ECACS July Newsletter

"Growing In Christ, Making a Difference."

A Message from ECACS Senior Administration

HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAYS TO ALL! The poem below was written by an unknown author and it truly captures the meaningfulness of our educational journey this 2020-2021 school year. The poem also celebrates the diversity of people that we are blessed to have worked alongside for the past ten months, whether in classrooms, online learning, or in a blended delivery style of learning. The educational delivery methods during this entire year seemed to change frequently. What however did not change, was the support, love, and dedication that was given every day to meet the learning needs of the students we served throughout the school year. Students also demonstrated a very strong work ethic and commitment to their personal learning journey and parents guided their children along every step of this uncharted path. ECACS is very proud of all the accomplishments that were achieved this school year and we extend a sincere thanks to our Parish Priests, Parents, Students, and the hard-working ECACS staff members. Within this newsletter is important back-to-school calendar information, registration processes, and much more. In closing, every stakeholder of our amazing school division deserves a summer holiday in which rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation can occur. Blessings and prayers of safety, good health, and much joy are being sent your way. We look forward to teaching and learning once again in our upcoming 2021-2022 school year and may God bless you and yours during the summer holidays!



For the teacher, harvest time

Comes at the end of spring.

The seedlings of ten months ago

Are awe-inspiring.

Some have grown beyond their reach.

And some have plugged along,

But each has felt the rain, and sun

And heard the master’s song.

Not everyone will be the fruit

That feeds the hungry world.

But each has leaves that wave as flags

Their teacher has unfurled.

2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDARS

The 2021-2022 School Calendars are available on the district website. Please click here to view the calendar for your school.

Student Enrolment Information Through our ECACS Divisional Media Links

East Central Alberta Catholic School Division is very proud to announce a new promotional and educational video series to help provide enrolment information to our parents in Stettler, Vermilion, and Provost! If you are seeking Catholic Education for your child(ren) please learn more by clicking on the links provided below. We look forward to the opportunity of educating your precious gifts!


Christ-King in Stettler:

Little Steps Program - https://youtu.be/R8ZRIEIAtHg

Kindergarten - https://youtu.be/FQm5y_AVvuQ

Grades 1 - 9 - https://youtu.be/sGR2l5h1EqA


St. Jerome's in Vermilion:

PreSchool - Kindergarten - https://ecacs.yuja.com/V/Watch?v=299412&node=1114021&a=1350205298


St. Thomas Aquinas in Provost:

PreSchool - Kindergarten - https://ecacs.yuja.com/V/Video?v=281780&node=1076492&a=1283004266&autoplay=1


For more information or further questions feel free to reach out to speak with the administration of your school community.

2021-2022 STUDENT REGISTRATION

New Students Registering for the 2021-2022 School Year

New students registering with our district can find the online registration forms on the district website. Click here.


Transferring Schools for 2021-2022 School Year

For those students that will be transferring schools within the district for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact your school and request a Student Transfer Form and submit it back to your current school so your child can be transferred to the correct school at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.


Returning Students for 2021-2022 School Year

Students that will be returning to our schools for the 2021-2022 school year will receive an email from their schools informing them when their child's forms can be found on the PowerSchool Parent Portal to review. There will be two forms posted to the Parent Portal for parents to review, they are as follows:


  • Demographic Update Form - this form contains your child's information that is contained in our Student Information Software. If any of the information is incorrect please correct the information and return the form to the school.
  • FOIP/Technology/Field Trip - if the FOIP information needs to be updated please correct it and return it to the school, otherwise sign the forms and return to the school.

School Of Hope & Lakeland College Dual Credit Partnership Program



https://soh.ecacs.ca/programs/Dual_Credit


Happy summer holidays. I am sure everyone is looking forward to the summer break and some form of normality entering into the next school year. East Central Catholic School Division and Lakeland College are excited to announce in light of the recent Alberta Education Funding Manual update dual-credit programming for students who enroll through the School Of Hope distance education program. This free dual-credit distance education programming offering is possible through an ongoing partnership between Lakeland College and ECACS.


Please review the attach Dual Credit brochure, program overview video, dual-credit registration page and associated frequently asked questions. For further information please feel free to reach out to our Dual Credit team members to address any additional questions or concerns.



Vice Principal - Dwayne Coffey

School Of Hope - East Central Alberta Catholic Schools

https://soh.ecacs.ca

Phone: 780-753-0671

Email: dwayne.coffey@ecacs16.ab.ca


Dean Of Health, Wellness & Human Services - Janice Aughey

Lakeland College

https://www.lakelandcollege.ca/

Phone: 780-853-8460

Email: dualcredit@lakelandcollege.ca

ECACS-Lakeland College Dual Credit Program

BSS Construction Update

The construction at Blessed Sacrament School is progressing very nicely and with the building site being vacant over the summer a lot more work can be accomplished. Schedules are running on time and the addition is taking shape quickly. We look forward with excitement to the opening of the new space for BSS! We will include more information over the summer as the project continues.

New Signage at ECACS Schools

Christ King Catholic School in Stettler and Blessed Sacrament School in Wainwright have both received new digital signage in front of their buildings. Theresetta Catholic School in Castor has had some technology updates to their signage and our brand new school that is currently under construction, St. Thomas Aquinas in Provost is also receiving a new sign! The new signage promotes special activities and events within the school community but will also be able to highlight town or city functions and special messages for the general public. Currently, our BSS sign is wonderfully displaying all of the 2021 Graduates. Be sure to check these out!

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

July celebrates an important event that recognizes the formation of one of the world's greatest countries to live in! Canada Day 2021 is celebrating our nation's 154th birthday! On July 1, 1867, Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the British North America Act. Our countries history is a story of struggle, success, and growth, and we as Canadians have so much to be grateful for. Our freedoms and rights within this country are what defines us and we are all responsible to uphold the values and pillars of our democracy. We also salute our men and women who served in protecting our country in the past, now in the present, and those who will serve in the future. We are very thankful for your dedication and sacrifice that uphold the values and beliefs of our great country! "True North Strong and Free!"

Summer Prayer:

The wonderful days of summer that you give us, Loving God, are here again! Thank you for your constant surprise of changing seasons and this exciting time of bright sunshine, vacations, different schedules, time to enjoy the outdoor world of sun, water, and parks, friends and family things to do, outings, and adventures. A world filled with so many inviting things… All calling us to grow, to have fun, and to get to know you better. Thank you, God!

By Sister Janet Schaeffler