Oct 23
Covid-19 Positive Case


October 22, 2020

​We have been notified by Alberta Health Services (AHS) that a case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual from Mountain Park School.
Our school remains open to in-person learning for all students, and we are working closely with AHS to ensure necessary measures continue to be in place to protect all staff and students. This includes the cleaning and disinfecting of all items touched by the individual, and the removal and storage of all items that cannot be cleaned and disinfected (paper, books, etc.) in a sealed container for a minimum of 72 hours.
The school has already contacted each family or staff member affected by the positive case, and AHS will be following up only with those individuals. If you were not contacted, your child(ren) are not affected by the positive case.
All students directed to quarantine by AHS will be supported in maintaining course work during the designated period through D2L. They will not join Hub online learning.
We remind parents/guardians of students, as well as any staff/visitors/volunteers to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.The Alberta Health daily checklist can be found here. Please remember to complete the checklist each day prior to attending school.
If you/your child has any of the symptoms of illness listed on the Alberta Health daily checklist, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment or call Health Link at 811 and stay home/keep your child at home.
We will continue to provide additional information to parents / guardians as it is available.
Sincerely,
David Sparrow​


Oct 09
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Aug 28
Mountain Park Re-Entry

Dear Mountain Park Families,

I am looking forward to welcoming our school community to the 2020-21 school year. I want to assure you we are doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all our community members.

As you are aware on July 21, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced that all schools across the province will return to classes under Scenario 1 – in-school classes resume (near normal with health measures). In response, plans are well underway in our school to welcome our community of students as we adhere to current health guidelines.

CBE's Scenario 1 Information can be found on our website and outlines the measures we are taking to provide for the health and safety of our students. Please refer to this document for detailed information on health measures, physical set-up of schools, cleaning of schools, daily operation of schools and transportation. The actions described in the document follow the guidelines provided by Alberta Education's K-12 School Re-entry COVID-19 information: Guidance for schools re-entry Scenario 1.  We continue to refine information in our re-entry planning based on provincial and CBE guidance.

Please Open the attached PDF document to see our MPS SPECIFIC Re-entry plans and please read very carefully and review with your students.

Homeroom Teachers will be in contact with you before your student's grade specific re-entry day. Please refer to our staggered entry plan.

In the future and to check for updates:

Please visit our school website https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/MountainPark/Pages/default.aspx

for information on the actions and processes that are being applied to the specific context of our school.

 

Sincerely,

David Sparrow, Principal

Mountain Park School​

re-entrydocumentMountainParkSchool.pdf


Aug 28
Mountain Park Re-Entry

Dear Mountain Park Families,

I am looking forward to welcoming our school community to the 2020-21 school year. I want to assure you we are doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all our community members.

As you are aware on July 21, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced that all schools across the province will return to classes under Scenario 1 – in-school classes resume (near normal with health measures). In response, plans are well underway in our school to welcome our community of students as we adhere to current health guidelines.

CBE's Scenario 1 Information can be found on our website and outlines the measures we are taking to provide for the health and safety of our students. Please refer to this document for detailed information on health measures, physical set-up of schools, cleaning of schools, daily operation of schools and transportation. The actions described in the document follow the guidelines provided by Alberta Education's K-12 School Re-entry COVID-19 information: Guidance for schools re-entry Scenario 1.  We continue to refine information in our re-entry planning based on provincial and CBE guidance.

Please Open the attached PDF document to see our MPS SPECIFIC Re-entry plans and please read very carefully and review with your students.

Homeroom Teachers will be in contact with you before your student's grade specific re-entry day. Please refer to our staggered entry plan.

In the future and to check for updates:

Please visit our school website https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/MountainPark/Pages/default.aspx

for information on the actions and processes that are being applied to the specific context of our school.

 

Sincerely,

David Sparrow, Principal

Mountain Park School

re-entrydocumentMountainParkSchool1.pdf ​


Jun 30
Have a Great Summer and Some Re-Entry Information

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your hard work, resilience and patience as we worked together to finish what was one of the most challenging school years on record. Mountain Park School is iinitialized​ as MPS and we often refer to this initialism/bacronym as Motivation, Pride, Success. These days those three words still remain true, but after this school year I think we could expand MPS to also mean: Monumental, Perseverance, Scholarship (MPS) or Meritorious, Selflessness, Pivotal (MPS) or Mighty, Phenomenal, Strong (MPS) and so on. At the end of the day, words cannot simply describe Mountain Park School (MPS) and all the fantastic attributes that are associated with it. What I know is that we can all be extremely proud of every member of the MPS community for our combined successes during the 2019/2020 school year. I am very proud of the staff and students of MPS and I want to thank them for all of their hard work. I look forward to welcoming everyone back after a well deserved summer break and I wish those that are moving onto High School and to other Schools all the best and good luck.

Back to School Dates and Information:

Main Office Opens on August 24th 2020 with the following hours:

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Fridays – 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

These office hours are in effect until Sept 1, 2020 after which we will return to our regular hours as posted on our website.

