Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) | Bullying | Connections | Curriculum Express for Parents | District Annual Education Results | District Annual Report | FOIP | Guide to Choosing a School | H1N1 Flu Virus | Hazing | Healthy Choices | Helping your child to succeed | HPV Vaccine | Human Sexuality Curriculum | Internet Safety | My Child’s Learning | Progress Support Documents | Re-Imagining sessions | The Religious Educator | School Resource Officers | Social Justice | Student Resiliency - Suicide | Tip Sheets | Cold Weather Policy | Volunteer Handbook | Winter Transportation
Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI)
According to Alberta Education, AISI is a bold approach to supporting the improvement of student learning and performance by encouraging teachers, parents, and the community to work collaboratively to introduce innovative and creative initiatives based upon local needs and circumstances. The goal of this initiative is to improve student learning through initiatives that enhance student engagement and performance and reflect the unique needs and circumstances of each school authority. For more information about AISI, please click here.
Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (Cycle 5: 2012-2015) in Calgary Catholic will focus on engagement and literacy as a means to achieving success for all students. CCSD wants to increase student engagement when students are learning literacy skills by effectively utilizing technology and/or English Language Learning (ELL) strategies in all subjects (K-12). For more information about this initiative contact the CCSD AISI coordinator at 403-500-2475.
The care and safety of our children is a top priority of the Calgary Catholic School District. The District's goal is to create a safe and caring learning environment in which everyone belongs. Bullying is an issue the District takes very seriously. Collaboration among administration, staff, students and parents is key in helping achieve our goal of working to eradicate bullying from the school environment. Please click here to see CCSD's informational brochure on this topic.
This is a monthly newsletter published by the Calgary Catholic School District throughout the school year (January excluded). It features district news, important dates and other related information. Connections is typically sent home to parents with their child's school newsletters and is meant to be a tool to help connect individual school communities with the rest of the district. To access the most current issue, please click here.
Curriculum Express for Parents
This resource is created by Alberta Education to provide a short explanation of school and what students learn – for parents who are English language learners. They are available in English in general and Catholic versions for Kindergarten to Grade 3. Please click here to learn more
District Annual Education Results
District results are published each year in accordance with Alberta Education requirements. Please view the 2011-2012 Annual Education Results Report for the complete report. To view a summary of the 2012 Annual Education Results Report, please click here.
District Annual Report
Calgary Catholic School District's (CCSD) Annual Report shares with our stakeholders, Trustees, staff and parents an overview of CCSD's accomplishments during the 2010–2011 school year. Please view the 2010-2011 Annual Report for the complete report.
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act strikes a balance between the public's right to know and the individual's right to privacy. CCSD distributes general information to parents at the beginning of every school year. It outlines the formal FOIP process and procedures to follow for individuals to access their own personal information, as well as the right to access other records in the custody and control of the Calgary Catholic School District. The District follows strict standards in the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, as required by the FOIP Act. For more information, please click here.
Guide to Choosing a School
This document, created and published by the CCSD, provides an in-depth explanation of all our programs, as well as information like the specific programs offered at each school. Please click here to view the guide for the 2011-2012 school year.
H1N1 Flu Virus
Click here for information about H1N1 as well as the District's response in helping to prevent cases of it in our schools.
The care and safety of our children is a top priority of the Calgary Catholic School District. The District's goal is to create a safe and caring learning environment in which everyone belongs. Hazing is an issue the Calgary Catholic School District takes very seriously and does not tolerate. Hazing is a reality in our society and consequently in our schools. To successfully address the issue of hazing, the entire school community needs to be involved and share responsibility. CCSD has produced informational brochures on this issue for staff, students and parents.
Nutrition is important for growth, development, learning and activity. Children spend a large part of their day at school, where they are exposed to many influences when it comes to food choices. Healthy eating messages are reinforced when food served or sold in the school setting is consistent with classroom teachings. Our aim is to operate with school environments that support Healthy Choices for students.
The Calgary Catholic School District is committed to a holistic approach to building students’ knowledge about health. The Healthy Choices initiative supports students, parents and teachers and provides information that assists in making healthier choices. The District supports education about healthy choices that permeate curriculum and the culture in schools.
For more information about the District's initiative and for resources about nutrition and healthy eating, please click here.
Helping your child to succeed
The Calgary Catholic School District supports the role of parents as the primary educators of their children. Click here to see a presentation on, "The Parent's Role in Positively Impacting Student Achievement," from a Catholic Education perspective.
The Calgary Catholic School District currently does not offer the HPV Vaccine in our schools. Each year, we provide parents with an information package that includes letters from the Alberta Bishops and our Chief Superintendent as well as information regarding opportunities for parents of Grade 5 girls who choose to have the vaccine administered without cost.
For the 2012-2013 school year, we have translated the district package into six of our most prevalent languages at our schools, including a letter from the Chief Superintendent and the 2008 letter from the Alberta Bishops. The letter from Alberta Health Services (AHS) is also translated into the six additional languages. Please click here to view the packages and for more information.
At the October 24th regular public board meeting, the Board passed a motion to conduct a consultation process with parents to receive their feedback with respect to offering the administration of the HPV vaccine in our district. In the coming weeks, the district will begin this consultation process with its schools to obtain feedback.
Human Sexuality Curriculum
The information on the teaching of human sexuality in Grades 4 - 6 and Grades 7 - 9 is available in the following handbooks. They are provided to assist you in talking with your child about sexuality issues and as information regarding the human sexuality curriculum.
Human Sexuality Parent Handbook Grades 4-6.pdf
Human Sexuality Parent Handbook Grades 7-9.pdf
The senior high human sexuality program outcomes are outlined in the following document: SrHigh_HumanSexuality_Outcomes.pdf
Working together, families can help ensure that the Internet is used appropriately as a valuable educational tool by our children. The Calgary Catholic School District works with staff to raise the profile of appropriate Internet use with students. Please click here for more information and resources.
My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource is available to help parents better understand what their children are learning at school, how they might be assessed and what resources are available to help them learn. Developed in consultation with the Alberta School Councils’ Association, the Fédération des parents francophones de l'Alberta and with parents across the province, this resource provides information in plain language for every subject and grade level.
Alberta Education encourages school authorities and individual schools to highlight this resource on their websites. Complete with easy to use grade and subject summaries, as well as creating customized information printouts, this resource is intended help parents be more informed and involved in their child’s education.
My Child’s Learning is available in English at www.mychildslearning.alberta.ca and in French at www.apprentissagedemonenfant.alberta.ca.
Progress Support Documents
In the fall of 2012 the district implemented new progress reporting for grades 1-9. See the documents below to better understand the progress reports formerly known as report card
Buses can be delayed and sometimes even cancelled because of cold temperatures, icy roads and traffic problems. Parents and students are reminded that extra caution must be taken during the winter months.
Winter Transportation Tips