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Alberta Education K - Gr. 12 Re-Entry Plan
The Ministry of Education has released its plan that lays out the different scenarios our schools may face come September – with the assurance of putting student and staff safety first.
Don't Forget to Download Rocky View Schools' App
RVS’ app provide quick and easy access to a wealth of information about the jurisdiction. The RVS app can be downloaded from the App Store (apple) or Google Play (android).
School Re-Entry Plan
As you are aware, schools across Alberta are preparing plans for school re-entry in September 2020. To ensure its communities are informed, Rocky View Schools has created an online repository to keep stakeholders up-to-date on the most recent developments.
School Re-Entry - Aug. 7 Update
With the return to school fast approaching Rocky Views Schools (RVS) is continuing to finalize plans that allow for the safe return to school for our students and staff.
Special Board Meeting - Aug. 20, 2020
A special Board meeting has been called for 10 a.m. on Aug. 20, 2020. Please use the Zoom link to access the meeting.
Choose How Your Child/ren Access Education This Fall
With four ways for your child/ren to be educated this year, RVS needs to hear from families, by 9 a.m., Aug. 24, 2020, about which learning delivery approach your child/ren will take.
School Re-entry - Aug. 14 Update
Rocky View Schools’ (RVS) priority is the safety and wellbeing of our 26,000+ students and 2,500+ staff and we are confident by working together, we can minimize risks and provide a safe and caring learning environment in 2020/2021.
Parent Q&A Updates - Aug 18
RVS' School Re-Entry Parent Q&A page has been updated with over 20 new responses, including three new sections: Choosing Your Child's Education Option; In-class Learning and Supporting Learning While Self Isolating or Ill.
School Re-entry - Aug 21 Update
If you have not yet let us know of your intentions, we strongly encourage you to complete the Learning Intent Form before the 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24 deadline. We also want to take this opportunity to inform you of some recent updates.
Special Board Meeting - Aug. 25, 2020
A special Board meeting has been called for 2 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2020. Please use the Zoom link to access the meeting.
School Re-entry - Aug. 28 Update
We are excited to welcome back approximately 85 per cent of RVS students to in-person classes, just over 11.5 per cent to RVS Online Learning and about 1 per cent to RVS’ homeschooling option this September.
Preparing for RVS Online Learning
RVS Online learning will be authentic instruction, with the classroom teacher instructing your child based on a regular schedule, with ongoing feedback and individual check ins.
Westbrook School Opens its (New) Doors!
Rocky View Schools (RVS) is excited to announce that Westbrook School has welcomed staff and students into its highly anticipated new building.
A.E Bowers Elementary Celebrates Opening of New Playground
Airdrie school holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new playground, Sept. 17, 2020.
RVS Updates Scenario 1/2 Plans
Based on updated information from AHS we have adjusted our scenario plans.
Parent Letter - Sept. 25, 2020
As we come to the end of September, the Board of Trustees would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your part in Rocky View Schools’ (RVS) successful return to school.
Windsong Heights Launches Book in Support of Sanctuary Wolfdog
A neglected Irish Wolfhound named Horton was rescued in 2015 and brought to the Yamnuska Wolf Dog Sanctuary. To fundraise, two students from Windsong wrote a book 'Horton Hears Our Howls' with proceeds going towards Horton's continued care.
Today is World Teachers' Day
Since 1994, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has celebrated World Teachers' Day. Today, let's celebrate the wonderful teachers in Rocky View Schools!
Trustees Approve Spending Plan for Safe Return to Class Fund
At their Oct. 8, 2020, meeting, RVS Board of Trustees approved the spending plan for the $9.2 million allocated to Rocky View Schools through the federal government's Safe Return to Class Fund.
Parent Letter - Nov. 13, 2020
As you are likely aware the Government of Alberta announced new COVID-19 public health measures that will come into effect Friday, Nov. 13. We wanted to inform you of some temporary changes that may affect your child(ren).
Parent Letter: Kindergarten to Gr. 6 - Nov. 25
Kindergarten to Grade 6 students engaging in face-to-face learning in RVS will continue in-person learning until Dec. 18, which is our scheduled last day prior to winter break. Bus transportation for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 will continue as planned.
