Michael Phair School in Webber Greens (Lewis Farms) will accommodate:
The Lewis Farms area is a collection of neighbourhoods in west Edmonton. The new school will be located in the Webber Greens neighbourhood at 9407 211 Street NW at the northwest corner of the site.
Families and community members are invited to attend this event to meet the staff and learn about the school. We look forward to welcoming students and their families!
Wednesday, June 14
Bessie Nichols School, 189 Hemingway Road
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Schools start accepting registration forms for students who are new to the District on February 1, 2017.
If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form. Because Michael Phair 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 a new student and examples of accepted documentation.
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.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Michael Phair 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 Michael Phair School:
ATTENDANCE ELIGIBILITY CHANGES
On January 25, 2017, the Superintendent approved the following eligibility changes for Michael Phair School:
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.
Public feedback supported the decision to make Winterburn School a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school and move Grades 7-9 to Michael Phair School instead. The communities of Kinglet Gardens and Pintail Landing also indicated that Michael Phair School would be their preferred designated school closest to home.
Michael Phair 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.
Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their primary designated school. 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.
Families with children registered at Kim Hung School and attending Michael Phair School until their building is ready in January 2018, can register for child care with Discovery Out of School Care. The child care provider will have space for kindercare and out-of-school care for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.
In January, the child care provider will move to Kim Hung School. Find out how to register your child with Discovery Out of School Care.
The new school in Webber Greens will be named after Michael Phair, a former Edmonton city council member and the first openly gay elected official in Alberta. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the name of Ivor Dent School at a public board meeeting on June 23, 2015. The names of eight more new schools were named at a public board meeting on June 21, 2016. Read his full biography to learn more about his outstanding contributions and achivements.