Commonly Asked Questions
I'm new to Rocky View Schools. What school will my child attend?
Based on the location of their primary residence, students are directed to a designated school. School designations can be obtained by calling our Facilities Planning Department at 403.945.4009. We ask that you have on hand your street address or, for rural parents, your legal land description.
What age does my child have to be to enter Kindergarten?
A student entering Kindergarten must be five years of age by the last day of February of the year the child begins Kindergarten. For students enrolling in Grade 1, they must have turned six years of age by the last day of February the year they begin Grade 1. Parents should watch for Advanced Registration information to be released in January of each year through local papers and this website.
My child has a special need? Whom do I call?
Your best source of information is your child's designated school. Working as a team, your child's teacher, the school principal, and/or school counselor can link you to special services available through our Learning Department and community.
Does Rocky View Schools offer French Immersion?
Yes! For parents who want their child to become bilingual in Canada's two official languages, we offer French Immersion Programming in four of our communities: City of Airdire, Town of Cochrane, Town of Chestermere and Springbank. Each program is operated out of multiple track schools, which means French, English, and other programs run consecutively under one roof. For more information see French Immersion under "Programs and Learning Services."
In the event of severe weather, how can I find out about school closures?
Contact the Rocky View Transportation Information Line at 403.250.0016
Check the home page of the RVS website and look for updates on RVS' Facebook page and Twitter account
We notify the following local radio stations of school closures or bus cancellations:
Radio - Air 106.1, 91.5 FM, CBC, CHFM Lite96, 66 CFR, JACK FM, QR77, Countary 105, CKMX 1060, CJAY 92
Broadcast - CTV, Global, City TV
When are your Christmas and Spring Break holidays scheduled?
Dates for Christmas and Spring Break holidays may differ slightly from year to year. For exact dates this school calendar year, look for school calendars under "Our Jurisdiction".
When are your Board meetings and times?
Our Board of Trustees meets at 10:00 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year. This public meeting is held at the Education Centre in Airdrie at 2651 Chinook Winds Drive, SW. A summary of the agenda is on our website under "Our Board and Policies".
How can I make a presentation to the Board of Trustees?
In addition to contacting Trustees individually, our Board welcomes presentations from community groups, parents, schools councils, and businesses on a wide variety of topics and issues. Public presentations can be scheduled at Trustees' monthly Board Meeting. To book a presentation, we ask that you send a written request, along with a copy of your presentation, at least two weeks in advance of the meeting to our Superintendent's Office at 2651 Chinook Winds Drive, SW, Airdrie. We will confirm your presentation time & date with you two weeks prior to the meeting. For more information call 403.945.4004.