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All CBE in-person classes have been cancelled indefinitely due to COVID-19. Please do not send your students to school until further notice. Your... View Full Details

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Weekly Update: May 22 - 29
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Some Restrictions Loosened for June Diploma Exams
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2020-21 Transportation Service Fees Announced
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Student Resources and Supports for Ongoing Learning in a New Environment
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The Western Band Leadership Executive invited to present at The 2020 Midwest International Band & Orchestra Conference
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How to Register for the 2020-21 School Year
  • Weekly Update: May 22 - 29

  • Some Restrictions Loosened for June Diploma Exams

  • 2020-21 Transportation Service Fees Announced

  • Student Resources and Supports for Ongoing Learning in a New Environment

  • The Western Band Leadership Executive invited to present at The 2020 Midwest International Band & Orchestra Conference

  • How to Register for the 2020-21 School Year

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Principal's Message

Online Learning

We are excited to teach your child online! By now, many of our students are already on Brightspace for D2L and have been participating in online learning opportunities for some time.  Students are involved in discussion boards, posted lessons, live learning and continuing on with their studies. We are preparing your child for the next level. We are starting with core subjects, however your child's complimentary teachers have already been in touch with your student and will have more to share shortly.
Some advice for our Western families: 
We recommend creating a routine with your family at home to access learning online. Getting up at the same time, getting ready and coming early to learning opportunities posted will help. All core teachers are posting a weekly plan on their D2L shell so you also can plan ahead. Please note that information will be posted regularly to the D2L site for core subjects. It is important for students to check each of their core courses daily for updates.  Accessing Brightspace D2L through Chrome versus other browsers appears to work better.
With our video lessons, we have created a schedule for our teachers to use so that there is not a conflict for your student in accessing them. Teachers will communicate with the class directly when these will take place. See attached for schedule:WCHS Schedule.pdf ​​​​ We will always record any of these lessons so students can access them later. Video lessons are not the only form of learning we will be utilizing though and our planning will allow students some flexibility going forward.
If students have concerns or issues related to D2L, CBE student email, Google docs or passwords, help information is available here:  Ms. Rice our librarian is happy to provide individual assistance, as well.  Email her: or call the school at 403-228-5363 as we are here to help.
If your student requires further assistance/ support outside of the online classroom aspect, please reach out to the designated Counsellor, Assistant Principal, or Resource support persons listed below:
Ms. Cadre
Guidance Counsellors:
Ms. Nairn (A – G)
Mr. Crane (H – 0)
Mr. Kufeldt (P – Z)
Ms. Forde (ELL/ Indigenous Students/Student services Learning Leader)
Assistant Principals:
Mr. Wesley (A - G)
Ms. Blum (H - O)
Ms. Hornby (P - Z)
Carma Cornea
On Monday or Tuesday next week, we will be calling those students without access to technology to offer you a computer through our loan program.

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Western Canada High School

641 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB, T2S 0B5
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School Contacts

Ms Carma Cornea
Assistant Principal
Mrs Kerry Blum
Assistant Principal
Ms Michelle Hornby
Assistant Principal
Mr Gregg Wesley
Education Director
Mr David Dyck
Mr Richard Hehr

School Information

Dual Credit Early French Immersion Late French Immersion International Baccalaureate (IB) International Baccalaureate (French) Off-Campus Work Experience Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
9:05 AM
3:40 PM
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