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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    The Hazeldean Elementary Program has 140 students from kindergarten through grade six.  We are currently planning one class for each grade from Kindergarten to grade six. Special needs children are integrated into these classrooms. Our Interactions program supports students in grades 1 - 3 who are on the autism spectrum and require specialized support. 

    The Pre-Kindergarten Program provides multidisciplinary support to pre-school children with complex learning needs and developmental delays.  It is directly funded through Alberta Education Program Unit Funding.  There are currently 80 children between 3 and 5 ½ years of age enrolled in our program who have moderate to severe delays including: speech and language; gross and fine motor; cognitive; behavioural/emotional; and social skills development.  This includes but is not limited to children diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and emotional behavior disorders.  Service to children is provided by a multidisciplinary team consisting of teachers, educational assistants, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, family resource coordinators, and administrators.  The majority of programming occurs within the daily classroom routine.‌

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  • Pre-Kindergarten

    Pre-Kindergarten provides programing in a play based, language enriched environment for children with mild, moderate and severe delays, children with English as a second language and or children who identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit.  Programming is available for children who meet criteria for PUF funding (severe delays) from 2 years and 8 months.  Children accessing Mild/Moderate, ESL or FNMI funding must be 3 1/2 years of age by September 1.  All children transition into their community Kindergartens when they are of age.

    Each classroom includes a team of professionals consisting of a teacher, educational assistants and consultants (Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist and Family Resource Coordinators).  Programing will focus on communication, fine motor, gross motor, social and emotional skills in preparation for Kindergarten.

    Watch this video to get a sneak peek inside these fun and busy classrooms where children learn through play. Learn more about Pre-Kindergarten.

     

    Interactions

    This program is designed to address the needs of students who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). A range of abilities and challenges fall under this program but most apparent are the difficulties these students may have with behaviour and/or communications skills. This program provides a level of expertise that allows us to support all students who are experiencing behavioural and communication difficulties. 

    Our Interactions classrooms typically provide a higher ratio of adults to students (approximately 1 adult to 3 students). Students are able to benefit from more one on one targeted support. Students in our program will be included in regular classes whenever it makes academic and social sense for them to be there provided it enhances the opportunities for learning for all. Parents are active members of the learning team. An Individual Program Plan is developed with the learning team each year. At this time, we have a division one classroom for students grades 1-3. 

     

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  • Program

    Program

    Elementary Program K - 6

    Our Elementary Curriculum is grounded in the Alberta Government's Programs of Studies.  Your child's respective program of study identifies what students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level.  Please click  https://www.alberta.ca/programs-of-study.aspx  to access the appropriate Program of Studies to support your child's learning. 

    We utilize a variety of teaching strategies to help engage our students. All students will have the opportunity to work individually, in small groups and in cooperative learning situations. We provide "hands on" learning opportunities and we believe in the value of meaningful learning in real life situations. Our students are fortunate to go on many field trips and to have opportunities to learn in the community. Our proximity to the Mill Creek Ravine enables our students to have many experiences in nature. 

     

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  • Registration

    Registration

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION 

    Families who need to register their child(ren) for school are welcome to do so over summer break. If you register over the summer, you will be contacted after staff return to school on August 17, 2020. See more information on this page about registering new students using our online form.

    HOW TO REGISTER

    STEP 1: FILL OUT THE ONLINE FORM

    You will need to use an existing Gmail account or set up a free Gmail account to fill out the online form. This helps us protect the privacy of your personal information.

    STEP 2: UPLOAD A COMPLETED STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

    Upload copies of the following documents:

    • a completed, signed Student Registration form (fill out the form electronically, print a copy and scan the completed copy, or print and take clear photos of each completed page.)
    • confirmation of address for the student's parent/guardian (see below)
    • legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship and birthdate (see below)

    All documents must be uploaded in order to submit the form. Please ensure that you are providing clear photos and the entire page is visible for each document submitted. 

