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  • Registration 2021-2022

    Registration 2021-2022

    Choosing a school for your child to attend, whether it be for Kindergarten or other grades, can be exciting, overwhelming and even scary. To make this process easier for you, please know we welcome your phone calls (780 455-6171) or email (Dovercourt@epsb.ca) to better support you in this decision. Take care and enjoy the process. Ms. Moncrieff,  Principal

    (unfortunately due to COVID restriction, tours at this time are not available.)

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

    Starting February 2, 2021, families new to Edmonton Public Schools, including Kindergarten families can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school. This new process will streamline the way the Division gathers student information required by Alberta Education.

    CURRENT DIVISION STUDENTS PRE-ENROL

    You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.

    If you have questions about registering for school, contact the school office.

    Chinese Bilingual Program

    Dovercourt offers a dynamic Mandarin Bilingual program from kindergarten to grade 6.  This program fulfills the requirements of the Alberta curriculum. Please click the link below to find out more information on our Chinese Bilingual Schools and program

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/iLKlWPAVW-w

    English Program

    Dear Families,

    As with most things, our kindergarten open house has been impacted due to safety measures around COVID-19.
    However, one thing that hasn't changed is the importance of connection to better support your decision and comfort with sending your child to kindergarten in the fall.
    To this end, I have decided to not post a virtual video but rather invite you to call the school and talk with me personally. Through our conversation, I will share with you not only details of our kindergarten program, but Dovercourt as a whole; our values, mission, programs, climate, student opportunities etc.
    I will share with you who we are and what we stand for.  
    This will also be an opportunity for you to ask specific questions that may be of concern or interest to you. 
    Through this phone conversation we will connect in a way that is catered to you and to your child - how Dovercourt may fit with you and your family.
    I look forward to talking with you and I am excited about the potential of having your family become part of ours.
     
    Leanne Moncrieff
    Principal
    780 455 6171  

     

     

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  • Parent Resources

    Parent Resources

    • SchoolZone is becoming more and more important for parents to find resources to support their child(ren).  Most teachers post homework and class news on this site.  As well, the Resources tab lists websites that are accessible by our families.  It also contains up to date school news, student reports and bus information.  Parents can obtain their user name and password at the school office.
    • Dovercourt School Newsletters are produced monthly.  They can be accessed through SchoolZone.
    • An annual Family Math Night is held to give parents ideas of games to play at home to improve their child(ren)’s math strategies.

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  • Lunch and Nutrition Program

    Lunch and Nutrition Program

    A lunch program is offered for students who take the bus, or who do not have an adult at home to supervise them at home during the lunch hour.  Children are supervised by supervisors hired from the community.  Please contact the school for current lunch fees.

    We encourage all children to bring healthy lunches and healthy snacks.  Working brains require good nutrious foods.  Please do not send soda pop or candy to school with your child.

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Welcome

Dovercourt is a community school serving a population of 255 students in kindergarten through grade 6. We are a district site for a variety of programs such as mainstream, Mandarin Bilingual and Division 1 Interactions programming.  

Our mission statement, created by all stakeholders, is a testament to the commitment we make every day and informs the decisions we make.

At Dovercourt we:

  • Recognize the potential and worth of each of our students by addressing the holistic needs of our learners in a student-centered environment
  • Create interesting and inviting lessons in order to spark curiosity and passion as students move towards their learning destinations
  • Use a variety of instructional and assessment methods and different learning experiences to motivate and inspire all students to be actively engaged in their own learning
  • Collaborate in a variety of ways to grow our teaching practices in order to adapt to the diverse needs of our students as we prepare them for their future
 

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2020-21 year at Dovercourt School. It is an absolute privledge to be a part of the students, staff, parents and community of Dovercourt. I feel very blessed and honored to be here.

Dovercourt School is an inviting and inclusive school community where diversity is celebrated and valued, and where relationships are nurtured. Emphasis is placed on creating an environment where students feel capable and connected and develop the skills required to be contributing members, both in our school and in the broader community.

At Dovercourt School we believe that educating our students is a collective responsibility, shared by students and their families, school staff and the entire community. Through a collaborative approach in working together with you as partners, we will maximize the potential of all students. We are committed to providing a positive learning environment that will foster and support high academic and behavioral expectations, capitalizing on the value of strong relationships.

In an effort to ensure all students are successful, faculty will use a differentiated approach to teaching. This approach includes thoughtful planning, strategic assessment of learning outcomes, and targeted, flexible instruction. Classroom teaching will be a blend of whole class, group, partner, and individual instruction. Students will be provided with multiple opportunities to make sense of ideas and information, practice new skills, and to demonstrate what they have learned.

Communication is key at Dovercourt School and is a shared responsibility.  Students use agendas as well as updates and information will be communicated mainly through the use of Schoolzone. Also, feel free to drop by the school office and introduce yourself, share your feedback or concerns and ask any questions. Your questions, concerns, observations and feedback are welcomed and embraced so please connect with us by phone, email or in person at any time.

I am proud of your children; I am proud of our teachers and I am particulatrily proud of our whole school community that is truly a lighthouse of diversity, acceptance, and caring. I look forward to an amazing year. Please, if you have any questions, our doors are always open.

Sincerely, 

Leanne Moncrieff