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Principal's Message

March 18th, 2021

It seems as if it was yesterday when we were welcoming students back into James Short Memorial and now - it is almost Spring. The year has been a different year. One with so many virtual meetings. Thank you for your patience, support is navigating this new territory we find ourselves learning in. ​
Pre-COVID, it was tradition to invite parents to the school for students to celebrate and demonstrate their learning.  We have missed our Bar-B-Que, Stories and Stuffies, Winter Celebrations and face to face Parent/Teacher Conferences. Next week will be one of the parent/teacher conferences we, as a staff, miss the most as we love to welcome JSM families to celebrate in the learning students have been doing and witness children showing their parents what they are most proud of.Since we are unable to gather together at the school, virtual conferences have become an even more critical opportunity to hear about your child’s learning, accomplishments, and areas of growth. These will be our last conferences of the year, and we would love to have all families attend. Our teachers have gone an "extra mile" and are supporting students in virtually sharing the work they are most proud on in IRIS. We will be providing you with instructions on how to access these pictures and videos to allow you to partake in celebrating your child's learning journey alongside your child's teacher.A gentle reminder that your child's teacher also has an online Google Classroom that is updated regularly. Even Mr. Patry and myself add videos and content to provide ongoing support for JSM students. We also want to remind you that you do not need to wait for conferences to speak with any of our teachers.  We pride ourselves on being available and on the strong relationships we are able to build across the community.  A school messenger has been sent out on booking School Conferences.  As always, we extend our thanks to each and every one of you for your support throughout this unprecedented school year.  Please feel free to reach out if you have anything you would like to share or discuss.We hope that all families have a safe Spring Break!Cheryl and Jon

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James Short Memorial School

6333 5 Ave SE Calgary, AB, T2A 3V7
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School Contacts

Cheryl Zelmer
Assistant Principal
Jon Patry
Education Director
Scott MacNeill
Richard Hehr

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Exceptional/Complex Needs Regular
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Morning Start
8:55 AM
3:40 PM
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