Westside middle school information

G.S. Lakie Middle School Boundary and Bussing Information

Boundary:  

The enrolment boundary for G.S. Lakie will be as follows:

North of Whoop-up Drive plus the areas south of Whoop-Up Drive between Metis Trail and McMaster Blvd to Temple Blvd.

Bussing:

Students are eligible for bussing if they reside 2.4 kilometres or greater from their boundary school. Please see the map below.

The general areas that will qualify for bussing are:

North of Garry Drive (most of West Highlands)

Most of Heritage area west of University Drive

South of Garry Drive and West of Metis Trail (Garry Station area)

Note that some residents in the above areas may be under 2.4 kilometres from G.S. Lakie and will not qualify for bussing.

Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle School Boundary and Bussing Information

Boundary:  

The enrolment boundary for Senator Joyce Fairbairn will be as follows:

South of Whoop-up Drive excluding the areas south of Whoop-Up Drive between Metis Trail and McMaster Blvd to Temple Blvd.

Bussing:

Students are eligible for bussing if they reside 2.4 kilometres or greater from their boundary school. Please see the map below.

The general areas that will qualify for bussing are:

Copperwood subdivision

Oxford Rd West, south of Temple Blvd.

North of Columbia Blvd, Lafayette Blvd. W

Point at far east end of Riverstone Blvd.

The Canyons and Paradise Canyon

Note that some residents in the above areas may be under 2.4 kilometres from Senator Joyce Fairbairn and will not qualify for bussing.  

Specific inquires related to whether your child is eligible for school bus transportation may be made by calling:

Lethbridge School District No. 51’s Transportation co-ordinator, Michelle Loxton, at 403-380-5303 at the beginning of May 2018.

Bus Route information will be available on the District website by the end of August 2018.

Registration Procedures for GS Lakie and Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle Schools

1. Students will be provided with registration forms for the school that is in the attendance boundary of their residence.

For Grade 5 students, the administrators of the middle schools will be visiting the Grade 5 students to explain what to anticipate at the middle school level. Students will be given registration packages when the administrators visit the school.

Nicholas Sheran (G.S. Lakie and Senator Joyce Fairbairn visit) – March 20

Mike Mountain Horse (G.S. Lakie) – March 20

Coalbanks Elementary (G.S. Lakie and Senator Joyce Fairbairn visit) – March 22

Dr. Probe – Senator Joyce Fairbairn visit – March 22

The registration package should align with the student’s residence and school boundaries. Grade 5 students are to return the registration packages to the schools they are currently attending.

For Grade 6 and Grade 7 students, the distribution and return of the registration packages will be through the students’ current home room advisors. The packages will be returned to their advisors.

2. Students are expected to complete the registration forms for their attendance boundary school.

3. If a student wishes to attend the school outside of their attendance boundary, an Out-of-Boundary Application for Admission will need to be filled out. These forms can be found on the District website. The form is an attachment to Policy 501.3.1 School Choice, and can be downloaded here: FORM

4. The form is to be handed in to the school your child is currently attending.

5. Registration forms and any requests for out-of-attendance boundary school registration must be submitted by Friday, April 13.

6. Process for approving out-of-attendance boundary requests:

a. Attendance boundaries have been established on the premise both schools need to have a population size that can support a breadth of programs. Staff have been allocated and programs planned based on this premise. A threshold of 430 students has been established. In other words, both schools need a minimum of 430 students to support the programs and number of staff allocated at each site. This means out-of-attendance-boundary applications will be considered on the basis of maintaining the thresholds.

b. In order to accomplish this, the out-of-attendance boundary forms will be collected for requests for both schools. The administrators will look at the number of requests in and out of each school to determine if thresholds are maintained at both schools. If the requests maintain a balance, then all requests will be approved. If the requests do not maintain a balance, then only the number of requests that do maintain the threshold will be approved. The number of requests that can be approved to maintain the threshold will be drawn (in other words, all requests have equal chance of success). A wait list based on further drawing of applicants will then be established. As the registration process continues after April 13, if spots open up, the wait list will be used to offer seats.