Black Diamond / Turner Valley

#44 Dave Gant
On time
Updated: Oct 26 at 9:03 PM
#45 Dave Kilby
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#46 Steve Buckingham
On time
Please follow directive driver is giving by phone.
Updated: Oct 18 at 11:13 AM
#48 Will Voth
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#65 Christina Weir
On time
Updated: Oct 19 at 10:24 AM
#73 Andy Turcotte
On time
Updated: Nov 17 at 7:10 AM

Blackie

#10 Sherry Top
On time
Updated: Oct 27 at 4:05 PM
#11 Brian Flegal
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#12 Jo-Anne Jones
On time
Route will be running on 16 November
Updated: Nov 15 at 10:43 AM
#13 Deb Ostercamp
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#15 Margaret Lindsay
On time
Updated: Nov 20 at 9:58 AM

Cayley

#07 Meghan McLean
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#61 Lisa French
On time
Updated: Oct 23 at 7:57 AM
#74 John Arruda
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

Heritage Heights

#14 Rose Zieverink
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#16 Rick Harding
On time
Updated: Oct 25 at 12:00 PM
#18 Susan Moncrieff
On time
Updated: Nov 10 at 8:27 AM
#22 Brenda Merkley
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#25 Barb Callister
On time
Updated: Nov 11 at 7:08 PM
#28 Gord Morrison
On time
Updated: Nov 19 at 7:08 AM
#29 Shawna Miller
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#30 Laurie Irving
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#49 Denise Ellsworth
On time
Updated: Oct 26 at 12:57 PM
#75 Colin Brown
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

High River

#1 Bent Thomsen
On time
Updated: Oct 31 at 8:43 AM
#17 Carrie Irwin
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#2 Amanda Thornhill
On time
Updated: Oct 19 at 10:23 AM
#3 Jenny Malin
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#5 Candace Bergen
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#601 Kathy McCaughan
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 7:38 AM
#602 Merle Fairfield
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#603 Shirley Bishop
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#66 Lorraine Clark
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#81 Heather Coonfer
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#9 Margaret Hooper
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

Longview

#62 Eugene Bleau
Not Running
Route 62 - Longview / Eden Valley - This route is NOT running until further notice. Thank you, Transportation Services
Updated: Nov 18 at 7:17 AM
#63 Maureen Parker
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#64 Marina Knowles
On time
Updated: Oct 29 at 4:54 PM
#65 Christina Weir
On time
Updated: Oct 19 at 10:24 AM

Millarville

#37 Gerald Pfeil
On time
This route is back on the road Monday 2 November.
Updated: Oct 29 at 4:49 PM
#38 Wendy Arkes
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#40 Lisa Willis
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#42 Liska Sorge
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 3:30 PM
#43 Grahame Loader
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#51 Brian Mutschler
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

Okotoks

#19 Susan Malin
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#20 Shelly Bourassa
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#21 Josee Bouchard
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#23 Ron Christiansen
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 2:42 PM
#26 Christine Geers
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#31 Kim Tychkowsky
On time
Updated: Nov 13 at 6:10 AM
#33 Suzanne Swienink
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#35 Arlene Howard
On time
Updated: Oct 18 at 9:09 AM
#53 Jill Oliver
On time
Route 53 is reinstated
Updated: Nov 22 at 9:26 AM
#60 Velma Warring
On time
Updated: Sep 4 at 7:58 AM
#70 Rob Kunz
On time
Updated: Sep 22 at 1:54 PM
#77 Rick Lackie
On time
Updated: Oct 28 at 2:55 PM
#79 Shelley van den Bos
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#80 Heather Molyneux
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#801 Cheryl McMillan
On time
Updated: Oct 28 at 6:02 PM
#802 Svetlana Koroleva
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#803 Missy McDonald
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#804 Bonnie Paget
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#805 Trent Prestie
On time
Updated: Oct 22 at 7:50 AM
#806 Kerry Sill
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#807 Claude Giguere
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM

Red Deer Lake

#50 Teresa Deacon
On time
Updated: Oct 27 at 4:06 PM
#54 Cindy Wimmenhove
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#55 Tim Beer
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#58 Russ Wright
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#71 Kelly Barron
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#72 Gail Stumpf
On time
Updated: Aug 28 at 10:33 AM
#76 Diane Hartsook
On time
Updated: Sep 10 at 1:12 AM

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Continuing Student Learning

UPDATE: April 8, 2020

Together, the Board of Trustees and Foothills School Division staff thank you for supporting at home learning as we continue to educate our students during this health emergency.  You are inspiring in your efforts as partners in education while we navigate difficult times.  You are receiving an update today on our learning continuity plan.  Please know:

 

Learning Plans that Engage: We are committed to collaborating meaningfully with our learners and communities through our Learning Plans.  If you have any questions about your child’s progress, or are having difficulty accessing your child’s learning plan, please contact your teacher or school. Learning remains accessible and flexible through online platforms, course packages, and telephone check-ins based on school, grade, subject, and student needs.

