​Important Dates

We follow the CBE Traditional Calendar. The calendar sets common start and end days, non-instructional days and holidays. For our school’s additional non-instructional days, late entries, early dismissal days and events, see our school calendar page.


The Alberta Government announced on July 21 that schools will be in Scenario 1 as of Sept. 1, 2020.  

The CBE's 2020-21 re-entry plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. We will continue to update schools with more details during the next school year.​​

You can find the COVID Self-Assessment Tool​ (daily checklist) in the Government Resources section on the CBE website. 

Back to School Information

Updated:  Thursday, August 27, 2020 

Everything will be different this year.  Please check back regularly for updates.  

We will be updating the information as soon as we are able and sending detailed information to parents.  

Welcome to a new school year at Sir Winston Churchill High School. This page contains information you will need to know for a smooth school beginning. Students and parents are encouraged to frequently visit our website for updated information. As well, please check our school sign and listen for automated phone messages that will come throughout the year to highlight special news and events. 

First Day of Classes

Our first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The school is taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families. 

  • Textbooks will be distributed through each class. For example, math textbooks will be distributed during your math class. You must return all textbooks from last year before receiving new text books.
  • If you were unable to pick up your forms and have your picture taken. Please book an appointment on Friday, September 4, 2020. Appointments are booked through the parent’s CBE account – student conferences site. If you have difficulties please contact the main office at the school.
  • Hub Online Learning – students may return their forms when they pick up their textbooks or scan them back to the main office email. Dates and times for textbook pick up will come at a later date. 

Schedule

Monday
Aug. 24
9:00 - 3:00  Students are asked to book an appointment through the "School Conferences" through their parents's CBE account.  Students will receive school forms, have their picture taken and receive a student ID card.  Please wear a mask and follow all social distancing protocols 

Tuesday 

Aug. 25

9:00 - 3:00  Students are asked to book an appointment through the "School Conferences" through their parents's CBE account.  Students will receive school forms, have their picture taken and receive a student ID card.  Please wear a mask and follow all social distancing protocols 
Wednesday Aug. 269:00 - 3:00  Students are asked to book an appointment through the "School Conferences" through their parents's CBE account.  Students will receive school forms, have their picture taken and receive a student ID card.  Please wear a mask and follow all social distancing protocols 
Thursday Aug. 279:00 - 3:00  Students are asked to book an appointment through the "School Conferences" through their parents's CBE account.  Students will receive school forms, have their picture taken and receive a student ID card.  Please wear a mask and follow all social distancing protocols 

Friday

Aug. 28

School Photo Stations Closed 

10:30 am - IB Math 10 Challenge Exam for students who have confirmed with our IB Coordinator.  

Teacher in the building. 

Our building is closed to the public,  If you have any inquires, please call the school. 

Monday
August 31 
Teacher in the building. 
Our building closed to the public,  If you have any inquires, please call the school. 

Tuesday Sept. 1

Grade 10 Home Room 

Grade 10 students will be receiving a phone call from their home room teacher.  Students will have staggered entry (estimated times of 9:00 or 9:15 am) .  Students will have an orientation and learn of the new COVID protocols.  Forms will be collected. in home rooms or may be returned to the main office. 

Only Grade 10 students come to the school. 

Wednesday
Sept. 2
Grade 11 Home Room 

Grade 11 students will be receiving a phone call from their home room teacher.  Students will have staggered entry (estimated times of 9:00 or 9:15 am) .  Students will have an orientation and learn of the new COVID protocols.  Forms will be collected. in home rooms or may be returned to the main office. 

Only Grade 11 students come to the school 
Thursday
Sept. 3 
Grade 12 Home Room 

Grade 12 students will be receiving a phone call from their home room teacher.  Students will have staggered entry (estimated times of 9:00 or 9:15 am) .  Students will have an orientation and learn of the new COVID protocols.  Forms will be collected. in home rooms or may be returned to the main office. 

Only Grade 12 students come to the school.  
Friday
Sept 4 
8:15 am - Students who have been invited to come are asked to bring pen/pencil, calculator and lunch/snacks.  You will be meet at the front door. 

