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  • 2021/2022 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    2021/2022 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

     

    *NEW* STUDENTS FOR 2021-22

    New student registration for the 2021-22 school year will begin February 2, 2021. Kindergarten families and families new to the Division are encouraged to register for school online, using the new digital submission form. This preferred approach supports the Division’s health and safety measures and improves the way the Division collects student information and parent signatures required by Alberta Education. Watch for the Division’s new online process for new student registration, which will enable families, including Kindergarten families, to register using a centralized form on Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.

    Please note:  Children who are five years old on or before December 31, 2021 (born in 2016) may register in Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.

    If you have questions about registration, please email us at donaldmassey.epsb.ca or call the office at 780-457-5435.

    Who is Pre-Enrolment Open For?

    You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.

    Students are guaranteed entry to their designated school if registered (new students) or pre-enrolled (current students) no later than April 15, 2021. Use the Find a School tool to find your designated school.

    A student may also attend any other school in the Division, as long as:

    • the school has available space
    • the student meets any entrance criteria of that school

    If the number of students who want to attend a school or program exceeds the available space, applicants from outside the school’s designated attendance area will be chosen by random selection.

    At Dr. Donald Massey, parents are welcome to submit a registration package or pre-enrol for any grade; however, please be advised that based on the current enrolment of students expected to return in September 2021, our school does not expect to be able to accommodate additional students from outside the attendance area in Grades 2 - 9. We anticipate having space in Kindergarten and Grade 1 only. Proof of residency is required. 

     Once Pre-enrolment Ends April 15th: 

    Following the close of pre-enrolment at 4 pm on April 15, 2021, we will accept new students as follows: 

    Guaranteed admission:

    • resident students in the primary attendance areas (communities of Hollick Kenyon & Matt Berry) 
    • siblings of current students who are returning 

    Remaining spaces will be filled, including when a random selection process is conducted, in the following order:

    1. resident students in the secondary attendance area (communities of Brintnell and McConchie, where applicable)
    2. resident students outside the attendance area
    3. non-resident students
    • If the number of new students who want to attend exceeds the available space, students will be chosen by random selection and parents will be notified by April 22, 2021.
    • For questions about busing to and from school, please call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

     *RETURNING* STUDENTS FOR 2021-22

    Sign in to SchoolZone between 9 a.m. on March 8, 2021 and 4 p.m. on April 15, 2021, to select your child’s preferred school for the 2021-22 school year. 

    When you sign in to your parent SchoolZone account on your computer, tablet or smartphone:

    • choose Next Year
    • select the name of the child you are pre-enrolling
    • follow the instructions to select your child’s preferred school for next year

     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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Welcome

Welcome to Dr. Donald Massey School!

  Student Drop-off and Pick-up/Parking

The Dr. Donald Massey School community serves students in Grades K-9 and  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.   

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).

 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 school supports almost 1000 students from Grades K-9.  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 our staff, students, families, and community.

This school year will be like no other.  Classrooms, hallways and non-instructional times will look different.  Learning in cohorts will include restrictions never before experienced by staff and students while an “unwell” student will warrant a heightened response.  However, as we strive to continue providing the top quality education program our students deserve in these uncertain times, we must remember that:  

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

Therefore we, the dedicated, highly functioning and collaborative team at Dr. Donald Massey, will continue to use our collective wisdom to challenge students to be the best that they can be.   We will strive to create a safe and welcoming learning environment through this year’s theme  “Empower the Spirit” that is based on the Seven Sacred Teachings on human conduct towards others:  Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility and Truth.  We will endeavor to help students see mistakes not as failures, but as essential parts of the learning process whether they are learning in-class or on-line.  We will help students be accountable for their conduct and assume their rightful responsibilities as learners while developing positive relationships with others.  

We cannot do this incredibly important work without you.  It takes a village to support a child in their journey through life, through education.  We look forward to walking that journey with you and together making sure your child’s educational experience at Dr. Donald Massey is one they will forever be proud of.  

Sincerely,

Cheryl Belyea

Principal

Dr. Donald Massey School

 

For a list of school supplies for the 2020-2021 year, please see under " Parent - Parent Resources - Scroll down - 2020-2021 Supplies"