 

Learning Supports: We truly value parent partnerships in ensuring success and providing support for all of our children and youth.  Please visit our:

Parent Learning Link:

  • How to Talk to Your Child
  • Structuring Your Child’s Day
  • Options for Your Child’s Daily Schedule
  • Supports for Students with Disabilities
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Minds Matter Daily Tips for Wellness
  • Help and Supports 

Student Learning Link:

  • Wellness
  • Fun Ideas to Try
  • Academic Resources
  • Accessing My Learning

 

Learning Success:  We will continue to provide quality learning and assessments that ensure students develop skills in literacy and numeracy in meeting provincial expectations for continuity of learning.  Teachers develop annual transition plans with student background, prior knowledge, and experiences in mind to meet subject area learning outcomes.  The current situation will be taken into consideration when determining transition plans to meet learning needs for the 2020/21 school year.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are school fees being refunded?  Yes.  We recognize challenging financial constraints on families during this world health emergency.  We made a decision on March 20, 2020 to refund a portion of school fees in accordance with our Administrative Procedure 506.


Are events being cancelled?  During Premier Jason Kenney’s April 7, 2020 address to Albertans on the COVID-19 pandemic he indicated that public health restrictions will not be lifted this spring.  We anticipate that many FSD events will be rescheduled for the fall.


Do you have Help Line information?  If you feel that you or your child are having a difficult time coping during this stressful period please contact available provincial and federal supports.


Will Easter Break occur?  Easter break will continue as scheduled (April 10 - April 19).  Your next learning plan will be shared on April 20, 2020.


When will regular school resume?  We do not foresee a return to in-school classes this spring.  Although public health recommendations continue to change, at this moment we are planning for August 2020.


Will Summer School occur?  Summer school has been cancelled due to current public health restrictions.​​​​​​​
 

What is happening with Budget 2020/21?  Alberta Education is directing us to proceed with budget planning and have an approved budget prior to June 1, 2020.  We appreciate all the information families and staff have provided from December - March.  The Board of Trustees is committed to utilizing this feedback to guide their decision making throughout the budget development process.  Please know that if you would like to provide additional feedback you can do so by sending your thoughts by email to feedback@fsd38.ab.ca.​​​​​​​


I have a question that wasn’t answered, who do I contact?   Please contact your school.  If you need further assistance you can also reach Foothills School Division at communications@fsd38.ab.ca.

 

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March 20, 2020

 

As part of our commitment to engage with our parents, I am providing an update on your child’s education and the next steps for student learning.

I am proud of the efforts that Foothills School Division staff has put in place over the last week to support learning for every student across the Division during these class cancellations.  Starting this Monday, and each Monday thereafter, families will receive an email from their teacher on what learning will look like for the week.

Moving forward, Alberta Education has shared their expectations for student learning to continue.  Student progress and curriculum will be assessed.  Teachers will evaluate student outcomes and achievement will be communicated to parents through ongoing feedback and learner profiles.

With the support of the Board of Trustees, the entire team at FSD is dedicated to ensuring that each learner is successful and supported in their education.  We cannot do this without you and value your continued support and our team is also here to support you.  Our staff are ready and willing to help students and families through this modified learning environment.

I also understand that some within our division may be facing unique obstacles or challenges.  If you or your child is in need of learning support please visit the Parent Learning Link on our website, or contact your child’s teacher or school.  A staff member will be able to direct you or provide you with the available supports.

As Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health said, “There are no easy solutions to the situation we are in.  We need to face this together, and respond to this extraordinary crisis with extraordinary kindness.”

I couldn’t agree more.  Which is why, in the coming days we will be refunding activity fees that have been cancelled where possible.  We recognize the urgency for families so we will also be finalizing reimbursement plans for other fees in the near future

Please know that the Board of Trustees also had a lengthy discussion on outstanding fee balances to help lessen the financial burden on Foothills families.  The Board requested district office staff to prepare a detailed report for their consideration at the first Board meeting in May.  At present we have suspended fee collection.

Our Board Chair Larry Albrecht has asked me to reassure you that we are making decisions on the best way to move forward regarding this and we are committed to having more details to share in the time ahead.  As members of this community we are committed to responding with extraordinary kindness during these challenging times.

I am speaking to you today, not only as Superintendent of Schools for Foothills School Division, but as a father of two children who attend FSD schools.

As a father I know that my children are anxious about their new reality.  Before learning continues next week I hope you join me in reassuring our children that one thing hasn’t changed.  We will always be there for them.  Now more than ever, they need this encouragement.

Thank you.

Chris Fuzessy
Superintendent of Schools