Black Gold School Division
Each designated school may offer different program times (i.e. morning, afternoon, Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday), and all children will have a place at their designated school. Nonetheless, if you have a strong preference for a particular time, please register early to avoid disappointment because preferred/requested program times will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis using Black Gold’s online enrollment system (available January 20, 2021).
School will look different this year as we change the way we do things to follow Alberta Health Services guidelines to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to read the Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Flyer and refer to the 2020-2021 BGSD School Re-entry Plan.
Black Gold School Division (BGSD) offers Kindergarten programs in all the communities in which we operate (Beaumont, Calmar, Devon, Leduc, New Sarepta, Thorsby, and Warburg). To find your local program/school please visit BGSD’s Bus Planner – School Eligibility Page. For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Services (ECS) at 780.955.4534.
Several BGSD schools offer programming options with varying days, length (full-day, every other day and half-day), and times. Early French Immersion is offered in BGSD’s Beaumont Family of Schools as well as two locations in our Leduc Family of Schools (École Corinthia Park School and École Leduc Estates School). Please inquire with individual schools for programming details.
Programs and class preferences are subject to change based on enrollment, space and program viability. We encourage families to register early to avoid disappointment.
Our Kindergarten programs build on what your child has already learned at home and in your community. Our programs allow children to explore and experiment with their surroundings and to learn how to interact with other children. Our Kindergarten programs offer many benefits including:
Children may begin Kindergarten in a school within the Division in September if they are at least 5 years old as of December 31 of the respective school year.
CALMAR AND AREA
For more information about programming for children with special needs, please contact Early Years Coordinator Rebecca Aiken at 780.955.4534, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten students follow regular BGSD Transportation Policy and Procedures. It should be noted if the ECS Program is a half-day program, there is no busing available for noon hour, at the end of the morning program, or at the beginning of the afternoon program.