Donald R. Getty School in Chappelle (Heritage Valley) will accommodate:
Heritage Valley is a collection of neighbourhoods in southwest Edmonton. Donald R. Getty School will be built in the west section of the Chappelle neighbourhood at the corner of Chappelle Green and Chappelle Way.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Donald R. Getty School. We heard from some of you at our information meetings and from many more of you through our online survey. Please know your feedback helped us make our decisions.
The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Donald R. Getty School:
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We chose an attendance area that would allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home, and we did our best to keep families and communities together. We were also careful to make sure the school doesn’t fill up too quickly while communities are still growing. This is a lesson we learned from opening other schools in new areas. Including the entire Chappelle neighbourhood could overwhelm the school as soon as the fifth year of operation.
Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. Students from secondary attendance areas are given first priority to fill available spaces once all students from the primary attendance area have been accepted. If the number of students who want to attend from the secondary attendance area exceeds the available space, they will be chosen by random selection.
Donald R. Getty School has an open attendance boundary, which means that, if there’s still room once students from the primary and secondary attendance areas are accepted, students from outside the attendance areas will be chosen by random selection.
The school will carefully manage enrolment to make sure there’s room for new students who move into the school’s primary attendance area, and we hope this will minimize the need to change attendance areas in the future.
For questions about the attendance area decision, contact the Planning department at 780-429-8539.
In February, schools start accepting registration for students who are new to the District. More information will be available in early 2017 including:
The new school in Chappelle will be named after Donald R. Getty, a former quarterback with the Edmonton Eskimos and MLA who was elected as Alberta’s 11th premier in 1985. The Board of Trustees approved this school name at a public board meeting on June 21, 2016. Ivor Dent and Michael Phair schools, which are also opening in September 2017, were named the previous year. Read his full biography or watch the Donald R. Getty video to learn more about his outstanding contributions and achievements.