Parent and Student News

AHS Launches Text-Based Program to Give Albertans Hope
During this very challenging time in our province (and the world), everyone could use some kind words and a little extra hope.
Rocky View Schools Releases Learning Continuity Plan
Since the provincial government's announcement to close all schools to students in K - Gr. 12, Rocky View Schools has been working to develop a learning continuity plan for its families.
Think Parks, Not Playgrounds!
Effective immediately, Rocky View Schools’ playground structures are closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
March 20, 2020 Learning Continuity Plan Update
Earlier today, the Honourable Education Minister Adrianna LaGrange announced Alberta Education’s expectations for continuing student learning while in-school classes are canceled due to the current health emergency.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Today, Rocky View Schools (RVS) sent out an important parent memorandum from Alberta Health (AH) regarding the Coronavirus. As is the official protocol, RVS will take its direction from AH in protecting the health and safety of our communities.
March 13, 2020 AHS Update
At 4 pm this afternoon, Alberta Health Services (AHS) invited RVS and school boards to a telephone town hall meeting Saturday, March 14, 2020 to discuss its advice to keeping schools safe for students. In her address, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, AHS chief medical officer of health, is not recommending school closures at this time.
March 15, 2020, Schools Closed to Students
Effective March 16, 2020, schools will be closed to students until further notice. This directive was set by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, at approximately 4:30 today due to the detection of community transmission of COVID-19. Staff is expected to report to their school to prepare for the weeks ahead.
March 13, 2020, COVID-19 Update
As circumstances and Alberta Health Services decisions surrounding COVID-19 continue to evolve, Rocky View Schools is working diligently to respond to events as they unfold.
March 12, 2020, COVID-19/School Field Trips Update
Rocky View Schools continues to make the health and safety of all stakeholders a top priority and as such, it has made decisions involving field trips and implemented protocols to focus on containment of COVID-19 and keeping its communities safe.
Trustees Identify Key Budget Priorities for 2020/21
Following the jurisdiction's Phase 1 Budget Priorities Survey, Rocky View Schools Board of Trustees approved its budget priorities for the upcoming school year.
Rocky View Schools Travel Update
Amid the rapidly changing global situation involving novel Coronovirus (COVID-19), the jurisdiction would like to reassure parents that it is committed to the safety of its staff and students and is continually monitoring the situation.
2020/21 Public Board Meeting Schedule Set
The Board recently approved its public meeting schedule for the 2020/21 school year.
Trustees Celebrate Students' First-Year on The Farm
Since September 2019, Rocky View Schools' The Farm has provided a group of Gr. 9/10 students with a unique opportunity to learn how agricultural practices apply to backyard and urban environments, as well as large scale farming operations.
RVS Introduces New Curling Helmet Requirement
Effective immediately, all staff and students participating in extra-curricular curling activities must wear helmets.
Shining a Light on Men's Mental Health
Discussions surrounding mental health issues take place every day. But one area, which needs more attention and focus, is men's mental health.
2020 Provincial Budget Announcement
Rocky View Schools to work through the implications of new funding model in coming weeks.
Decked Out in Pink to Raise Awareness
Pink Shirt Day was visible throughout the jurisdiction! All Rocky View Schools participated in the annual worldwide movement, which raises awareness around bullying prevention.
It's Pink Shirt Day!
Held each year on the last Wednesday in February, Pink Shirt Day helps to raise awareness around bullying prevention. Today, join Rocky View Schools by wearing pink and saying no to bullying!
Cochrane to Host Second Student Accommodation Meeting
Tonight, Cochrane-area parents are invited to attend a student accommodation meeting, Feb. 25, 2020, at 7 p.m. at Mitford School. Accommodation options under consideration for students in K to Gr. 8 will be discussed.
Creating Confidence in Middle School Students
Being a teenager isn't easy - and building confidence in middle school students is no easy feat either. Watch Rocky View Schools' latest RockyTalks video, which features Gr. 8 student Madi talking about Grade 8 Leaders.
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