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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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