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​

Sep 30
Welcome Back! September Update

On behalf of the staff at Fairview School, I would like to welcome all of the students and parents to another new school year filled with rich and rewarding learning experiences and opportunities for all students. 

We have grown in student numbers and staff for the 2019-20 school year.  Fairview is 870 plus students strong.  Our teaching staff and support staff is currently at 50 plus and we are hoping to add to this in the very near future.  Our additions will be in the area of lunch time supervision and English Language Learner supports.

I thank all of our families for being patient with school start-up as we did run into a few concerns with bus transportation.  We do believe that these errors have been corrected and that all families are now able to register for bus transportation.  If you have not registered we ask that you do so.  We may still experience some changes to transportation as the CBE and bus provider adjust to accurate student loads.

We had a wonderful turn out for our Meet the Teacher evening.  Our format allows parents to understand what your child experiences on a day-to-day basis and provides you with the opportunity to meet each of their teachers. 

With September coming to a close it is our expectation that families have purchased the appropriate TLC uniform items.  One of the biggest uniform infractions is shoes.  Students must wear all black, non-marking soled shoes.  If these are dress shoes, they must have non-marking soles.  Teachers will be addressing those students who are not complying with uniform requirements beginning October 1st.  This may result in your child not being able to wear casual clothing on the next casual day.  Should this occur, your homeroom teacher will notify you that your child has lost their casual day privileges. 

We must also remind parents that the streets surrounding Fairview School are bus zones and do not allow for parking.  Please obey these signs as you may receive a ticket from the Calgary Police Services or Calgary Bylaw Services. 

September has flown by with the highlights being our Meet the Teacher evening, the Terry Fox Run and our Anti-bullying presentation from Leo Barbe.

We have only just begun and I look forward to the exciting year ahead.​ 


Ms. McCoag

Principal

Mar 22
Spring Break

March 22, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The final set of Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences for the 2018-19 school year are now complete.  We thank parents for engaging in this process and attending.  We have had parents ask if there could be more booked spots.  The reality is that we would never be able to provide all parents the opportunity to meet with all their teachers.  This would just take too much time resulting in a loss of instructional time to your students.  We encourage parents/guardians to contact their child’s teachers at any time.  Staff emails are on the Fairview School website.

http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/fairview/about-us/contact/staff/pages/default.aspx

 

Fairview is very proud of our Eagles Basketball teams.  All teams made it to the playoffs.  Our Jr. Boys, Jr. Girl’s and Sr. Girl’s all were champions of their division.  Badminton tryouts will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019.


Recently we have had a huge increase in parent and student concerns with regards to cell phone use at school.  We have received reports of inappropriate behaviours occurring on social media sites to inappropriate videos been shown to other students.  We would like to remind all students, parents/guardians that you have signed the Fairview/CBE Student Digital Citizenship Acceptable Use Agreement which clearly outlines the acceptable use of cell phones.  A copy of this agreement can be found on the Fairview School Website. http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/fairview/culture-environment/tech-tools/digital-citizenship/pages/default.aspx

It would be greatly appreciated if parents could review this policy with their child(ren) and review what applications are on their child’s phone.

We remind parents/guardians that cell phones and cell plans are purchased and owned by parents.  It is your responsibility to approve the applications that your child has available to them on their devices.  On most devices there is a parental control setting which allows you to set what your child has access to on their device.

Should inappropriate use of digital devices continue we will consider banning cell phone use at Fairview School. 

 

The Fairview Parent Advisory Council would like to thank all students and parents who contributed to the Spring In Bloom Fundraising Campaign.  We all appreciate your support.  Our next Parent Council Meeting is on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Fairview School Learning Commons.  All Fairview parents are welcome to attend.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Spring Break.  School resumes on Monday, April 1, 2019

 

Therese McCoag                                            Brent Banack

Principal                                                     Assistant Principal​

Feb 26
Spring Message

March 1, 2019

 

Dear Parents/Guardians;

Since returning in January there have lots of exciting things happening at Fairview School.  Most recently we have the addition of new furniture to our Learning Commons. Below are pictures of the new furniture for our Learning Commons.  Thank you to the Fairview Parent Advisory Council for supporting us in the purchase of this new furniture.

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Our Parent Advisory Council needs your support and will be hosting a meeting on March 5, 2019 in the School Library.  This meeting is to update their bylaws.  Please see the information poster on the school website.

Parent Council will be hosting a variety of fundraising events throughout the remainder of the year.  Their next Fun Lunch will be held on Friday, March 15th.  Information regarding how to sign up will be sent out via school messenger and posted on the school website.  Also, they will be hosting a Spring Blooms fundraiser.  Again information will be posted once available.

We would like to thank parents for being diligent in calling in for student absences or lates and in sending notes for when students are leaving early.  Our front office staff certainly appreciate your efforts.

Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews will be taking place March 20 – 22, 2019.  Conference Manager for appointment bookings will open on Friday, March 8th at 6pm and close on Monday, March 11th at 6pm.  Information regarding booking procedures will go out to parents/guardians through School Messenger.

We are hoping that the cold weather will soon be behind us however, we would appreciate families talking to their children about appropriate school behaviour.  With the cold weather we have seen an increase in running in the halls, students trying to access non-lunch time spaces and being disrespectful to staff when asked to change their behaviour.  Continued inappropriate behaviour will result in individuals or classes losing their casual day privileges.  Currently our GRADE 9’s have lost the privilege to dress casual on Friday, March 8th.  GRADE 9’s will be required to wear their informal TLC uniform on that day.

Parent Volunteers are required for the many field trips that we offer to students.  In the event that we do not have enough volunteers and our student supervision does not meet CBE requirements we will be forced to cancel these trips.  Please volunteer!

Spring break is March 23-31, 2019.  When students return on April 1, 2019 we will be hosting our annual Eagle Pride Week.  There will be house league events planned for every noon-hour this week and a variety of other events.  An Eagle Pride Week schedule will be posted to the website once finalized.

Soar Like an Eagle!

 

 

Therese McCoag

Principal                                         

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