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.



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.


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


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.



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.



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


Nov 29
November Updates

 Dear Parents/Guardians,


I thank you for coming out to our recent Parent/Teacher/Student conferences.  The turn our was wonderful.  We strive to have a collaborative working relationship with our families to support our students and continue to encourage you to contact your child’s classroom teacher should you have any quesitons or concerns.


At this time I would like to remind families of their commitment to having your children in the appropriate TLC uniform.  All uniform pieces must be clean, tidy, in good repair and fit appropriately.  All uniform pieces should be clearly and permanently labelled so that in the event that a piece is found it may be returned to the correct student.  Due to the markings left on school floors by many of our student’s dress shoes, we moved to allowing students to wear all black non-marking soled shoes.  Black shoes with white soles, shoes with white or coloured markings and coloured laces are not acceptable.  Should you require more information please refer to the TLC uniform information at  www.cbe.ab.ca/programs/program-options/teaching-philosopy/Pages/Traditional-Learning-Centre.aspx.


We would like to remind parents that Fairmount Drive and Fyffe Road are mainly school bus loading zones and have posted no parking signs.  While this can make it difficult for dropping off and picking up students, we are asking that you do not park in these areas.  We are working with the Calgary Police Services, the City of Calgary and Southland Transportation to review our bus zones and ensure the safety of all.


Fairview will be hosting a Book Fair for students December 10 -13, 2018.  On December 10th, students will be scheduled to preview the items for sale and will have a “wish list” that they can take home.  Parents may send monies with students to purchase between the 11-13th.  Should parents/guardians wish to see what is for sale they may attend the book fair over the lunch hour (12:22 – 1:07) Monday to Thursday or Wednesday evening 4:15 – 6:45pm and Thursday evening 4:15 – 6:30pm.  Should you wish to volunteer for our book fair please contact Ms. Duggal in the library.


We have begun the process to convert our current library space into an updated Learning Commons area.  To support this endeavour, the school applied for and were fortunate to be given a grant through EducationMatters.  These funds along with school funds and funds provided to us from the Fairview Fundraising Society (Parent Council) will see the Learning Commons begin to take shape beginning in January of 2019.  I thank our Parent Council for supporting us and encourage parents to join the council meetings.  Council meetings occur the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the Fairview Learning Commons (Library).



Therese McCoag

Principal, Fairview School

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Sep 10
Welcome Back!

September 10, 2018

I would like to welcome all of our students and their Families to Fairview School for the 2018-19 year. 

Thank you to everyone for your patience with our secretarial staff, teachers, and administration as the CBE transitions to a new student information system.   Students will be coming home later this week with information packages.  Please return all necessary documents in the envelope provided.

For those of you, who are still struggling with registering for transportation, please see the website for instructions.  Our website is: school.cbe.ab.ca/school/fairview.  There is also an opportunity to sign up to use the MyBusStop app.  The MyBusStop app requires that you register yearly and provide them with a school code.  The Fairview code is CBEUWR3W06.

Our Meet the Teacher night is on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  This year we are trying a new format.  We are asking all parents to arrive at the school between 6:45 and 7:00 pm.  We will have a short introduction in the gym starting at 7pm sharp.  Parents will be following their student(s) through a Day 4 schedule for the evening.  In this manner they will meet all of their student’s teachers and understand how their child moves about the building throughout a normal school day.  Parents with more than one child in the school may need to divide up and follow individual student schedules.  We have allowed time at the end of the evening for you to meet with any teacher that you were unable to see.  Please DO NOT just drop into a teacher’s room as they may not be discussing the program that your child is registered in.  For example, should your child be in Math 8 and you drop into to see Mr. Drinkle, he may be discussing Math 9 or another grade at that time.  We are asking grade 9 students and parents to meet in the gym at 8pm for a short meeting.

The Fairview School Parent Council will be meeting on September 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the school library.  All parents are welcome to attend these meetings. 

Our fall athletic try outs are underway.  Coaches will inform the successful students of their position on a team.  Clubs will be starting up during the next few weeks.  Should a club be occurring after school, the sponsoring teacher will send a letter home so that the parents are aware of their attendance and their responsibility for student pick-up.  We do ask all parents to be respectful of team and club pick-up times.  Our teachers are volunteering their time to offer these opportunities to our students.

Once again thank you for your patience and understanding.


Therese McCoag


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