Black Diamond / Turner Valley

#44 Dave Gant
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#45 Dave Kilby
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#46 Steve Buckingham
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#48 Will Voth
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#73 Andy Turcotte
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM

Blackie

#10 Sherry Top
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#11 Brian Flegal
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#12 Jo-Anne Jones
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#13 Deb Ostercamp
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#15 Margaret Lindsay
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM

Cayley

#07 Meghan McLean
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#61 Lisa French
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#74 John Arruda
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM

Heritage Heights

#14 Rose Zieverink
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#16 Karen Ashton
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#18 Susan Moncrieff
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#22 Brenda Merkley
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#25 Jim Drinnan
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#28 Barb Callister
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#29 Shawna Miller
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#30 Laurie Irving
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#49 Jennifer Tighe
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#75 Josee Bouchard
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM

High River

#1 Shelley Van den Bos
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#17 Carrie Irwin
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#2 Jeff Dicer
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#3 Cindy Banks
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#5 Candace Bergen
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#601 Kathy McCaughan
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#602 Merle Fairfield
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#603 Shirley Bishop
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#66 Lorraine Clark
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#81 Heather Coonfer
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#9 Margaret Hooper
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM

Longview

#62 Maureen Parker
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#63 Terry Brown
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#64 Peggy Hickey
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#65 Christine Weir
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM

Millarville

#37 Gerald Pfeil
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#38 Wendy Arkes
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#40 Lisa Willis
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#42 Liska Sorge
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#43 Marian Barkley
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#51 Colin Brown
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM

Okotoks

#19 Susan Malin
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#20 Shelly Bourassa
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#21 Brian Mutschler
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#23 Joanne Adams
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#26 Christine Geers
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#31 Kerry Sill
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#33 Suzanne Swienink
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#35 Arlene Howard
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#53 Jill Oliver
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#60 Velma Warring
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#70 Bent Thomsen
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#77 Lisa Mitchell
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#79 Kathryn Girard
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#80 Heather Molyneux
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#801 Bonnie Paget
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#802 Svetlana Koroleva
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#803 Missy McDonald
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#804 Paul Sheppard
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#805 Trent Prestie
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM

Red Deer Lake

#50 Teresa Deacon
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#54 Cindy Wimmenhove
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#55 April Shulsky
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#58 Russ Wright
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#71 Kelly Barron
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#72 Gail Stumpf
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM
#76 Zdena Kvicala
On time
Updated: Dec 18 at 11:00 AM

Loading...

Every Student Counts

FSD Prioritizes Attendance:  Let’s Work Together to Support our Kids!

 

Today we’re sending a request to families, students, and the community to join us, Foothills School Division, in our effort of ensuring our children’s’ and youth’s success by making every day count!   

 

Attendance at school impacts the success of our children and youth requiring a collaborative approach by all stakeholders including schools, parents, and the community. Good attendance has a direct effect on achievement, beginning right in Kindergarten.  Missing one or more days each month in Kindergarten or Grade 1 can lead to chronic absences, defined in the as 10% or missing 18 days or more of school a year.  That’s less than 2 days/month!  If a student is absent one out of every 10 days, he or she may spend three out of 10 days struggling to catch up. At the youngest levels, where so much foundational material is taught, it doesn't take long for a child to get behind.  As our students become older, these absences continue to impact their education, and have a direct effect on their achievement.   Research shows:   

 

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. 
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school. 
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores. 
  • By high school chronic absences (2 days/month) is a warning sign that the student will drop out

 

Foothills School Division values and depends upon parental engagement in their child’s learning. Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways parents can prepare their child or youth for success—both in school and in life. When parents make school attendance a priority, parents are playing an instrumental role in supporting their child’s achievement in school.  Students who attend school regularly feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.  By making your child's school attendance a priority, you truly will be taking an important step in supporting your child's school success.

 

Community members we need your help too!   Addressing barriers to attendance by offering supports such as economic supports, child care and in-home supports when required can ensure that the students are getting to school.  Health providers asking about school attendance, scheduling medical appointments before or after school and also communicating the message of regular attendance is also instrumental.  Community organizations scheduling events before or after school as opposed to during the school day will also ensure our students have the opportunity to learn each and every day.  As a member of the community there may be opportunities to also volunteer as a mentor or attendance buddy to also support getting students to school.  There are ways that all of our community members can support our children and youth in getting to school each and every day and as a result play a role in their success!

 

If attendance is a concern, please let us know!   Don’t wait to connect with the school if you worry about your child’s attendance.  There is much that your child’s school can do to support and improve attendance and we are committed to working together!  We prioritize attendance because we prioritize your child’s success.