Sep 04
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

​Dear David Thompson School 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 – inschool 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 reentry Scenario 1. We continue to refine information in our re-entry planning based on provincial and CBE guidance. Please visit our school website https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/davidthompson/Pages/default.aspx for information on the actions and processes that are being applied to the specific context of our school. Sincerely, Chris Keuben Principal – David Thompson School

Apr 06
Online Learning Update

Dear David Thompson families,

Thank you for your patience as we have worked through some necessary planning in preparation for resuming structured learning opportunities for your child(ren). I understand there has been plenty of uncertainty about what learning is going to look like moving forward. I can assure you that we are going to work on key learning outcomes at-home within the parameters established by the province and CBE.
 
For students in grades 5 and 6, education content will continue to focus on language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy outcomes, and there will be opportunity to incorporate science and social studies outcomes through cross-curricular learning.  Teachers will assign an average of five hours of work per student per week.  Education content for students in grades 7 to 9 will average 10 hours of work per week that focuses on core mathematics, language/literacy, science and social studies curriculum outcomes.  Teachers will work with their students and parents on the delivery of these materials.
 
Course content will be delivered primarily through D2L and Google applications; however alternate means of accessing learning materials will also be provided as needed.  Starting tomorrow, teachers will be contacting families to inquire about student access to technology and internet services and also to determine who may need these alternate means of delivery.  Also, in order to ensure consistency, weekly blogs will continue to be updated and sent out in the Friday message, and grades will continue to be posted in PowerSchool.
This week, teachers will focus on connecting with families, providing review materials through D2L shells, Google applications or via email.  Through our Friday message, we will send out updated blogs that will describe that work students will be doing next week, along with a schedule of virtual meeting times using Google Meet.  This application will allow students to video conference with teachers to ask questions and get feedback.  The application also allows students to connect to the virtual meeting space by telephone.  In addition, teachers will be available by email to answer your questions. See the attached letter regarding the use of Google Meet and Google Classroom.
 
 
This is an unprecedented time for all of us.  As we adjust to our new reality, we know our work will evolve as we gain a greater understanding of individual situations and use of online platforms. We also know we won’t get it perfect right out of the gates, but we are committed to continued improvement in providing meaningful educational programming to our students within the current context. 
 
We would like to thank you in advance for your ongoing understanding.  Stay safe and take care of each other.
 
Sincerely,
 
Chris Keuben
Aug 23
Welcome

On behalf of all of the staff at David Thompson School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to 2019-2020 school year.  For those of you whose children have attended our school last year, we are so glad to have you returning. In addition, for those of you whose children are joining us this year, we are pleased to have you as a part of our school community.

The beginning of a new school year provides us with the opportunity to reconnect with students, families and colleagues, as well as share stories of a summer well spent.  It also provides us with an opportunity to reflect on past successes, set new and ambitious goals, and build new relationships. 

Back to school information is currently located in the featured stories on our homepage, or by clicking here.  I also encourage you to explore our website, which provides extensive information about our school.

 Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or comments. I look forward to working with all members of our community this upcoming school year!

 Warm regards,

 Chris Keuben

Principal, David Thompson School​

Oct 16
Welcome

 

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!   I look forward to continuing to work with our students, teachers, and parents/guardians to develop a school community that is warm, caring, safe and respectful.   Our staff would like each student to have a strong sense of belonging in our community of learners and to be really proud to be a David Thompson Tiger!   Our teachers are committed to supporting our students to reach their potential and to build the skills and knowledge that will help them to be successful in the future.   

 

I encourage you to explore the various tabs in our new website.   It’s a great way to find out what events are going on at this school, what our expectations are of students, how to contact teachers, or to get updates from our  School Council.

 

If you have any questions, our main office will be happy to assist you.

 

Best regards,

Rolf Haensel

Principal​ 

Mar 28
Welcome!

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."

If you are looking for other content, try entering the key words in the search bar in the top right.  It will help you locate the link more easily.​

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