Aug 24
Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

Dear Fairview Families;

Welcome to our 2023-24 School Year.

I hope that all of our students, parents and staff have had a wonderful summer break. A new school year comes with new students and new staff. We welcome Sherri Bailey, Brad Bridgewater, Angela Grammatikos, Sukhpal Jassar, Stephanie Karbashewski, Lauren Keele, Shaundra Lang, Christina Malbasa, Erin Michiels, and Natalie Wong as new teachers, and Marla Mack as a new secretary to Fairview School   Also, we welcome Mike Ross as our new Assistant Principal.

On Thursday, August 31, 2023 Grades 4-6 ONLY will attend classes. Upon arrival to school all grade 4-6 students will come to the Upper Gym. Parents will be asked to say goodbye prior to students entering school. We will have a full school day (9:10 – 3:50) on Thursday, August 31, 2023. This day will consist of a variety of orientation activities and time spent getting to know your teachers and classmates. Students will be required to pack a lunch and a snack for the day. Students are expected to be in their informal uniform. Upon arrival at school all students will come to the Upper Gym.

Friday, September 1, 2023 ALL Students will attend classes. Upon arrival at school all grade 7-9 students will come to the Upper Gym. This day is a regular Friday schedule (9:10 – 1:30). As with our elementary grades, this day will consist of a variety of orientation activities and time spent getting to know your teachers and classmates. Students will be required to pack a snack for the day. Students are expected to be in their informal uniform. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 ALL Students are expected to be in attendance. This is a regular school day (9:10 – 3:50). Students are expected to be in their informal uniform.

Please visit our website should you be uncertain as to school hours.

All buses will be running as of Thursday, August 31, 2023. Information regarding bussing is on our website. Students must be registered with CBE Transportation to ride a school bus. If you have not already registered, it may take 2-6 weeks for your child to be registered for CBE Transportation. 

We ask all parents to be considerate of family's homes when picking up and dropping off their children at the bus stop. Please do not park across the road where you may block people's driveways.

Parking is limited around Fairview School and is regulated by Calgary Parking Authority and Calgary City Police. Please obey all signs and park, or drop off your students, in the appropriate areas.

Fairview does not offer cafeteria services. Students are expected to bring a lunch and snack with them. Students need to provide their own eating utensils. All lunch items; bag, bottle and left over food are to be taken home on a daily basis. Students eat in designated areas and are to behave appropriately during the lunch break. Students need to bring a lunch that does not require heating.  Grades 4-7 must remain on campus for the lunch break. Grades 8-9 are allowed to leave the school campus during the lunch break. Although grades 8-9 are not restricted to the school campus for lunch, students are responsible to their parents and the school for their behaviour in the community. Should they choose to eat their lunch at the school, they will have a designated area to do so. Students choosing to exit the building at the beginning of the lunch break will not be allowed to re-enter the school until the end of the lunch break, weather permitting. The behaviour of our grade 8 and 9 students during their lunch recess will determine whether they continue to be allowed off campus or whether administration needs to change to a closed campus (students not allowed off campus at all).

Students in Grades 4-6 are not permitted to bring cell phones to school. Students in Grade 7-9 who choose to bring cell phones to school will be asked to leave their cell phones in their locker during class time. Cell phones are a distraction to student learning and therefore should not be in class. Students who forget to leave their cell phones in their locker will have a designated place in the classroom to store their phone during the class. Should parents/guardians need to be in contact with their child, they can call the front office and we can either get the message to your child or have them call home.

Fairview Student Picture Day will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023. All Students are to be in their Formal Uniform.

An information package of important documents for all students will be sent home during the first week of school. Some of these documents may be done electronically and others must be a paper copy. More information will be sent to families during the first week of school. Please be sure to read this package and return all forms by the required date.

As mentioned in a previous message to parents, requests for student class changes will only be considered for extenuating circumstances. Requests to be with friends, or specific teachers will not be considered. Any class change requests must come to Principal McCoag at tamccoag@cbe.ab.ca.