9:00 - 1:00  - Students are asked to book an appointment through the "School Conferences" through their parents's CBE account.  Students will receive school forms, have their picture taken and receive a student ID card.  Please wear a mask and follow all social distancing protocols.  Bookings will be available late on August 27.  

School Start & End Times

Our bell times are on our Contact Us page.

Arrival and departure times at school are the busiest times for our school. To assist in the movement of students and to support physical distancing we are implementing the following:

  • -Students with a spare during the first class are not to arrive until 10:00 am
  • -Students with a spare during the last class are expected to leave at 1:50 pm.
  • -Students not attending a tutorial are encouraged to arrive at 8:45 am 

Student Drop Off and Pick Up 

SWC parking lot is being divided into two parts. The south part will be for students and drop-off and pick-up. 

Students Parking and Drop-off / Pick-Up -  Please enter and exit at the lights.  Please follow the one way directional signs. Parents may wait in any empty stalls.  

Staff Parking - The north entrance is for staff only.  Please do not drop off students in this area.  

School Calendar

We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our school calendar for upcoming events.

For system calendars, please visit: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars

School Photos & Visual ID Cards

For safety and security reasons, student photo visual ID cards will be initially issued at no cost to all students at registration. 

SWC visual ID must be carried by everyone in the building at all times.

They will be required for: admittance to classes, school activities, exams, sporting events, checking out library books and subject textbooks, securing grad gowns, and picking up yearbooks and refund cheques. They may also be required to verify student status on Calgary Transit.

Lost ID cards will need to be immediately replaced at a charge to the students. 

School Photo and Packages

Plan to have your picture taken during school opening procedures.

LifeTouch Canada, the school photographer, will be in the school for SWC Visual ID identification cards and, if desired, personal photo packages.  All SWC students must have their picture taken, even if a photo package is not purchased.  

You do not need to bring money during school start up. Each student will have pictures taken and receive a proof package through the school in mid-September.  For further information at http://lifetouch.ca/

myPass and myBlueprint

The Government of Alberta, Department of Education provides students with official transcripts, diploma mark results, etc. through their myPass program. If parents have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office. Students will need a personal gmail account different from the email provided by the Calgary Board of Education. To sign up for a new gmail account visit: https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2/webcreateaccount?hl=en&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=SignUp

Sir Winston Churchill offers the computer program that assists students in their education and career planning. Students are asked to sign in to the "myBlueprint" program during the school opening procedures. If parents have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office.

Lockers / Locker Sign-up

For the 2020- 2021 school year, lockers will not be available to students.  Students will need to carry their necessary supplies with them to and from class. 

Home Rooms and Student Assemblies

     September 1 - Grade 10 Home Room 

     September 2 - Grade 11 Home Room 

     September 3 - Grade 12 Home Room 

Students will be given instructions on the Alberta Health Services protocols.  

Welcome Grade 10 Students - Mentorship Program 

Churchill would like to welcome all new Grade 10 students!

Currently we are unable to offer the mentorship program, but hope to review this in the coming weeks. 

Late Arrivals

Students who have been unable to have their photo taken, received their forms and get their ID card will need to watch for announcements.  

Absence Reporting

Please visit our Attendance page for our absence reporting procedures.

  • -Before leaving home, staff, students, visitors and volunteers who will access the school for work or educational purposes, MUST self-screen for symptoms each day that they enter the school using the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist. 
  • If students or staff are ill with any common cold, influenza or COVID-19 like symptoms, they must stay home and either isolate for 10 calendar days following the onset of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.  They need to contact 8-1-1 for guidance or complete the Alberta Health Services Self-Assessment to determine if testing is required.
  • Students and employees must stay home until they have been assessed by a healthcare provider to exclude COVID-19 or other infectious diseases AND their symptoms have resolved.
  • If the student is self-isolating and is well enough to engage in school work, the classroom teacher will continue to provide work and support.  If the student is not well enough to continue learning at home with teacher support, accommodations for the child’s learning will take place upon the child’s return to classes.  The teacher will assess the expectations for learning and provide the appropriate accommodations. 

