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Walking Together in God’s Love

Originally published in the Mill Woods Mosaic


This year Edmonton Catholic Schools is celebrating 130 years of Catholic education! The theme for this year, Walking Together in God’s Love is a theme that offers a beautiful image of the journey that we undertake daily as we all collaborate together to grow together in Christ.

The 2019-2020 District school year calendar for both the District-based regular school year and year-round school year has been approved for the upcoming school year. The first day of instruction for the 2019-2020 District-based school year will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and the last instructional day is Friday, June 26, 2020. The 2019-2020 District school year calendar contains 190 instructional days and 196 operational days. Schools have organized their hours of operation to meet the requirements established by Alberta Education to include 950 hours of instruction for elementary and junior high students and 1,000 hours of instruction for senior high school students.

Edmonton Catholic Schools is proud to receive the Smoke-Free Spaces recognition award for approving comprehensive smoke-free bylaws and policies. The new Smoke-Free Spaces program recognizes local governments and public bodies that have gone the extra mile to promote healthy, smoke-free indoor and outdoor spaces. The program was developed by a partnership of prominent health and recreation organizations including Action on Smoking & Health, Alberta Blue Cross, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation and The Lung Association.

We all have an important role to play in success of students and I look forward to working closely with parents to ensure that this is an exciting and rewarding year.

I encourage open communication and welcome your input on educational matters. You can reach me at 780 231-6312 or laura.thibert@ecsd.net. You can also connect with me on Facebook and Twitter @Laura Thibert.

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