Help Plan Our Future Meetings 2013-2014

St. Rita School: Early Dismissal Consideration

The Calgary Catholic School District and St. Rita School are involved in a unique partnership with Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., The University of Calgary and JUMP Math in supporting the development numeracy and mathematical thought. Professional development requirements of the project are intensive, and as a result, St. Rita School considered an early dismissal model (25 days of noon dismissal). The length of the school day would change in order to ensure the required minutes of instruction are met. All parents and members of the school community were invited to look at options for early dismissal and provided input on these options. We gathered feedback that will support the district in the decision making process.

St. Philip School: Restricted Enrolment Process Consideration

Enrolment projections for St. Philip School indicated the need to consider the implementation of a restricted enrolment process in order to ensure that future growth does not exceed the school’s capacity. It was important to note that the implementation of a restricted enrolment process would have no impact on Grade 1-6 students currently attending the school. Resident (Catholic) kindergarten students are also not impacted by this process. These restrictions will only apply to future students. Calgary Catholic School District sought the input and advice of its community at a public participation meeting on March 18, 2014 at St. Philip School.
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision

Junior High Fine Arts Program – NW Calgary

The district sought the input of parents as it considered the expansion of fine arts programming into junior high in the NW. A meeting was held at St. Francis High School on February 24, 2014 for considering and gathering input on the benefits and possible locations of a junior high fine arts program. Click here to see information shared with school council.
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
FAQ

Airdrie Program Complexities Public Participation Meeting

As the City of Airdrie continues to grow and develop, pressures emerge on school programs and student accommodation. In keeping with past practice, and in order to obtain the input of the communities served by CSSD schools in Airdrie, a meeting was held on January 20, 2014, at St. Martin de Porres School. Parents from Good Shepherd, Our Lady Queen of Peace and St. Martin de Porres were invited to participate as the district aimed to address program planning complexities and explore sustainable solutions that would accommodate future growth.
Presentation
Feedback
Information Shared with School Council – October 25, 2013

As a result of the feedback received on January 20, a second public participation meeting devoted to consideration of French Immersion Programming was scheduled for February 20, 2014 at Our Lady Queen of Peace School.
Presentation – February 20, 2014
Feedback
French Immersion Decision Letter

Notre Dame IB Program

Calgary Catholic School District had been reviewing all International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs, including their locations in the district. As a result, Notre Dame High School hosted a public participation meeting focused on the future of the IB program. The meeting took place at Notre Dame High School on November 26, 2013.
Feedback
Focus Group Feedback
Final Decision

St. John School Site Repurposing

St. John School is located on the corner of Kensington Road and 12 Street NW. Previously home to the St. John School Fine Arts program, the building had been empty since June 2012. Calgary Catholic was seeking to reopen the facility as the new home for its Reception Centre, which coordinates and implements district and federal immigration policies and regulations regarding the admission of new students not born in Canada. Calgary Catholic hosted open houses at St. John School on November 27 and November 28, 2013. All members of the community were invited to meet with district staff to see and discuss changes proposed for the site.
Open House Feedback

Father Lacombe IB Program

Calgary Catholic School District was reviewing all International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs, including their locations in the district. As a result, Father Lacombe High School hosted a public participation meeting focused on the future of the IB program. This meeting took place at Father Lacombe High School on November 21, 2013.
Final Decision

Restricted Enrolment Process Considerations

A number of schools had enrolment that indicated the need to consider the implementation of a restricted enrolment process in order to ensure that future growth does not exceed the school’s capacity. It is important to note that the implementation of a restricted enrolment process would have no impact on students currently attending the school. These restrictions would only apply to future students. Listed below are the school community meetings that took place to discuss the situation at each affected school and to obtain input from parents.

Our Lady of the Evergreens School – November 14, 2013
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
St. Joan of Arc School – November 20, 2013
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
John W. Costello School – November 25, 2013
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
St. Albert the Great School – December 4, 2013
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
FAQ

Light of Christ School – January 21, 2014
Presentation
Our Lady of Fatima School Projections
Feedback
Final Decision

St. Isabella School Program and Student Accommodation Meeting – September 30, 2013

St. Isabella School enrolment indicated the need to consider the implementation of a restricted enrolment process in order to ensure that future growth does not exceed the school’s capacity. It was important to note that the implementation of a restricted enrolment process would have no impact on students currently attending St. Isabella School. These restrictions would only apply to future students.

In keeping with past practice, and in order to obtain the input of the communities served by the school, a meeting was held on September 30, 2013, at St. Isabella School. Parents were invited to participate in this discussion as the district addressed the need for a restricted enrolment process and explored sustainable solutions that would accommodate future enrolment at St. Isabella School.
Presentation
Feedback
Q&A
Please see the letter and FAQs for information about the district’s decision regarding future enrolment at St. Isabella School:
Decision Letter
FAQ

Future South Calgary High School

South Calgary High School Philosophical Framework Development
The Calgary Catholic School District was pleased to have received funding for a new South Calgary Catholic High School. Part of the process in preparing for this new high school was the development of a philosophical framework for the school. Development of this framework started on June 17, 2013 when the district met with a number of invited guests, including school council chairs, members of the government and members of the community. Participants were offered the opportunity to hear and discuss what a high school should look like from a variety of different perspectives. This conversation continued on November 12, 2013 at Bishop O’Byrne High School as participants considered what mattered in the development of a new high school. As a result of this input, the district finalized the Philosophical Framework for the new South Calgary Catholic High School.
Feedback (June 17, 2013)
Feedback (November 12, 2013)
Philosophical Framework

2013-2014 Meetings

Help Plan Our Future Meetings 2013-2014

St. Rita School: Early Dismissal Consideration

The Calgary Catholic School District and St. Rita School are involved in a unique partnership with Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., The University of Calgary and JUMP Math in supporting the development numeracy and mathematical thought. Professional development requirements of the project are intensive, and as a result, St. Rita School considered an early dismissal model (25 days of noon dismissal). The length of the school day would change in order to ensure the required minutes of instruction are met. All parents and members of the school community were invited to look at options for early dismissal and provided input on these options. We gathered feedback that will support the district in the decision making process.

