Dear DGS Families,
It’s that time of the year when it’s cool in the morning and warm by noon. We are having a REAL autumn (and, because I’ve said that, it’s now going to snow!)
Spectators at InterSchool Athletics
Please note that our students are welcome to attend home games at Dr. George Stanley School. We have been delighted with our student crowd behaviour. We greatly appreciate having fans who are such a positive addition! For “Away” games, it is important that only student athletes are in attendance with coaches and parents.
Away for the Day
Students are doing a great job of leaving their mobile devices in their lockers. The expectation continues to be that phones are not in pockets, bags or with a student between 8:30-2:55, including lunch hour. We offer a wide array of spaces and activities for students to gather with friends, take a break from the action or get to know new people. Phones found on students will be returned through the main office.
Forgot your Lunch?
As a reminder, Skip the Dishes, Door Dash, etc, ordering and delivery are not welcome at Dr. George Stanley School. If a student is unable to retrieve a forgotten lunch from home, we do have emergency food in the main office and we are happy to help. We just aren’t resourced to manage additional deliveries in the main office, and we can’t be responsible for misdirected food. Orders will be returned to the delivering restaurant. Your help with this is greatly appreciated.
Assessment Information In Power School
The next release of assessment information related to student learning will occur on Friday October 14. Now is a great time to clarify what the information you see in PowerSchool means. The purpose of the assessment information in PowerSchool is to provide families with ongoing information as to how their student is demonstrating progress, growth and achievement toward attaining the intended learning goals, which represent outcomes from Programs of Study. This information is provided through both formative and summative practices. Formative assessment is learning information that is gathered frequently and on an ongoing basis during instruction. It is used by teachers to plan for instruction and additional assessments, and to monitor student progress so teachers can provide timely and actionable feedback to students. Summative assessment is gathered by teachers at the end of each learning cycle to verify to what extent students have achieved the intended learning goals. Summative assessment is used to make judgements about the quality of student learning as measured against established criteria to support the communication of information about achievement to students and families. Should you have any questions about the assessment information you see, please contact your child’s core teachers and they are happy to provide clarification and context.
By October 21, parents with students who have an IPP (Individual Program Plan) will have received the initial IPP and an invitation to discuss it with your child and their teacher(s). If, by that date, you have not received the IPP and/or an invitation to discuss it, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or the main office.
Lunch Supervision Registration
All grade 6 students that stay at school for lunch should be registered to do so via your MyCBE account. For more information: cbe.ab.ca/programs/noon-supervision/Pages/default.aspx
Lost & Found
Please encourage your child(ren) to have a look through the lost & found items for anything that belongs to them; as we are seeing a growing number of items there. Thank you!
All volunteers need current forms completed and Police Information Checks, which we are happy to help with in the main office. Please complete the attached Annual Volunteer Registration Form and read the attached information on Police Clearances.
Annual Volunteer Registration Form.pdf
Student Health Updates
It is important for the school to have the most up-to-date information regarding any of our students with medical conditions, taking medications, allergies, etc. This is not just for students that are new to Dr. George Stanley or to the CBE; these are for all students with medical conditions to complete every school year.
Please review the attachments, if this is applicable to your student, please complete the forms and return them to the school, via email email@example.com or dropped off at the main office. Thank you for helping us keep the students safe and healthy.
As always, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 403 817 3556.
Principal, Dr. George Stanley School