Parent Letter: Gr. 7 to 12 - Nov. 25
The Government of Alberta announced that as of Monday, Nov. 30, the province will shift to Scenario 3 for students in Grades 7 to 12 across the province. This means all Rocky View Schools (RVS) students in Grades 7 to 12 currently taking classes in-person will begin learning at-home through temporary online learning using a variety of digital means.
Temporary At-Home Learning Parent/Student Guide for Gr. 7 to 12
RVS has created a guide outlining additional information on what parents and students can expect as well as how they will be supported throughout this temporary online learning period (Nov. 30 - Jan. 8).
Parent Letter - Nov. 30
Given the current transition many Rocky View Schools (RVS) families are experiencing this week as Grades 7 to 12 students move to temporary at-home online learning, we are extending the deadline for families to decide if they will change their child’s learning method (in-school or online). This change would be effective Feb. 1, 2021 and students would be committed to that mode of schooling for the remainder of the school year.
Parent Letter - Dec. 3
In preparation for your decision regarding the learning method (in-school or online) you will commit your child to from February 2021 for the remainder of the school year, more information has been provided on our website.
Temporary At-Home Learning Parent/Student Guide for K-Gr. 6
RVS has created a guide outlining additional information on what parents and students can expect as well as how they will be supported throughout this temporary online learning period for K to Gr. 6. (Jan. 4 to Jan. 8).
Parent Letter - Jan 8
The period to decide the learning method (in-school or online) for students in Grades 1 to 9* this spring is quickly approaching. SchoolEngage will open at 8 a.m. on Jan. 11. Families will have until 5 p.m. on Jan. 15 to commit your child to a learning method from Feb. 8, 2021, until the end of the school year. If no selection is made, those students will remain in their current learning method.
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for the 2021/22 school year opens Jan. 18.
Supporting Our Students as They Transition Back Inside Schools or Online
Rocky View Schools (RVS) provided families with the option to switch their child’s learning method part-way through the 2020/21 school year. We understand it will be an adjustment for those students re-entering schools or moving to online learning for the first time this February.
Parent Webinars for New Online Students
To support families with students switching to RVS Online Learning for the second half of the year, RVS held two parent webinars on Feb. 2.
Winter Weather Days
On days winter weather conditions are too severe, Rocky View Schools (RVS) may decide to close schools to keep students and staff safe. While this is rare, it is important families know what will happen and where to go for information.
Free Webinar - Keeping Your Kids Healthy and Happy During the Pandemic
On Feb. 22, the University of Calgary will host a free webinar exploring how to keep your kids healthy and happy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
RVS to Provide Feedback on Government’s Draft K-6 Curriculum Without Participating in Pilot
RVS' Board of Trustees and Administration have determined a path forward with the draft Kindergarten – Grade 6 curriculum released by the Government of Alberta on March 29, 2021. Given the reality that the pandemic will continue to impact schools well into the 2021/22 school year and the burden this creates for teachers and students, RVS has decided not to pilot the draft curriculum in classrooms.
Reach Beyond Your Classroom with Rocky View Schools
RVS offers a full range of core studies tailored to meet the needs of our students. These immersive, unique programs are available to many high school students and offer opportunities beyond regular classrooms.
2020 Terry Fox Run Fundraising
Rocky View Schools is pleased to highlight recent fundraising efforts by students in the school division. Through participation in the 2020 Terry Fox Run, students at 42 schools in locations including Airdrie, Beiseker, Bragg Creek, Chestermere, Cochrane, Crossfield, Langdon and Springbank, raised a total of $47,621.62 for cancer research.
Parent Letter - April 29, 2021
The Government of Alberta announced that Grade 7 to 12 students attending in-person classes in “hot spot regions” will be temporarily taught at home online starting May 3, 2021, for at least two weeks as part of new regional restrictions.
Parent Letter May 1 – Westbrook School Moves Online
Westbrook School students will move to temporary at-home learning starting May 3.
