Oct 30
COVID-19 Alberta Health Update Daily Checklist

Please be advised that AHS has updated the the Daily Checklist for students attending school.  See below:​


https://www.cbe.ab.ca/news-centre/Pages/if-a-student-is-sick-or-has-covid-19-symptoms.aspx​​

Oct 17
Thank you Glenbrook School

​A Final Farewell from Ms. Terlecki.  

https://youtu.be/KFxcykdwwqI​


Sep 11
Letter from the Principal

Dear Glenbrook Families,

After 6 wonderful years at Glenbrook, and 35 years as an educator, I have made the decision to retire next month. My last day at Glenbrook will be October 16th.  This is not a Covid related decision, It is an I'm turning 55 next month decision. I apologize for the awkward timing of being less than 2 months into school. The decision was not an easy one because of my deep commitment to Glenbrook, its students, its staff, and to the greater CBE community that supports our mission. My passion for teaching has not subsided, and my love for students has not subsided.

When I was appointed as Principal of Glenbrook in 2014, I was so excited. I had so many ideas and dreams for this school, and I am happy to say I have seen them to fruition. Having been here for 6 years, I have known many of the students since they were in Kindergarten and enjoyed watching them grow and learn over the years, building some very special relationships.   I consider myself extremely fortunate to have served as an educator in CBE; in such a vibrant and supportive community; a community where education is valued as a top priority by students, teachers and parents alike. I am blessed to have been a colleague to such extraordinary faculty and staff, and I am humbled by the fact that parents have entrusted a portion of their child's education with me.

Please know that my dedication and commitment will continue throughout the next month, as I work with Education Director Darlene Unruh to provide a smooth transition for the incoming principal.

I want to thank you for all your encouragement, support and trust you have shown me over my years at Glenbrook. I am confident that Glenbrook will continue flourishing academic excellence for students in the years to come.

 

With Gratitude,

​Aleta Terlecki,

Principal, Glenbrook

adterlecki@cbe.ab.ca


Jul 21
Alberta Government Announces In-Person Classes to Resume Sept. 1

Today, Premier Jason Kenney and Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced that all schools across the province will return to classes under Scenario One – which means that in-school classes will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 1 with health measures in place. We are very excited to welcome our students back to school, while keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Strong staff/student relationships are crucial for student learning and in the fall, staff will be focused on rebuilding strong connections with their students, particularly following a prolonged absence from school. Learning will begin starting from each student’s current level of achievement. 

Students, staff and parents can expect a near-normal school experience under Scenario 1, but we must still be prepared to move between all three potential scenarios as the COVID-19 situation evolves. No matter which scenario is in place, the CBE will strictly follow Alberta Health guidelines to minimize risk of disease transmission. To do this, we will need everyone’s cooperation to stay home when they are feeling unwell, and to follow all health protocols as they evolve over time. 

In-person learning is preferred for all students, but we acknowledge that there are some students who may not be able to return to in-person learning right away. For these individuals, the CBE will offer access to an online learning approach in the 2020-21 school year until such time as they are able to return to in-person learning. 

Next week, we will share our re-entry plan with our families, which will include the changes we will implement in our schools. Throughout the month of August, we will provide regular updates with details and information families will need before sending their children back to school.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to ensure the safety of our students and staff.​

Jun 22
2020-2021 September School Re-Entry

SEPTEMBER SCHOOL RE-ENTRY

Our staff and a task force at the CBE are making plans for schooling around all 3 possible scenarios that were announced. on June 10 by Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. It was  announced the preferred and likely scenario is that students will return to daily in-school classes in September. We understand that the government will share its decision by Aug. 1 on which scenario will be in place at the beginning of the school year. The government has also provided public health guidance for schools and the measures that would be required or suggested to reduce risks. Please read through the link to learn about the protocols that will be implemented to protect students and staff when we return. 

More details on school re-opening will be shared as it becomes available.​

Apr 26
Message from the Principal

COVID-19

For the most up to date information about the CBE’s approach to COVID-19 and the actions we are taking, please visit the CBE website. Answers to frequently asked questions will continue to be posted as information becomes available.

 

STUDENT AND FAMILY WELLNESS

We recognize that this is a time that may cause challenges to student and family wellness. Please know that we have supports in our schools and district to assist your children. There are also several supports in our community that could assist as well. There are some in this link (attachment) as well as some highlighted below:

  1. 2-1-1 (call or text): Community and Social Services Help Line (for basic needs, financial support, food, housing information, etc.)
  2. 8-1-1 (call): Health Link
  3. Access Mental Health: 403-943-1500
  4. Calgary Counselling Centre: 403-691-5991 Only telephone and online counselling are available
  5. Distress Centre: 403-266-4357 The call centre is closed, with staff working remotely. Support is still available 24/7.

6.      Eastside Family Centre: 403-299-9696 Only telephone and e-therapy services are available 

8.      Kid’s Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

9.      Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642 

10.   Catholic Family Services - Rapid Access Counselling: 403-233-2360 or email intake@cfs-ab.org

 

NUTRITION SUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES DURING COVID-19

1. Alberta 211 - call 211 for urgent food support

2. The Calgary Food Bank - request food hampers by calling 403-253-2055.

3. Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids - $20 grocery gift card for children who recently received a free lunch at school through BB4CK. Visit https://bb4ck.org/help. This will require families to complete information online.

4. Calgary Co-Op - free care packages for anyone required to be quarantined as directed by a public health agency, until April 15 or while supplies last. Email a request to memberengagement@calgarycoop.com or call 403-219-6064.

5. Additional food supports: Meals for Individuals in Need and Food Banks and Hampers. See FAQ for links.

Link: COVID-19 Parent FAQ

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