The Gator Gazette

October 1st 2021

Principal's Message

October 1, 2021

From the SWAMP- Happy October Gator families! We can’t thank you enough for helping make September a huge success! Our cross country teams did an AMAZING job and we are so proud of them! Way to go Gators! We can only hope that October is as fun and successful as September. Have a great weekend!

Bus Lane “Drop and Go” - Please pull all the way to the end of the bus lane when dropping your child off. That will leave enough room for busses to pull in to drop students off.

Photo Re-take Day - Re-takes will be on Friday October 8th.

Concession - Open now on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:05-12:45. Menu items range in price from $0.50-$2.00.

Pizza Friday - Every Friday we will be selling Nitza’s Pizza 8” pizzas for $6.00. They will arrive individually packaged and handed in a COVID safe fashion. Students can choose between cheese, pepperoni or ham and pineapple. If you are interested please have your child bring cash to their homeroom teacher on Wednesday of that week.

Gator Gear - IS HERE! Orders are being made and students are showing their pride! IF you would like to order, please do! Please visit our website and follow the link. Orders will be processed here in the school and the turnaround time is really quick!

COVID-19 - We had one covid case reported this week. Families from those classes have already been contacted. If you didn’t receive an email, your child's class was not impacted. This makes a total of 2 cases we have had this school year. Please continue to do the Daily Screening Checklist with your child each morning.

Volleyball - Good luck to our Senior volleyball teams in the SAPEC tournament this weekend.

Looking Ahead


  • 6th - Early Dismissal (staff meeting)

  • 8th - Picture Re-Take Day

  • 11th - Thanksgiving (no school)

  • 12th - PD Day (no school)

  • 14th - School Council 7pm

  • 29th - Halloween Activities


  • 3rd - Early Dismissal (staff meeting)

  • 10th - Remembrance Day Ceremony

  • 10th - Interim Reports Available

  • 11th - NO SCHOOL

  • 12th - NO SCHOOL (Day in lieu)

  • 18th - School Council 7 pm

  • 24th - Parent Teacher Interviews 5-8 pm

  • 25th - Parent Teacher Interviews 5-8 pm

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Volleyball home games will be live streamed. Please check our website for the live stream link, game schedules & times (for both Junior & Senior teams)

Lets go GATORS!!


If your child will be absent, please email or call 780-460-3728 (this is 24 hrs and you can leave a voicemail)

If a student needs to leave early, the office MUST hear from a parent. Please email or call the office and we will allow the student to sign out & meet you outside (or walk home).

If a student will arrive late, they are to sign in at the office, and will be given a late slip. If we have been informed the student will be late, that will be an excused late. Without hearing from a parent, the student would be marked as unexcused.

If you have any questions, please ask the office.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

Please click to read about webinar series Rivers Edge is holding this fall.

Lorne Akins Junior High School for Grades 7 to 9

The school serves the neighbourhoods of Akinsdale, Braeside, Erin Ridge, Erin Ridge North, Forest Lawn, Inglewood, Kingswood, Oakmont, Parkwood, Pineview, Regency Heights, Sturgeon Heights, Sturgeon Point Villas and Woodlands.
Derek Herman


Derek Harrison
Assistant Principal