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WL Renewal Instructions and FAQ.PDF

Renew Your Wait List Application

NOVEMBER 1-30, 2020


There have been significant changes to some of our processes now that we have a new system.

If you have an address or grade change to make see the RENEWAL FAQs on the website or click here.


You can renew your application by following these steps:

  • Go to the FFCA website, www.ffca-calgary.com. Scroll down and click on the Wait List Quick link
  • Go to the Online Wait List System link
    • Enter your email address (ID) and your password
    • If you cannot remember your password, click on “Forgot Your Password?”, enter your email address and answer your challenge question. An email will be sent to you with your new password.
  • Click on the Update and Renewal Gateway.
  • You should see your child/ren listed. The Status does NOT mean anything. Please ignore it!!
  • Click on the Update/Renew link
    • Confirming your information ion each screen. Fields with a red asterisk are required.
    • You cannot change your child’s name, date of birth or gender. You’ll need to email a picture of either the birth certificate or name change certificate, if you need those fields updated.
  • To update your address, click Yes below your old address
  • Enter your new address then upload an Address Verification Document
  • You are required to provide Home Address Verification. All documentation must be uploaded by November 30th to complete the renewal.
  • To update your student’s grade, click No below the listed grade and enter the grade you are applying for.
  • Upload a report card for grade verification by November 30th to complete the renewal.
  • Enter the sibling information IF the students are actual siblings and one student currently attends an FFCA campus.
  • Now you will do the actual renewal on page 60-79%.
  • Click “I confirm” to agree that all your account information is correct, and you want to Renew the application for the coming school year.
  • Click Save and Next
  • Confirm that you have completed this student
  • Now click Continue and you will see a pop-up with further information
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



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