FMPSD Ready for a Stellar New Academic Year
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).
Click on the buttons below and you will find information that was emailed to you. Sometimes these emails go to your SPAM box, so please check before phoning.
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.
FMPSD Ready for a Stellar New Academic Year
The countdown is on. The Fort McMurray Public School District (FMPSD) is ready to welcome students to an exciting new school year. First day of school for K-12 is Tuesday, September 3. ECDP (Early Childhood Development Program) starts on Monday, September 10.
MicroSociety is a new program at Timberlea Public School this year. Founded in the USA in the 1990s, MicroSociety is a thriving, modern-day, mini-metropolis, with students taking on real-world roles and responsibilities of government officials, business owners and managers, law enforcement, non-profit work, and participating in all aspects of a consumer marketplace.
Timberlea Public will be the first school in Fort McMurray to offer this unique educational experience. MicroSociety will be built into the school day for all Timberlea Public students, and no special registration is required. However, you have to be a registered student at the school to access the program.
École McTavish High School construction continues. The high school wing is looking good. Principal Scott Barr shares:
“It is extra exciting this year as we get ready to have students in our new classrooms and high school wing. It is all state-of-the-art and continues the feel of the school throughout. Students will be able to work in the new large learning commons, or read a book up in our second floor loft. There are also many more options available to the students as well: Gaming, Animation, Robotics, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, and so much more! We look forward to sharing the new building with all students and families this year.”
The new Learning Commons at McTavish is looking great
Doug Nicholls, Superintendent, FMSPD is looking forward to the new academic year.
“This year will be bittersweet for me, as I retire from FMPSD in January 2020. But, I’m looking forward to an incredible start-up. Our students are in great hands with our staff, who are refreshed, and ready to launch a fantastic school year.”
Speaking of change, we have had quite a few principals and vice principals move to different schools. Please see the list below:
|Name||Moved From||Moved To|
|Mark Wilson||VP, FM Composite HS||VP, École McTavish High School
|Mark Dolmont||VP, Islamic||VP, École Dickinsfield School|
|Kathleen Parlee||Teacher||VP, FM Composite High School|
|Nazia Hiscock||Teacher||VP, Thickwood Heights School|
|Graham Abbott||District Office||Principal, Beacon Hill School|
|Emilie Giroux||Teacher||VP, Westview School|
|Jodine Wells||VP, École Dickinsfield School||Principal, École Dickinsfield School|
|Brendan Toner||VP, Westwood Community HS||Principal, Walter & Gladys Hill School|
|Annalee Nutter||Principal, Walter & Gladys Hill||Asst. Superintendent, Education|
|Leannah Robertson||District Office||VP, Walter and Gladys Hill School|
|Craig Upper||VP, Westview School||VP, Westwood Community HS|
|David Hurley||Teacher/Coordinator||VP, Islamic School|
We are excited to welcome our students, staff, and parents. Here’s to a stellar 2019-2020.
New and returning students can register here.
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