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    General Registration Information

    Registration & Pre-enrolment for the 2018-2019 School Year

    WE ARE CURRENTLY FULL FOR ENROLLMENT IN GRADES K-9 FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.  REGISTRATION ACCEPTANCE WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE MOVED INTO THE ATTENDANCE AREA AS OF APRIL 16, 2018.  THREE (3) PIECES OF ADDRESS VERIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED. 

    PARENTS RESIDING OUTSIDE OF OUR PRIMARY AREA (HOLLICK KENYON AND MATT BERRY)   WILL RECEIVE A TELEPHONE CALL BY APRIL 25, 2018 TO ADVISE IF THEIR ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2018-2019 YEAR WAS SUCCESSFUL.

    Dr. Donald Massey School has a primary attendance area which includes the neighbourhoods of Hollick-Kenyon and Matt Berry.  Students residing in our primary attendance area will be guaranteed spots at Dr. Donald Massey School if registration/pre-enrolment is received prior to April 16, 2018.

     Our school has a secondary attendance area which includes the Brintnell neighbourhood.  Students living in this area will only be accepted to Dr. Donald Massey School after we have first considered students from our primary attendance area.  If space still remains, we will accept students from the Britnell neighbourhood.

    Any students from neighbourhoods outside of our primary and secondary attendance areas are welcome to register/pre-enrol at our school but will only be accepted if space still remains after we have accepted students from our designated attendance areas.  

    Students that cannot be accommodated at Dr. Donald Massey School will be notified after April 16 and will be guaranteed space at their current school (if currently enrolled in EPSB), at their primary designated school, or at any EPSB school with open boundaries and space.

    Parents of students currently enrolled at Edmonton Public Schools can pre-enrol in SchoolZone between March 12 and April 16, 2018.  Simply select your child's preferred school using a computer, or with the mobile version of SchoolZone to complete the process directly from your smartphone!

     

    Kindergarten Registration

    • Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 year begins FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    • Children who were born on or before March 1, 2014 are eligible to register for kindergarten
    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate and three (3) documents as proof of address
    • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their health records
    • If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit www.epsb.ca.

     

    We are unable to accept students from any other neighbourhoods.  Students living in other neighbourhoods can find their designated school using the "Find a School' app on the district website at www.epsb.ca.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Dr. Donald Massey School, we believe we must ensure all our students achieve the high levels of learning required for success in schools and in life. Our learning environment is grounded in a culture of collaboration. We value classrooms which are diverse in worldview, culture, language and interests. We strive to build strong relationships between staff, students, families and the community.

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  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    ‌Dr. Donald Massey School values the contributions of our parent group and parent volunteers.  Together we work to promote the well-being and effectiveness of our students and programs.  Our Administrative Assistant, Angele deBoer, will coordinate the efforts of our volunteers.  If you can spare even a half hour a week, or a day once a month – let us know what your interests are.  We value any contribution you are able to make.  Volunteering in our school is one way for parents to show their children that they value their education.

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  • School Profile

    School Profile

     

    Dr. Donald Massey School is named after Donald Massey, whose lifelong commitment to education in Edmonton and Alberta has made a significant impact on generations of students.

    Donald Massey is a native Edmontonian. He completed undergraduate work at the University of Alberta and graduate studies at the University of Kansas. He was a professor in the Elementary Education Department at the University of Alberta.

    Dr. Massey also served as a Trustee on the Edmonton Public School Board. He was first elected in 1977 and served until 1989. In addition, Dr. Massey served as a Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Millwoods from 1993 - 2004, during which he undertook the role as Education critic for a period of time.

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Welcome

Welcome to Dr. Donald Massey School!

 

SCHOOL ORIENTATION AND MEET THE STAFF EVENT - AUGUST 30, 2018 8:30-11:30

New this August, we will be combining our Meet the Staff event and Student Orientation session.  This will take place on Thursday, August 30 from 8:30 - 11:30 AM.  All students will have the opportunity to find their classrooms, meet their teachers and drop off their supplies prior to the first day of school.  Junior High students will also be provided with  their timetable and assisgned lockers.

Parents are welcome to pay school fees in the library on that day and complete required forms.  

 

Student Drop-off and Pick-up/Parking

The Dr. Donald Massey School community wants to ensure the safety of all our students. We require that all our parents/guardians follow safety standards when dropping off or picking up their children from school. 

A declaration, which acts as an agreement between Dr. Donald Massey and parents, must be signed and returned to the office. Parents without a valid pass will not be allowed to use the drop off zone in front of Dr. Donald Massey School. Please click the link for a copy of the ‌Drop Off Zone Agreement.

Parents are still welcome to use one of several drop off areas near our school.  Make arrangements to pick-up your child at the same location as drop-off. These include:

  • The south side of 162 avenue
  • The west side of 55 street
  • The east side of 54B street
  • The corner of 54 street and 159 avenue (by the Hollick-Kenyon Park sign - students would walk across the school field)

If using these alternate areas, there is no need to sign this agreement. If using the drop off zone on school property, this agreement must be signed and your license plate number(s) registered. Once this form is received, you will receive a placard to display on the right side of your dashboard.

Parents are not allowed to use the staff parking lot when dropping off students.

 

Principal's Message

Welcome to Dr. Donald Massey School.

At Dr. Donald Massey School we believe that every student has the right to an excellent education and the responsibility to develop their talents and abilities while learning to live peacefully, protect the environment, and respect others.  Our learning environment is positive and caring and thus supports individual differences, allowing all students to take risks in pursuit of excellence.  We strive to build strong relationships between staff, students, families, and the community.

We continue to challenge students to be the best that they can be.   We help them to accept their own and others' strengths and challenges and celebrate each other’s successes.  We endeavor to help students to see mistakes not as failures, but as essential parts of the learning process.  We help students to become accountable for their conduct and the development of positive relationships with others as well as to assume their rightful responsibilities as learners.

At Dr. Donald Massey School we strive to be environmentally friendly. The structure of our building and practices that we use have been designed to Lead Silver standards.  Teachers and students have also put routines into place to ensure that we support our environment. With this goal in mind, to help cut down on paper use, please remember to check SchoolZone regularly.  Passwords are sent out at the beginning of each year so that all parents can access Schoolzone for each child in their family.  Throughout the school year we create opportunities for our families to participate in meetings, celebrations, after school activities and special days.  Parents and students will receive information about these events through SchoolZone.  It is very important that parents have current and valid email addresses on file with us in order to receive notice of postings relative to their children. SchoolZone also gives families access to school information, report cards, attendance information, and specific classroom news.  If you require assistance with Schoolzone, please contact our school office.

You will find a copy of our student and parent information guide on this website. We created it as a framework for working together as a school community and continue to revise it based on our needs and experiences. Our handbook contains much information related to our expectations, processes and procedures. We ask that all parents review this document with their child(ren) each year.

The relationship between home and school is essential in completing the circle of success for students.  We truly appreciate parents for the support of their sons and daughters and of Dr. Donald Massey School. We look forward to continue working together as we embark on each new school year.

Sincerely,

Camille Loken, MEd

Principal

Dr. Donald Massey School