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 - RVS Online School Registration Now Open

May 11, 2021

Dear RVS Parents/Guardians,

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.

Two new online Grade 1 to 9 and Grade 10 to 12 schools are being created for 2021/22. These schools replace the current RVS Online Learning offering and introduce some changes to improve the virtual learning experience for students. Thank you to the 1,100+ families, students and staff of RVS Online Learning who provided feedback in our survey and helped shape the future for online education at RVS. The RVS Online School Parent Information document on our website provides further detail on what you can expect in the new online schools.

Both schools will be their own unique school. Just like in face-to-face school, they will have their own principal, teachers, staff, and access to various student supports. Students and staff will not be connected to any other existing RVS school and will focus on bringing students, staff, and when possible, families together to build their own school community and culture.

Parents selecting online learning for your child(ren) next year, need to register through SchoolEngage. To register please go to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, select “SchoolEngage,” select your child’s name, select “Online School Registration 2021-2022”. For further assistance on making your selection using SchoolEngage please view the video tutorial.

Families will have from May 12 at 8 a.m. to May 31 at 5 p.m. to register in the online school. To provide students with the best possible start to their new online school, RVS needs time to plan and prepare. Unfortunately, that means we are unable to accommodate new registrations for online school after May 31 or changes to an in-person school after May 31. It is important to be aware that registering for online school is a full school-year commitment for 2021/22. Students will be transferred from their current school and registered in the online school. Resources will be allocated to the schools based on the number of students we have registered as of May 31.

RVS understands this is a difficult decision for some families. Information to support you is available on the RVS website. If you are planning to have your child attend in-person school, there is no need to register. Thank you for taking the time to review this information. Whatever the choice is for your family, we look forward to teaching and supporting them in 2021/22.

Sincerely,

Greg Luterbach  
Superintendent of Schools

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