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KIM HUNG (GRANVILLE) K-7

GRADE LEVEL AND STUDENT CAPACITY

Kim Hung School in Granville (The Grange) will accommodate:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 7 for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Kindergarten to Grade 8 in the 2018-2019 school year
  • Kindergarten to Grade 9 in the 2019-2020 school year
  • 900 students

The Grange is a collection of neighbourhoods in west Edmonton. Kim Hung School will be built in the Granville neighbourhood, located on the northeast corner of the site and bordered by Glastonbury Boulevard and Granville Link.


SCHOOL BUILDING OPENING IN JANUARY 2018

Making sure students have a great place to grow and learn is our priority. That’s why students and staff will start the 2017-2018 school year at Michael Phair School because of construction delays at Kim Hung School. On January 8, 2018, students and staff from Kim Hung School will move together to their permanent location.

While the delay is disappointing, principals of both schools are committed to creating a warm, caring environment for all students and making sure the move to the Kim Hung School is as smooth as possible next January.

SCHOOL-WITHIN-A-SCHOOL MODEL

When students and staff are welcomed at their host school, they will have:

  • their own space for classes just like they would at their own school building
  • opportunities to work with their principal and teachers
  • opportunities to socialize with their friends and make new ones

WATCH: Kim Hung School Update video

YELLOW BUS SERVICE AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL CARE 

Edmonton Public Schools will provide yellow bus service to all Kim Hung students who need it at no cost while they attend Michael Phair School. We are also looking into out-of-school care options.

For questions about yellow bus service, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.


REGISTRATION

STUDENTS WHO ARE NEW TO THE DISTRICT (INCLUDING KINDERGARTEN)

Schools start accepting registration forms for students who are new to the District on February 1.

If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form. Because Kim Hung School is still under construction, you can submit a completed registration form at any District school. When registering at a school:

The school will make sure your registration package is delivered to the principal of the new school. Learn more about registering as a new student and examples of accepted documentation.

STUDENTS WHO CURRENTLY ATTEND A DISTRICT SCHOOL

If your child is currently attending a District school and would like to attend one of the 11 new schools for the 2017-2018 school year, you can select the school by signing in to your parent SchoolZone account to pre-enrol between March 13 and April 18. Learn more about pre-enrolling current District students in SchoolZone.


CHILD CARE

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 

Discovery Out of School Care will be providing child care for Kim Hung students while they are hosted at Michael Phair School.

STARTING IN JANUARY 

Discovery Out of School Care will be moving to our school when the building opens on January 8, 2018.

This 12-month care program will serve students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend the school. Kindercare will be available to families attending morning or afternoon Kindergarten classes.

Discovery Out of School Care will be: 

  • open Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • open during professional development days, winter and spring break, and summer holidays
  • closed during statutory holidays

To sign up for the waitlist or for more information, contact discoveryosckimhung@gmail.com. See the program in action at Rideau Park School.


ATTENDANCE AREA BOUNDARY 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Kim Hung 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.

APPROVED ATTENDANCE AREA 

The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Kim Hung School:

  • The following neighbourhoods are designated to Kim Hung School: Glastonbury and Granville.
  • For students living in the Glastonbury and Granville neighbourhoods who are currently enrolled at Bessie Nichols School, the following will apply for the 2017-18 school year:
    • Students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 will be redirected to Kim Hung School – they will no longer be able to attend Bessie Nichols School.
    • Students entering Grades 8-9 can continue to attend Bessie Nichols School, if they wish.
    • This decision was made to help relieve enrolment pressure at Bessie Nichols School, where the school has reached its capacity.
  • There will not be a secondary attendance area for Kim Hung School. We made this decision based on the community’s feedback, which said we should keep our attendance area small to manage enrolment at the school because the community is still growing.
  • Kim Hung School will have a closed attendance boundary for the 2017-2018 school year, which means the school can only accept students from its attendance area. 

VIEWKim Hung School Attendance Area Map (PDF)

HOW WE MADE DECISIONS

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 also made careful decisions 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. 

YOUR FEEDBACK

We know that public feedback from the attendance area options meetings and surveys last spring indicated that the community felt all students living in Glastonbury and Granville who are currently attending Bessie Nichols School should be able to stay enrolled at the school. This is simply not possible because the school is full and enrolment is going to continue to grow over the next few years. We had to make the difficult decision to redirect students to the new school in their neighbourhood to address this.

MANAGING GROWTH

Kim Hung School will have a closed attendance boundary for the 2017-2018 school year, which means the school can only accept students from its primary attendance area. There will not be a secondary attendance area for Kim Hung School. We made this decision based on the community’s feedback that said we should keep our attendance area small to manage enrolment at the school because the community is still growing.

Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. The school will carefully manage enrolment to make sure there’s room for new students who move into the school’s 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.


STATUS OF CONSTRUCTION


SCHOOL NAME

‌KIM HUNG

The new school in Granville will be named after Kim Hung, an advocate of Edmonton’s Chinese community. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of eight more new schools at a public 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 Kim Hung video to learn more about his outstanding contributions and achievements.