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SVEND HANSEN (LAUREL) K-9

GRADE LEVEL AND STUDENT CAPACITY

Svend Hansen School in Laurel (The Meadows) will accommodate:

  • Kindergarten-Grade 9
  • 900 students

The Meadows is a collection of neighbourhoods in southeast Edmonton. Svend Hansen School will be built in the Laurel neighbourhood, located on the northwest corner of 16 Avenue and 24 Street NW.


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: Thursday, March 23
TIME: Drop in any time between 6:30 and 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Michael Strembitsky School, 4110 Savaryn Dr SW

The principals from Jan Reimer, Shauna May Seneca and Svend Hansen schools will be giving short presentations.

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 Svend Hansen 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

Greenfield School Age Day Care Association will be opening a child care centre in our school in September 2017. This child care program will serve children from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend the school.

To register or for more information, contact the child care provider at gsad_ed@telus.net or call 780-435-4532.


ATTENDANCE AREA BOUNDARY

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Svend Hansen 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 Svend Hansen School:

  • The following neighbourhoods are designated to Svend Hansen School: Laurel East and Laurel West.
  • Students who live in Laurel East and West and who are currently enrolled at Daly Grove School in Kindergarten to Grade 5 will be redirected to Svend Hansen School, effective for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Svend Hansen School will have a secondary attendance area for the Laurel Northwest neighbourhood. This means, once all students from the primary attendance area have been accepted at Svend Hansen 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.
  • Svend Hansen 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 will be provided for eligible elementary students living in Laurel West.

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

VIEWSvend Hansen 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 also made careful decisions 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.This option also provides relief from enrolment pressure at Daly Grove School, by redirecting 211 students from that school.

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.

Svend Hansen 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

SVEND HANSEN

The new school in Laurel will be named after Svend Hansen, an Edmonton Public Schools’ teacher, principal, consultant and trustee. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of eight more new schools at a public board meeting on June 21, 2016. Ivor Dent and Michael Phair schools, which are also opening in September 2017, were named the previous year. Read his full biography or watch the Svend Hansen video to learn more about his outstanding contributions and achievements.