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IVOR DENT K-9 (REPLACEMENT SCHOOL)

GRADE LEVEL AND STUDENT CAPACITY

Ivor Dent School will accommodate:

  • Kindergarten-Grade 9
  • 650 students

The school will be built on the northeast corner of the Rundle School site.


DROP-IN INFORMATION NIGHT

Families and community members are welcome to attend a drop-in information night to meet the principal and learn about the school. We look forward to meeting new students and their families!

DATE: Tuesday, April 4
TIME: Drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. 
LOCATION: Lawton School11602-40 St

Principal Lynn Schlacht will be giving short presentations at 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

District staff will also be available to answer your questions. View information night dates for all new schools.


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 Ivor Dent 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

Ivor Dent School will not have child care. With the Rundle Annex in development, feedback from the community will help determine what programs and services will be available in the building.


ATTENDANCE AREA BOUNDARY OPTIONS

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Ivor Dent 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 Ivor Dent School:

  • All students currently enrolled at Rundle, Lawton and R. J. Scott schools will be accommodated at Ivor Dent School.
  • The following neighbourhoods are designated to Ivor Dent School for Kindergarten to Grade 9: Beverly Heights East, Beverly Heights West, R.J. Scott and Rundle.
  • The following neighbourhoods are designated to Ivor Dent School for Grades 7-9 only: Abbott, Beacon Heights East and Beacon Heights West.
  • Students living in Abbott and Beacon Heights East and West can attend Ivor Dent School for Grades 7-9 only. This means that siblings in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are not able to attend Ivor Dent School with their older siblings if they weren’t enrolled at Rundle, Lawton or R.J. Scott schools in the 2016-17 school year.
  • Effective for the 2017-18 school year, Canon Ridge, Homesteader and Overlanders neighbourhoods will be designated to John D. Bracco School for Grades 7-9 only.
  • Ivor Dent 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.
  • Yellow bus service for eligible elementary students will be provided for Beverly Heights East, Beverly Heights West and R.J. Scott neighbourhoods.

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

VIEWIvor Dent School 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 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.

YOUR FEEDBACK 

We used feedback we received from our community consultations in 2014 to help build the replacement school. Your ideas and feedback helped build a brand new school that will leave a legacy in your community for years to come. We also appreciate the input you shared about the attendance area options at our meeting and through our online survey last spring.

MANAGING GROWTH

Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. Ivor Dent School has an open attendance boundary, which means that, if there’s still room at the school once students from the primary attendance area are accepted, students from outside the attendance area 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

DESIGN AND FLOOR PLAN

Ivor Dent Architect's Plans

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY 

On June 15, staff and students from Lawton, R.J. Scott and Rundle schools marked the launch of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony. They were joined by the Superintendent, trustees and government ministers. Learn more about how community consultation led to this custom-designed school.


SCHOOL NAME

The new replacement school in Rundle Heights will be named after Ivor Dent, a former Edmonton politician. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of four more new schools at a public meeting on June 23, 2015.