Opening in September 2016, Roberta MacAdams School in Blackmud Creek (Heritage Valley) will accommodate:
Grades offered at schools try to maximize the number of students in the community who can attend the school. This can change over time depending on the number and age of students in the community.
Schools start accepting registration for new students for the 2016-2017 school year on February 2, 2016. If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, including those entering Kindergarten, you'll need to complete a Student Registration form.
Because the school is still under construction, you can submit a registration form for Roberta MacAdams School at any school across the District. 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 Roberta MacAdams School for the 2016-2017 school year, you can select the school by signing in to your parent SchoolZone account when it opens for pre-enrolment on March 14, 2016. Learn more about pre-enrolling current District students in SchoolZone.
Students living in the attendance area are guaranteed entrance to Roberta MacAdams School. Students living outside the attendance area may be accepted if there is still room after students in the attendance are have been accommodated.If the number of students who want to attend the school exceeds the available space, applicants from outside the school’s designated attendance area (but within the City of Edmonton) are chosen by random selection. Learn more about random selection.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Roberta MacAdams School. We heard from some of you at our information meetings and many more through our online survey. While not everyone will be happy with the decisions, please know they were made with thoughtful consideration, reviewing your feedback, and with the best interest of your children in mind.
The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Roberta MacAdams School:
While three options were considered, the approved attendance area allows for the largest number of students to attend a school close to their home. The redirection of the Kindergarten to Grade 5 students living in Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, MacEwan and Richford to Roberta MacAdams School was part of the Student Accommodation Plan for Johnny Bright School (approved in February 2014) to help ease overcrowding.
The decision suspends administration regulation Student Accommodation (HC.AR), Section 3 – Grandfathering. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to grandfather students in K-Grade 5 at Johnny Bright School, as it continues to be near or at capacity. This new attendance area for Roberta MacAdams will provide the greatest relief for enrolment pressures at Johnny Bright.
The new school in Blackmud Creek will be named after Roberta MacAdams, one of Canada’s first female MLAs who took her oath of office alongside Louise McKinney. MacAdams was the first woman in the British Empire to introduce and pass a bill. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of four more new schools at a public meeting on June 23, 2015.
Edmonton Public Schools has partnered with the YMCA to open a child care centre in Roberta MacAdams School in September 2016. The centre will serve children from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend the school.
The YMCA's full-time rates, effective September 2016, will be:
To register or for more information, contact the YMCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.