    Examples of accepted documentation:

    Legal proof of student’s name

    Confirmation of address

    • Canadian provincial birth certificate
    • Canadian citizenship document
    • passport
    • student visa
    • driver's license
    • utility bill
    • home insurance
    • property tax bill
    • In some cases, immigration documents (e.g. landed immigrant documentation or a Permanent Residence Card) may also be required. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.
    • In some cases, you may be asked to provide more than one of the above. 

     

    OTHER WAYS TO REGISTER

    Families who are unable to register online can mail their completed Student Registration form and copies of their supporting documents to the following address:

    Central Records
    18004-116 Avenue NW
    Edmonton  AB T5S 1L5

    To be part of Edmonton Public Schools pre-enrolment process, we strongly suggest families register online to ensure their documents are received before 4 p.m. on April 15, 2020, in case postal service is interrupted.

    CONFIRMING REGISTRATION SUBMISSION

    Once you have submitted your completed student registration form and supporting documents, we will review all of the documents. This does not mean your child has been enrolled at the schoolwe will contact you to let you know once your child is enrolled.

    We will contact you if we need clarification about any of the documents you submit.
    For junior high and high school registrations—once we confirm your enrolment, we will reach out to you for your course requests.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Our students engage in a variety of fun activities throughout the year. Some examples are: 

    • Running Club
    • Yoga Club
    • Leader in Me Leadership Clubs 
    • Library Club 
    • A district wide Track and Field day is held each June at Foote Field. 
    • Other clubs and activities are organized throughout the year.

     

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    We, the students, staff and learning community of Hazeldean School believe that all children must receive an education that focuses on high academic achievement, a commitment to the arts, physical, social and emotional well-being and a strong sense of responsibility to the community.

    We believe:

    • we are partners with parents and with the community, and that collaboration is essential to success
    • in the worth and unique abilities of each person.
    • students learn by combining previous experiences and new knowledge.
    • learning is an intellectual, social, physical and emotional activity.
    • the arts are an essential part of education, life and the development of responsible citizens
    • physical education and well-being are central to learning and development.
    • technology is an integral part of preparing our students for the future.

    The Hazeldean Pre-Kindergarten Program provides children with complex and varying needs an individualized play-based, literacy enriched program.  Each classroom establishes a safe and appropriate learning environment for Early Childhood development. We believe child-centered and developmentally appropriate programming fosters active learning, increased communication skills, and independence in our children.  Children gain a sense of pride and self-confidence as they successfully develop foundational skills in preparation for Kindergarten.

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Welcome

Hazeldean School was built in 1951 and it was extensively renovated and modernized in 2005. Our school has an Elementary K-6 program with approximately 140 students, an Interactions program for students on the autism spectrum and an Pre-Kindergarten Program for approximately 80 pre-school children with special needs.  The Pre-Kindergarten Program has been an integral part of Hazeldean since 1982.  

 

Principal's Message

At Hazeldean School, we strive to be welcoming, caring and inclusive. We have high expectations for our students, socially and academically, and we enjoy developing genuine relationships with them and their families. In our positive environment, students are able to flourish, gain confidence, explore new learning and fulfill their potential. 

Our highly skilled and dedicated staff provide engaging programming for our pre-kindergarten to grade 6 and our Interactions students. We are pleased to offer high quality literacy and numeracy instruction, including Writing and Reading Workshops and Levelled Literacy Intervention. We focus on educating the whole child. Students have many opportunities to learn in nature, create, innovate and develop physical literacy.  The School Council supports field trips and opportunities to learn through the arts. This includes artists-in-residence programs, music and theatrical performances and dance. 

As a Leader in Me School, we promote student leadership and citizenship. Our school's mission statement is Learn. Grow. Lead. Together. Every day we strive to live our mission. Your children are at the center of every decision we make and we thank you for placing your trust in us.  

Cheryl Storie, M. Ed.

Principal, Hazeldean School