The development of a school year calendar is no easy task. WRSD shares communities and bussing with both STAR Catholic School Division and Red Deer Catholic School Division and our borders touch seven other school divisions. The interests and needs of students, teachers, parents and the community are all taken into consideration when balancing calendar decisions between educational and family needs, preferences and values. Diploma exam dates for high school students are set by the province and can be accessed here.
The draft calendar was approved by the WRSD Board of Trustees in April of 2021. The North (Drayton Valley & Breton) calendar is available here and the South (Rocky Mountain House, Caroline & Condor / Leslieville areas) calendar is available here. There are minor, but important differences between the two. (They can also be accessed by the tabs at the bottom of this document.)
It was also developed with consideration of the feedback from previous calendars.
We welcome feedback from all stakeholders. To provide feedback, please use the form available here. Feedback will be accepted up to Feb. 7, 2022. The final version of the calendar will be presented to the Board for approval at the February Board meeting.