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Spotlight

Partners have more say than ever in Westwind 2014-15 school calendar

 

Parents of Westwind School Division students can start making plans for next school year.
 
The Westwind School Division Board of Trustees has approved the calendar for the 2014-15 school year. To arrive at that final schedule the process actually began this past November.
 
School Superintendent Ken Sommerfeldt said the latest school calendar is the result of a concerted effort to gain greater input from the entire school community.
“All stakeholders have an interest in the calendar and while we can never come up with one that’s exactly right for everybody, at least we can arrive at a calendar that meets the needs of the majority, and most importantly, the learning needs of our students,” he said. CLICK HERE TO  SEE THE CALENDAR
 
Once senior administration crafted several options for the school calendar they were provided to school principals, who in turn got input from their staff members. School Council chairs were also consulted and got feedback from parents at their respective schools. The Westwind School Division Board of Trustees had the final say, giving it their stamp of approval at the last board meeting.  
 
There are several fixed dates the school calendar must be developed around, including diploma exams. The 2014-15 calendar meets all the regulatory requirements of the School Act  with students actually gaining an additional instructional day next year for a total of 183.

 

Superintendent's Message

April 2014: Important times in Alberta Leaders in education are charged with the responsibility to continuously improve and enhance the learning opportunities for students. This task weighs heavily on all those who shoulder this harness. I have commented several times over the last two years about the correctness of the vision of Inspiring Education in Alberta for several reasons. It was achieved through a consultative process with experts, researchers, and key stakeholders, in addition to the general public. Read More...