September 29th, 2020
 | Calgary, Alberta

School Division & Schools

Rockyview School Division

Education Centre
2651 Chinook Winds Drive S.W.
Airdrie, Alberta T4B 0B4
Main Switchboard: (403) 945-4000
Main Fax: (403) 945-4001
Transportation Dept: (403) 945-4100

Website: www.rockyview.ab.ca

 

Ward 5 - Judi Hunter

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Judi Hunter, Trustee for Ward 5, is serving her first term as trustee. Ward 5 represents schools in Springbank, Bearspaw, Bragg Creek, Westbrook and rural Cochrane. Civic duty and community contribution are important to Judi, and she sees herself as an advocate for public education. She has been active in the Springbank community for several years, most recently coaching soccer. Previously, she was also active in politics, coached debate clubs and involved in public speaking for youth. She completed a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education and was a former principal with the Calgary Board of Education. Judi has been married for 50 years and has eight grandchildren attending schools in Rocky View. Her interests lie with sports, her family, travel and learning – nothing gives her more pleasure than to see someone learning.

 

June 2020 Report

Trustee Newsletter. Ward 5 Judi Hunter June 2020

 

It certainly has been a crazy three months. I hope that each of you has survived this enforced isolation. I personally am very happy to see things finally opening up.


It was disappointing for our Grad 12 graduates to have virtual ceremonies. I do know that parents and school staffs did their very best to make this occasion memorable. The grads,
themselves, will have a vivid memory of the year of COVID for a very long time. All the best to each of them in their future endeavors.


Regarding the fall return to school, the Government of Alberta will have plans finalized by August 1.

 

Boards have been told to plan for 3 scenarios:
-School as usual
-Combined school and on-line learning
-On-line learning

 

Boards have also been advised to be prepared to pivot between these scenarios.


The budget for next year has been finalized. The province has moved to a three-year rolling average process. Boards will be funding 50% on the projection for the following year’s
enrolments, 30% for the current year’s enrolments, and 20% for the prior year’s enrolment.


There will be no fall budget adjustment. Boards have been asking for changes in the funding formula and now have one. The full impact of the budget adjustments will be evident over the
next year.


The budget strives to maintain the following priorities
-maintain class size levels
-address the needs of the complex-learner
-focus on numeracy and literacy achievement
-promote wellness


To provide support to schools and try to maintain service at the school level, the Board has redeployed several Education Center staff to schools, reduced Education Center and Trustee
budgets. The Board has used operational reserves to increase dollars to schools. The province and our Board are looking to be fiscally responsible to taxpayers and yet maintain a quality
educational system.


This month, the Board will be evaluating the superintendent and performing a Board effectiveness evaluation.


For the first time ever, there was an on-line joint Board School/Council meeting. While certainly enjoy our in-person meetings, the on-line meeting allowed conversation between parents and Board members to address common concerns.


I wish everyone a happy, safe summer and look forward to schooling as usual in the fall.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Springbank Community High School (9-12 English & FI)

School:              Springbank Community High School
Address:           32226 Springbank Road
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2L9 
Phone:               403-246-4771                                               
Grades:              High School
Population:       750
Contacts:          Title:       Principal
                            Name:    Darrell Lonsberry  
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Website:           www.springhs.rockyview.ab.ca

Springbank Middle School (5-8 English & FI)

School:              Springbank Middle School
Address:           244235 Range Road 33
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2E8 
Phone:               403-242-4456                                               
Grades:              Middle School
Population:       552
Contacts:          Title:       Principal
                            Name:    Darrell Lonsberry 
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 Website:         http://springmd.rockyview.ab.ca

École Elbow Valley Elementary (K-4 English & FI)

School:               École Elbow Valley Elementary
Address:           244209 Range Road 33
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z 2E8
Phone:               403-242-1117                                                                                           
Grades:              K-4
Population:       615
Contacts:          Principal -  Brendon Trinca, Vice Principal - Alanna Berger

                              
Email:                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             
Website:           http://evalley.rockview.ab.ca

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS 

Edge School 

School:              Edge School
Address:           33055 Township Road 250
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z 1L4
Phone:               403-246-6432                                               
Fax:                    403-217-8463 
Grades:             5-12
Contacts:         Title:       Principal/CEO
                           Name:    Cam Hodgson

                           Title:       Assistant Principal
                           Name:    Keith Taylor

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Website:          http://www.edgeschool.com

Springbank Playschool Association 

School:              Springbank Playschool
Address:           C32224 Springbank Road
                           (2nd floor of the Springbank Park for all Seasons)
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2L9 
Phone:               403-240-9248                                               
Grades:              3 & 4 year olds

 Website:         http://www.springbankplayschool.ca/