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DONALD R. GETTY (CHAPPELLE) K-9

GRADE LEVEL AND STUDENT CAPACITY

Donald R. Getty School in Chappelle (Heritage Valley) will accommodate:

  • Kindergarten-Grade 9
  • 900 students

Heritage Valley is a collection of neighbourhoods in southwest Edmonton. Donald R. Getty School will be built in the west section of the Chappelle neighbourhood at the corner of Chappelle Green and Chappelle Way.


REGISTRATION

STUDENTS WHO ARE NEW TO THE DISTRICT (INCLUDING KINDERGARTEN)

Schools start accepting registration forms for students who are new to the District on February 1, 2017.

If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form. Because the 11 new schools are still under construction, you can submit a completed registration form at any District school‌. When registering at a school:

The school will make sure your registration package is delivered to the principal of Donald R. Getty School. Learn more about registering a new student and examples of accepted documentation

STUDENTS WHO CURRENTLY ATTEND A DISTRICT SCHOOL

If your child is currently attending a District school and would like to attend one of the new schools for the 2017-2018 school year, you can select the school by signing in to your parent SchoolZone account to pre-enrol between March 13 and April 18. Learn more about pre-enrolling current District students in SchoolZone.

RANDOM SELECTION

Students living in the attendance area are guaranteed entrance to the school. Students living outside the attendance area may be accepted if there is still room after students in the attendance area have been accommodated.

If the number of students who want to attend the school exceeds the available space, applicants from outside the school’s designated attendance area (but within the City of Edmonton) are chosen by random selection. Learn more about random selection.


CHILD CARE

Discovery Out of School Care will be opening a child care centre in our school in September 2017.

This 12-month care program will serve students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend the school. Kindercare will be available to families attending morning or afternoon Kindergarten classes.

Discovery Out of School Care will be: 

  • open Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • open during professional development days, winter and spring break and summer holidays
  • closed during statutory holidays

To sign up for the waitlist or for more information, contact discoveryoscdonaldrgetty@gmail.com.

See the program in action at Rideau Park School.


ATTENDANCE AREA BOUNDARY 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Donald R. Getty School. We heard from some of you at our information meetings and from many more of you through our online survey. Please know your feedback helped us make our decisions.

APPROVED ATTENDANCE AREA 

The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Donald R. Getty School:

  • The following neighbourhood are designated to Donald R. Getty School: Chappelle (West).
  • Donald R. Getty School will have a secondary attendance area for the Chappelle (East) neighbourhood. This means, once all students from the primary attendance area have been accepted at Donald R. Getty School, students in the secondary attendance area are given first priority to fill available spaces. If the number of students who want to attend from the secondary attendance area exceeds the available space, they will be chosen by random selection.
  • Donald R. Getty School will have an open attendance boundary, which means any student may pre-enrol at the school. A random selection process will be used if there is not enough space to accommodate all interested students.
  • The Chappelle (East) neighbourhood remains designated to Duggan and D.S. MacKenzie schools.
  • In the future, if a school opens in the Chappelle East neighbourhood, students residing in Chappelle East who are attending Donald R. Getty School will be redirected to the new school in Chappelle East.
  • Yellow bus service will not be provided because all students designated to Donald R. Getty School live within the walk boundary.

For questions about yellow bus service, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585. 

VIEWDonald R. Getty Attendance Area Map (PDF)

HOW WE MADE THE DECISION 

We chose an attendance area that would allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home, and we did our best to keep families and communities together. We were also careful to make sure the school doesn’t fill up too quickly while communities are still growing. This is a lesson we learned from opening other schools in new areas. Including the entire Chappelle neighbourhood could overwhelm the school as soon as the fifth year of operation.

MANAGING GROWTH

Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. Students from secondary attendance areas are given first priority to fill available spaces once all students from the primary attendance area have been accepted. If the number of students who want to attend from the secondary attendance area exceeds the available space, they will be chosen by random selection.

Donald R. Getty School has an open attendance boundary, which means that, if there’s still room once students from the primary and secondary attendance areas are accepted, students from outside the attendance areas will be chosen by random selection.

The school will carefully manage enrolment to make sure there’s room for new students who move into the school’s primary attendance area, and we hope this will minimize the need to change attendance areas in the future.

For questions about the attendance area decision, contact the Planning department at 780-429-8539.


STATUS OF CONSTRUCTION


SCHOOL NAME

DONALD R. GETTY

The new school in Chappelle will be named after Donald R. Getty, a former quarterback with the Edmonton Eskimos and MLA who was elected as Alberta’s 11th premier in 1985. The Board of Trustees approved this school name at a public board meeting on June 21, 2016Ivor Dent and Michael Phair schools, which are also opening in September 2017, were named the previous year. Read his full biography or watch the Donald R. Getty video to learn more about his outstanding contributions and achievements.