Parents and Students need to be aware that our athletic seasons of play have changed for this school year. Grades 6 – 9 are welcome to try out for athletic teams. Information regarding team try outs and practices will be posted in the school and during morning announcements. Seasons of play are as follows:

Cross Country – August 31 to October 31

Soccer – August 31 to October 29

Basketball – September 11 to December 3

Volleyball – January 8 to March 24

Badminton – April 2 to May 21

 

We look forward to working with all of our students and their families.

 

Fairview Admin

 

Therese McCoag                                                                              Mike Ross

Principal                                                                                               Assistant Principal​


Jun 28
A student's reflection on the 2022-23 school year

​Fairview Families,

I would like to share with you a grade 7 student's sonnet that was a reflection on their school year.  Enjoy!


Month's of learning, now it's finally June.

Warm air, green grass, blue skies.  It is summer!

It's the last week school will be over soon.

But there's a few days left, what a bummer!

Sixes and Nines doing their PAT's.

Uniforms cancelled, everyone says Yay!

Everyone goes around in shorts and tees.

And now we're counting down dates, day by day!

Over the year, we learned lots and we grew.

We got lots of homework; at least a ton!

But not school is over.  Good by Fairview!

Over the summer we'll have lots of fun.

​Summer was fun, but now a new school year.

Starting grade 8 is what I really fear!


Jun 27
2022-23 Year end Principal Message

June 28, 2023

Dear Fairview Families,

The 2022-23 school year has come to an end.  We are proud of how our students have adjusted to being back at school full-time and their participation in many school based events such as athletics and concerts.

The end of the school year is filled with mixed emotions as we say goodbye to students and staff, and welcome a well deserved summer holiday.  We are wishing Steve Papp, Natalie Taub, Jen Coutts, Stephanie Karbashewski, Natasha Andrews, Erin Michiels, Artimis Baker, Doug Scurfield, Teddi Tran, Christina Malbasa and Brad Bridgewater  all the best as they move on to their next chapter of their careers.  Next year's hiring is still ongoing and we will welcome all of our new staff in the fall of 2023. 

To our Grade 9's, you were our first group of grade 4 students and have completed 6 years at Fairview.  Your time has been filled with many challenges, specifically a pandemic.  At times you tried our (my) patience but mostly you have proved to be a resilient and wonderful group of young human beings.  You have made us proud.  The three years ahead of you are going to be filled with challenges and exciting times.  Use these years to explore areas of interest and expand your knowledge.  Be engaged with your school community and enjoy your high school years.  We wish you nothing but success. 

We will be having a staggered re-entry to the start of the 2023-24 school year.  Grades 4-6 only will attend on Thursday, August 31, 2023 for the full day (9:10am – 3:50pm).  ALL students are to attend on Friday, September 1, 2023.  More information about next year is available on our school website, under the Registration tab.

Fairview School will be closed as of 12:00pm (noon) on Friday, June 30, 2023.  The office will not re-open until August 23, 2023.  On August 23 and 24 our office will be open between 10am to 2:30pm.  Regular office hours will not commence until Monday, August 28, 2023.

Travel safe and have an enjoyable summer.

 

Therese McCoag

Principal, Fairview School​


Sep 16
September update for parents

September 16, 2022

 

Dear Fairview Families,

Our school year is well underway and with everything considered has started quite smoothly.  Busing being our only exception and I will expand on the current situation below.

Fairview School, CBE Transportation and First Student are diligently working to rectify the bus driver situation due to the shortage of bus drivers. Bus companies are doing their best to recruit additional drivers.  The school does its best to communicate with families as soon as we are aware of delays, specifically for the afternoon routes.  Repeatedly, families have been advised to refer to the First Student portal, firstudentcalgary.busstatus.ca, for updates.  Should you have concerns and complaints they must be submitted via the Concerns and Complaints form.  Here is the link to this form:  https://www.cbe.ab.ca/FormsManuals/concerns-and-complaints-form.pdf .  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work towards a viable solution.

We have been advised that Fairview School still has approximately 100 bus rider request submissions to be processed.  The CBE transportation team is working overtime to get these processed as quickly as possible.  They do advise that fall registrations and/or changes for transportation can take 4-8 weeks for processing.  Students cannot ride the bus until they have been registered with transportation.  Parents are required to make other transportation arrangements during this time.  Keeping your student at home is not a viable solution and should this be your last resort, please contact Ms. McCoag, Principal.

