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Dave McNeilly Public School Opening this Fall

Information for Registered Families

Welcome to E-cademy+

Please know that we are all working together to make sure that E-cademy+ is a quality online program for your children. E-cademy+ is NOT the same as at home learning which happened last March-June.  It is much more robust and includes all of the curriculum areas.  It requires parents to be dedicated to making sure students are online daily with their teacher and completing assignments.

Administrators are busy handling two schools (their brick and mortar school as well as E-cademy+).  If you filled out the FMPSD E-cademy+ Interest Form, we are working as fast as we can to get to you. Elementary, Junior High and Senior High all have different requirements, so you may hear from Elementary before you hear from Junior High or Senior High (who are busy staffing and pulling schedules together to meet student needs).

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Technology that is required for E-cademy+ is not one specific brand or type.  As long as students have something with a working camera and a microphone such as a laptop, desktop, or Chromebook, then you are good to go!  Students should also have headphones to block out background noise.  

The deadline to register for E-cademy+ is September 10th at 4pm.  The process is to submit your expression of interest HERE, and then patiently wait for a phone call from Division Office followed by sharing of information on next steps.  Students can move back to brick and mortar schools after the first report card if they choose, but we are asking that they remain with E-cademy+ until then.

Dave McNeilly Public School Opening this Fall

Fort McMurray Public School District (FMPSD) is excited to welcome Dave McNeilly Public School to the family. Slated to open this fall in Parsons Creek north, our 16th school will offer programming from ECDP (Early Childhood Development Program) to grade six.

Registration is open for the school, which is located on 431 Callen Drive. Dave McNeilly, the school’s namesake, was an FMPSD and community icon. In 1968, he became the first principal of Dr. K.A. Clark Elementary School, and retired in 1976. A city councillor, he was also an active volunteer with the Golden Years Society where he was awarded Fort McMurray’s Male senior of the Year award. Mr. McNeilly passed away in 2015 at the age of 81.

Roxanne Fudge has been named the school’s Principal, Nancy Ball is the Vice Principal, and Melita Ellsworth has been appointed the school’s Head Secretary.

The team is excited and looks forward to welcoming families. Dave McNeilly will be a Leader in Me school, focusing on the “Seven Habits.” It is a process, designed to help teachers develop leadership skills in every student. In addition, an FMPSD favourite, Tech-Trade Academy will also be housed at the school with both the pre-engineering and multimedia streams. Academic enrichment programming is also in the works.

“We can’t wait to welcome students and their families. We have a passion for education, and this is a passion you’ll see every day. We’ll be hand-picking staff who believe in our goals of  21st century learning. We are looking at community partnerships, environmental stewardship, and so much more,” enthused Principal Fudge, who has been with the District since 1999, and is the current Principal of Frank Spragins High School.

“You’ll be enjoying a beautiful facility this fall, and there’s nothing like a new school to start the new academic year. We are looking forward to welcoming our first students,” notes Jeff Thompson, Chair, FMPSD Board of Trustees.

For more information, please visit the school’s website: http://davemcneilly.fmpsdschools.ca/