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Principal's Message

​Principalship in the Time of COVID-19

Over the last 15 years in education, messaging has abounded on how we are preparing our students for an unknown future and how, in order to be prepared for the future, we must foster skills such as critical analysis, problem-solving and innovation. Likely, no one in education within the western hemisphere could have predicted to what a rapid extent this messaging would rest heavily not only on students’ shoulders, but also on the shoulders of educators and all those adults who work in schools. We didn’t expect this crisis and nor did we have time to plan for it.
Until now, we relied strongly on day-to-day interaction - in live time - to assess and make continual adjustments to the learning needs of students. We were fierce about establishing a classroom environment that ensured a safe space, trust and equity in order to encounter learning together, providing multiple entry points for each unique learner in the class. We were able to rely on one another as a larger school community to provide students needed change and a re-set in their day – whether within the classroom, Lunch Room, Foods Room, Learning Commons, gymnasium, or in the main office. We excelled at this. It was and continues to be our daily heartbeat. This heartbeat woke us up each morning and compelled us to enter the Woodman School building with renewed vigor in responding to our call to public education.
Today, as a professional learning community, Woodman School is seeking to find new ways of applying those values to a brand-new online learning environment - supporting one another, our families and, most importantly, our students. This environment is not one we are native to. In fact, many angles of it call into question our ability to teach and learn in the same way as we used to. Likely, we cannot and nor should we.
What are we seeking to accomplish, then? 
We are holding on, with heart and mind, to our relationships with students. We are nurturing that through virtual classes, individual, small group and large group online video-conversations. We are building confidence in students to be able to adapt and respond to a crisis. We are modelling for them how to learn new technological skillsets and how to show dignity around how to both fail and recover in that process. We are learning the needed balance between flexibility and accountability. We are promoting a shift from external to internal locus of control. We are exploring the difference between “school” and “the school of life”. And in the process, we are continually analyzing what the lagging academic skills may be, which will need to be more formally responded to once regular, face-to-face classes resume. However, now is not a time to forge ahead with traditional academic learning, summative assessment and reporting as we knew it only a short 38 days ago, when we last had face-to-face contact with our 500 adolescent learners. We will remind ourselves of that, and our students, as we continue in our present state.
We will come out of this with forever changed perspectives around the learning process, who owns the learning, and what really matters for optimal learning to occur.
Our Woodman parents have been key to forging a deep confidence in our collective ability to be able to come out of this stronger and with more positive energy than we ever had before. Thank you, parents, for your stamina in guiding your children at home and for being true partners in learning. Thank you, Wolves, for the lessons you are providing me with as your principal-in-times-of-COVID-19.
Sincerely,

Ms. Krickhan​

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Woodman School

8706 Elbow Dr SW Calgary, AB, T2V 1L2
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School Contacts

Principal
Mrs Marlene Krickhan
Assistant Principal
Ms Krista Bartlett
Education Director
Mr Martin Poirier
Trustee
Julie Hrdlicka

School Information

Grades
05-09
Enrolment
555
Programs
Early French Immersion Late French Immersion Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
9:10 AM
Dismissal
3:40 PM
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