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Building & Modernizing Schools

Ron Southern School

483 Silverado Boulevard SW, Calgary AB T2X 2E2

Community | Silverado
Capacity | 600 Students
Anticipated Opening Date | Sep. 2017
Grades | K-4 

 

Letter from New Principal

March 15, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am pleased to introduce myself as the principal of the new Ron Southern School, which is being built in the community of Silverado.

I am currently the principal of Evergreen School where I work closely with students, staff and families to personalize learning for each of our students. I have experience working in various teaching and leadership roles across the CBE for over 20 years, developing the unique potential of each of our learners. I am also the parent of three children.

At the beginning of April I will dedicate my work to the opening of Ron Southern School. In the months leading up to the new school’s opening, I plan to meet with students and parents, as well as hire staff and determine the organization of the school as I prepare the school budget for the 17-18 school year.

For information on the new school and answers to some of your questions, visit cbe.ab.ca/schools, click on Building and Modernizing Schools and then click on the link for the Ron Southern School. Please check back regularly for updates as new information is posted when it becomes available.

You can also e-mail cbecommunications@cbe.ab.ca with any questions related to new school construction and accommodation.

Opening a new school requires ongoing and regular communication with parents and students. I look forward to beginning our shared work together.

Sincerely,
 
Tori Healing
 

Ron Southern School Designation and Grade Configuration

Ron Southern School is being constructed in the community of Silverado as a K-4 school with an instructional space of 600 and an anticipated opening date of September 2017.

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is designating the community of Silverado to Ron Southern School beginning in the 2017-18 school year. For the Silverado community, this is a change from its current designation of Ethel M. Johnson School for K-6. Students from the community will have a regular program K-9 continuum at Ron Southern and Harold Panabaker schools.

Current enrolment projections anticipate that Ron Southern School will open under capacity. This provides an opportunity to consider opening Ron Southern School as K-6. Adding two grades will allow more students to attend school closer to home and for longer. You are invited to attend an in-person session to share your thoughts on the possibility of the K-6 option:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
6:30 – 7:30 PM, with a presentation at 6:30 PM
Ethel M. Johnson School

Register

At the session, we will hand out a form for you to indicate your preferred option. This form will also be sent home the following day to any parents not in attendance.  Completed forms must be submitted to Ethel M. Johnson School by March 22, 2017. Submit:

 

Construction Status

The construction status is updated using the Construction Projects Status Report that is presented monthly to the Board of Trustees.
 
February 2017
Design and Specifications 100%
City Permits 100%
Construction Award 100%
Foundations 80%
Steel Fabrication and Erection 60%
Roofing and Membranes 20%
Building Envelope 0%
Interior Finishes 0%
Note: N/A  
 
 
January 2017
Design and Specifications 100%
City Permits 100%
Construction Award 100%
Foundations 80%
Steel Fabrication and Erection 30%
Roofing and Membranes 0%
Building Envelope 0%
Interior Finishes 0%
Note: N/A  
 
 
December 2016
Design and Specifications 100%
City Permits 100%
Construction Award 100%
Foundations 40%
Steel Fabrication and Erection 0%
Roofing and Membranes 0%
Building Envelope 0%
Interior Finishes 0%
Note: N/A  
 
November 2016
 
The contract was awarded to UPA Construction Group and construction has commenced on site.
Project Managers were appointed in June to oversee the construction process.

Site works and foundations are continuing.

Project Background

  • The contract was awarded to UPA Construction Group and construction has commenced on site.

May 2016

  • Schematic Designs were developed. Tenders were received in March 2016 and have been approved by the Board of Trustees, and are being reviewed and assessed for approval by Alberta Infrastructure.

April 2016

  • Working drawings and the pretender estimate were reviewed by Alberta Infrastructure for a tender release in January 2016. Tenders have been received and are being reviewed and assessed for approval by Alberta Infrastructure.

March 2016

  • Alberta Infrastructure has approved the tender and the documents are out in the market.

February 2016

  • Awaiting Alberta Infrastructure approval to tender.

December 2015 

  • Working drawings and the pretender estimate are being reviewed by Alberta Infrastructure for a tender release in January 2016
  • Held open house at Education Centre for stakeholders to view design plans.
  • Schematic designs have been developed.
  • Steering committee meetings have commenced.
  • Tenders were issued November 2014 and proposals were reviewed in December 2014.
  • Design Services Contract was awarded to Sahuri + Partners Architecture Inc.

School Registration

Kindergarten registration starts on Jan. 9, 2017. Kindergarten registrations for Ron Southern School will be accepted at Ethel M. Johnson School. Please visit our Registering at a New School page for more information on how to register your child. We do not offer pre-registration or waitlists.
 
Current students who live within the new school's designation area and are currently attending Ethel M. Johnson School will automatically be transferred to the new school.
 
Student transfers from other CBE schools or other school districts will be accepted after the principal is in place, which will be at the beginning of April. Please check back after April 1, 2017 for more information on where to take student transfer forms.
 
We expect that the new school will have enough space for all of the students in its designation area.
 
Use our kindergarten calculator below to find out when your child can start kindergarten.
 
Future Change: For the 2018-19 school year, children will have to be five years old by Dec. 31, 2018 to start kindergarten in September 2018. This new birthdate deadline will go forward from here.
 

School Community

The school is anticipated to provide educational programming for students living in the community of Silverado. The school will provide instruction in the Regular Program.

School Facility

The school in Silverado will be built at Silverado Blvd SW & Silverado Way SW, on the approved CBE school site zoned for educational purposes.

Project Background

  • March 31, 2015 - the Province committed to fully funding the construction of a school in Silverado.
  • October 8, 2014 - the Province committed to the immediate planning and design of Silverado school.
  • 2014 – Silverado was identified as a priority in the CBE Three-Year Capital Plan

 Working with the Community

  • You can provide feedback by clicking on the Your Voice Feedback Form
  • We are committed to providing regular updates on this webpage
 
 

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​Attendance Area

Attendance Area Map

Walk Zone

Click the map below to view the walk zone for your school. To find out on how walk zones are determined and answers to frequently asked questions visit our school walk zone page.

 

Walk Zone Map



 

 Supporting Documents

 
​June 2016 ​Frequently Asked Questions
​June 7 Open House Feedback Received
​Mar. 2016 Site Elevation
​Jan. 2016 Community Engagement Plan
​May 2015 Site Plan
​May 2015 Elevations
Oct. 20, 2014 Site Map

 

 

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