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Principal's Message

Apr 16

​Hello SJAMMERS
As you are likely aware we are shifting to Online At Home Learning on Monday, April 19th for our students in the regular program.   With the exception of our students in our 3 Special Education classes of ALP, PLP and TASC who will attend classes in the building as directed by Alberta Education, students and teachers will follow their current timetable by logging into their D2L course and participating in lessons.  The timetable can be found at this link​.  
As part of each class, there will be a live online connection at the beginning of the scheduled class (take attendance, state the learning intentions for the lesson, state the plan for the period) and a live wrap up conclusion to the class.  The class could include mini lessons, small group teaching and/or responding to individual questions.  We understand that there may be issues with all students logging into their class at the appropriate time and we are encouraging students and/or parents/guardians to connect with the specific teacher to let them know of any problems we can solve together. We want to stress that student attendance will be recorded every class as normal and assessment will be ongoing throughout the at-home learning period.  Staff are in the school building this time and we are able to answer all of your questions so please reach out to us by email or phone (403) 777-7670.  Technology Considerations We were able to provide loan computers for many of our families today.  Students that did NOT receive a computer but are still in need of technology should contact the school.Important details re: borrowed technology: • Take care of equipment, the replacement cost is indicated on your agreement. • If your device came with a box, please return it in that box. • Keep your device charged.  If the device loses power then you will have to return to the school in order to get the device to work again. • Low cost internet (Telus for Good)  • Parent Technical Support    https://cbe.ab.ca/support/Pages/help.aspx ​ CBE Learn Deadline for 2021-22 All parents and guardians are reminded that the date to transfer to CBe-learn (on-line classes) for next year is Friday, April 23.  A message went out today to all of our families with specifics on how to do this.Alberta Education SurveyParents/guardians of Grade 7 students are reminded that the survey deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021.  We are asking as many of our parents as possible to take the time to answer this survey.  Please remember that if you choose the answer “I don't know” it counts as a negative.  If you really “do not know” please leave it blank as a blank will not skew the results.School Council Please join us virtually for our School Council meeting on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30pm using Microsoft Teams. Ms. Hansen and Mr. Hoblak, our Learning Leaders for Humanities classes. They will be sharing information on what is happening at the school and updates within the program of studies. Whether you are in the HUB or have a student(s) face to face learning in the school, it is a great place to connect with other parents and find out what is happening at SJAM.​​If you were unable to attend our previous Council meetings this year and would like to receive an invite to access this meeting, please send an email to sjam.council@gmail.com.School Council would also like to let everyone know that the School Council Annual General Meeting is coming up on May 18, 2021 at 6:30.  Please see the link​ for more information.Earth Day​The event started in 1970 and takes place on April 22. The event’s purpose is to help support the earth from all the damage done by humans. About 1 BILLION people participate in this event every year so we from 8-4 challenge you to help the Earth in at least one way. It could be as simple as picking up garbage around your community, shortening showers, or making food in the house that requires no garbage. Climate change is rapidly increasing and each person can at least help out a little by reducing their consumption.Flourishing Life Spark terminologyAptitude: A natural ability and orientation to demonstrate certain skills, strengths, characteristics and a way of learning.Transformation: A complete change in the appearance of character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved. We know that this transition may be difficult for some of our community members but we encourage all of our students to do their best.  Take advantage of this on-line learning opportunity this month and embrace the challenge.  Enjoy the beautufil weather today and tomorrow.Darren, Andrea and Cat

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Sir John A. Macdonald School

6600 4 St NW Calgary, AB, T2K 1C2
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Principal
Darren Toews
Assistant Principal
Andrea Byrne
Assistant Principal
Catherine Gammell
Education Director
Teresa Martin
Trustee
Althea Adams

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Grades
07-09
Enrolment
766
Programs
Regular
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8:20 AM
Dismissal
3:15 PM
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