Jun 29
Year End Message from the Principal

​Greetings West Dover Families

​I wish you all a safe and happy summer break.  It has been a fantastic year of learning with big gains made by many students in their academics, and sense of well-being.


Here are a few important dates for return to school for the 2022-23 school year:

Aug 15 - first day of school - this is a staggered start day.  Families whose family name start with A-K attend school from 8-1031am.  Families whose family name start with L-Z attend school from 1214pm- 245pm

Aug 17 - School Council meeting in Learning Commons in the school at 630pm

Aug 18 - Welcome Back to School Assembly 1pm

The school office will be open beginning on Wed Aug 10 at 830am


Have a wonderful, safe, and fun summer break

Roy Strum

Principal, West Dover School


Jun 29
Welcome to our new Assistant Principal - Bryan Allen

​Greetings West Dover Families

We are very pleased to have Mr Bryan Allen joining us on Aug 10, 2022 as our school's new Assistant Principal.


Mr Allen comes to us from Keeler School.


Welcome Bryan!


Jun 01
Important dates in wrapping up the 21-22 school year

​Here are a few important dates:


Thursday June 10 - 10am - Volunteer Tea

Thursday June 22 - Gr 5 farewell  - in the gym

Friday June 23 - 815am - year end assembly - all parents/guardians are welcome to attend in person in the gym

Friday June 23 - Sports Day - following the assembly

Tuesday June 28 - - final day of school - 245pm - report cards handed out

Monday Aug 15 - first day of the 22-23 school year - staggered entry for all students 8am - 1031am - family names beginning with A-K; 1214pm-245pm - familiy names beginning with L-Z


Mar 23
Spring Break 2022

Our last day of school before Spring Break is Friday, March 18, 2022.  School will resume on Monday April 4, 2022.

Spring Break - Saturday March 19 until Sunday April 3

We wish you all a wonderful break!

Roy Strum, Principal
West Dover School

Dec 13
Winter Break - Dec 18 - Jan 5

​Greetings West Dover Families


Our last day of school before Winter Break is Friday, Dec 17, 2021.  School will resume on Thursday, Jan 6, 2022.


Winter Break - Sat Dec 18 until Wednesday Jan 5


We wish you all a wonderful break!

Roy Strum, Principal, West Dover School

Nov 25
School Development Plan, School Improvement Results Report, and School Fees Report

​Greetings West Dover Families,

We have posted three important documents on our school website.  

The School Development Plan outlines the priorities in student learning for the 2021-22 school year.  This school year we will be working on improving achievement in the areas of reading skill acquisition, numerical operation skills, and increasing on task learning time in classrooms.

 The School Improvement Results Report describes student achievement indicators related to the 2020-21 school year and reports to the community on results from the Alberta Education Assurance Survey which describes indicators such as Education Quality, Safe and Caring Schools, and Curriculum.

The School Fees report outlines fees charged to parents for things such as field trips.

​Here are the links to each of these items:

School Development Plan​ 

School Improvement Results Report 

Report to Parents on Fees​ 




Aug 13
Sunday Principal Message - Aug 15, 2021

Welcome Back to School Sunday Message – Aug 15, 2021 

Greetings Parents  

Welcome back to school I am certain that you are wondering about school re-entry guidelines and implications for health and safety regarding covid 19 At present, we have received direction from our school division that all students and staff will be asked to wear masks as one of the preventative health measures Please send your child with a mask As you know the Province has indicated that no mask mandate is being imposed by the province, but that school jurisdictions can implement enhanced safety measures as they see appropriate  I will be sure to update you on changes to re-entry protocols as they become available  

Several protocols will remain in place for the time being including enhanced cleaning, improved ventilation, hand washing, staggered beginning and endings of the day, staggered lunches and recesses, no visitors within the school, and cohorting of children.    If children are presenting with illness they will be asked to be picked up from school. There are also a number of changes to our covid protocols including some field trip possibilities, regular use of the library and home reading initiatives,  cohorting of students in the music room, and being able to offer extracurricular clubs We will also begin on Wednesday, Aug 18 with morning supervision from 745-800 each morning.   

Our breakfast program will continue operating in the same manner as during 2020-21 Breakfast will be delivered to each classroom after school starts at 8am.  There will be no before school breakfast program.  Please send your child to school with a bag lunch – there is limited lunch (not for every childwill be offered to children who do not come to school with their own lunch. 

Please visit https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/westdover/registration/register/back-to-school/pages/default.aspx  for information about staggered entry for the first week of school 

 Staggered entry applies to all regular program classes  

Regular program 

Tuesday Aug 17 – family name A-K will attend school from 800-1031; family names L-Z will attend school from 1214-245 

Wednesday Aug 18 – family name A-K will attend school from 800-245; family name L-Z will not attend school this day 

Thursday Aug 19 – family name A-K will not attend school; Family name L-Z will attend school from 800-245pm 

Friday Aug 20 – all students will attend school 800-1130 

 

EES program 

Tuesday Aug 17, Wednesday Aug 18, Thursday Aug 19  - all EES students will attend school from 800-245 

Friday Aug 20 – all EES students will attend school from 800-1130 

 

We expect that health and safety protocols will evolve over the year The information shared here is the most current information Any changes to health and safety protocols will be shared as soon as they become available. 

 

Please expect an email from your child’s teacher on Monday Aug 16 explaining what the first day and first week will look like  

 

Looking forward to another fantastic year of learning at West Dover School. 

 

Roy Strum 

Principal 

Aug 10
Welcome Back to School!

Our first day back at school will be Tuesday Aug 17 - 8am.

Please look for an email in the coming days from your child's teacher explaining the details of the first few days back to school.

If you have questions please let us know by calling the school at 403-777-8260





May 13
Modified Calendar - 2021-22

​Greetings Families

​We return to the modified calendar for the 2021-22 school year at West Dover School.


Our first day back at school will be Tuesday Aug 17, 2021.

Apr 28
West Dover School Schoolyard Naturalization Project - information

​​Greetings West Dover School Community

Our school is working on a naturalization project.  This outdoor learning space will be built on the east side of the sidewalk in front of the school on 30 Avenue SE.  

Mr Sawatzky's class helped to create a map that will be contribute to the creation of concepts maps by measuring the perimeter of the space.  Here is the perimeter map.


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