Jun 26
Have a Healthy and Restful Summer!

​Dear Wolverines,

It is hard to believe that the school year is already coming to a close. This year has truly been a whirlwind and like no other!  As we wrap up, I would like to personally extend a “thank you” to our incredible school staff members who work very hard on a daily basis to guide our students and help them flourish. We would be hard pressed to find a more compassionate, resilient and devoted group of teachers.  I would also like to thank our Parent Council for the support they have provided to help enrich our school and build a sense of community and belonging for our students. To all our parents and guardians, I would like to say thank you for trusting us with your children and for your continued support in order to provide a safe and inclusive environment and a quality education for our students. On behalf of the staff at Mountain Park School we wish everyone a very cheerful, healthy and safe summer break.  We look forward to hearing about all the fun and exciting learning experiences your families have enjoyed over the summer!  

Next year will be an exiting year of renewal and revival!

Please click this link for up to date 2021-2022 BACK TO SCHOOL Information.

Until then, Stay healthy and safe,

David Sparrow​, Principal


May 14
Update

Dear Families,

 

The staff at MPS wanted to take this opportunity to check in with all of you. We recognize that this third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon many of us, another period of change and stress. Please know that we have the ability to be flexible in the ways that we support your child(ren). The physical and mental health and wellness of our student body is a high priority for us. If your teen or pre-teen needs some support, we want to remind you that help is available everyday through connect teen services. More information can be found here: https://calgaryconnecteen.com/

 

We encourage each of our students to attend their daily classes and follow along with class instruction. However, we understand that for some families, multiple competing schedules and juggling technology at home can be a challenge. If your child is unable to attend a synchronous lesson, support and lesson materials are still available online using D2L. When it comes to assessments, please remember that our teachers use a body of evidence gathered over the duration of each course to inform you about their progress.  Please don't hesitate to have your child reach out to their teachers if they need support. ​

Reminder:

Thursday, May 20 is an early dismissal day and classes will conclude at 12:55 pm.

Friday, May 21 is a non-instructional day and there will not be classes.

We are looking forward to the day when we can welcome everyone back into our fantastic school community. In the meanwhile, please stay safe and well.


Kind Regards,

Dave Sparrow

Principal

Mountain Park School 


Jan 03
Happy New Year and Welcome Back!!


Greetings MPS Families!

From all of us at MPS, Happy New Year and welcome back from winter break. I am writing to review and remind parents, guardians and students regarding our expectations for online learning starting on January 4th.

First off, to all our HUB Families, some teachers are linked to schools other than MPS. For some of these teachers, Monday, January 4 is a PD day and teachers will be involved in their own learning and not offering synchronous learning. Please log into Brightspace/D2L to find out what your teachers' plans are for the day (January 4) and follow their directions. January 4 is not a PD day for MPS and thus learning will start as expected for MPS HUB students and MPS HUB teachers following the same pre-winter break schedules.

For all of our grades 5-9 "in-person" students, January 4th will be a regular school day utilizing our virtual learning platforms. This will be a continuation of online learning for grades 7-9 and a new adventure for grades 5 and 6. Teachers went over their specific expectations with grades 5 and 6 students before the winter break so please refer to their instructions (on Brightspace/D2L) in order to understand how each individual teacher is running their online classrooms. Please contact each teacher directly via email if you have any questions or concerns. Click here to access teacher email addresses. Ms. Graham will be teaching all of Mr. Davis's classes from Janary 4th - January 29th and will be using Mr. Davis's D2L/Brightspace courses to start. Please click here for her email address. Expectations for grades 7-9 are consistent with what was happening before the winter break. One common expectation is that every student checks in with their teacher(s) at the beginning of every class for attendance and to participate. If a student is ill or cannot attend an online class for any reason please email the attendance mailbox directly and cc any associated teacher (MPSattendance@cbe.ab.ca).   We will be following a week 1 timetable with the full compliment of option and P.E. classes running as well. Please follow and respect each specific teacher's expectations regarding their online classroom environment. In summary, every student in grades 5-9 is expected to be present in their online classroom(s) 6 times a day for the week of January 4-8, 2021. You can access teacher names and each specific students schedule on Power School. Please refer to the attached PDF document for our MPS bell schedule/class start and end times.

In person learning resumes on January 11, 2021 and we will be operating under the same COVID-19 guidelines and saftety protocols as in the fall.

Entry/Exit door locations and protocols will also be in plase. Please click here to review our re-entry document and safety protocols or refer to the attached PDF documents. We are very excited to have the students return to in person learning!!

Thank You for your time and attention!

MPSBellTimes.pdf 

re-entrydocumentMountainParkSchool.pdf 

MPSEntryDoors.pdf 

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Dec 17
Happy Holidays!!!

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Nov 09
Conferences


Greetings Mountain Park Families,

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will be holding virtual parent conferences on November 18 and 19 from 3pm to 8pm each day. Parents are free to book their virtual conference slots (10 minutes with each teacher) starting on November 12 at 4pm, through your MyCBE | PowerSchool account. Conferences will be booked through the CBE conference management software and facilitated using Microsoft Teams.

Please refer to the links listed below for detailed instructions on how to use and access the conferences.

Thank You

My (School) Conference For Parents

Parents login: MyCBE | PowerSchool > myCBE Apps > my School Conferences

Parent Guide: School Conferences Parent Guide ​


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

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