Dear Parents and Guardians,
Due to the ongoing health risk of COVID-19, the Calgary Board
of Education has made the decision to move all modified calendar schools and
programs to the traditional calendar next year. This means our first scheduled day of
classes will be Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
Catherine Nichols Gunn School has operated on the modified schedule for
many years. Please know the decision that was made for the 2020-21 school
year was not based on the merits of the modified calendar, and is only made due
to the ongoing health risk.
The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance,
and we look forward to welcoming back our students as soon as it is safe to do
so. More information about the re-entry plans for next school year will
be provided later this summer.
If you would like to see a
template for the traditional calendar, you may see it here. Traditional
Calendar. Please note that the specific school calendar will have
slight variations, and in the next week you can expect to receive an updated
school instructional calendar based on the traditional schedule, as well as
updated bell times. This means, due to a later start, that we will
follow the shorter winter and spring breaks of the traditional calendar, and
the usual fall break following Thanksgiving will not be a part of the school
Thank you for your
understanding and patience. Please see our school website for more
information, including some frequently asked questions.