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Learning Conferences

 

Dear Parents,

 

Learning conferences this year for ALL students (K-4) will be held all day and into the evening of Thursday, October 8th and morning only on Friday, October 9th. There will be NO SCHOOL for students on these dates.

 

These conferences are essential and mandatory as it is a key part of our communication strategy regarding your child’s progress.

We are asking you to book your conference time through
SchoolSoft as you normally would at:  https://ffcasouthwest.schoolsoft.com/

SchoolSoft will be open Thursday, October 1st, at 6:30 p.m. to book your appointment with your child’s teacher and will close  Friday October 9th at 9:00am.

Due to COVID-19, FFCA SWE Campus is using Google Meet to conduct parent teacher conferences. You will receive an email from your child's teacher providing directions for accessing the Meet. It is important that your family has access to a GOOGLE ACCOUNT.  

 

You can also use your child’s FFCA student account to participate. You will need his or her username and password (login example – (username) john4567@myffca.com – (password) Goose7 if it hasn't been changed yet).

 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Helen Miles at 403-259-3527.

 

Thank you.

Orange Shirt Day
Dear Families,

This Wednesday is Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada. September 30th falls during the time of year when Indigenous children were taken away to residential school.
The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad had given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school and, as she has said, “how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.”
At SWE this week, we are focusing on inclusion and students are engaged in activities that help them to understand Every Child Matters. This Wednesday, students are invited to wear an orange shirt with their uniform bottoms to honour the indigenous children who experienced residential schools and to remember that Every Child Matters.

Moving???            Moving?     ***NEW INTERNAL TRANSFER PROCESS***

If your family is moving to a home that is outside the boundary of your child's current campus, your child may remain at that campus but you will be responsible for transporting your child to and from school. Bussing is not available outside the designated campus boundaries. If you require transportation, you will need to apply for an internal transfer to the campus designated for your new address. The deadline is March 1, 2021 to be considered for the 2021/22 year. If you would like to have your child on the internal transfer list for the 21/22, the process has changed. The transfer requests are now done through the Online Wait List system. Internal transfer Requests will precede all wait list students (including priority status and siblings). If the requested campus is unable to accommodate your student, he/she will still have a guaranteed seat at the current campus for 21/22. Please see the following link for the instructions to request a transfer on our new system.  

Please note:

  • transfers do not occur mid-year
  • transfers can only occur if a seat becomes available in the requested campus (possible wait of up to 6 years)
  • we may not be able to accommodate all children in the same family

 

https://www.ffca-calgary.com/important_information/admission_information/internal_transfer_requests


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