Parent Letter May 1 - Fireside School Moves Online
Fireside School students will move to temporary at-home learning starting May 3.
Parent Letter May 2 - Mitford School Moves Online
Mitford School students will move to temporary at-home learning starting May 3.
Parent Letter - RVS Online School Registration Now Open
Rocky View Schools (RVS) is pleased to share the news with families that we will offer an online learning option next year for Grade 1 to 12 students. Please review the following information to ensure you register in time if you intend to have your child attend online school next year.
Parent Letter: Graduation Update May 13, 2021
RVS has made the difficult but necessary decision that all schools across Rocky View Schools will proceed with virtual only graduations.
RVS Students K – Gr. 12 Return to In-Person Learning Tuesday, May 25
This afternoon the Alberta Government announced that students from K to Gr. 12 will be returning to in-person learning Tuesday, May 25, after the long-weekend.
Parent Letter: Rapid Testing Pilot
RVS has agreed to participate in the Government of Alberta's COVID-19 rapid screening test program with four schools selected to take part in the voluntary program.
Statement on the Kamloops Indian Residential School Burial Site
Rocky View Schools stands with all Canadians in mourning the deaths of 215 children at Kamloops Indian Residential School, and in particular the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc community.
Parent Letter: Rapid Testing Pilot June 3
RVS has agreed to participate in the Government of Alberta's COVID-19 rapid screening test program with two more schools selected to take part in the voluntary program.
Parent Letter: Dr. Hinshaw Letter to Parents & Guardians
Earlier this morning, RVS sent the attached letters about vaccinations to parents/guardians from AHS.
Parent Letter: Rapid Testing Pilot Program Expanded
The Government of Alberta is expanding its COVID-19 rapid screening test program into more regions and has asked Rocky View Schools (RVS) to participate.
Minister's Parent and Teacher Advisory Councils
Alberta Education has begun recruiting 40 parents/guardians and 40 teachers from across the province for the 2021 Minister's Teacher Advisory Council and Parent Advisory Council. These councils will provide input to the Minister of Education on issues, concerns and opportunities affecting education in Alberta.
RVS Reviewing Government's 2021-2022 School Year Plan
The Government of Alberta released its 2021-2022 School Year Plan on Aug. 13. Rocky View Schools (RVS) is currently reviewing this information and will be providing a local RVS plan in the coming weeks to provide families with certainty as they prepare for the upcoming school year.
Special Board Meeting - Aug. 26, 2021
A special Board meeting has been called for 9 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2020.
Parent Letter: Sept. 2 – School Immunization Program
COVID-19 vaccines will be made available in schools at temporary immunization clinics to eligible students who are born in 2009 or earlier and have received parent/guardian consent.
School Bus Update to Operational Plans
RVS has added a new section regarding the Mask Exemption Process on School Buses to the Return to School Operational Plan and the Contingency 1: In-School Learning with Enhanced Measures Plan.
Sept. 3 – Update on Government of Alberta Temporary Measures
Today, the Government of Alberta announced a series of temporary public health measures aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 and to prevent the health-care system from being overwhelmed.
Parent Letter: Sept. 6 - Update to Return to School Plan
On Sept. 3, 2021, the Government of Alberta announced a series of temporary health measures being implemented province wide to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed. The Board of Trustees and Senior Administration met this weekend to review these new measures. After careful consideration, RVS is making some changes to our Return to School Operational Plan.
Parent Letter: Sept. 9 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30)
RVS Board of Trustees voted to alter the 2021/22 school year calendar and observe the new federal holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Sept. 30. The 2021/22 school year calendar now includes Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, as a non-operational day (no classes in school or online).
What is the Role of a Trustee? Information Session Sept. 14
Sept. 14, 2021, 7 p.m. - RVS will hold an information session on Zoom for individuals who want to learn more about educational stewardship prior to the 2021 Elections. You may join the session using the following link: https://rockyview.zoom.us/my/rvsboard
What is the Role of a Trustee? Information Session
RVS held an information session on Sept. 14 for individuals who wanted to learn more about educational stewardship prior to the 2021 Elections.
