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Garth Worthington School

Garth Worthington School is a K-9 school opening in fall 2021.

In June 2020, we shared an online presentation of the proposed attendance area for Garth Worthington School, the new K-9 school in Chappelle East. Thank you to everyone who took time to review the presentation and share their thoughts with us. Your feedback was considered throughout the decision-making process.

ATTENDANCE AREA DECISION

The following neighbourhoods are in the attendance area for Garth Worthington School, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Primary attendance area

  • Chappelle East

Secondary attendance area

  • Desrochers
  • Paisley
  • Heritage Valley Town Centre
  • Heritage Valley Neighbourhood 14

Garth Worthington School is a Level 1 school on the Growth Control Model and will have an open attendance area boundary.

This means if there’s any space remaining after students from the primary attendance enrol, students in the secondary attendance area would get first priority to fill available spaces in planned classes.

VIEW: Garth Worthington Attendance Area Map (PDF)

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CHANGES TO DONALD R. GETTY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREA

With Garth Worthington School opening in fall 2021, Chappelle East will no longer be the secondary attendance area for Donald R. Getty School

The new secondary attendance area for Donald R. Getty School will be:

  • Hays Ridge
  • Graydon Hill

Chappelle West remains the primary attendance area for Donald R. Getty School.

GETTING TO SCHOOL

Yellow bus service will not be provided to Garth Worthington School, as all students in the attendance area live in the walk boundary.

CHOOSING TO REMAIN AT YOUR CURRENT SCHOOL

Students can stay at their current school if they wish. However, if yellow bus service is being provided, families would need to arrange to get their child to school, as they would no longer be attending their designated school.

HOW WE MADE THE DECISION

The Division tried to make decisions that: 

  • allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home
  • honoured the community’s feedback from our engagement process
  • can allow students outside of the attendance area to enrol if there’s space in planned classes

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Garth Worthington School will offer:

REGISTRATION AND PRE-ENROLMENT 

Students can attend their designated school if they register (new students) or pre-enrol (current students) no later than April 15, 2021. Use the Find a School tool to find your designated school.

SCHOOL NAME

The new school in Chappelle East will be named after Garth Worthington. He was a lifelong musician and singer who shared his love of music both in and outside the classroom. During his 33-year career with Edmonton Public Schools, he served as a teacher, assistant supervisor of music, consultant and music curriculum coordinator. He mentored many students and advocated for music programming and performance opportunities throughout the Division and city. He was one of the creators of Night of Music, an annual showcase of students from Edmonton Public Schools. For over 20 years, Worthington also worked with the Edmonton Centennial Singers, a choir of students from across the city.

The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of two more new schools, at a public board meeting on May 14, 2019. Read his full biography or watch the Garth Worthington video to learn more about his contributions and achievements.

MORE INFORMATION

For questions about the attendance area decision or registration and pre-enrolment, contact Programs and Student Accommodation at 780-429-8539.

For questions or more information about transportation, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.