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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: , , |

Bill 15, the Choice in Education Act Introduced by Alberta Education

Please see the message below from the Minister of Education. Today, I was proud to introduce Bill 15, the Choice in Education Act, which will protect choice within Alberta’s robust and diverse education system. If passed, the bill will amend the Education Act to affirm that parents, not politicians, have the right to choose the kind of education they feel is [...]

2020-05-28T15:51:16-06:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Westmount Staff and Families from AHS

Alberta Health Services has provided updated information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Please see the memo below. Additional Links Previous Updates Alberta Health Services COVID-19 Travel Advisories Public Health Agency of Canada AHS Parent Letter March 3 - English AHS Parent Letter March 3 - French

2020-03-04T09:45:13-07:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , , |

Registration Now Open for Pascal Cayley Fermat (PCF) contest set, and the Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) Math Contests

It has been a frigid and bitter week, but there is something bright on the horizon (many things, actually)! We are opening up registration for two contest sets today, the Pascal Cayley Fermat (PCF) contest set, and the Canadian Computing Competition (CCC). If you are interested in participating in either of these contests, come to room 320 at lunch on [...]

2020-01-17T08:39:20-07:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Grade 5-12|Tags: , |

Cold Weather Advisory

As extreme cold and wind chill values continue in Calgary, please ensure your child is prepared and dressed for the weather. As getting to and from school can be challenging during cold weather, please be aware that it is not uncommon for transit complications to occur when it is this cold. The safety and security of our students is of [...]

2020-01-15T13:21:28-07:00January 11th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |

School Threats Believed to be a Swatting Incident

Thank you to our parents who have made us aware of a story currently in the local news regarding threats made to Calgary schools today. We are including the link to CBC Calgary news.  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/swatting-calgary-police-hoax-schools-1.5377736.  We will continue to be vigilant at both campuses, however this time, we will follow the lead of the Calgary Police Service who do not [...]

2019-11-28T22:45:09-07:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Proposed Choice in Education Act

Dear Parents/Guardians, The government has committed to bring forward a Choice in Education Act.  This proposed Act will affirm parents’ rights as primary decision-makers in their child’s education, and support choice. The proposed Act will focus on affirming and supporting choice within the existing education framework.  This is not a discussion about changing the fundamental structures or governance of Alberta’s [...]

2019-11-22T12:44:37-07:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |
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