Principal's Message

Welcome Back!!

The summer seemed to go by very quickly. I hope your family had time for fun and relaxation. To our families who suffered loss, our hearts are with you and let us know how we can support you. I am looking forward to my second year at Langdon School.

There are two new administrators working in the office, Mr. Legault and Mr. Ellis. Mr. Legault was an assistant principal at Chestermere High School for 5 years. He joins us with experience at that level, a love of sports and a desire to learn about the families and community we serve.

Mr. Ellis comes to us from RJ Hawkey, where he worked in learning support and was the lead teacher for Health and Wellness.

Ms. Nesgaard-Inglis will be teaching grade 8 math, science and health and working with students for wellness.

It is always exciting to have new teachers join us. This year we have a terrific line-up of teachers:

Grade 3 – Ms Smith
Grade 3 - Ms Cristal
Grade 5/6 – Ms Snyder
Grade 6 – Mr. Grant
Grade 8 - Ms Sollecito

Please extend a Langdon Welcome to our new staff members as you come in and out during the first week.

Off-Campus

Thank you parents and community members for the feedback regarding off-campus privileges at lunch. Some students were leaving campus without parental permission. Some vandalism was occurring during lunch hours last year. In order to ensure the safety of our students and community members, we are requesting a permission letter for this privilege.

Please complete, sign and return the form attached to this link. We will maintain the copy for the year. Students will sign out daily (a quick process is in place) and be back for afternoon attendance. This ensures the safety of our students, adequate supervision numbers in the school and support for the community. We realize this is a big change at the start of the year, so we will allow the students to sign out and go until we receive the letters.

Students in grades 1-6 will remain at school for noon hour, unless you are within walking distance and want your child to go home for lunch. In this case, please send an email to Sabrina in the office for our files. The remaining students will eat in their classrooms after the recess break. We will have teachers in the classrooms at grades 1 and 2 and moving between classes for the grades 3-6.

Student Sign-out

Parents are required to sign their children in and out of the school. Please come into the office to sign out using the iPad. If you are unable to sign your child out, please send a person from the emergency contact list.

Student absences and lates

Our primary goal is the safety of your child. Attendance is taken twice daily for grades 1-5 and attendance is taken each period for grades 6-9. If you know your child will be away, please call the school. If we do not receive a message from home, your child will be marked absent and a call will be sent out for Kinders to grade 5 after attendance is completed - this is to communicate quickly to you. Grades 6-9 calls will be sent out through an automated service in the evening.

When students are late, they need to sign in at the office in order to avoid errors and calls going home.

Personally Owned Devices (PODs)

To maximize learning time, we ask students in grades 7-9 to remember their devices each day. Be sure these are charged and ready to go. If your child doesn’t have a computer, we can lend a device to them.

Upcoming events

We are hosting an Open House on September 14, 2018, at 7:45 am. We look forward to meeting our families in the morning for coffee and muffins, and classroom visits and PowerSchool sign up (as needed). We will have other activities organized for the students.

Terry Fox run is scheduled for September 21, 2018, at 10:30 am. More details to follow below.

Tammy Rahn
Principal

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