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My 1st Ride Event
08/16/2022
The "My1st Ride Event" introduces new riders to school bus safety and routines
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Thought Exchange Results 2022
05/20/2022
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about how we can positively impact student learning and improve our educational results.
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St. Francis Junior High School Honoured with Blackfoot Name
04/13/2022
On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, the school community at St. Francis Junior High School gathered to partake in a smudge, face painting, special naming ceremony, and honour song led by First Nations Elders Tom Little Bear, Shane Little Bear, and Sherry Cross Child.
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Bell Times - 2022 2023
04/05/2022
Lethbridge schools may expect bell time changes for the upcoming 2022/2023 school year.
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Share Your Thoughts - Focus for 2022/2023
03/28/2022
We are asking for feedback in determining, “How might we continue to positively impact student learning and improve our educational results?” The ThoughtExchange will be open until Monday, April 11, 2022 at midnight.
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Division’s E-Learning School Receives Official Name
03/24/2022
During its March 23, 2022 Regular Meeting, the Board of Trustees passed a motion to name the school division’s eLearning school: Trinity E-Learning School.
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Edwin Parr Nominee Selected
03/10/2022
Congratulations to Ms. Sophia Larney, a first year teacher at St. Paul School in Lethbridge, who has been selected as the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division's nominee for the Edwin Parr Award for 2021/2022
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Division Guidelines Updated as Health Restrictions Lift
03/04/2022
In response to the recent announcement that the province would be lifting health restrictions on March 1, 2022, the division has updated its Guidelines for Maintaining Safe & Healthy Schools in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Prayers for Ukraine
03/01/2022
Let us answer Pope Francis’ call to recognize Ash Wednesday as a Day of Fasting and Prayer for peace in Ukraine and the whole world.
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Narrowing Down the Options: What should we name our E-Learning School?
02/28/2022
We are seeking further feedback as we narrow down the options of what we should name our ELearning School. Please add your insights before March 7, 2022
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Administrator Retirement Announcements
02/23/2022
As these leaders in education prepare for retirement, please join our communities in thanking and honouring them for their dedication.
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Alberta Education Offering Virtual Engagement Sessions
02/16/2022
Albertans can sign up to provide additional feedback on the Draft K-6 Curriculum.
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Media Statement: Response to Government Easing of Health Measures
02/09/2022
Yesterday, February 8, 2022, Premier Kenney announced the Government’s plans to ease health restrictions in relation to COVID-19.
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Excellence in Catholic Education Award 2021/2022
02/07/2022
Lance Rosen, a teacher at Catholic Central High School in Lethbridge, has been selected as the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division's recipient for the CCSSA Excellence in Catholic Education Award.
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Update: Spectators at School Sports and Extracurricular Events
02/01/2022
An update regarding spectators at school sports and extracurricular events has been provided for junior and senior high school families.
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Registration for 2022/2023
01/17/2022
Registration for new students will start February 1, 2022. Current students will be asked to re-register, beginning on January 17, 2022.
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Updated Guidelines and Isolation Requirements
01/13/2022
After reviewing the updated documentation from the Government of Alberta, we’ve reviewed and updated our current guidelines document. We’ve also developed an “Isolation Requirements” visual to share with our families.
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Return to In-School Instruction January 10, 2022
01/06/2022
The Government of Alberta has announced that all schools will return to In-School instruction starting on Janaury 10, 2022
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Winter Break Extended Until January 10, 2022
12/31/2021
Due to increasing Omicron COVID-19 numbers, the Government has announced that the winter break for all Alberta Schools will be extended. Students are now expected to return to classes on January 10, 2022.
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Christmas Blessings 2021
12/17/2021
As we make our final preparations for Christmas, Superintendent Ken Sampson, would like to wish everyone a blessed and restful Christmas season.
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Lethbridge Police Investigating School Situation
12/16/2021
Investigation showed that there is no threat and the schools have all reopened.
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Division Celebrates Education Results from 2020/2021
12/09/2021
During its Regular Meeting on November 24, 2021 , the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division’s Board of Trustees reviewed and approved its Annual Education Results Report from the 2020/2021 school year.
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40 Day Wellness Challenge
12/05/2021
Our Holy Spirit Catholic School Division staff have been embarking on a 40 Day Wellness Challenge...
