Common 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 403.945.4125. 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 December 31 of the year the child begins Kindergarten. For students enrolling in Grade 1, they must have turned six years of age by September 1 of 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 counsellor 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 Airdrie, 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 > Programs of Choice."

In the event of severe weather, how can I find out about school closures?
More information on school closures due to inclement weather can be found on the RVS website under "Transportation".

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 "Jurisdiction".

When are your Board meetings and times?
Our Board of Trustees meet at 10 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays 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 "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 and date with you two weeks prior to the meeting. For more information call 403.945.4004.

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