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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: , |

Halloween Guidance from Indigenous Corporate Training (ICT)

In keeping with Westmount’s desire to further the work of Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, we would like to share information from the Indigenous Corporate Training group and ask that we all consider it thoughtfully as we prepare our children for Trick or Treating on Sunday. Indigenous Corporate Training offers “cautionary advice" on choosing appropriate adult or children Halloween [...]

2021-10-26T10:48:45-06:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

COVID Checklist Clarification Update

Dear Westmount staff and Community, During the September 23, 2021 COVID update Dr. Hinshaw provided clarity regarding the new daily checklist: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/56c020ed-1782-4c6c-bfdd-5af36754471f/resource/58957831-a4ab-45ff-9a8e-3c6af7c1622e/download/covid-19-information-alberta-health-daily-checklist-2021-09.pdf Dr. Hinshaw communicated that she has added a new recommendation for any unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals when there is a positive COVID case in their household. The new recommendation is that any unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals [...]

2021-09-23T21:43:20-06:00September 24th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Bottle Drive October 14th

The first bottle drive of the 2021 – 2022 school year is happening on Thursday, October 14 at both campuses! On October 14, bottles may be dropped off before school (8-8:30 am) or in the afternoon from 3:00 to 3:30 pm at the following locations: the church parking lot beside the Mid-High campus OR at the corner of  5 Ave. NW and 32 [...]

2021-09-24T00:22:00-06:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |
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