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.
Camille Loken, MEd
Dr. Donald Massey School
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Dr. Donald Massey School is an inclusive Kindergarten to Grade 9 school open to students who reside in the primary designated attendance area of the Matt Berry and Hollick-Kenyon neighbourhoods. The Britnell neighbourhood has a secondary designation which means students from that area could be accommodated at Dr. Donald Massey School, if space is available.
Yellow bus service only supports students attending their primary designated school.
Check out our website http://donaldmassey.epsb.ca/ for further information about registration, supply lists, transportation, and Junior High options. You are also welcome to contact us at 780-457-5435.
For the 2015-2016 school year, our office opens on Monday, August 31 for parents wishing to pay school fees early. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 8.
2014 Back to School Toolkit from Alberta Education
The Alberta Government has created a toolkit full of helpful tips and information for students, parents, and teachers. There is important information on curriculum implementation, high school completion programs, digital citizenship, teaching resources and creating safe, warm and welcoming education environments.
For parents, there are many useful tips and resources to be involved partners in their child’s education. One easy-to-use item in the toolkit is: My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource, which breaks down curriculum by grade and subject level, providing details on what students should be learning and how they may be assessed. Parents will also find tips for helping with homework, resources for supporting healthy lifestyles and information on out-of-school care.
My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource
(Click the links below)