Our teaching teams are prepared to deliver classes online for as long as is necessary. Learning will continue until the end of the school year, no matter the length of the closure.

Calgary Academy will be continuing to assess student progress and provide feedback to families through a variety of measures. We anticipate that we will be adjusting the mechanisms for how we will assess student achievement and will ensure student progress is our main priority. We will address exams and major assessments in our communication home as we learn of the extent of the closure.

No. Alberta Education has confirmed all students will progress to their next grade, and grade 12 students will graduate. Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) in grades 6 and 9 have been cancelled. A decision regarding Diploma exams for grade 12 students is forthcoming. We are committed to continuing to lead your child through the learning process, however, so that when we do return, or next school year if that is the case, your child has covered their grade level curricular outcomes. As for our grade 12 class, we want to try to ensure as much success for them as possible as they transition to post-secondary or the workforce.

We ask that all students be reminded of the acceptable use policy at the end of the Family Handbook on our website for the proper use and care of a school-provided device. If your child requires technical support of any kind, please contact itsupport@calgaryacademy.com and our IT department will get back to you as soon as possible with solutions and support.

All scheduled in-person exams are currently postponed until April. As we learn the extent of the closure, this approach may change. Your child’s teacher or Assistant Principal will communicate any change in expectations clearly and early.

We are excited to offer a daily physical education/wellness break on our Instagram channel. As it is the channel most frequented by students, our Physical Education teachers will be sharing how they are staying active during the school closure. Visit Instagram.com/calgaryacademy to find the archives.

We are committed to ensuring our students are not penalized by a health crisis. Should you or your child contract COVID-19 or any other illness that prevents participation in learning, please contact your child’s teacher to discuss accommodations.  

Our teachers are working hard to develop online learning that will work for everyone. Our approach will be engaging and drive connection with students. This is meant to be a different experience than what you may have had in the past. If you have concerns about your child, please start by reaching out to your child’s teacher.

As we build our capacity to manage an altered learning environment we will be continuing to communicate consistently and frequently with families about what is needed. Our desire is to mitigate parents needing to work directly on teaching, however there may be support needed, depending on the age of the student and on the subject material being addressed. Our teaching staff will be readily available online during regular school hours to assist in any way needed. We have tools that can enable virtual face-to-face communication if that is needed. We will also be posting online resources to our COVID-19 webpage that will support students and parents.

Yes. To prevent unnecessarily exposure to our students and the public all student and staff events for March and April have been canceled, and any later events are currently postponed until further notice. If you have questions about a specific event, please reach out to the organizer.