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Alberta Education - Vaccinations for 5-11 year old children
11/26/2021
A letter from Dr. Deena Hinshaw has been shared with parents regarding vaccinations for children aged 5-11.
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Draft K-6 Curriculum Survey Results
11/26/2021
Thank you to all those who shared their thoughts regarding the Draft K-6 Curriculum!
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International Travel and Unvaccinated Students
11/10/2021
The federal government has stated that unvaccinated students are not permitted to attend school for 14 days after their arrival date back into Canada, even if they remain asymptomatic.
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Board Chair and Vice Chair Announced
10/28/2021
Congratulations to our newly elected Board Chair Carmen Mombourquette and acclaimed Vice Chair Bob Spitzig.
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Update: COVID-19 Contact Notification Communication
10/26/2021
Information about communicating to families and staff about COVID-19 cases in schools has been updated.
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Official Election Results
10/22/2021
Thank you so much to all of the candidates who answered the call and put their names forward to serve as a Trustee for the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division.
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Indoor Sports and Extracurricular Activities
10/22/2021
Updated information regarding practicies for indoor sports and extracurricular activities for both Junior and Senior High Schools
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Share Your Thoughts About the Draft K-6 Curriculum
10/18/2021
The ThoughtExchange is open until Monday, October 25, 2021 at midnight.
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Information about Elections for Wards 2 (Lethbridge) and 4 (Pincher Creek)
10/14/2021
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Candidates’ Forums were held online and recorded on the Holy Spirit’s YouTube Channel.
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Proof of Vaccination or Rapid Testing for Staff, Visitors, Vounteers...
10/12/2021
Starting October 25th, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division will require all individuals in contact with our school buildings to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in regular rapid testing.
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Reconcilation Week
09/26/2021
This upcoming week, from September 27 to October 1, 2021, our staff and students will be focusing on “Truth, Reconciliation and Beyond.”
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Board Acclamations
09/23/2021
A candidate has come forward for Ward 3: Picture Butte. Congratulations and welcome to all our acclaimed Trustees!
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Extension of Nomination & List of Candidates
09/20/2021
As no nominations for Ward 3 - Picture Butte have been received, the nomination period has been extended.
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CCH vs. LCI Football Game
09/16/2021
In collaboration between Lethbridge School Division, Holy Spirit and the University of Lethbridge, it was determined that it is not operationally feasible to accommodate spectators for the September 17, 2021 game in a manner that could satisfy provincial health guidelines.
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Updates Based on New Provincial Health Measures
09/16/2021
Some new health measures will be put into place based on the September 15, 2021 announcement by the Government of Alberta.
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Holy Spirit Teacher Recipient of the “Lois E. Mitchell Graduating Social Studies Teacher Award”
09/14/2021
Sophia Larney, a Grade 1/2 Teacher at St. Paul’s School in Lethbridge, has been selected as a recipient of the “Lois E. Mitchell Graduating Social Studies Teacher Award.”
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Notice of Nomination Day
09/13/2021
The final day to declare your candidacy as trustee is noon on Monday, September 20, 2021
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Updates on Masking and Revised Guidelines for Maintaining Safe & Healthy Schools
09/07/2021
Effective Wednesday, September 8, 2021, and adhering to the Alberta Health CMOH Order 40-2021, buildings in Holy Spirit Catholic Schools will require all staff and all students (K-12) to wear a non-medical mask.
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The Right to Disconnect
09/03/2021
Weekdays from 6pm-6am and during weekends.
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Recognition of the New “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”
08/31/2021
September 30, 2021 will be a non-operational day across the school division as we recognize and reflect on the importance of Truth and Reconciliation in our communities.
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Share the Mission Award 2020/2021
08/27/2021
Mrs. Marianna Schmidt, teacher at St. Joseph School in Coaldale was recognized as the "Share the Mission" Award Recipient on August 26, 2021.
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School Bus Routes - Still in Progress
08/26/2021
Bus routes are still under development. To assist us, please make sure to register for transportation services.
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Government of Alberta Releases Plans for 2021-2022
08/17/2021
Health guide, tool kit and on-site vaccination ensure safe school year ahead
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