October 24th, 2021
 | 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.

 

ROCKY VIEW SCHOOLS TRUSTEE UPDATE

JUDI HUNTER, WARD 5
 

SEP NEWSLETTER, TRUSTEE HUNTER WARD 5

 

As we start this new year, our kids are looking forward to starting school as we would in any normal year. I hope that every family enjoyed this beautiful summer and time spend (spent) with family. We were all excited when Premier Kenney announced that the Province of Alberta is “Open for Summer”. However, as the number of COVID cases in the unvaccinated rose, parents became concerned.


Dr. Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) publicly stated that we need to learn to live with this virus. In her role she has further said that for us to move forward, it is important that we measure and manage the risk of harm against data of where we are with immunity and vaccinations, mental health issues and a multitude of other considerations. Dr. Hinshaw gave Boards the opportunity to increase her mandates. The two largest Board did so. Many others have not. Rocky View School Division has always followed the advice of the Chief Medical Officer. This time was no different. The trustees are not medical experts. We trust that the CMOH and her team of experts have looked at the research and data to make their decision for the welfare of Albertans.


Masking has become a very divisive issue with strong opinions on both sides. Students can wear masks if they choose. If it becomes necessary to move to enhanced health measures, RVS will do so.


Temporary immunization clinics will be set up in RVS schools under the direction of AHS. Students and their families are eligible to receive a vaccine at these clinics. All students under 18 will need a parent signed permission form to receive a vaccine.


School gymnasiums will be open for booking by community organizations October 1, 2021.


Below is a link is to an article about project-based learning and why it is so important. Rocky View Schools 4 year Plan focuses on innovation and project-based learning is a component of this plan.


Understanding the power of project-based learning | GreatSchools.org 


I also invite you join a conversation about the Brain, Bilingualism and Society, September 15 live podcast.


https://www.crowdcast.io/e/BilingualBrain/register?utm_campaign=Reset11&utm_campaign=K_newsletter_2021-08-29&utm_source=KnowableDedicated&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Email&utm_medium=knowable-newsletter

 

 

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:    Mary McGee
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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

                              
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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/