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    Open House

    Our Open House scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 18, from 6:30 - 8:00 has been postponed. This was not an easy decision, but one made out of an abundance of caution given the quickly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.  Please see the attached Open House Postponed letter for additional information. Please visit our Virtual Open House here.

    Pre-enrol in SchoolZone

    Between March 9 and April 15, 2020, parents of students currently attending Division schools can select their child’s preferred school for 2020-21 by signing in to their parent SchoolZone account. You can even use the mobile version of SchoolZone to complete the process directly from your smartphone!

    Questions? Talk to the Principal at your child’s current school.

    Have you moved? Update your child’s current address with the school office before pre-enrolling in SchoolZone.

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION 

    Because schools remain closed to students and visitors due to COVID-19, new student registrations will now be submitted online. If your child is new to the Division, you must complete our school’s online registration form, fill out and upload the Student Registration form and submit supporting documents before your child(ren) can be registered for the upcoming school year. 

    Our school will no longer accept printed registrations. Do not drop off student registration forms at the school. 

    Submitting a registration package after the deadline of April 15, 2020 may limit your options to schools with available space.Learn more about registration dates and deadlines

    Learn more about schools that have implemented a lottery process, and how it might impact new student registration.

    HOW TO REGISTER

    STEP 1: FILL OUT THE ONLINE FORM

    You will need to use an existing Gmail account or set up a free Gmail account to fill out the online form. This helps us protect the privacy of your personal information.

    STEP 2: UPLOAD A COMPLETED STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

    Upload copies of the following documents:

    • a completed, signed Student Registration form (fill out the form electronically, print a copy and scan the completed copy, or print and take clear photos of each completed page.)

    • confirmation of address for the student's parent/guardian (see below)

    • legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship and birthdate (see below)

    All documents must be uploaded in order to submit the form. Please ensure that you are providing clearphotos and the entire page is visible for each document submitted. 

    Examples of accepted documentation:

    Legal proof of student’s name

    Confirmation of address

    • Canadian provincial birth certificate

    • Canadian citizenship document

    • passport

    • student visa

    • driver's license

    • utility bill

    • home insurance

    • property tax bill

    • In some cases, immigration documents (e.g. landed immigrant documentation or a Permanent Residence Card) may also be required. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.

    • In some cases, you may be asked to provide more than one of the above. 

     

    OTHER WAYS TO REGISTER

    Families who are unable to register online can mail their completedStudent Registration formand copies of their supporting documents to the following address:

    Central Records
    18004-116 Avenue NW

    Edmonton  AB T5S 1L5

    To be part of Edmonton Public Schools pre-enrolment process, we strongly suggest families register online to ensure their documents are received before 4 p.m. on April 15, 2020, in case postal service is interrupted.

    CONFIRMING REGISTRATION SUBMISSION

    Once you have submitted your completed student registration form and supporting documents, we will review all of the documents. This does not mean your child has been enrolled at the school—we will contact you to let you know once your child is enrolled.

    We will contact you if we need clarification about any of the documents you submit.

    For junior high and high school registrations—once we confirm your enrolment, we will reach out to you for your course requests.

     

     

    If you need to order your child's birth certificate click on the link to Alberta Services.

    Please take a look at our registration forms...

    Supply List 2019-2020

    2019-2020 Option and Registration Package

    These are the registration forms for those interested in applying for our challenge program. 

    2020-2021 D.S. MacKenzie Challenge Program Application - Parent/Student

    2020-2021 D.S. MacKenzie Challenge Program Application - Teacher

    *For the teacher portion of the Academic Challenge Package, please email your student's school and request that their teacher complete the teacher portion and email it to DS MacKenzie.  Our feeder schools have been sent the documentation, however, if the school does not have the teacher portion, we will forward it to them upon request.

    If you are unable to download these brochures, please visit Adobe and install free software so that your computer may open these documents.

    2019-2020 Student Handbook

    Student-Owned Device Plan

    Adobe Reader

    Please contact our office at 780 438 9103 for further information regarding registration.

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  • Who was D. S. MacKenzie?

    Who was D. S. MacKenzie?

    D.S. MacKenzie Junior High School, named in honour of Alberta's first Deputy Minister of Education, was officially opened on March 7, 1969.

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  • Parent Resources

    Parent Resources

    To support our families during the current pandemic, we have created a website for accessing a variety of information related to our school's opperations, resources and services available.  Please visit the DS MacKenzie Connect site to learn more.

     

    Alberta Education has some great resources for parents:

    http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mychildslearning/index.html

    The province has developed a resource to teach parents about the potential risks that their children may be exposed to while using the Internet. Internet Savvy provides parents and caregivers with practical tools and tips to protect their children online. For this and other helpful resources for adults, teens and children on safer Internet habits, visit http://humanservices.alberta.ca/InternetSafety

    PARENT LINK CENTRE 

    Parent Link Centre is an Alberta Government program which provides information and support for parents and caregivers on how to assist with your child’s learning, development and health. At the Parent Link you will find valuable information about locating and choosing child care, various child health issues, communication, discipline, and a special section entitled Ages and Stages

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ALERT: Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning.


Schools remain closed to students and visitors. Instruction moves to distance and online learning. Learn more. 

   

Welcome

Welcome to D. S. MacKenzie School!

Success, one student at a time. This speaks to our belief that all students have the right to a high quality learning environment and to be challenged to reach their potential as compassionate leaders, engaged learners, and contributing citizens.   Our school provides a safe, caring and welcoming atmosphere where diversity is honored, relationships are nurtured and perseverance is cultivated.  

We believe the educational journey of our students is a collective responsibility shared by our students, parents, school faculty and community members.  Through a collaborative approach, based on mutual respect and trust, together we can support the growth and success of all students.  As our valued partners, we invite our parents, caregivers and families to participate in school events throughout the year.  

Communication is a priority at D.S. MacKenzie and is a shared responsibility.  Updates and information will be communicated with parents and caregivers through SchoolZone and weekly emails.  Information regarding homework and classroom supports will be communicated with our students through Google classroom.  We encourage parents to connect with our faculty through in person conversations, phone calls and email.

We are committed to new technologies that support student achievement and utilize a ‘student owned device’ approach to learning.  We understand that this approach will enable students to cultivate knowledge and create innovative solutions within authentic contexts for learning. Using technology as a learning tool supports our focus on learning, critical thinking skills, managing information, and communicating as our students strive to become responsible global citizens. 

At D.S. MacKenzie School, we believe in the power of possibilities, positivity and partnerships because when we all work together, the impossible becomes possible!

Yours in partnership,

Dr. Larry Payne

Principal

 

 

 

50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary