Okotoks K-9 School
Foothills School Division (FSD) received Alberta Education approval December 2015, for a new K-9 school, west 32nd Street, Okotoks Community Campus. The school will have a student population of 700 students on opening with 900 students at full build out. The land was purchased from the Wedderburn family and land title was transferred to the Town of Okotoks on September 2, 2016. The Town of Okotoks completed site servicing in 2017 with the build of the campus road and servicing to the property line for a 5.4 acre school site adjacent to a 5.3 acre recreation field to the west. FSD, in partnership with Alberta Infrastructure and prime consultant Group2, completed site and building design fall 2017.
Interim Name: Okotoks Foothills School Division K-9 School
Location: Okotoks Community Campus – 32nd Street North (permanent address will be finalized Spring 2018).
Budget: Approximately $20 million
Open to Students: Planned September 2019
Grades: K-9 students
Naming of the School: Naming Committee first meeting January 2018. FSD Board of Trustee approval April 2018.
Attendance Boundary Review: Spring 2019
Project Management: Alberta Infrastructure
Prime Consultant: Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd.
General Contractor: Graham Construction LLP. Commencing March 2018.
Boundaries will be finalized and established in Spring 2019.
FSD selects attendance areas that allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home. We do our best to keep families and communities together. Careful consideration is given to ensure the school doesn’t fill up too quickly while a community is still growing. The school will carefully manage enrolment to make sure there’s room for new students who move into the school’s attendance area. We hope this will minimize the need to change the attendance area boundary in the future due to overcrowding.
Registration is currently closed. Registration for the new Okotoks K-9 School is expected to open after attendance area boundaries have been finalized in Spring 2019. Visit this webpage for regular updates or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
FSD is working with the naming committee (consiting of student, parent, teacher, administration, and community representatives) to determine a school name for the new K-9 School, west 32nd Street, Okotoks Community Campus. As per FSD Administrative Procedure 541, a committee will be formed, with a maximum of two (2) members from each representative group of students, parents, local teaching staff, school administration and the community at large. This committee will make a recommendation to FSD Board of Trustees regarding the school name, with final approval by the Board of Trustees. The committee will ensure the requirements and principles, are met, for naming of a new school. As per the AP 541, clause 3.2, the committee shall determine how best to consult with the community for input to naming of the new school that maximizes school community engagement and is transparent, meaningful and informative.