Aug 29
Welcome to the 2022/2023 School Year at SVS

Welcome back to the beginning of a new and exciting school year at SVS.  I hope you and your families have had a restful and enjoyable summer break.  You will soon be receiving a phone call from your students' new teacher starting on Tuesday August 28, 2022 to welcome you/student to their classroom.

Please help us to welcome our new staff members at SVS for the new 2022/2023 school year.   

  • Ms. Yee gr.4        Ms. Janzen gr.4
  • Ms. Rath gr.3      Ms. Bensari gr.3
  • Ms. Oberg gr.2  Ms. Bogowicz gr.2 
  • Ms. Belziuk K      Ms. Pon gr. 6
  • Ms. Pierce AP    Ms. Wiskar gr.5

The office will be open as of Monday August 29, 2022 from 8:30 am to 3:50 pm if you require any assistance with registration, bussing or general inquiries.  Please use the main street entrance and buzz the office for entry into the building.

The first few weeks of school are a key time to reinforce safety as the traffic flow is high with students being dropped and picked up from the school and the start and end of the day.  Some quick reminders!

  • Drop and go in front of school, drivers may not leave vehicles unattended to meet students at exit doors or be subject to ticket violations from Bylaw officers
  • Students may not be dropped off in parking lot unless utilizing handicap reserved spots or arrangements have been made with administration.
  • No pedestrian traffic in parking lot or circle ramps at entry and drop off.  Please use the city sidewalk or field areas to access the grounds with your student
  • If your student is bused and will not be riding it home please contact the main office and let Ms. High know prior to 3 pm.
  • Please respect our neighbours' safety by not parking in the condo property driveway across the street from the school.  Strong possibility that your licence number will be recorded and submitted to Bylaw officers for enforcement by property management.

Conditional Riders:

If you have registered for bussing service and were categorized under conditional rider please remember that ridership will not be confirmed until towards the end of September.  Students will need to be driven and picked up from the school for the first few weeks. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our main office staff and they will connect you to school administration.

I look forward to connecting with you throughout the school year in support of your students learning and well being.

Respectfully:

Christopher Snow​


Jun 21
Last Week of School

Dear SVS Families,

We're on our last week of school for students! Their last day is Tuesday June 28, 2022.  This Friday June 24 is our annual sports day and the Spirt Day the student's chose is “Backwards Day".

June is a time of change.  This is the time of year when teachers make transitions to other opportunities with the Calgary Board of Education.  To date, we have confirmed that some of our staff are moving on and there are still positions to be filled throughout the CBE so there may be other teachers moving as well.  We have been so fortunate to have these teachers be a part of the Simons Valley School Staff and we wish them all the best as they move onto different schools.

We have some staff that are retiring and we wish them well on their new adventures; Assistant Principal Mrs. Gina Davidoff, Teacher Mrs. Iris Ley, Teacher Mrs. Anna- Marie Fuller, Education Assistant Mrs. Colleen Nabata and Lunchroom Supervisor Mrs. Dana Hewitt.

We will be hosting a grade 6 Farewell Assembly for the grade 6 students and their parents in our school gym on Monday June 27 at 2:30pm. Best of luck in Junior High grade 6's!

Wednesday, June 28th is our Appeals Day 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. If parents have concerns regarding their child's report card, please call the office after 9:30am to set up an appointment to discuss it with your child's teacher. 

Report Cards will be available to view on Tuesday, June 28 till July 28 on your MyCBE/PowerSchool account. We are no longer printing report cards so please see the information below regarding how to access MYCBE/Powerschool account. 

Online Report Cards

Families will be able to view online student report cards for all K-12 students on June 28, 2022 till July 28, 2022.

Parents and Guardians can log in to MyCBE to view student information, including report cards, comments from your child's teacher, assignments and grades, and attendance information. For best access to information, log in to the MyCBE Portal instead of using the PowerSchool App.

Need help? Check out the video tutorials, user guides and other technical support on the MyCBE Technical Support Page. 

ID Numbers

Your child's CBE ID Number is required to register for a MyCBE Account. This number can be found on your child's CBE ID card or on their report card. If you do not have a MyCBE account and do not know your child's CBE ID number, contact your child's school before the end of the school year.

