Parent and Student News

Have a safe long weekend!
Just a reminder that there are no classes Friday May 18 (Professional Learning Day) or Monday May 21 (Victoria Day).
Girls in STEAM Day
Joan Kollewyn, Technology Learning Specialist – Rocky View Schools’ fourth Girls in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Day on March 5 was a resounding success! Over 55 girls met with 14 professionals representing many different STEAM fields – university students, aerospace engineers, chiropractors, physiotherapists, accountants, archaeologists, optometrists, a professor in GIS and Geomatics, a director of digital technologies, entrepreneurs in fashion and technology, and a pilot. What was really important during the day was the opportunity for these students to learn from women working in STEAM fields, to hear their stories about the many pathways their lives have taken and the opportunities they found. They learned that not everything takes a direct path; it often it takes time to see where life will lead. You just need the courage to take a leap!
Calling All Indigenous Student Leaders!
Do you know a First Nations, Métis or Inuit student completing their final year of high school, who has demonstrated academic success and a commitment to preserving Indigenous languages and culture?
Soundbites - May 2018
It's May, and we are more than ready for the 'May flowers' that are supposed to follow the April 'snow' showers! It signifies the end of some things and the beginning of others, saying good-bye to Grade 12 students as they near the end of their time in Rocky View Schools and saying hello to the new intake of Kindergarten students who will begin their RVS journey this fall.
Kids Learn to Defend Their Data with New Privacy Game
A new game is coming to Canadian classrooms and homes, designed not just to entertain children, but also to teach them how to protect their privacy.
Airdrie RCMP and Airdrie Fire Department Warn of Thinning Ice
Airdrie is finally starting to see warmer temperatures and with that comes melting ice on ponds, creeks, and canals.
School Calendars Approved
At the Board of Trustees’ Feb. 8, 2018, meeting, school calendars for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 were approved.
Strong Parent Seminars
A shared goal across all schools in RVS is to promote excellent mental health and provide support to families.
When Is Sick Too Sick For School?
Check out this handy resource from Rocky View School's Attendance Innovation Campaign
PAT Exam Schedule
Starting in the 2017/2018 school year, grades 6 and 9 Provincial Achievement Tests will be administered to students in an administration window provided by Alberta Education rather than according to pre-set schedules.
Criminal Record Checks
Rocky View Schools requires all volunteers to submit acceptable Criminal Record Checks (CRC) prior to engaging in volunteer activities at schools.
Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents
Being a parent has never been easy, but it can be very challenging when your kids start using the Internet.
Communication with Parents
To enhance consistency in the way Rocky View Schools communicates with parents about their child’s educational journey, teachers across Rocky View Schools are working to standardize their communication practices.
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