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DAVID THOMAS KING (SECORD) K-9

GRADE LEVEL AND STUDENT CAPACITY

David Thomas King School in Secord (Lewis Farms) will accommodate:

  • Kindergarten-Grade 9
  • 900 students

Lewis Farms is a collection of neighbourhoods in west Edmonton. David Thomas King School will be built in the Secord neighbourhood, on the northeast side of the site, on Secord Blvd.


SUMMER REGISTRATION DATES 

If your child is not registered at our school yet, join us in August to register your child for the 2017-2018 school year. We look forward to welcoming students and their families!

August 16 and August 23
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Michael Phair School, 9407-211 St

Student Registration forms will be available at the event, or you can print and complete the form in advance.‌ Please bring:

If the school you’re interested in is not your designated school or you selected a different school during pre-enrolment, your child can only attend if space is available. 

For more information about registering your child, contact us at 587-489-4706 or davidthomasking@epsb.ca

View summer registration dates for the other 10 new schools opening this September.  


CHILD CARE 

YMCA Child Care will be opening a child care centre in our school in September 2017. This child care program will serve students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend the school.

To register your child, contact ccinterest@northernalberta.ymca.ca and include the following details:

YOUR CHILD 

  • name of the school your child will attend
  • first name, last name and birth date of your child(ren)
  • grade as of September 2017
  • name of YMCA Child Care your child(ren) currently attend, if applicable 

PARENT 

  • first and last name of parents
  • phone number and preferred email address

ATTENDANCE AREA BOUNDARY 

APPROVED ATTENDANCE AREA 

The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for David Thomas King School:

  • The following neighbourhoods are designated to David Thomas King School: Hawks Ridge, Secord, Starling and Trumpeter.
  • David Thomas King 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 and junior high students living in Hawks Ridge, Starling and Trumpeter.

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

VIEWDavid Thomas King 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 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.

YOUR FEEDBACK

The neighbourhoods of Hawks Ridge, Starling and Trumpeter are included in the attendance area because residents told us they felt that Secord was closer to home, compared to their current designation to McArthur and Rosslyn schools.

MANAGING GROWTH

Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. David Thomas King 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


SCHOOL NAME

‌DAVID THOMAS KING 

The new school in Secord will be named after David Thomas King, a former politician and education advocate. 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, 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 David Thomas King video to learn more about his outstanding contributions and achivements.