September 1st is the first official day of school. At MPS we call this day “Head Start” and is for new students only. This day is designed to give all of our new grade 5 students a chance to come into the school and to get accustomed to their new environment along with their new teachers. This is also the opportunity for students new to MPS in grades 6-9 to do the same. The day will run from 9:10 am until 12:55 pm for grade 5 students and 9:10 am to 10:30 pm for all other new grade 6-9 students. More information will be posted and sent out during the last week of August.

On September 2nd, 2020 we welcome back everyone to MPS. Our start and end times as well as our bell times are posted on our website.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently planning our school re-entry plans for scenarios 1, 2 or 3 and we will be aligning with the recommendations provided by Alberta Education and the CBE. This of course depends on the state of the pandemic on August 1st and the exact re-entry scenario will be announced by the Alberta Government on August 1st, 2020. We will then communicate all important and pertinent information as it becomes available between August 1st and August 31st, 2020.

Thank you again for all of your time and attention and have a fantastic, safe and healthy summer break.

David Sparrow, Principal

Jun 22
Report Card Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 
It is that time of year to report student achievement through a report card.
 
Electronic Report cards will be available for viewing online on June 24, 2020 via myCBE/PowerSchool.
 
We are asking you to view the report card through MyCBE/PowerSchool. Once logged in, you will see an additional tab titled “Report Card”. Select this tab to view the report card. Should you wish to have a printed report card, please contact the main office at the school to arrange a time for you to safely collect it from the school during school hours.
 
If you find a discrepancy or if you would like to appeal a student’s grade, please contact the teacher in question directly via email. The teacher will then organise a telephone call or virtual meeting to discuss and address the concern on our appeals day, which has been scheduled for June 29, 2020 from 9:00 am to noon.
 
Thank You!
Jun 01
BUDGET SURVEY LINK AND FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO PICK UP LOCKER AND LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

Dear Parents/Guardians,


We hope this finds you well and that you are able to enjoy some of the nice spring weather!

We have now bagged up all lockers that were not cleaned out previously and have them ready for pick up next week during the following times.
Monday-Thursday (June 8-11) 9am-2:30pm
Friday (June 12) 9am-12noon
If you wish to access the lost and found items you will have the opportunity to do so during this time.
After Friday we will be donating the lost and found items and disposing of of the rest.

Please rememberr to respect social distancing if you come to the school.

As per the messages sent out via email, here is the link to our survey regarding school fees and our 2020-2021 budget. A reminder that the survey closes on June 15th.

https://mountainpark.cbedialogue.com/en/projects/mountain-park-online-survey-regarding-budget-and-school-fees/engagements/2020-21-school-budget-and-school-fees-mountain-park​

Thank you​

Apr 29
Locker Clean Out

Greetings MPS Families,

Starting on Monday, May 4 we will be open for students to come into the school and clean out their lockers. We sent out email messages to every household stating a specific day and time to come and clean out your locker in order to accommodate social distancing and personal safety. If you have not received​ an email from the school with your designated time, please give us a call.

403-777-6442​

Thank You! 

Apr 03
Thank You and an Update

Good Afternoon MPS Families,

I would like to extend a huge thank you to parents and guardians for their patience and help as we rolled out our continuation of learning on Wednesday. We are still ironing out several wrinkles, but for the most part things are well on their way.

We are still working on arranging pick up of student learning packages and student belongings from lockers. Please stay tuned for more information.

Please have your students watch the following video for a fantastic message from their teachers.

https://youtu.be/XVlZpITISkY​

Thank You and Stay Healthy

David Sparrow​

Mar 30
Update: Continuation of Learning after March Break
 

Good Morning Mountain Park Students and Families, 

Welcome Back! We are all about to embark on a new way of staying connected and learning remotely.  Beginning Monday afternoon staff from MPS will be calling to check in and gather information about your ability to engage in learning using technology, or if alternate learning support might be required. Teachers will be asking the following questions: 

§     Do you have access to a computer, laptop, iPad/tablet or smart phone? 

§     Do you have access to the internet? 

§     Is your only option a paper-based learning package? 

This information will allow us to move forward in meeting individual student learning needs.  If you have not received a call by 3:00pm on Tuesday, March 31, please email updated contact information that includes the name of your student, parent/guardian names, and a phone number we can use to contact you.  Please direct these emails to:  krborger@cbe.ab.ca

You will be receiving a schedule that been created so families will know when teachers can be addressed directly​y using D2L (Brightspace).  This does not mean students need to be online for the duration of the schedule.  Students are encouraged to log into D2L/Brightspace to explore and engage in the learning activities that have been created at a time that makes sense for you and your family.  The schedule is meant to ensure everyone knows when they can reach out if they have questions, require clarification, engage in learning dialogue, etc.  Additionally, teachers can be reached via email at any time during the school day.

You can direct questions to your teachers using D2L or email. If you are having trouble logging into your D2L (Brightspace) account please email Ms. K. Hunt at kohunt@cbe.ab.ca and she will help sort out the issue. ​

 
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