Apr 01
On-line Schedule - as of April 1, 2020

Lord Beaverbrook On-line Learning/Teaching Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:30 - 10:30

*1*

1

1

1

*1*

11:00 - 12:00

*2*

2

2

2

*2*

12:30 - 1:30

*3*

3

3

3

*3*

2:00 - 3:00

*4*

4

4

4

*4*

·         Classes will NOT tumble; same schedule everyday

·         Students are expected to directly connect with teachers on Tues, Wed, and Thur

·         Mon & Fri will be considered optional tutorial (*) time, for additional support

·         Teachers will provide a ‘week to come’ email on Mondays​

Mar 30
Lord Beaverbrook High School welcomes you to Online Learning - March 30, 2020

Good Morning to our Lord Beaverbrook families,

I hope you are well and have had a restful and joyful spring break. We are indeed living in unprecedented times, and there is some understandable wonder about what the future will bring us with ongoing learning. For the foreseeable future, together we will delve into the world of online learning. The CBE has spent the past two weeks creating programming opportunities that will be distributed online for our students. A reminder that the CBE is expected to align with the guidelines shared by Alberta Education for continuity of learning and content delivery by division; this is the information recently provided by Alberta Education, along with the link that provides more details:

https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=69874B5C32DE7-C7B9-FAFF-518A0FF91DCFD41D

Grades 10-12

  • Education content will focus on specified and core courses required for high school graduation requirements, including language (English, French and French language arts), social studies, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Content from other courses will be delivered where possible, and accommodations for students unable to complete courses are in place.
  • Teachers will assign an average of 3 hours of work per course per week, and will be expected to work with their students and parents on the delivery of these materials.
  • Our teachers are taking up this work on a very steep learning curve to provide learning opportunities and activities that will begin in the next couple of days.
I would like to give you a quick update as to what you can expect this week.

Monday, March 30

  • core subject teachers will be involved in virtual meetings to plan for the first few days of lessons and assignments, which will be rolled out to our students starting on Wednesday

Tuesday, March 31

  • families will be contacted by the school to determine access to technology at home, including access to a computer and the internet 
  • we are also making a plan to address the needs of students without these resources; the school is preparing to produce print copies for pickup for those students who do not have access to a computer and the internet
  • you will also be asked how you and your family are doing and you will be encouraged to connect with wellness supports and resources available within and beyond the CBE
  • teachers will email students/parents to provide information regarding each course the student is currently enrolled in
  • the school will send out a ‘master weekly schedule’ describing when each course will be offered so that there aren't any overlaps in expectations for work completion
  • an opportunity will be provided for students to come get materials that they still need/want from their lockers; please see the attached schedule


Wednesday, April 1

  • ongoing learning with students begins today
  • during this first instructional day, teachers will convey how they will provide course materials and the best way to reach them if/when there are questions
  • teachers will also provide more information about what will be expected from them in terms of assignments, how to submit any work, and resources and supports that students can use to support their learning at home


Thursday & Friday, April 2 & 3

  • ongoing learning with students


Parents may want to supplement student learning by providing their children with additional resources. The following provincial resources are available to parents:

LearnAlberta.ca – more than 4,000 digital resources aligned with Alberta’s K-12 curriculum.

My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource​ - provides parents with information specific to each grade level


Despite the circumstances, we are excited with the prospect of providing these ongoing learning opportunities for our students. Missing our students in the building has been very difficult, but we look forward to reconnecting with each student. Please look forward to receiving ongoing messages from teachers and/or administration in the days to come. As it is very important that we have correct/current contact info for our families, please let us know if there are changes/additions that we need to make.

Finally, if you have concerns in the days to come, please connect with teachers first, and then admin as you see fit. All contact information is on our school website under "About Us​".

Thank you and take care.

Nov 29
School as Normal

Hello to our Lord Beaverbrook families,

I am writing to share information with you about something that happened after the school day ended yesterday.

Late yesterday afternoon, CBE and school administration was made aware of an apparent threat to a number of schools made on social media.  Calgary Police Service (CPS) was immediately involved to assess the threat.  CPS has determined that there is no threat to schools and school will continue today as normal.  Below is the link put out by the Calgary Herald about this incident.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/crime/calgary-police-say-threats-made-against-schools-a-swatting-incident/wcm/165b1447-d770-4e2b-9186-433cec41eeb5

Having said that, all threats of this nature are taken seriously and fully investigated.  Should there be evidence that would require the school to initiate other critical incident protocols or procedures, we would act quickly to enact those processes.

If you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact the school at 403-259-5585. 

Thank you.​

Aug 29
​Hello to our Lord Beaverbrook students and their families

We trust that you are continuing to enjoy your summer, but that you are also beginning to get ready for the start of the 2019/20 school year. Please review this newsletter as it contains important information and updates. If you have any questions, please contact us via email or phone.

To all of our new students in Grades 10, 11 and 12, welcome to Lord Beaverbrook! We know that changing schools can be a bit of a daunting experience, but we trust that you will have a great experience at our school. We encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist for students – both academically and through our extensive extra curricular programming. We look forward to learning more about you as the year progresses and in discovering what contributions you can make to our school community.

To our returning Grade 11 and 12 students, welcome back for another year! Whether it is your second year or your last one we challenge you to improve upon your past successes with us and deliberately choose to excel, modelling leadership and citizenship to those around you.

LBHS parents and guardians play a vital role in the ongoing learning, growth and development of their child. Ongoing communication between home and school is vital and we encourage you to contact the school and staff as needed. We welcome the opportunity to meet you, whether it is in the school, on the field/court, in the theatre or wherever it is that we may find ourselves together. Please consider attending our School Council meetings and attending school events that occur through the year.

Best wishes for the remainder of the summer break. See you soon!

Darrin Whitbread, Principal

ddwhitbread@cbe.ab.ca​

Jul 12
Welcome to Lord Beaverbrook High School

Lord Beaverbrook High School opened in 1968 and just reached its 50th year milestone.  While it was once the largest high school in Western Canada, with an extremely large physical footprint and upwards of 3000 students, rapid growth in south Calgary led to new high schools being opened (Centennial in 2005 and Joane Cardinal-Schubert in 2018) which twice impacted the overall population of the building.  Having said that, Beaverbrook continues to be one of the most versatile schools within the CBE, and recently completed a $25-million modernization which resulted in impressive upgrades to our various Career and Technology facilities.  Another change that occurred is that Chinook Learning has been integrated into our building (along with James Fowler), allowing students to complete their high school diploma or upgrade a particular course.

Beaverbrook continues to evolve, as the city does around us, and we look forward to the changes that can come with downsizing and rebuilding (and rebranding).  We continue to offer a full range of academic, elective, and extra-curricular programming.  We believe that our students will directly benefit from a smaller school environment - where they will have comfortable class sizes, be better known by our dedicated staff, will have more opportunities to participate with our sports teams, will have the chance to stand out, and will very much feel ‘fiercely proud’ of the culture that is created.

Initially projected to be between 500-600 students for the 2019-20 school year, we are happy to be approaching 800 and we look forward to a great upcoming year - with many more to come.

Please browse through our new website for other bits of information about our school.  Should there be any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our main office at 403-259-5585 or via email at lordbeaverbrook@cbe.ab.ca .

Sincerely,

Darrin Whitbread
Principal​

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