William D. Cuts Newsletter

October 2021


It certainly has been a wonderful fall in terms of the weather we have had and the beautiful colours. The first month of school has seemed more like a junior high school with students in the hallways at lockers, regular options running, volleyball and cross country underway, and clubs getting off the ground. The senior girls volleyball team won the recent SAPEC tournament and we had a number of runners place in the top 5 at cross country districts. This included our senior boys sweeping the top 4 positions.

Right around the corner we have an extra long weekend with Thanksgiving followed by a PD day. Then Wednesday and Thursday evening there will be parent teacher interviews, information on how to book was previously emailed out, if you did not receive it please contact the office. The interviews will once again be conducted virtually or by phone and run from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Also next week, on October 12, will be our next school council meeting. It begins at 7:00 PM and is virtual, contact Mr. Albrecht if you would like the link.

Covid continues to play a role in everything we plan. Whether it be having no spectators for athletics, limiting gatherings, or collecting proof of vaccination for school trips, there is still a large impact on schools. The school division has done a tremendous job keeping on top of the latest information and sending it out to the schools. There is a case per school tracking chart on the district website and schools have been doing their own close contact tracing and notification. Thank you for continuing to keep your students home when they are not feeling well and for letting the school know when they are absent.

As we move ahead I am looking forward to the activity in the school. More clubs and indoor alternatives will start to accommodate students as the weather starts to turn. Athletics will continue and we can all watch on the school livestream (https://www.twitch.tv/mbiollo).

We will continue to update you on any changes that come our way, and always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Cory Albrecht and Matt Tripp


  • Wednesday, October 6th - Early Dismissal 12:00pm - staff meeting
  • Monday, October 11th - Thanksgiving, no school
  • Tuesday, October 12th - Staff PD Day, no school, School Council Meeting
  • Wednesday, October 13th & 14th - Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30pm-7:30pm
  • Friday, October 15th - COVID Vaccine Clinic
  • Monday, October 18th - Picture Retakes
  • Wednesday, November 3rd - Early Dismissal 12:00pm - staff meeting
  • Thursday, November 11th - Remembrance Day, no school
  • Friday, November 12th - PD Day, no school


Parent Teacher Interviews will be taking place Wednesday, October 13th and Thursday, October 14th from 3:30-7:30 pm. The system for booking Parent Teacher Interviews will open at 8:00 am Tuesday October 5th, 2021. Please follow the directions in the link provided to set up an account http://wdcuts.schoolappointments.com Please only schedule interviews for your students Core Subjects.

Due to COVID-19, interviews will be conducted online through Google Meets or by phone call. Each teacher will have a unique Google Meet link attached to the booking, and we will have a copy of the links in the office. The system will close for bookings @ 4 pm on October 8th.

Please note: Some teachers may be coaching on these days, if there are no appointment times available, please contact the teacher by email directly.

If you have any questions or concerns booking your appointments please don't hesitate to contact the office at 780-458-8585.

Thank you!

William. D. Cuts Jr. High School


Our school is hosting a COVID - 19 Vaccine Clinic on October 15th. If you wish your child to be vaccinated please fill out the Immunization Consent form and send to school.

COVID-19 School Immunization Consent

Check here for your up-to-date Covid-19


School fees, Hockey Academy fees and Recreation Academy fees have been applied to the PowerSchool parent Portal. These fees can be paid on the Portal via Credit Card or Visa Debit Card. Payment may also be made in the school office by cash or cheque. Cheques can be made payable to St. Albert Public Schools 5565. (Please note that all debit/credit transactions are subject to a 2.4% service charge.)

For access to the Parent Portal Click Here

If you have any questions/concerns regarding school fees, please email jolene.metcalfe@spschools.org

We Would appreciate payment in full no later than October 29, 2021

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Crusaders Athletics hit ground running this year with the return of in school sports. Our Senior Girls won gold in this weekends volleyball tournaments. Senior Boys went to the B-side final and came a little short in the third set loosing 15-13.

Honourable mention to Matt Biollo for organizing the entire tournament and thank you to everyone that helped out.

Our Cross-country Team 2021

W D Cuts Cross-country team athletes competed at the District X-country

Championships on Wednesday, September 29th at Red Willow/ Kingswood Park in St.


Senior Boys placed first overall,

Senior Girls and Int Boys placed 2nd overall and

WDCuts Team placed third overall.

Congratulations to our athletes on an excellent team

performance, as well we had some great individual performances. Congratulations!

Top 20 Included:

1st, Dayson Reschke

2nd Tevi Naidu and Easton Herman

3rd Carsen Wolff

4th Matthew Lenz and Alexa Beley

5th Sahara Mcadam and Kylie Stolk

6th Finn Werner

10th Austin Foss-Anhel and Ellie Kirsch 1

11th Makayla Beley and Keegan Grannary

12th Jake Burkel

13th Keyana Grannary and Gavin Faul

17th Sarah Lenz

19th Avery Rezansoff

20th Bryn Ensz

Junior Cross Country Runners

Antonio, Ellie

Burkell , Jake

Douziech, Jett

Gruter, Braden

Keroack, Jaxon

Mcadam, Sahara

Nemeth, Mila

Beley, Alexa

Fisher, Maggie

Fu, Amanda

Giger, Connor

Grannary, Keegan

Herman, Easton

Johns, Lexi

Mcadam, Angelina

Naidu, Xavier

Pickering, Ellie

Sweet, Evan

Intermediate Cross Country Runners

Arthurs, Rachel

Cowley, Charlie

Doan, Emily

Ensz, Bryn

Faul, Gavin

Foss-Anhel, Austin

Hettle, Payton

Holladay, Brittany

Kenmuir, Connor

Kirsch, Ellie

Lees, Joel

Lenz, Sarah

Margetson, Nolan

Meunier, Ty

Rankin, Juliet

Rezansoff, Avery

Rutland, Grady

Thompson, Jaxen

Watson, Alexandra

Werner, Finn

Senior Cross Country Runners

Beley, Makayla

Cooksey, Olivia

Fiddler, Jessica

Fisher, Lyza

Grannary, Keyana

Hailey, Alexa

Lanigan, Ceiligh

Lenz, Matthew

Li, Morgan

Naidu, Tevi

Reschke, Dayson

Rolheiser, Cali

Schroter, James

Stolk, Kylie

Sweet, Caden

Topinka, Megan

Wolff, Carsen


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