Re-Entry Plan for September Released
Alberta Government Announces In-Person Classes to Resume Sept. 1
Year-End Message for Families
Thank You for Outstanding Response on Re-Entry Surveys!
Dear Mount View Families,
Well this year was one for the record books! I haven’t decided yet if we should hide that book at the bottom of a drawer or put it in the display cabinet! We packed a lot of twists and turns in and we know that for some families this year has brought a variety of challenges that will be ongoing, and for others it brought a variety of opportunities. As a community, please know that we are here to offer support in the fall where ever we can and to celebrate successes with you as well.
While all of the staff here at MVS would have loved to celebrate the end of the school year with their students in person, CBE made the decision to maintain the original level of safety standards to keep everyone healthy going in to summer break, and we certainly stand behind that difficult decision.
Both the Kindergarten and Grade 6 online Farewell ceremonies this week were wonderfully organized and executed by Ms. Kaiser, Mr. Macdonald, Ms. Jawanda and Ms. Ngo. Each child in attendance was recognized for their accomplishments this year, as they took part in their important transition ceremonies with our Kindergarten students heading into “Big Kid School” as they sang about in their graduation song, and our Gr. 6’s heading off to even “Bigger Kid School” at junior high! I know that they have had excellent preparation, even under the circumstances of Covid-19, and will do well next year with new teachers and in new schools. We often have visitors from the junior high schools throughout the year, so please know that Gr. 6’s are welcome to come see us next year as we can’t wait to hear how their adventures in your new schools are going.
Mr. Webber was so surprised this morning when he drove up to see all of the signs and decorations in front of the school! He was even more surprised when he went to his “broadcast room” and found all of the digital cards and messages running on the smart board and the room decorated with a Mine Craft theme and cards and gifts from you. We’ll post some photos on the website and @MountViewCBE so you can take a look too. He was invited to classroom farewells and got to share time with students to hear their reflections on the year, and to say goodbye. Mr. Webber has been such an important part of our learning community these past three years. He leaves behind the legacy of his work with students modernizing the learning commons, bringing in the creative tech and programming tools of Makey Makey and Ozobots and inspiring us all to think creatively about task design and integration across subject areas. In true Mr. Webber fashion, he has done an amazing job of teaching us and sharing his expertise with the students and the staff, so I know that we will be able to continue his work in a way that will make him proud (and we can always call him if we get really stuck on a tech question!)
We appreciate the trips you have all made in to collect your child’s belongings and learning materials. We completed our final round of drop off and pick up last week.
Any items not requested for hold will be disposed of.
Any of the items left in lost and found will be making their way to the donation bin next week.
• Student item pick-up: last morning to request a hold on student items not collected. Please call or email the front office by noon if you would like us to hold items for your child.
• Report cards: as report cards were published online this year, we are only printing paper copies if you are not able to access the digital copy. Please request a paper copy by noon and arrange a time for pick-up.
• Appeals Day: This is the last day to contact your teacher by phone or email with any questions or concerns about the final report card.
August 1st: Provincial announcement of return to school scenario (1/ full return, 2/modified or 3/online)
We will be leaving our little old school in the capable hands of a restoration crew who will be making sure that any water damage from the Great Storm Water Sink Explosion of June 2020 is properly managed and any repairs required are taken care of so that teachers can get classrooms ready in August.
We are preparing for a resumption of classes in September, and I will be working with our CBE leadership to be ready for which ever scenario is announced in August.
Check the Mount View School and CBE websites over the summer for any news.
Mount View School website
I am still waiting to hear about some positions that we have been able to post for the 2020-21 school year, so I will post the full staff list in my August communication. I can tell you that at this time, we are welcoming back our existing classroom teachers and support staff. If there are no big changes in our enrollment over the summer, we will be able to add a part time literacy support teacher to help get our students back on track, and some daily EA time. Class configurations are currently set in the same format as this year, but are subject to change right up until the end of September once our final enrolment registration period is complete.
On behalf of all of the staff at MVS, I want to thank you for your continued support throughout this year. This is a truly amazing community and we count ourselves truly fortunate to work with your children to build their skills and deepen their understanding.
Thank you all for a memorable first year at Mount View School. Have a great summer and let’s hope for only positive surprises going forward.
Teresa and Todd
The provincial government has announced that schools will return to classes under Scenario 1. We’re very excited to welcome our students back to school, while keeping everyone as safe as possible on Tuesday Sept 1
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Applications are being accepted for the Prime Minister's Youth Council (PMYC). Canadian youth, permanent residents and protected persons aged 16-24 years can apply.
Deadline: Aug. 17, 2020
Learn more: https://t.co/99n2eU6cgG
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Congratulations to the three #WeAreCBE students awarded a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship medal! The award honours outstanding citizenship, leadership, community service and volunteerism. Way to go!
Congratulations to the four #WeAreCBE students selected by Alberta Education to become members of the Minister’s Youth Council! https://t.co/4JviCvQLrT https://t.co/dCUGebYnPJ
Today we sent a year end message to families about our planning for school re-entry this fall. Re-entry survey results and a transportation reminder. Check your email to read it online: https://t.co/qFKMVzfIHS #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2V4iqs1Xqo