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Dalhousie Update - March 19, 2021

Today was Crazy Sock Day.  Students and staff came out with their best and craziest socks, no matching required!
As announced, Hub online learning was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling students to learn online full-time while remaining connected to their community school. It was a temporary option for the 2020-2021 school year. For next year and beyond, [...]

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Dalhousie Update - March 11, 2021

Our students have been doing the Dalhousie version of the Brier through the generosity of the Dalhousie Parent Society, who purchased Rocks & Rings equipment for the students, allowing classes to do our own version of a residency. Students have been engaged in age appropriate lessons to develop their skills. Hurry hard! Thank you to all of our families who attended or will be attendingParent Teacher Interviews virtually. Families are an [...]

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Principal's Message

​“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before.”

Inarguably, we ​could say that we have a new currently reality, one that was unexpected and thrust upon us overnight.  Regardless, we have all had to adapt to new reality that the COVID-19 global pandemic has created. While we do not know what the fall will bring, we do know that we have become resilient during these times, adapting to what every new day has brought. Social distancing, hand sanitizers, masks and other protective personal equipment have become part of the norm. 

While this may have been only a part of it, the biggest change for our students and families was the cancellation of in-person classes on March 15.  Overnight, arrangements started for emergency remote online learning to happen in literacy and numeracy for elementary students.  The physical classroom was usurped by Google Classroom and Google Meets.  New social norms during online meetings such as muting microphone had to be learned by both students and adults.  Figuring out the online environment was the first priority before getting to the weekly assignments.
Our students embraced the new norm.  They missed their friends, classmates and teachers and were excited to see others through Google Meets.  They logged on each week to see which assignments had been posted.  When they weren’t sure, they used the growth mindset skills learned at school to say that they didn’t have a certain skill “yet” and that they could take a deep breath when frustrated.  Dalhousie students truly showed up and showed us what they can do.
A huge gracias goes out to all of our parents and extended families, who, in many cases, worked full-time at home, taught and took care of their children at the same time.  We know that this triple feat is not something for which you signed up.    You rose to the occasion and supported your children in their learning in a way that was new to everyone.  Kudos to you for your dedication and perseverance!
Our teachers and support staff also had to learn the nuances of teaching online without any advance warning.  They endeavoured to create tasks to engage students and continue their learning.  They learned alongside the students and their families, adjusting as they went along.  They displayed their own resilience as they had to teach online while learning about it at the same time.  We are proud to say that Dalhousie staff rose to the occasion on a weekly basis. 
We still do not know what the fall will bring.  More decisions will be made August 1. Please check the CBE and Dalhousie websites regularly for updates as well as ensuring that you have consented to receive emails from the CBE.    The school will reopen on Thursday, August 27.  We look forward to the day where we can be physically together again, safely.
Enjoy the summer!

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The Board of Trustees and Administration of the CBE have taken the time to carefully review the draft provincial curriculum and current realities within our system. The CBE has decided not to participate in the draft curriculum pilot in fall 2021. #yycbe

Congratulations to this Western Canada High School student, her story is 1 of 10 shortlisted for The First Page student writing competition in the Grades 10 to 12 category. Read it here: #WeAreCBE

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online #yycbe

RT @CBESomerset: 1st day of Spring Break & CBE Facility Maintenance is going strong @CBESomerset in the cold, windy, snowy weather. Thank you CBE Facility Maintenance for keeping our buildings & playgrounds safe. #WeAreCBE #SomersetStrong

There are no CBE classes from March 29-April 5 for spring break. We wish all of our students and staff a relaxing and enjoyable spring break. Please stay safe and continue to follow all public health measures. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 6. #WeAreCBE

RT @HawkwoodSchool: Thank you @HawkwoodSchool Community! 476 boxes of cereal donated to @CalgaryFoodBank , and a whole lot of fun! #wearecbe

Reminder: The online learning option for Grade 1-12 students next year will be through @cbelearn. To help us prepare, please complete a short survey by 4 pm on Thursday, March 25 about your plans for the 2021-22 school year. #WeAreCBE #yycbe

RT @AlbertaEd: Get your applications in - it's the last day to apply to be on the 2021/22 Minister's Youth Council! 40 #abed junior/senior high students will be selected across Alberta. More:

RT @UsihChristopher: Very powerful presentation on anti-racism delivered by the Grade 6 students at Fairview School. Their eloquence was quite compelling. Let there be no doubt, today’s youth will change the world for the better. #WeAreCBE

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online #yycbe

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Dalhousie School

4440 Dallyn St NW Calgary, AB, T3A 1K3
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Katrin Lusignan
Assistant Principal
Melissa Forsyth
Education Director
Chris Meaden
Althea Adams

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9:05 AM
3:50 PM
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