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Evergreen Second Elementary School (Dr. Freda Miller)

2511 Fish Creek Boulevard SW

Anticipated Opening Date | September 2020
Grades | K-4

Registrations for kindergarten at Dr. Freda Miller School will be collected at Evergreen School. Kindergarten registration begins on Jan. 20, 2020.​

The Calgary Board of Education is scheduled to open a second elementary school in the community of Evergreen during the 2020-2021 school year. The opening of this school will have an impact on grade configurations and attendance areas of the existing schools in the Evergreen community. On Monday, Sept. 9 we held an open house for the community to learn about the changes. Thank you to everyone who attended.

The information presented at the open house can be found in Supporting Documents.

Decision Letter

Dec. 6, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is scheduled to open a second elementary school for the community of Evergreen during the 2020-21 school year. The opening of Dr. Freda Miller School will have an impact on grade configurations and attendance areas of the existing schools in the communities.

After careful review and consideration of the feedback collected at the open house in September and the online survey opportunity in October, as well as comments received at the Area Office, a decision has been made to move forward with “Option A:”

  • new school attendance area for Dr. Freda Miller and Evergreen Schools (see map)
  • K-4 regular program grade configuration at both elementary schools for 2020-21 school year
  • K-5 grade re-configuration at both elementary schools for 2021-22 school year and beyond
  • Gr. 5 – 9 grade configuration at Marshall Springs School for the 2020-21 school year and Gr. 6 – 9 for the 2021-22 school year and beyond

This decision considers the feedback we heard:

  • keep students attending school as close to home as possible, allowing more students to remain at Evergreen School.
  • provide students with access to quality learning environments.

Based on the feedback that we heard, we did consider options for alternative program expansion into one of the schools, however, given the CBE’s current budget situation and limited resources for alternative program expansion, we are unable to move forward with that option at this time.

We also heard that parents value the child care program available at Evergreen School. As a result of this feedback, we are exploring options for using leased space within Dr. Freda Miller School with before and after school care providers.

In addition, a decision has been made to designate the community of Walden to
Dr. Freda Miller School. This decision was made in the interest of using space across our system most effectively and to relieve enrolment pressure at Fish Creek School.

We believe this is a sustainable plan that provides strong learning opportunities for students while balancing enrolment across schools within the Evergreen community for K-9.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the in-person session and online survey. Your thoughtful contributions have made a meaningful difference in our decision-making. The comments made during the open house and on the survey can be read on our website.

Who will be impacted by these changes?

K-3 students living in the new boundary for Dr. Freda Miller School (see map).

The grade designations changes for each school will be implemented as follows:

School

Year

Grade

Dr. Freda Miller School

2020-2021

K-4

2021-2022 and beyond

K-5

Evergreen School

2020-2021

K-4

2021-2022 and beyond

K-5

Marshall Springs School

2020-2021

5-9

2021-2022 and beyond

6-9

 

Will students need to register at the new school location?

There is no need to register. Students who are re-designated will automatically be designated to their new school.

New kindergarten students will need to register for their new school. Registrations for kindergarten at Dr. Freda Miller School will be collected at Evergreen School. Kindergarten registration begins on Jan. 20, 2020.

How will students get to school?

Yellow school bus service is available to students who live outside the walk zone. Information about registration for transportation services can be found on our website.

What support will families and students receive during the transition?

Each school may provide support in different ways, such as hosting an information session, offering a school tour or other means of communication. Your school will provide information regarding these opportunities once they are determined.

When a student with complex learning needs moves from one school to another, the supports required to fulfill the IPP requirements move with them. Teachers and staff at the former and new school will collaborate to ensure the student’s needs are met.

We expect that students currently in Grade 3 at Evergreen School will move to Dr. Freda Miller if they live within the attendance area for the new school. This allows students two years in the new school before moving to middle school in 2022. We do anticipate that all newly designated students will move, however, we do recognize that there can be unique learning circumstances that require a conversation between the families, principal and Education Director for the school.

What about bell times, school calendars, transfer of resources and fundraising dollars, and other decisions?

School administration will communicate any potential changes with parents, students and staff throughout the implementation process. Any changes will balance the best interest for the school community and CBE. The CBE Administrative Regulations and other requirements and efficiencies will also be considered in these decisions. Check your school website and newsletter regularly for updates.

What if I have more questions?

If you have a question that is not answered here or on our website, contact the school’s principal. If you still have questions, please contact the Area 5 office at Area5@cbe.ab.ca or 403-777-8412.

  
Sincerely,

Martin Poirier, Director, Area 6 and Languages
Carrie Edwards, Director, Property, Planning & Transportation

Designation Notice

Dec. 6, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This letter is to inform parents and families that Fish Creek School is at capacity and is projected to continue to be at capacity for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. The school will not be able to accommodate all students who live in the current attendance areas. Consequently, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is making a change in designations for communities currently attending Fish Creek School.

Effective for the 2020-21 school year, the community of Walden will be designated to Dr. Freda Miller School and Marshall Springs School. Both schools are located in the community of Evergreen. Dr. Freda Miller School is located at 5211 Fish Creek Boulevard S.W. and Marshall Springs School is located at 1100 Everridge Drive S.W.

All new students are designated to Dr. Freda Miller School and Marshall Springs School for the 2020-2021 school year.

Where will my child go to school next year?

Students currently in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will transfer to Dr. Freda Miller School for the 2020-21 school year. Students would then remain at Dr. Freda Miller until the end of Grade 5 before moving to Marshall Springs School for Grade 6.

Students currently in Grade 4 to Grade 6 will transfer to Marshall Springs School and would remain there until the end of Grade 9.

Students currently at MidSun School can remain at MidSun until the end of Grade 9. Students also have the option to transfer to Marshall Springs School.

Can my child stay at Fish Creek School?

Students currently attending Fish Creek School will have the option to remain at Fish Creek School for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. However, transportation services will not be available to Fish Creek School after the current school year; transportation Services from Walden to Fish Creek School will end June 30, 2020. Transportation services will be available to the designated schools of Dr. Freda Miller and Marshall Springs beginning September 2020.

How do I register for school next year?

Kindergarten registrations for the 2020-21 school year begins on January 20, 2020.
To facilitate ease of registration, all new registrations for students residing in the community of Walden will be collected Evergreen School.

What if I have more questions?

If you have a question that is not answered here or on our website, contact the school principal. If you still have questions, please contact the Area 6 office at Area6@cbe.ab.ca or 403-777-8780.

Sincerely,

Ann Ard, Director, Area 5
Carrie Edwards, Director, Property, Planning & Transportation
Martin Poirier, Director, Area 6

Construction Status

The construction status is updated using the Construction Projects Status Report.

Sept. 2019

Design and specifications​ ​100%
​Construction Award ​100%
​Construction Progress ​20%
Note: Project managed by Alberta Infrastructure. Structural steel installation complete; masonry, paving and site development under way.
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May 2019

Design and specifications​ ​100%
​Construction Award ​100%
​Construction Progress ​1%
Note: Project managed by Alberta Infrastructure. Contractor mobilized to site March 2019. Erosion and sedimentation control and site preparation underway.
 
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