Jun 30

​Hello Bayside Families,​

I can't believe we are here at the end of June! As I finish up for the day (and the school year!) I am filled with gratitude for the many, many people who have contributed to the opening of Bayside School. From the constuction, to the equipment, to the staffing and planning... I have felt incredibly supported at every point along the way. It makes me feel confident about the rest of this journey and the exciting work ahead as our school construction is finalized and we prepare to open for our students. 

I would especially like to thank Carol Binder (our Administrative secretary) who has been my right-hand woman the past three months and who always seems to know exactly what needs to be done and how to do it. I also want ot express my gratitude for Calleigh Harder, our Assistant Principal, who has contributed so much over the past few months, even while she was working full time at Chief Justice Milvain School.  We truly have an amazing team and our students and families will be well supported! Ian Fero (Principal of Lakeshor School​), and Tracy Kohan (principal of Mahogany School) have been amazing partners in this unique experience and I am so thankful to have them walking beside me!

Please check your email or the news story on our Website for an introduction to our staff. We will all be taking some time away from our computers and lists to spend time with our families and friends and to reconnect to the world outside of teaching. Calleigh, Carol and I will start back up again in August to prepare for school opening. Our office will be open for emails and phone inquiries on August 22nd. As we get closer to the completion of the building, we will communicate with you about when we will be ready for actual visitors to the Bayside office. You can check our school's back to school page for more information.

Have a safe and relaxing summer!


May 02
Hello Bayside School Families

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am thrilled to introduce myself as the principal of the new school being built in Auburn Bay Community, Bayside School. It is a great honour to work with you to build a new school community. I believe that collaborative relationships between students, staff, and families are at the heart of student achievement and well-being. I am committed to working with you to create a vibrant and inclusive school culture and strong community school program in Auburn Bay.

I have worked for the Calgary Board of Education for 25 years in various roles as an educator and instructional leader. Opening a new school is not a new experience for me, having opened Chaparral School as a teacher and Evergreen School as the Assistant Principal. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I have had in my career, and I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this amazing work in Auburn Bay.

Since March 7 I have been dedicated to the work of opening Bayside School. In the months leading up to our opening, I am doing many things to prepare. Some of the work includes meeting parents and students, hiring staff, determining the organization of the school and preparing the school budget for the 2022-23 school year.

Bayside School is expected to open in September and will offer regular programming to students in Kindergarten - Grade 4 for the 2022-23 school year. In 2023-24, we will expand to offer Grade 5. I am excited to work with parents, students and staff to build a new school community that reflects the unique qualities of Auburn Bay and is a supportive and positive place for your children to learn.

Our new school Website is a hub of information for families. Please check back regularly for updates as new information is posted when it becomes available. You can also e-mail bayside@cbe.ab.ca with any questions related to new school construction and accommodation.

I am looking forward to partnering with the students, staff and families of Auburn Bay to build a learning culture that honours each student and fosters curiosity, innovation, and collaboration. We have exciting times ahead!

Warm Regards,

Darby McAsey,

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