Families will receive an email prior to their re-entry day indicating their child's homeroom cohort and teacher(s). If you aren't getting school emails, please subscribe or check your junk folders.
On these first days, parents can drop their students off and pick them up in front of the school, along Falshire Drive. Please do not drive into the school parking lot or the community centre parking lot. Parents must remain outside of the school and physically distance when on school property. Please complete drop off/pick up quickly, in order to avoid traffic congestion.
Students, look for your homeroom cohort sign and meet your teachers on the field between 8:45 and 9 a.m. on your first day. Please wear your mask and practice physical distancing.
Teachers will provide each cohort with information and will guide students into the building and to their classroom, through a designated door.
Tuesday, Sept 1:
Grade 7 students
All LEAD students
Grade 7 & 8 Bridges
Wednesday, Sept 2:
Grade 8 students
All LEAD students
Grade 7 & 8 Bridges
Thursday, Sept 3:
Grade 9 students
All LEAD students
Grade 7, 8, 9 Bridges
Friday, Sept 4: All students
Dear Terry Fox Families
I am looking forward to welcoming our school community to the 2020-21 school year. I want to assure you we are doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all our community members.
As you are aware on July 21, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced that all schools across the province will return to classes under Scenario 1 – in-school classes resume (near normal with health measures). In response, plans are well underway in our school to welcome our community of students as we adhere to current health guidelines.
CBE’s Scenario 1 Information can be found on our website and outlines the measures we are taking to provide for the health and safety of our students. Please refer to this document for detailed information on health measures, physical set-up of schools, cleaning of schools, daily operation of schools and transportation. The actions described in the document follow the guidelines provided by Alberta Education’s K-12 School Re-entry COVID-19 information: Guidance for schools re-entry Scenario 1. We continue to refine information in our re-entry planning based on provincial and CBE guidance.
Please visit our school website for information on the actions and processes that are being applied to the specific context of our school.
Leslie McRae, Principal
Please join me in welcoming Leslie McRae as the new principal of Terry Fox School – 2020-21. During the next few weeks we will work on the transition.
Here is a note from Leslie –
Hello Staff of Terry Fox,
I am honoured and excited to be the new Principal at Terry Fox School, and look forward to getting to know you.
I grew up in many towns throughout B.C. and The Yukon, and moved to Calgary in 2005. In the last 17 years I have worked in a variety of school settings, primarily with Grades 4-9. My teaching background includes Special Education, Humanities, Math and Science.
For the past two years I have been the Assistant Principal at Twelve Mile Coulee School (Tuscany), and previous to that I was the Assistant Principal at Sherwood School (Ogden/Lynnwood) for four years.
Through the remainder of June, I will be working with Ms. Hamlin to ensure a smooth and successful transition for our staff and students. I am passionate about education for middle-years students and I’m excited for what the future holds.
If you would like to connect with me directly, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal, Terry Fox School
Families of Terry Fox 2020-21 school year,
It has been
my pleasure to be at Terry Fox for the last number of years. Together we have
built many relationships and have met with such success. Our survey results
tell us that we have significantly improved in the areas of safe and caring
schools, education quality, citizenship and overall school improvement. We have
a Learning Commons, grade centers and a staff that is always committed to your
child’s well-being and learning engagement. I am proud of our students and our
school. However, at this time, I have resigned – effective June 30, 2020 - from
the Calgary Board of Education. It was a difficult decision and one I did not
take lightly in terms of the situation we are in with world events but
necessary for my family. Our transition to a new principal will be in the
coming months and we invite your input.
Board of Education welcomes input from parents, students and staff regarding
the programming and leadership attributes you value. Your input is taken into
consideration as part of the hiring process and will support the selection of a
new principal for Terry Fox School. It is also shared directly with the
successful candidate to inform their entry plan into the school. An
online survey will be available on the Terry Fox School website from Tuesday,
June 2 to Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm. You may also click on this
link: Terry Fox School survey
Terry Fox School
Based on the changing provincial and local response to
COVID-19, the CBE has given us direction to postpone Student Led Teacher Conference's scheduled for Thursday March 19 and Friday March 20th.
All CBE schools have been given direction to postpone or cancel events that
include populations from other schools and/or parents or other community
members, such as Parent-Teacher Interviews, celebrations of learning,
drama/musical performances, dances, athletic competitions, etc. This decision
is effective from Mar. 12 until the end of March break. This decision will be
revisited during March break to determine whether events should be rescheduled.
Events outside of school hours that include the regular student and staff
population of the school (school clubs, practices, etc) and scheduled field
trips may continue at this time.
I know this may be disappointing news. Students and
staff have spent a significant amount of time preparing for this event, but the
health of our community is our priority.
For the most up to date information about the CBE’s
approach to COVID-19 and the actions we are taking, please
visit our website. Answers to frequently asked questions will continue to
be posted as information becomes available.
Welcome to our new website. To find details on important events, click on "Calendar" at the top of the page. To find School Council information, click on "Get Involved" then "School Council." To order fun lunches, click on "Teaching & Learning" then "Parent Resources."
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