Check for Outstanding Fees

Parents are encouraged to check their MyCBE account for any fees that may be still outstanding for the school year. All payments should be received by June 30. CBE has a waiver process for families who can't afford to pay the fees. Waiver applications for the 2021-22 school year must be completed by June 30.

The first day back to school for students returning to Simons Valley School is Thursday September 1, 2022 and the office will open August 29, 2022.

Hope you have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Christopher Snow, Principal

 


Feb 22
Parking Lot Safety

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We need your support in modelling safe and expected use of the school parking lot for entry and exit times of the day.  The lot has signage in place prohibiting pickup and drop off of students for safety during the school day.  Parents and admin have noted an increase use of this area by parents either parking, waiting or travelling threw the lot at entry and exit times.  There have been several close calls with pedestrians walking between or in front of buses at dismissal.  Please walk your student through the field area or use the city sidewalk at entry and exit times to reduce the potential risk of vehicle/pedestrian accidents.

Regards,

Mr. Snow


Jan 10
January Update

Dear Parents / Guardians,

We hope that all of our families and friends have had a wonderful winter break! As we return to school we are focused on new beginnings in 2022 and continuing with rich learning experiences for our students.

Just a quick update on staffing for the New Year 2022. 

  • Ms. Pon will continue to work in our grade 3 team for Ms. Armstrong until her return.
  • Ms. Oberg will remain in the grade 3 classroom until the end of the school year to ensure continuity and reporting.
  • Ms. Turvey has returned and joined the grade 2 team replacing Ms. Amatto until the end of the school year.
  • Welcome to Ms. Harvey who will be working as part of the Kindergarten team replacing Ms. Cheng until Ms. Webb return.
  • Welcome back to Ms. Cook who has returned to the grade 1 team.

 

Daily Health Checklist:

​​​https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/56c020ed-1782-4c6c-bfdd-5af36754471f/resource/58957831-a4ab-45ff-9a8e-3c6af7c1622e/download/covid-19-information-alberta-health-daily-checklist-2022-01.pdf

Please use this daily to determine if your child(ren) should attend school or remain at home.

Parents will be contacted if a student exhibits symptoms for pickup from the school and will wait in the office infirmary area until a parent/guardian or approved contact arrives to sign out the student for the day.

Online Readiness:

Please have your student practice logging into the google classroom in preparation for a sudden shift to   online learning if required.

Email the classroom teacher if you require password clarification or access to your students' online classroom.

Students who are required to self isolate or quarantine for short periods of time may access the online classroom for a week at a glance activities focused on literacy and numeracy.  Completed work will not be required for submission or assessment in these short term scenarios.

Respectfully,

Christopher Snow

Principal SVS​


Sep 22
Class Changes

Dear Parents/Guardians,

SVS student enrollment in our Kindergarten program has been higher than initial numbers projected in June last spring.  Our initial organisation for learning planned on three Kindergarten classrooms but current enrollment will require an addition of a fourth classroom in the am timeslot (3 am kindergarten classes and 1 pm class). To facilitate the addition of a fourth Kindergarten class we will need to shift instructional spaces and redeploy staff.

As of Monday, September 27, 2021:

 Ms. Bond/Eliopoulos Rm. 25 will be joining Ms. Cook in Rm. 10.  This room has housed double classrooms for the past five years from grade six to grade one. Entry and dismissal doors will remain the same to maintain routines and safety for the grade one students. 

Ms. Webb will be redeployed as the new Kindergarten classroom teacher in Rm. 25 during the morning time slot. She will be joining the Kindergarten team for the virtual parent conferences on Thursday September 23 and on Friday September 24, 2021.

Ms. Wiskar has been hired to be the classroom teacher in grade 2 Rm. 12 for the reminder of the 2021/2022 school year. Ms. Wiskar will be joining the grade 2 team for the virtual parent conferences on Thursday Sept 23 and Friday September 24, 2021.

Ms. Turvey/Sinden will continue to work as a double classroom on the DLC floor space with breakout space available still in the loft area using a school wide sign out process.

These changes are going to make a positive impact on student learning success and well-being.

 

Mr. C. Snow​


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