Dec 03
2021-2022 School Year Updates

Our first term has been a very rewarding and exciting time at Saddle Ridge School. We were very pleased to welcome back all of our last year's in-person students and returning Hub online learning students alongside, many new students and families to our school. Our staff is working hard to create a very Welcoming, Caring, Safe, and Inclusive learning environment to ensure all students feel connected and are successful in their learning.


School Development Plan (SDP) and Professional Learning

During the months of September and October, our teachers spent time looking at our school learning data, ensuring that our three-year School Development Plan is focused on supporting our three goals: Well-being, Literacy, and Mathematics. All staff members are working with students to increase a sense of belonging and connection with each other and the school through the development of Welcoming, Caring, and Safe learning environments.  Teachers continue to focus on improving writing in Literacy and procedural fluency in Mathematics.  

Our three-year School Development Plan (outlining our goals, strategies, and actions), School Improvement Results Report (explaining progress towards our SDP goals during the 2020-2021 school year), and Report to Parents on Fees 2020-2021 are posted own our school website.

 

Conferences and Report Cards

We want to thank all parents/guardians who attended our recent Student Learning Conferences on November 25 and 26, 2021.  We are very proud of our student's and staff's commitment to learning.  We appreciate your continued support of your child's learning at our school. Your partnership with the school is invaluable in advancing student learning!  We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that you may contact us at any time if you would like to discuss your child's progress.

During the month of January, teachers will finish gathering assessment data to write report cards. Report cards will be available for you to view in myCBE/PowerSchool at the beginning of February. Please note that there will not be a printed report card sent home with your child.


School Organization and Additional Funding

This school year, we have organized our school with 5 - Kindergarten classes, 4 - Grade One classes, 5 - Grade Two classes, 4 - Grade Three classes, and 5 - Grade Four classes. In addition to our classroom-based teachers, we have both a Music Specialist and Physical Education Specialist, four Learning Leaders, and both School Assistants and Educational Assistants providing support to our students. 

 

Over the last few weeks, our school has received some additional funding from Alberta Education for students in Grades 2 and 3, for additional support in reading and mathematics. All Grade 2 and 3 students were assessed in September to help inform where support is most needed. We will be assessing all Grade 1 students to assist in determining who else will benefit from this support.

 

Student Leadership

We are excited to have many of our Grade 4 students being student leaders in the school. These students have been developing many leadership initiatives this fall and will continue this work throughout the year. We are very proud of the initiative they are taking and the student voice they contribute to our school community.


School Council and School Society

Parents and community members are important partners in public education. Through school councils, our partners can make significant and meaningful contributions to the learning opportunities provided to CBE students. CBE The Role of School Council

We were very pleased to see many parents attend our virtual School Council meetings in October and November, where we were able to share our School Development Plan, 2021-2022 Organization, and other important school information.

The Saddle Ridge School Society also met in October and November. The Saddle Ridge School Society continually raises funds for school projects and activities to enhance programming for our students. Our School Society has enhanced our school playground with the addition of park benches, purchased books for our Learning Commons, and supported guest experts in the school.

​Our next School Council and Society meetings are on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. We would like to invite all interested parents to attend. More information will be sent out closer to the meeting date.

 

We have had an excellent first term of the 2021-2022 school year and look forward to continuing to develop the Learning and Well-being of all of our students.

 

Sincerely,

Sandra Levesque, Principal

Shane Turner, Assistant Principal​


Jun 17
2020-2021 School Year Reflection

Thank you to Saddle Ridge School Community,

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our school community and our School Council for all of your ongoing support this school year. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we worked through the changes that a global pandemic brought and the impacts on our school community. We began our school year with over 140 of our students attending on-line learning through Hub and over 370 attending in-person learning. During the year, we transitioned the whole school to on-line learning in January for one week and again in May for two weeks, as well as, many individual classes throughout the year. Our school staff and students have been amazingly resilient and students have continued to be excited and engaged in their learning during all of these changes.

This year, our School Development Plan has focused around literacy and well-being. Teachers have worked with each other and student's to develop a variety of instructional strategies that continue to improve student writing across the curriculum areas. Alongside our literacy goal, we have also developed well-being for learning at Saddle Ridge. This goal has focused on expanding our students' sense of belonging in the school, by building connections in our school community.  We are excited about the progress our students have made and will be continuing these goals into the 2021-2022 school year.

As we finish this school year, we are also in the process of planning for next year. We look forward to welcoming most of our families back to Saddle Ridge School in September. Just before the first day of school, you will be receiving a Welcome Email from your child's teacher. This will introduce students to their new teacher and include classroom location, entry door information, pick-up information and other important start of the year instructions.

At the end of the school year, we will be saying farewell to Ms. H. Gill (Grade 1) and Ms. McBride (Grade 1). It has been a pleasure having these two excellent teachers at Saddle Ridge School and we wish them all the best in their new school. ​

All of our staff at Saddle Ridge School would like to take a final opportunity to wish you and your family a wonderful, safe and restful summer.

We look forward to seeing everyone back to school on September 1, 2021.

Sandra and Shane


Dec 03
School Development Planning

Dear Saddle Ridge Families,

The staff at Saddle Ridge school have been working this past month to look at our school data and set School Development Plan goals for the school year. We are very pleased with our Annual School Results for the last school year. These results show a strong performance in all areas; however, we continue to improve and develop student achievement across the school. Our data has indicated that we need to continue to develop student writing and student well-being.

We are looking at students increasing achievement in the following areas:

-       Student achievement in writing will continue to improve

-       Students will continue to develop their sense of belonging and develop connections and build positive relationships.

During our Professional Days and Early Dismissal times, we are working as a staff to develop ways to engage our students in meeting these goals. Teachers are working in Professional Learning Communities where they analyze student work to ensure they are meeting the needs of all the learners in our building.

During the December 3 and 4th, parents have an opportunity to speak with teachers to discuss their child's learning and learning needs at our Student Learning Conferences. Parents are always invited to discuss student learning outside of conference times by contacting their child's teacher.

In January, teachers will continue to gather assessment data and write report cards. Report cards will be available online through PowerSchool beginning in February (we will communicate the exact date in January).

To view our full School Development plan and 2019-2020 School Results, please see Our School page.

We are looking forward to continuing our great work with students this school year.​


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