Our Soccer, Volleyball and Cross Country teams are well underway.  Only team members should attend practices.  Families should not be sending additional siblings with their child who is on a team nor having them stay after school for afternoon practices.  Our teachers have volunteered their time to coach your children on these various teams and are not able to supervise additional students.  The school does not have additional staff available to supervise these students.

Parking around the school is limited and does have restrictions to it. Fyfe Road is allocated to buses only and parents are not to park on the school side of this street.  Fairmount Drive has limitations as to stopping areas and this is for pick-up or drop-off only.  Parents are not to park for longer time periods.  This includes having to come into the office.  Our community neighbors, Church and Shopping Plaza, understand the parent need to park in a safe location, please respect these community members and keep your parking time to a minimum. 

Parents are reminded that the school doors do not open until 8:50 am.  Students that are dropped off earlier than this are expected to wait outside.  Again, we do not have staff available to supervise students at this time.  Parents are expected to pick up their students at the end of the school day between 3:50 -4:00 pm.  The only exceptions to this are for those students who are under the direct supervision of a teacher (athletic teams etc.,) and those staying due to a late bus.

As the weather is getting cooler, all students must come to school prepared to spend their Physical Education classes and lunch recess outside.  Parents, please ensure that your child(ren) have the appropriate clothing with them.

 

Also, we are reminding parents that should you child be sick, they should not be coming to school.  In the event that the school calls you to come and pick up your child as they are not well, you are expected to come and pick up your child.  We are still coming out of a pandemic and this is for the well-being of all.

Fairview office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm Monday to Thursday and from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm on Fridays.  We cannot guarantee that the phones will be answered outside of these hours.

Lastly, our Meet the Teacher evening will occur on Thursday, September 22, 2022.    This will occur online.  Parents will be sent a link to a Teams meeting for their child's grade group.  This link will be sent to you on Monday, September 19, 2022 via School Messenger.  Also, it will be posted on teacher's D2L and Google classroom sites.  These meetings are only 15 minutes in length and are intended for teachers to introduce themselves and outline their curriculum outcomes.  Meetings will take place between 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm.  Please see the schedule below for your child's grade time.  This is not the time for parents to be asking specific questions about their child.  Should you have questions, please email your child's teachers directly.  Teacher emails can be found on our school website.

Grade 4            6:30 – 6:45

Grade 5            6:45 – 7:00

Grade 6            7:00 – 7:15

Grade 7            7:15 – 7:30

Grade 8            7:30 – 7:45

Grade 9            7:45 – 8:00

 

Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Fairview Admin

 

Therese McCoag                                                           Steven Papp

Principal                                                                      Assistant Principal​


Aug 25
Welcome Fairview Families to the 2022-23 School Year

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I hope that all of our students and staff have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer.  We welcome Claire Wilde, Ashley Benison and Justin Seitz to our Fairview Teaching Staff.  Also, we welcome back Ivanna Odegard, Joanna McCarthy, Larissa Lavallee, and all of the wonderful Fairview staff.

On Thursday, September 1, 2022 Grades 4-6 ONLY will attend classes.  Upon arrival to school all grade 4-6 students will come to the Upper Gym.  Parents will be asked to say good bye prior to students entering school.  We will have a full school day (9:10 – 3:50) on Thursday, September 1.  This day will consist of a variety of orientation activities and time spent getting to know your teachers and classmates.  Students will be required to pack a lunch and a snack for the day.  Students are expected to be in their informal uniform.  Upon arrival at school all students will come to the Upper Gym.

Friday, September 2, 2022 Grades 7-9 ONLY will attend classes.  Upon arrival at school all grade 7-9 students will come to the Upper Gym.  This day is a regular Friday schedule (9:10 – 1:30).  As with our elementary grades, this day will consist of a variety of orientation activities and time spent getting to know your teachers and classmates.  Students will be required to pack a snack for the day.  Students are expected to be in their informal uniform. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 is the first day for ALL students.  This is a regular school day (9:10 – 3:50).  Students are expected to be in their informal uniform.

Please visit our website should you be uncertain as to school hours.