St. Philip School: Restricted Enrolment Process Consideration

Enrolment projections for St. Philip School indicated the need to consider the implementation of a restricted enrolment process in order to ensure that future growth does not exceed the school’s capacity. It was important to note that the implementation of a restricted enrolment process would have no impact on Grade 1-6 students currently attending the school. Resident (Catholic) kindergarten students are also not impacted by this process. These restrictions will only apply to future students. Calgary Catholic School District sought the input and advice of its community at a public participation meeting on March 18, 2014 at St. Philip School.
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision

Junior High Fine Arts Program – NW Calgary

The district sought the input of parents as it considered the expansion of fine arts programming into junior high in the NW. A meeting was held at St. Francis High School on February 24, 2014 for considering and gathering input on the benefits and possible locations of a junior high fine arts program. Click here to see information shared with school council.
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
FAQ

Airdrie Program Complexities Public Participation Meeting

As the City of Airdrie continues to grow and develop, pressures emerge on school programs and student accommodation. In keeping with past practice, and in order to obtain the input of the communities served by CSSD schools in Airdrie, a meeting was held on January 20, 2014, at St. Martin de Porres School. Parents from Good Shepherd, Our Lady Queen of Peace and St. Martin de Porres were invited to participate as the district aimed to address program planning complexities and explore sustainable solutions that would accommodate future growth.
Presentation
Feedback
Information Shared with School Council – October 25, 2013

As a result of the feedback received on January 20, a second public participation meeting devoted to consideration of French Immersion Programming was scheduled for February 20, 2014 at Our Lady Queen of Peace School.
Presentation – February 20, 2014
Feedback
French Immersion Decision Letter

Notre Dame IB Program

Calgary Catholic School District had been reviewing all International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs, including their locations in the district. As a result, Notre Dame High School hosted a public participation meeting focused on the future of the IB program. The meeting took place at Notre Dame High School on November 26, 2013.
Feedback
Focus Group Feedback
Final Decision

St. John School Site Repurposing

St. John School is located on the corner of Kensington Road and 12 Street NW. Previously home to the St. John School Fine Arts program, the building had been empty since June 2012. Calgary Catholic was seeking to reopen the facility as the new home for its Reception Centre, which coordinates and implements district and federal immigration policies and regulations regarding the admission of new students not born in Canada. Calgary Catholic hosted open houses at St. John School on November 27 and November 28, 2013. All members of the community were invited to meet with district staff to see and discuss changes proposed for the site.
Open House Feedback

Father Lacombe IB Program

Calgary Catholic School District was reviewing all International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs, including their locations in the district. As a result, Father Lacombe High School hosted a public participation meeting focused on the future of the IB program. This meeting took place at Father Lacombe High School on November 21, 2013.
Final Decision

Restricted Enrolment Process Considerations

A number of schools had enrolment that indicated the need to consider the implementation of a restricted enrolment process in order to ensure that future growth does not exceed the school’s capacity. It is important to note that the implementation of a restricted enrolment process would have no impact on students currently attending the school. These restrictions would only apply to future students. Listed below are the school community meetings that took place to discuss the situation at each affected school and to obtain input from parents.

Our Lady of the Evergreens School – November 14, 2013
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
St. Joan of Arc School – November 20, 2013
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
John W. Costello School – November 25, 2013
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
St. Albert the Great School – December 4, 2013
Presentation
Feedback
Final Decision
FAQ

Light of Christ School – January 21, 2014
Presentation
Our Lady of Fatima School Projections
Feedback
Final Decision

St. Isabella School Program and Student Accommodation Meeting – September 30, 2013

St. Isabella School enrolment indicated the need to consider the implementation of a restricted enrolment process in order to ensure that future growth does not exceed the school’s capacity. It was important to note that the implementation of a restricted enrolment process would have no impact on students currently attending St. Isabella School. These restrictions would only apply to future students.

In keeping with past practice, and in order to obtain the input of the communities served by the school, a meeting was held on September 30, 2013, at St. Isabella School. Parents were invited to participate in this discussion as the district addressed the need for a restricted enrolment process and explored sustainable solutions that would accommodate future enrolment at St. Isabella School.
Presentation
Feedback
Q&A
Please see the letter and FAQs for information about the district’s decision regarding future enrolment at St. Isabella School:
Decision Letter
FAQ

Future South Calgary High School

South Calgary High School Philosophical Framework Development
The Calgary Catholic School District was pleased to have received funding for a new South Calgary Catholic High School. Part of the process in preparing for this new high school was the development of a philosophical framework for the school. Development of this framework started on June 17, 2013 when the district met with a number of invited guests, including school council chairs, members of the government and members of the community. Participants were offered the opportunity to hear and discuss what a high school should look like from a variety of different perspectives. This conversation continued on November 12, 2013 at Bishop O’Byrne High School as participants considered what mattered in the development of a new high school. As a result of this input, the district finalized the Philosophical Framework for the new South Calgary Catholic High School.
Feedback (June 17, 2013)
Feedback (November 12, 2013)
Philosophical Framework

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