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Community Engagement : ​Long-Term Strategy for the Northwest and North Central French Immersion Programs
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Community Engagement

​Long-Term Strategy for the Northwest and North Central French Immersion Programs

 

 
​​​Proposed Plan for Northwest and North Central French Immersion Programs​​​ Now Available

The CBE has undertaken an extensive engagement process to understand what is important to parents, students, staff and community members as we make changes to the northwest and north central French Immersion Programs. 

The proposed plan considers input and feedback gathered during the engagement process along with the CBE values and planning principles, available space in schools, financial sustainability and government legislation. ​Details about the engagement process are shared in the video below and described on this web page.

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​​Review the Proposed Plan

The proposed plan is available as a pdf document and as an interactive map.

We're also sharing input and feedback that informed the plan as well as input and feedback that could not be addressed. Enrolment projections and maps​ are also available.

Nine of the eleven schools involved in the engagement will see changes including: Banff Trail, Branton, F.E. Osborne, Georges P. Vanier, Hidden Valley, King George, Tuscany, Valley Creek and Varsity Acres. Eric Harvie and Twelve Mile Coulee schools will see no changes.

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities to Share Your Feedback on the Proposed Plan

Open House​ now complete

Nov. 13, 2018, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Sir Winston Churchill High School
5220 Northland Dr. N.W.

What to expect at the open house​

Online surveys close at midnight on Nov. 18, 2018​

CBE parents, prospective parents, students, staff and community members with a connection to any one of the following schools are invited to participate in these surveys.

Survey for nine affected schools:

  • Banff Trail, Branton, F.E. Osborne, Georges P. Vanier, Hidden Valley, King George, Tuscany, Valley Creek and Varsity Acres

Survey for two schools with no proposed changes:

  • Eric Harvie and Twelve Mile Coulee
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Dual-Track and Middle School Perspectives ​ 

​In response to feedback and questions we received regarding dual-track and middle schools, we went out and gathered perspectives from students, parents and staff in both dual-track and middle schools and have shared them on YouTube. 

 

 About This Project

The high level of interest in the Early and Late French Immersion Programs in northwest and north central Calgary has resulted in some schools being at or over-capacity, which may limit continued growth at these locations. The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is committed to providing strong learning opportunities to all our French Immersion students and working with families to explore possibilities for the future. There are many factors that are considered in decision-making such as CBE values and planning principles, available space in schools, financial sustainability, government legislation and more. There are also different strategies we can explore to ensure long-term accessibility to the French Immersion Programs in the area.

 

The schools identified to participate in this engagement process are:

 
  • ​​​Banff Trail School
  • Branton School
  • Eric Harvie School
  • F.E. Osborne School
  • Georges P. Vanier School
  • Hidden Valley School
  • ​King George School
  • Tuscany School
  • Twelve Mile Coulee School
  • Valley Creek School
  • Varsity Acres School
Where We Are In The Engagement Process

As per the engagement timeline on page 9 of the Northwest and North Central French Immersion Programs Engagement Roadmap, we are beginning the third phase of the engagement process:

 
  • Phase 3: Proposed Plans (Sept. - Nov. 2018)

    • Review input and feedback gathered on scenarios

    • Develop proposed plans

    • Share proposed plans online

    • Host an open house and online opportunity to gather input and feedback on proposed plans from staff, parents, students and community members

  • Decision(s) (Nov. - Dec. 2018)

    • Review input and feedback gathered on proposed plans

    • Make decision(s)

    • Share decision(s) with staff, parents, students and community members

    • Identify timing for implementation

    • Share how input and feedback influenced the decision(s)

 

Completed Engagement

 
Phase 2: Scenarios (May - ​June 2018)
  • Online discussion forum - June 1-17, 2018

  • In-person sessions - June 7, 11 and 13, 2018

Phase 1: Options (March - May 2018)
  • ​Online discussion forum - April 13-29, 2018
  • In-person sessions - March 6 and 21 and April 9, 2018
Next Steps
Decisions made through this process may be implemented for the 2019-20 school year or later. 
 
We look forward to working with you to develop a long-term strategy for the French Immersion Programs in northwest and north central Calgary.
 
Decision(s) will be shared with staff, parents, students and community members the week of Dec. 4-7, 2018.
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