Creating a ‘First Choice’ learning environment

Work in Clearview Public Schools is moving our Education Plan forward and creating a ‘First Choice’ learning environment for Clearview’s students.

The new Kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum which has just been passed by Alberta Education, moving to a concept-based curriculum.

It will be piloted in 2019-20 and fully come into effect in for 2020-21.

A new student information system known as PowerSchool will be implemented in the fall of 2019.

Clearview has 99 students attending Rock the Diploma.

These students will be participating in a selection of the four offered courses in Lacombe and Coronation.

Starting in January, parents, students and teachers will be contacted by Alberta Education to hear their thoughts on education in our communities.

As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.

SafeArrival will be introduced in January or February: an add-on available with the Clearview/SchoolMessenger App.

With SafeArrival, parents have two powerful ways to communicate with schools about a child’s attendance: notify the school in advance about an upcoming absence, or rapidly respond to an excuse on absence after the fact.

In both scenarios, parents can send attendance alerts to schools for all of their children and provide a reason for each absence – all in one simple communication.

Budget conversations started
The Board of Trustees discussed how to best engage division leadership, school councils and our communities in the budget development process towards supporting student success in 2019-20.

Many of the discussions will begin after February once actual funding information is known from the Alberta Government.

A copy of the budget allocation framework presentation and the approved plan on budget development towards 2019-20’s budget can be found on Clearview’s website.

Archery Nationals in Regina
Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus and Gus Wetter School will be sending students to the Archery Nationals competition in Regina, Sk. in April.

This is a high quality tournament where students can qualify for the National Team.

The Board has granted preliminary approval for the trip.

School visits
The Board of Trustees discussed plans to visit schools in 2019.

Trustees will be planning to visit five colony schools as well as Coronation, Erskine, Byemoor, Botha schools and Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus.
The school visits are being planned for February and March.

by Superintendent Peter Barron

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