I wish to begin by celebrating the work everyone has done to get us to this point in our year. Without question, 2020-2021 has been a very busy year, filled with unforeseen events. As a school community, we have been called upon to respond to this situation with a sense of calm as we worked through a new model of school brought on to us through this pandemic.
I wish to acknowledge the work that students and families have done. This has not been an easy year. You have shaped your learning experiences in ways that are unfamiliar to each of us. Many students and families have taken this challenge and created meaningful ways to stay connected to student learning.
I wish to acknowledge our school faculty and staff for their untiring ability to adjust to these changes. From afar, these committed people etched out the shape of learning in our school community and carried it out to the best of everyone’s ability.
I wish to acknowledge the work of our Leadership team of Mrs. Daniel (Assistant Principal), our Learning Leaders, Mrs. Scotland and Mr. Quigley as they have continued to address student need and an ongoing learning presence in our school community.
On-site each day, Ms. Judy, our Administrative Assistant, Ms. Char our lead lunchroom supervisor, office staff and Mr. Bacamante, our facility operator remained at the school to keep our building open and available for the day-to-day operations.
Following our school budget process for the next school year, we are now looking at our plans for the fall of 2021 – 2022. At Erin Woods students will always come first, our organization for learning is based on enrollment. Our projections from Community Engagement and Operational Planning are as follows:
KG – 55, Grade 1 – 60, Grade 2 – 58, Grade 3 – 58, Grade 4 – 73 Grade 5 – 51. This is a total projection of 355 students.
Our current total is 305. At present, we are below projections and will wait until fall to see how our enrollment will be finalized.
We continue to frame our work and celebrate our students, with the Calgary Board of Education RESULTS in mind. The RESULTS are the Board of Trustees' vision for CBE students:
- Academic Success
- Mega End—High School Completion
- Personal Development
As the principal of Erin Woods School, I feel truly grateful to have all of these partners in place to continue our work in the faced these difficult and unpredictable times.
Su-Anne Anderson, B. Ed., M. Ed.