2021 Trustee Candidates Announced
Sept. 20 marked the final day candidates could stop by the Education Centre to file their nomination paperwork and officially seek the role of trustee in this fall's municipal election.
Provincial Achievement Test Schedule Announced
The 2022 Provincial Achievement Test schedule has been approved.
The Invite - October 2021
The Invite is Rocky View Schools' monthly list of school events open to local media.
Parent/Staff Letter - RVS Operations Update
RVS has released changes to our 2021/22 Return to School Operational Plan given new COVID-19 requirements outlined in the Guidance for Schools (K-12) and School Buses provided by the Government of Alberta.
Advance Polls Open for Trustee Elections
Ahead of the 2021 Municipal Election, advance polls for Board of Trustee elections will be open this week.
RVS Reviewing Latest COVID-19 Measures
Rocky View Schools is reviewing the information shared in yesterday’s (Oct. 5) government update on managing COVID-19 in schools and seeking clarification.
Parent Letter - RVS Operations Update
Dear RVS Parents/Guardians, there are several important updates to share with you today—some of which will take effect Oct. 12, 2021, as required by the Government of Alberta. Please excuse the lengthy letter and the timing before a long weekend. It was important to share these recent developments with families as quickly as possible.
Advance Voting for Trustee Elections
Advance polls for Board of Trustee elections are open this week.
Board of Trustee Election Results
On Oct. 18, electors voted in the 2021 Municipal Elections, including the RVS Board of Trustee elections.
The Invite - November 2021 Edition
The Invite is Rocky View School's monthly list of school events open to local media.
Board of Trustees Sworn In
This morning, the newly elected members of Rocky View Schools' Board of Trustees took the oath of office and were sworn in as trustees during a public ceremony at Genesis Place in Airdrie.
Parent Letter - Important Changes in RVS Schools and Facilities
Dear RVS Parents/Guardians, Rocky View Schools (RVS) wants to make you aware of important changes that will take place in all our schools and facilities soon.
Visitor/Guest/Provider Letter - Important Changes in RVS Schools and Facilities
Dear RVS contractors, service providers, community use individuals/groups, visitors, volunteers, and practicum students, Rocky View Schools (RVS) wants to make you aware of important changes that will take place in all our schools and facilities soon.
The Invite - December 2021 Edition
The Invite is Rocky View School's monthly list of school events open to local media.
RVS Elementary/Middle Online School (ELMO) Needs a Name
The RVS Elementary/Middle Online School (ELMO) needs a new name! We have enjoyed being ELMO, but it has been a temporary placeholder while we discover who we are and choose a permanent name.
2022 Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards Accepting Nominations
Submissions are now open for the 2022 Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards.
Board Shares Feedback Gathered from RVS Parents and Teachers on Draft K-6 Curriculum with Minister LaGrange
The Board of Trustees thanks all parents and teachers who participated in the draft Kindergarten – Grade 6 curriculum sessions hosted by RVS.
More Than 98 Per Cent of RVS Staff Set to Fulfill AP 173 Requirements
As of Dec. 15 at 3 p.m., 98.1 per cent of Rocky View Schools (RVS) staff have provided proof of immunization through a required attestation form or indicated they will engage in rapid testing to fulfill the requirement of Administrative Procedure 173 – COVID-19 Hazard Reduction effective Jan. 3, 2022.
RVS Education Centre Closed for Winter Break
The Education Centre will close at noon on Dec. 23 and will reopen Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. We wish everyone a safe and happy holidays!
Parent Letter - Winter Break Extended until Jan. 10
The Government of Alberta has announced winter break is extended until Jan. 10, 2022.
Jan. 20 Board Meeting will be Online
The Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Jan. 20, 2022 will be held online.
Parent Letter - Students Return to School Jan. 10
The Government of Alberta has announced students will resume in-person classes on Jan. 10.
Alberta Education Shifts PAT Dates
Alberta Education has provided flexibility for semestered students returning to school on Jan. 10 and has allowed a shift in the January 2022 Grade 9 Provincial Achievement Test (PAT) administration dates.
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