Ross Glen Roadrunner Reporter

December 2021

Ross Glen School


“Fostering responsible citizenship through holistic development”


“As a professional learning community, we are committed to nurturing holistic development, promoting life-long learning and encouraging our students to become responsible citizens.”

Ross Glen School Goals

1) In what ways will deepening our understanding and implementation of research-based literacy practices impact student learning?

  • Professional Learning around the Science of Reading and the five pillars of literacy

  • Impactful instruction (ELP-grade 6 small group instruction, differentiated instruction, skill inventories, implementing sounds walls, heart words. morphology

  • Collaboration with Division Optimal Learning Coaches

  • School Literacy Committee

2) To what extent can our focus on the wellness of students and staff contribute to the overall sense of wellbeing at Ross Glen School?

  • Motivational Morning with Nick (our FSLW)

  • Relationships (among peers/adults)

  • Comprehensive School Health team (Health Champion, Wellness Champion, FSLW, Success Coach, admin) will plan staff and student activities

  • School Wellness Committee

  • Connection- opportunities to connect with others

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Daily COVID-19 Health Checklist

Alberta Health Services released a new daily checklist. Please refer to it daily prior to sending your child to school. You cooperation in keeping our school community healthy is appreciated.

November Photos


December School Events

Friday, December 3 - Report Cards will be visible through Edsby

Tuesday, December 7- School Council meeting at 7pm (agenda will be sent out)

Wednesday, December 8 - Parent/Student/Teacher Virtual Interviews 3:30-6:30

Thursday, December 9- Parent/Student/Teacher Virtual Interviews 3:30-6:30

Friday, December 10th - Professional Learning Day - No school for students

Monday, December 13- Red and green day

Tuesday, December 14- Christmas headgear day

Wednesday, December 15- Christmas sweater day

Thursday, December 16- Christmas socks day

Friday, December 17- Pajama day

Friday, December 17- Hot lunch

Tuesday, December 21 - 11:45 dismissal and Winter Break starts

January 10- Classes resume (announced by Minister of Education on December 30th)


You should have received an invite to join Edsby. Edsby is a new communication and learning platform that Medicine Hat Public School Division is using. Edsby can be used to communicate with teachers, enter absences, keep up to date on school events and learning as well as viewing report cards.

We have linked a Support Document to assist you with getting setup with Edsby.

If you did not receive the invite from Edsby , please check your “junk” folder. If not all parent/guardians of your child receive an invite, they may need to verify their email by contacting the school. Once added, it takes one day to sync before a new invite can be sent.

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Parent-Teacher Interviews

Homeroom teachers will send out a way to sign up for parent-teacher interviews which take place on Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9 from 3:30-6:30pm.

Bus Students

In order for us to ensure that bus students are getting home safely, we kindly ask that guardians of students in Kindergarten to Gr. 3 call the school to inform us if your child is not taking the bus (being picked up or if they are walking home).

We appreciate your support in ensuring that we are getting our youngest bus travelers home safely.

If you have any questions, please call us at the school.

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Ross Glen School Clothing Items

We are happy to announce we have a new line of Ross Glen clothing, and other items, available to our school community for purchase! We know school clothing, and other items, creates a sense of belonging, builds a feeling of community, and encourages school pride. We are excited to offer this to our students and school community!

Options include masks, neck gaiters, mini hand sanitizer bottles, and fanny packs (to keep masks, and other items, safe while the students are enjoying playing at recess).

Sales will take place directly on our online store. Families are able to order and pay for their choices directly. There is no cost for shipping as items will be shipped to the school and sent home with your child.

The link for ordering is

There is no charge for shipping as the items will be delivered to the school and we will send them home with your child.

School Council

Thank you to our School Parent Council members for their hard work in supporting our school this year.

Chair: Jessie Ruckaber

Secretary: Megan Knodel

Treasurer: Nicole Nikiel

We would like to thank Elizabeth Gebhardt for her many years of service on School Council. She will continue to be an active member on council, but not be part of the executive.

We have adjusted our School Council meetings to the first Tuesday of each month.
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Ways to Connect

There are many ways to stay in touch with our school.
Please feel free to connect with us through our multiple platforms.

Our website is:


School Facebook page:

Twitter: @RossGlenSchool