Student Services

We welcome back our returning Churchill students and extend a special invitation to our new students to visit us in Student Services.

The guidance department is staffed with three full-time counsellors and a secretary.  Students are assigned alphabetically to their counsellor. 

  • A - F - Mr. G. Oakes
  • G - L - Ms. K. Murray
  • M - R - Mrs. K. Alladin
  • S - Z - Ms. L. Chan

More information is on our Student Services page.

Timetable Concerns & Change Requests

Counsellors have examined student timetables to ensure appropriate course selections for all students. As well, all timetables have been checked to address concerns regarding sequence and workload balance, with adjustments made where possible.

It is anticipated that there will still be some requested changes. In order to address these requests as quickly and efficiently as possible, please use the following procedures.

Please email your guidance counsellor if you have any concerns.  Please be aware:  Due to the high volume of emails, you may have to wait a couple of days for a response.  They will return messages as soon as possible.  

Changes to complementary classes will not be considered.

Students will be issued a change request form for the following reasons ONLY:

  • I lack the prerequisite for this course
  • I attended Summer School and passed this course (attach copy of report card)
  • I have a blank in my timetable
  • My courses are out of sequence

Please note: Requests to change teachers will only be considered if the student has previously completed a class with the same teacher. If you have not completed a class with a teacher you may not request a change.

Counsellors will be working to complete these changes as quickly as possible.  Completed changes will be incorporated into the coloured student timetables distributed during homeroom on Wednesday, September 5.  Following the distribution of timetables, students who do not see requested changes should check with the personnel outside Student Services / Guidance regarding the status of their requested change.

Counsellors will NOT be available for individual appointments Aug. 24 through Sept. 7.  Counsellors will contact students if necessary to discuss proposed changes.  If you have a “see coun” on your timetable, on Sept. 2, please come to student services on your spare or during the class time that is impacted. 

There will be no further student-initiated timetable changes, and timetables will be set after Sept. 4, 2020.

Student Parking

Application Procedure

Students interested in applying for a parking pass must apply.  Please have students listen to the announcements for parking applications. 

The following information will be required for the application process. SWC Visual ID Car Make, Car Model and Colour License Plate Number and Name of Registered Owner A list of accepted students will be posted in September outside the main office. Students will be required to bring their SWC Visual ID, proof of registration, driver's license and $40.00 cash in order to finalize their application. Watch for details in the Churchillian this September.

Band 

Instrumental Rental

Instrument rentals will be completed through the Band class.  

Band students may rent an instrument or supply their own. Rentals may only be completed through the Band Office. You need a parent signed CBE Instrument Rental form and $100.00 (cash or cheque payable to Sir Winston Churchill High School).

Please note:  The previously scheduled Band Parents Annual General Meeting - Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM.  Please watch for further details as this may be changing to a virtual format.  

Athletics

Fall athletics has been postponed.  

Students wishing to participate in athletics must complete an Athletic Annual Authorization form prior to the first practice. Forms are available from the main office as of Aug. 27.

International Students

Sir Winston Churchill High School welcomes international students. 

If you have any inquiries, please contact Ms. J. Black.  



 


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Do You Have a MyCBE / PowerSchool Parent Account?

Parents who have not already done so, must create an account in MyCBE / PowerSchool to:

  • Pay fees or apply for a waiver

  • Register for transportation and noon supervision

  • View student progress

To create a new account, go to www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe and click on Create Parent Account. You will need to have your child(ren)’s CBE Student ID Number and use your email on file at the school.​

​Fees and Waivers

School fees will be charged to families starting in October. Online fee payment is the simplest and most convenient way to pay school fees. Parents can use their online account to pay fees or apply for a waiver at: www.cbe.ab.ca/mycbe.

You can find more information on the CBE school fees and waivers​ page.​​​​​​​

Further Inform​ation

We look forward to a great year ahead. If you have any questions that we haven’t addressed here, please contact the school. 

For further information visit our CBE back-to-school information​ page.​​​​​

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