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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.
Minister LaGrange Announces Plan for Continuing Learning
The Honourable Minister LaGrange outlines Alberta Education's expectations for the continuity of learning across the province. Read her full press release here.
March 16, 2020 School Closure Update
As you are aware, public schools across Alberta have been closed to students until further notice as directed by Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Chief Medical Officer of Health on March 15, 2020.
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 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 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.
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.
New Blog Post: Do your Part to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Sarah McNab, Manager of Communications - In recent days, it may seem as though all anyone can talk about is the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Whether you’re scrolling through social media, are in line at the grocery store stocking up on supplies or sitting around the lunch table, chances are that at some point, the conversation will turn to the latest update on the virus that is impacting more than hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Successfully Building Community at the Clipper Café
Three Muriel Clayton Middle School teachers were recognized by the Board for transforming their school's breakfast club program into Clipper Café, a calm gathering space for students to connect, while having access to nutritious breakfast foods.
Supporting Your Child Through French Immersion
In Rocky View Schools, 13 of its 51 schools offer French immersion programming, with a large number of parents who speak little to no French. To provide information and inspiration, Alberta Education has created a useful manual for parents on how to best support their child in a language-based program.
The Benefits of Reading to Your Child
Reading to your young child has a slew of benefits, from early language development to forming social skills. But did you know that reading with your adolescent child also has benefits?
Helpful Tips For This Holiday Season
With only a couple of days left until the winter break, Rocky View Schools would like to provide staff, families and community friends with a few useful tips for enjoying a safe holiday season.
Board Approves 2020/21 School Calendar
Rocky View Schools' Board of Trustees approved the proposed 2021/22 school calendar during its last planned meeting of 2019. The calendar can be downloaded from the jurisdiction's website.
Stay Informed - Attend a Public Board Meeting
Rocky View Schools' (RVS) Board of Trustees invites parents to attend its public meetings the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year at 10 a.m., at RVS' Education Centre, 2651 Chinook Winds Drive SW, Airdrie.
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.
RVS Introduces New Curling Helmet Requirement
Effective immediately, all staff and students participating in extra-curricular curling activities must wear helmets.
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.
Creating Effective Home Work Spaces
With so many people working from home, it's time to get creative with home-based offices and work spaces!
Staying Fit as a Family at Home
While being homebound and practicing social distancing, it's more important than ever to try and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Adding in a little exercise each day can be very beneficial for both the mind and body. Get the family together and get active!
8th Annual Mental Health Out Loud Art Contest
Calling all Rocky View Schools Gr. 9 - 12 students! Put your creative skills to good use to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health! Enter the 8th annual Mental Health Out Loud Art Contest for a chance to win some great prizes!
RVS Learning from Home
To support at-home learning, Rocky View Schools' Learning Department has developed a new site called RVS Learning from Home.
Special Board Meeting - April 8, 2020
A special board meeting has been called for 10 am on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Please use the Zoom link to access the meeting.
New Tech Support Hotline for Parents and Students
With at-home learning in full swing, Rocky View Schools has launched a temporary dedicated technical support line for its families.
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