All buses will be running as of Thursday, September 1, 2022.  Information regarding bussing is on our website.  Students must be registered with CBE Transportation to ride a school bus.  If you have not already registered, it may take 2-4 weeks for your child to be registered for CBE Transportation. 

We ask all parents to be considerate of family's homes when picking up and dropping off their children at the bus stop.  Please do not park across on in people's driveways.

Parking is limited around Fairview School and is regulated by Calgary Parking Authority and Calgary City Police.  Please obey all signs and park, or drop off your students, in the appropriate areas.

Fairview does not offer cafeteria services.  Students are expected to bring a lunch and snack with them.  All lunch items; bag, bottle and left over food are to be taken home on a daily basis.  Students eat in designated areas and are to behave appropriately during the lunch break.  Students need to bring a lunch that does not require heating and the appropriate utensils with which to eat their lunch.  Grades 4-7 must remain on campus for the lunch break.  Grades 8-9 are allowed to leave the school campus during the lunch break. Although Grades 8-9 are not restricted to the school campus for lunch, students are responsible to their parents and the school for their behaviour in the community.  Should they choose to eat their lunch at the school, they will have a designated area to do so. Students choosing to exit the building at the beginning of the lunch break will not be allowed to re-enter the school until the end of the lunch break, weather permitting.

For the 2022-23 school year, we are asking that students in Grades 4-6 not bring cell phones to school.  Students in Grade 7-9 who choose to bring cell phones to school will be asked to leave their cell phones in their locker during class time.  Cell phones are a distraction to student learning and therefore should not be in class.  Students who forget to leave their cell phones in their locker will have a designated place in the classroom to store their phone during the class.    Should parents/guardians need to be in contact with their child, they can call the front office and we can either get the message to your child or have them call home.

Fairview Student Picture Day will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022.  All Students are to be in their Formal Uniform.

 An information package of important documents for all students will be sent home during the first week of school.  Some of these documents may be done electronically and others must be a paper copy.  More information will be sent to families during the first week of school.  Please be sure to read this package and return all forms by the required date.

While we may be returning to a more “normal" school year, we continue to as parents/guardians to keep your child at home should they be feeling ill.

We look forward to experiencing a somewhat “normal" school year and are excited to welcome everyone back to school.

 

Sincerely,

 

Therese McCoag                                                           Steven Papp

Principal                                                                      Assistant Principal

 


Jun 29
Principal Message

June 29, 2022

 

Dear Fairview Families,

 

The 2021-22 school year was another challenging year and I am proud of how our students, families and staff continued to push forward through these challenging times.  Once again, we made the best of ongoing difficult situations. 

 

The end of the school year is filled with mixed emotions as we say goodbye to students and staff and welcome the summer break.  We are wishing Bryan Doerksen, Ryan Franklin, Jake Halle, Aqeel Joseph, Stephanie Karbashewski, Larissa Lavallee, Riley Paton, Sara Therrien and Joe Lanteigne all the best as they move on to new chapters of their careers.  We will be welcoming back Ivanna Odegard and welcoming new staff members, Ashley Benison, Claire Berenger, Justin Seitz and Mindy Walliser to the Fairview team.

 

To our Grade 9's, you have finished your Middle School journey during a very difficult time and have proved that you are a courageous and resilient group of young people.  Each and every one of you have made us proud.  Use the three years ahead of you to explore areas of passion, expand your knowledge and make wonderful new friends.  Enjoy your high school years.

 

We will be having a staggered re-entry to start the 2022-23 school year. Grades 4-6 only will attend on Thursday, September 1, 2022 for the full day (9:10am – 3:50pm).  Grades 7-9 only will attend on Friday, September 2, 2022 (9:10am – 1:30pm).   School start up information is available on our school website.

 

The main office will be closed as of 12 noon on June 30, 2022 and will not re-open until August 29, 2022 at 9am.

I wish everyone a safe and happy summer.

 

Therese McCoag

Principal, Fairview School​


Dec 14
Principal Message

December 15, 2021

 

Dear Fairview Families,

 

Our first major scheduled school break is upon us and, I would like to say it has been nice having all of our students and all of our staff back in the building.  It has been great to hear the voices of students and staff as they engage in teaching and learning.

