://www.westmountcharter.com/parents/health-updates/. Take care. Update #8

2020-03-21T08:46:46-06:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , |

#7 Elementary Campus Update – March 20, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students: Everyone at the Elementary Campus has been working very hard this week to figure out how we can best deliver exciting programming to our students.  While we are all trying to navigate uncertain and unpredictable times, we recognize that your each family’s experiences and circumstances are different. We believe it is vitally important that our programming [...]

2020-03-20T13:33:03-06:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , |

#6 MH Campus Update – March 20, 2020

Hello Westmount Mid-High Community, Thank you for your patience this week as we worked through planning for after the break. We hope you are all well. We have a few updates, based on current information and the recent Alberta Education News Release, March 20, 2020. Course Selection in PowerSchool has been extended until April 5, 2020. Descriptions of the courses [...]

2020-03-20T13:33:16-06:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Grade 5-12|Tags: , , |
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