Air Quality Policy – OLA

air quality

Please note that Our Lady of the Assumption School will be using the following policy regarding air quality:

NOTICE: Holy Spirit Schools will be using the Government of Canada’a Air Quality Health Index ( to make decisions about student outdoor activity.


8-10 – High Risk – Students will be kept indoors

5-7 – Caution – Monitor individual student needs

1-4 – Low Risk – No action is required


Please ensure that your child’s school is aware if your child may be significantly impacted by poor air quality.

Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Thank you.

First Day of School


I have had 48 first days of school; first days as a K-12 student, university student, homeroom teacher, and school administrator.  Today, like all those other days, I am full of excitement, joy, passion, a little anxiety, and a lot of happiness.  I welcome all the members of our learning community to the 2017-18 school year at Our Lady of the Assumption School.  We are truly looking forward to supporting and learning with everyone.

We are excited to welcome new students, families, and staff to our school this year.  New teaching staff include: Miss Nadeau (Gr. 6), Miss Ingham (Gr. 1 and 3), Mrs. Bakatka (Kindergarten).  Also, we welcome back Mrs. Graf (Gr. 5) for the first six weeks of school.  Welcome to Mr. Palmarin, our new Family School Liaison Counselor. Finally, we have a University of Lethbridge PSIII student, Mr. Rothfus (mentored by Mrs. Nemecek).

The focus of this school year will be on growing in our faith and experiencing the richness of Catholic Education, developing literacy and numeracy skills that will prepare students for a changing future, and helping First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students achieve equitable educational outcomes.  Also, we are excited about our second year of our Faith Plan called Growing in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.).  This year’s faith theme is Growing in Spirit.  The major focus of Growing in Spirit is learning the different forms of prayer.

Are you a bus student?  Please check the new bus schedules as they are a bit different.  We offer bussing in most of south Lethbridge and in the area north of 10th Avenue South (Fleetwood neighbourhood).  Please click this logo for bus maps:


This year you get pay your school fees and other fees online.  Please click on this logo for more information:

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To help with communication, here are some social media links (please click on the logo):

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To sign up on Remind enter 587-409-5907 and text @ourladyo  remind

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We look forward to working with you to continue to make Our Lady of the Assumption School a special place.  On behalf of our staff, I wish everyone a successful school year.

Respectfully yours,

Greg Kostiuk