As we continue to deal with living through a pandemic, we need to recognize that our students are struggling with school expectations and the increased social engagement with others.  There is a need to support our students in learning how to advocate appropriately for themselves, their use of social media and their respect for self, others and our environment.  The support of families with these endeavours is greatly appreciated.

The second half the 2021-22 school year will fly by as quickly as the first half.  Our grade 9's will be engaging with the exploration of their designated high schools and with high school registration.  Basketball season will commence in early January.  Provincial Achievement tests for our grades 6 and 9 will occur throughout May and June. 

Just a reminder that classes resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  For those families who have travelled over the break, please be sure to follow the directions of the Canadian government and Alberta Health Services with regards to Covid testing and any required isolation periods.

We wish our families a wonderful winter break.  Stay safe and healthy

Fairview Admin

Therese McCoag                                                           Steven Papp

Principal                                                                      Assistant Principal​


Jun 30
Principal Message


September 3, 2021

 

Dear Fairview Families,

 

All of the staff at Fairview would like to welcome our students and their families to the 2021-22 school year.  While we are back at school, we have students and staff that are new to Fairview, students that have returned from Hub online, as well as students who have returned to the familiarity of Fairview.  Many of us are concerned as to how the school year will go as we deal with the 4th wave of the pandemic.

Our students, families and staff are in a rush to get things back to normal but, we need to acknowledge that this will take some time and that we may never get back to what we assume is or was normal.  I can ensure that the staff at Fairview are working with the CBE protocols and the AHS protocols to the best of our ability to make Fairview a safe place.  We appreciate the patience and understanding of our families as we continue to flex with the times.

At this time, I would like to welcome the following new teachers to Fairview; Elyse Bly, Jacob Halle, Allyson Heggie, Aqeel Joseph, Stephanie Karbashewski, Larissa Lavallee, Joanna McCarthy, Sing Ng, Jennifer Paulson, Roya Pirous, Amy Swanson and Corey Taylor.    We welcome back from teaching Hub Online; Bryan Doerksen, Monica Levitt, Isobel McIntosh, Jordan Penner, Janet Strilchuk, Natalie Taub and Sara Therrien.  Our up-to-date staff list can be found on the Fairview website.

We will be communicating regularly with families through School Messenger.  Please ensure that your email and MyCBEAccount  are up-to-date and ensure that you have subscribed to school messenger. 

Currently we have a few construction projects on site.  The main one involves the removal of heating/cooling system.  We strongly advise that students come prepared with a sweater as the school can be quite cool at times.

I would like to remind parents that our school doors open at 8:50AM Monday to Friday.  Students are to be picked up by 4PM Monday to Thursday and by 1:40PM on Fridays.  Students have been assigned entry and exit doors based on their homeroom location.

We look forward to working with students and their families for the 2021-22 school year.

 

Sincerely,

Therese McCoag

Therese McCoag
Principal, Fairview School​


Dec 14
Principal Message

December 15, 2020

Dear Fairview families,

As 2020 comes to a close, I would like to focus on the positives of learning through a pandemic. 

The creativity, passion and flexibity that families, students, teaching staff and support staff (including caretakers) have demonstrated over the past months has been incredible.  We have worked together to offer students the best learning opportunities possible.  For this I am grateful and thank all of you for your continued support.

To my staff, you have provided safe and engaging learning opportunties at a time when you are also worried about your own health and the wellness of loved ones.  For this I am not only grateful but extremely proud.

We do not know what 2021 will bring.  With continued patience, understanding and collaboration all will be well.

Please remember that all students will be learning from home January 4-8,2021 with an expected return to in-school classes currently scheduled for January 11, 2021.  January 4th is an organizational day and there will be no scheduled classes for students. Please stay tuned to the news and to the CBE website for new information.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful, safe and healthy holiday.

Sincerely,​

Therese McCoag

Therese McCoag

Principal, Fairview School​


Dec 20
Winter Break

December 20, 2019

 

Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,

 

The Staff of Fairview School would like to wish each of you a safe and healthy holiday.  The School is closed from Friday, December 19, 2019 at 12 noon to Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:30 am.  Classes for students will resume on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Merry Christmas.

 

Fairview Staff​

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