FLVT Grade 7 Orientation

January 21, 2021

Re: FLVT Grade 7 Orientation

Dear Parents of Westside Grade 6 Students:

The transition to Grade 7 from Grade 6 can be a very exciting time; it can also be stressful, especially during a global pandemic.  Although the current school year has been very challenging due to the pandemic, it has also been gratifying and successful.  In a recent parent survey, 97% of our parents rated our school’s response to the pandemic as either very satisfied or satisfied.  Our students scored well above the Canadian average in almost every category in the recent Our School student survey.  We have attempted to be as near-normal and maintain a safe learning environment as possible.  As I write this letter, Father Leonard Van Tighem School has had zero Covid-19 cases (knock on wood). 

Although it is still January, it is time to plan for the 2021-2022 school year.  There are still many unknowns about the next school year, but Father Leonard Van Tighem’s staff are excited to support students as they start their junior high years.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Grade 7 Orientation will be quite different.  Here is our plan:

  • On January 28, 2021, some of our staff will be visiting the St. Patrick’s Fine Arts Grade 6 class at noon to share a presentation and information;
  • On January 28, 2021, some of our staff will be visiting the Children of St. Martha’s Grade 6 class at 2:30 pm to share a presentation and information;
  • During the week of February 1-5, 2021, the reregistration process for current students in our school division is available https://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/schools/registration/current_family_registration
  • On February 2, 2021, our school administrators will be visiting the Grade 6 classes at FLVT to share a presentation and information;
  • On February 10, 2021, our school will be hosting a virtual Parent Orientation Google Meet at 7:00 pm for all FLVT Grade 6 parents.  Here is the Google Meet link  meet.google.com/obt-vxum-sxq
  • On February 11, 2021, our school will be hosting a virtual Parent Orientation Google Meet at 7:00 pm for all St. Patrick’s Fine Arts and Children of St. Martha Grade 6 parents.  Here is the Google Meet link meet.google.com/buj-wbra-hyv
  • FLVT Grade 6 students enrolled in At-Home Learning are requested to join the February 10, 2021, virtual Parent Orientation Google Meet at 7:00 pm meet.google.com/obt-vxum-sxq
  • SPFA and CSM Grade 6 students enrolled in At-Home Learning are requested to join the February 11, 2021, virtual Parent Orientation Google Meet at 7:00 pm meet.google.com/buj-wbra-hyv
  • On February 22, 2021, the registration process for new students in our school division is available https://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/schools/registration/new_family_registration

If you are new to our school community, I recommend visiting our FLVT website and my Principal Blog for a variety of relevant information.  We look forward to having your children as part of the excellent Catholic Education here at Father Leonard Van Tighem School.

Respectfully yours,

Greg Kostiuk

Principal

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