3 IntroductionsNaomi Johnson, Chief Superintendent of Schools David Stevenson, Deputy Chief Superintendent Dean Linquest, Assistant Deputy Minister, Government of Alberta Marlene Lambe,, Education’s Field Services, Government of Alberta Calvin Davies, Director, Area IV Eugene Heeger, Director, Capital Planning & Development Dieter Hoerz, Director, Central Facility Services Darlene Unruh, Director, Planning, Transportation & Environmental Services Lori Pamplin, Education Coordinator-Communications Megan Geyer, Communications Doug Swift, Principal, Rideau Park School Lisa Poole, School Council Chair, Rideau Park School Carrie Dayman, Principal, Elbow Park School Nathan McBey, School Council Chair, Elbow Park School Diane Kamitakahara, Principal, Earl Grey School
4 Tonight’s Meeting Update on status of schools Planning for the fall Gathering your feedbackThis evenings parent meeting is unique in that we are considering options and organizing instructional space for two separate schools, each school with their own specific concerns.Please understand that we have organized the space to honor each communities concerns and requests.
5 Update on SchoolsEugene? Executive summary of the structural condition of Elbow Park School School
6 City of Calgary Flood Plain Map Elbow Park School
8 Rideau Park SchoolRepairs to the foundation, electrical systems, and boilers are underwayInitial engineering reports outlined extensive repairs that need to be done to the foundation of the building, the electrical systems, and the boilers.Work is underway and we are optimistic that Rideau Park School will reopen in September, but realize that circumstances may occur that could cause delays.We believe there is an 80 per cent chance that the school will reopen as scheduled, but a back-up accommodation plan for Rideau Park School students is necessary.
9 Elbow Park School Significant structural damage Initial engineering reports at Elbow Park School School indicate significant structural damage to the building, including settling of load-bearing walls and cracks throughout the facility.July 15 Executive summary of the structural condition of Elbow Park School is that the Insurers have advised the school showing signs of collapse and that the building is unsafe and hazardous to the health and safety of persons entering or in close proximity to the structure.Building will be closed immediately to prevent entry.Temporary shoring will be erected to allow safe access to designated workers who will remove school equipment and contentsAdditional specialist engineering assessments and evaluations are being made by the insurers to determine repair versus replacement optionsStudents of Elbow Park School school will need to be accommodated at another location for September 2013.Students will be moved en masse and kept together at their temporary location.
11 Planning considerations Keep all students together (in/out-of-boundary)The Planning department uses several guiding principals when engaging in accommodation work. In this emergent issue we endeavour to:Keep all students togetherMinimize disruption for familiesMinimize disruption for existing schools and programsOther guiding principles if asked:Youngest students go to school closest to homeThe best use of space for learning/programmingResponding to programming needsMinimal student transition points; generally moving from school to school with their classmates.
12 Rideau Park SchoolRideau Park School and Elbow Park School Schools each have their own specific concern as I mentioned earlier.Once we have described the possible options for each school, you will have an opportunity to provide us with your feedback on each option and share what else you wish us to consider.
13 Projected Enrollment September 2013 Unknown:What choices out of boundary and/or home area parents will make for their children once a plan and timelines are announced for September
14 Rideau Park SchoolTo be considered if school is not ready for September 3rd:Delay the start date of the school year and lengthen the school day for the remainder of the year.Each option has different implications for students – a detailed list will be distributed to your table in a minute. Please hold your questions until we are able to come to your table.Delay the start of the school year and lengthen the school day. Sept.3-6 add 7 minutes to 178 days, Sept.3-13 add 17 minutes to 173 days, Sept add 25 minutes to 169 days, Sept.3-27 add 36 minutes to remaining 164 days.H.W. Riley is located at 3743 Dover Ridge Drive S.E.Closed as a school in 2009, re-opened and utilized as Area III office until June 2012Transportation: Bus with each route minutes in length
18 Elbow Park SchoolTo be considered if school is not ready for September 3rd:Delay the start date of the school year and lengthen the school day for the remainder of the year.Unknown what choices out of boundary and/or home area parents will make for their children once a plan and timelines are announced for September.Modular School – 12 modular units placed on Earl Grey School Site, continuity for students, families, staff. However, require communication regarding scheduling and use of shared spaces. Music, Gym, Learning Commons, Lunchroom , Assemblies, Celebrations of Learning, playgroundMove into Earl Grey School with the addition of 4 modular units - this would require two schools co-existing as separate entities within one facility.Projections for Earl Grey projections at Elbow Park School 221 = 400 students - Prov. Capacity = 274 currently at 65% capacity, inclusion of 4 modular units Prov. Capacity at 425 which would bring us to 94% capacityTwo separate schools co-existing in one facilityTransportation remains the sameQueensland Downs located at 199 Queen Charlotte Way S.E. – closed school, students would be bused, approximately minute bus ride (designated stops), currently 1 yr. We would be engaging parents for probable re-locationCarl Safran – Beltline – bussing (times)10 classrooms, 2 offices, sharing of gym, playground. Considerations: does not currently function as a school, location of the main office for parents and students, supervision of students before/during/after school, security – access to the building, bussing-driving 9drop off and pickup zones, washroom facilities not designated student/staff, classrooms not on one floor, access to the multi-purpose room.
19 Modular Classroom Tour EVERGREEN SCHOOL367 Everstone Drive SWTUESDAY, JULY 23TOUR 9:00 a.m.
27 Feedback Your voice online feedback forms can be located at: www. cbe Feedback Your voice online feedback forms can be located at:We would like you to talk at your tables about the options presented.If you have other things you wish us to consider please ask the question so we can determine if they are feasible, and if they are we will consider them. Ex: Glencoe Club.We will be circulating to answer specific questions.Each person can write their own comments down, you do not need to come to a consensus at your table.You will have approximately minutes to complete this portion of the eveningColor coded
28 Upcoming scheduled meetings School Representative Focus Group MeetingAugust 20th9:00 a.m.Education Centre – Rm. T232Elbow Park, Rideau Park and Earl Grey Parent Meeting6:30 p.m.Education Centre – Multipurpose Room